Rubj (2007) Extrait de Parfum

Rubj (Extrait de Parfum) by Vero Profumo
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Rubj (Extrait de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Vero Profumo for women and was released in 2007. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Vero Kern

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Tuberose, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesCedar, Moss, Musk



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In 2013 Vero Kern introduced Voiles d'Extraits of her scents. Those are equal to the extraits and have a slightly lower concentration. Therefore they are offered as 50 ml sprays.

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A Glorious Shower of Rubies!
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RUBJ (Extrait de Parfum)

• This review applies only to the Rubj Extrait de Parfum, not the voile d’extrait or the EDP.

Oh my freaking god this is gorgeous. A fresh, powerhouse oriental that is so deep and rich I could drown in it blissfully. Startling clarity and no overdone sugary sweetness in the opening fruity elegant swirl of bergamot/Neroli/mandarin. Yes, I smell Neroli here on my skin. The richness and depth of the succulently juicy mandarin fruit is distinct from the typical, “orange” 5-10x fold found in most orangey topnotes. Thankfully, there is no overdone sourness that exists here in the citrus either. The Neroli is rounded and mellow, not screechy and thin; beautifully blended with the bergamot so that all woody bitterness is neutralized without any added sugar or saccharine, and yet the elegant gravity of the citrus wood itself is not erased. Top notes balanced perfectly here; masterfully done. The opulent floral heart then shimmers out, enveloping the blend in a plush, luxuriant white shower of radiant orange blossoms, non-indolic jasmine, and a delicately supportive silken tuberose. Nothing soapy, nothing detergent-like or shrill here, this is a full bodied white floral center with all harsh edges smoothed into velvet. The supportive base is also multifaceted and perfectly well balanced so as to actually achieve its purpose in increasing the lush profundity of composition by providing an elegant foundation of mossy-earthy-damp woods & restrained musk, without overwhelming the central core. Incredibly well blended clean mélange of cedar, oakmoss, and white musk with no furniture polish or anything vile anywhere to be found. I sense a touch of violet in the base and on me it is dew-laden, non-powdery, liquid, and all plum-dark violet petal seduction. In closing, for me, Rubj is all is beauty and balance, and glorious, sultry, succulent, lush, intoxicating decadence. Tropical fruits and flowers, trees, woods, and moss all in full blooming juicy technicolor ripeness with no hint of decay on my skin. I’m in love with this one!
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Beguiling Decay
Trained at the Cinquième Sens, Vero Kern came to perfumery as fully fledged woman with a background in pharmacy and aromatherapy. As declared admirer of classical french perfumery, she apparently takes her inspiration from that original concept and does not shy away from an edgy animalic translation into the present. Enter Rubj extrait. It opens with a succulent burst of mandarin, framed by greenish neroli. A hauntingly beautiful terzet of jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose, taking center stage in turns, swiftly follows suit. The verdant trait becomes saline, morphing into plummy. Civet provides a superb fruity finish, which is tweaked by the indolic triad into a vibe of decay, suggesting overripe fruit. That vaguely plastic-waxy sensation evokes a bizarre impression I thoroughly enjoy. Sultry decay is the extrait’s opulent main theme.
The base is delicately shored up by slightly scorched cedarwood that is paired off with a subtle dose of oakmoss. By this means, Rubj displays a dry and tangy twist that leaves me longing for a more pronounced contrast to its lush creaminess. The restrained musk is fused in seamlessly and smoulders in the background, daubed with ambrette I imagine. It oscillates from woody-earthy austerity to savoury-balmy warmth as Vero Kern pulls off its entire claviature truly artfully. Rubj's overall performance leaves nothing to be desired.

If any of the above Charites are your cup of tea, do not miss out on the extrait. Its weirdness is enticing and I appreciate why so many are in raptures about this fruity-floral composition.
The notes of the Eau de Parfum differ and critics vary. Although still structured around a floral heart, it is much greener and features less stressed indolic notes.
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DorothyGrace 2 years ago
Almost like neat neroli (my skin side by side compare) but wears and performs like a perfume. Not my style but unctuous and beautiful.+1

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