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L’artisan Timbuktu

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Indiana Jones "Harrison Ford"

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Bertrand Duchaufour


Price Per Millileter

150 100ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

3 to 5 sprays

Timbuktu Notes green mango, pink pepper berries, cardamom, karo karounde flower, smokey incense of papyrus wood, patchouli, myrrh, vetiver Fragrance Quick Story Five wearing just because I don’t want to piss a bunch of people off. My opinion on one of the beloved fragrances in the community. I take them on because I want to love them to for the most part I do. Does anyone have any reformulation experience because the guys who go goo goo over this I just really want to make sure we are wearing the same thing. Overall this is a great original composition. Those that watch my channel know where I am going. If they would use a really good indian vetiver and a patchouli that doesn’t smell synthetic this could be something truly over the top special. The patchouli is exceptionally blended in this I have just become to familiar with the note and it is stale and boring when used by perfumers, especially when this fragrance is supposed to be something over the top special to a lot of people. A lot of people who I blind buy from. This is one case where my patchouli study has backfired I really think I would of enjoyed this ten times more if I did not become so familiar with the note. Sillage is key to me. Smelling to skin is ruined by a couple of synthetic notes. Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfumes Notes Green Mango is a bright morning hello from the island before the big adventure. I have been around lot’s of fresh mango in the Caribbean islands via Trinidad and Tobago. This is not the mango they introduced me to. This is unripened crisp not ready to eat mango. I get a gag reflex from fresh mango smell and have yet to smell a real close authentic one in perfume. A ton going on blended over the top good. Green mango gives off an entire different vibe varying from a heavy hydrosol to only a little hydrosol effect. Cardamom adds an aromatic oriental note. The karo karounde is a different floral take kind like a way more earthy jasmine without the sharp effects. Turns into leather suitcase bags. Very work leather surprising this isn’t called timbuktu leather J/K seems like people are just putting leather after whatever name. So this is an older fragrance but the leather note in the drydown honestly is a little boring and very synthetic. Nothing really stands out compared to what other people are doing with leather. Again I don’t know if there are different formulations but three hours for what i am left with is just not that appealing. I really kep wearing this to make absolutely sure because I know I am going to hurt some feeling. Has to be said I don't’ want to shy away from critique. These houses need to know they are always being watched and can’t dumb things down for money. I have seen it so many times I don’t know if it is the case I just really trust the guys that love this and I just can’t see them extremely loving what I have currently on my skin. Soapy leather synthetic patchouli.

Bottle Presentation

Perfumer:Bertrand Duchaufour
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$1.50/fluid ml

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

L'artisan Timbuktu

& O.G. Factors
Projection & Sillage 4/5
Longevity 4/5
Composition 23/25
& Price per ML


TOP: 8/10
HEART: 3/5
BASE: 4/10


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  1. I think I did read it was reformulated. The notes tell me I would love it, but something about it didn’t sit right. I’d rather wear a Tauer. And I think I’d rather smell it on a man than wear it myself.

  2. I have an older bottle that is 10 years old, so not the newest one in the dark bottle. I have not tried the original, from the very first release. I found my bottle beautiful 10 years ago, but now that I am more used to fragrances with a high content of natural ingredients, this smells like chemicals to me, and very soapy. Sounds like the new version has not been improved.

  3. I fell in love with a sample that had the brightest tart mango, wispy incense, and earthy vetiver. However, I was unable to find its match, even after 4 different bottles—2 from fragnet, 1 from luckyscent, and 1 from a local shop—all were muddy, lifeless blobs of resin and woods. Alas, the dude I bought a sample from never confirmed the batch either. Definite reformulations going on…

    1. Therapeutic Fragrance agreed. Everything I’ve smelled since is not even the same scent. Almost smells like it went bad. Which is what I originally thought… until I tried more bottles all with the same effect.

    1. I haven't looked into it, but I think there was a bottle design that would differentiate them on these. I haven't chased this particular one down. Pep shows the differences between both bottles and he says there is not much difference that he can tell. I personally haven't smelled an older formulation.

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