45%
would repurchase
3.8/5
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2.0
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3 years ago

I was gifted a vintage bottle of Timbuktu by a lovely friend some long while back now. I did not test it right away, but I finally stumbled upon it last night after I bathed and decided to give it...

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther



4.0
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8 years ago

Notes: green mango, pink pepper berries, cardamom, karo karounde flower, smokey incense of papyrus wood, patchouli, myrrh, vetiver (from luckyscent.com) I am not fond of the fenugreek opening...

About reviewer (163 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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9 years ago

Edit: like this more and more. I get more incense, cedar, vetiver with pepper and mango adding a little brightness on top. ---- I am surprised that I like this as I am not generally a fan of...

About reviewer (517 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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11 years ago

I tried to like this but I just couldn't. Mainly what I get from Timbuktu is a nice vetiver with frankincense and some clean woods. I'm not a big fan of vetiver (though I do like Monsieur Balmain)....

About reviewer (114 reviews)

Age

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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11 years ago

I have had a 15 ml. bottle for some time, but I have been able to appreciate Timbuktu’s real beauty only very recently. At first, I thought it was short-lived on my body, with a strange flowery...

About reviewer (766 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel


5.0
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11 years ago

In a nutshell: Timbuktu smells like old money. Old money on vacation at a resort in a hot, dry climate.

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinOther, Other, Neutral

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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11 years ago

Timbuktu by L Artisan Parfumeur is not what I expected. After reading several reviews and note listings, I ordered a sample hoping for a dry, spicy chypre with incense. The opening is quiet with a...

About reviewer (72 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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12 years ago

I came to a point in my life where I wanted a "renaissance". I wanted to exercise more, eat better, and most of all, spend my time on work I enjoyed more. I saw an image for the feeling I had in...

About reviewer (58 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesHazel


4.0
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13 years ago

A lot of people refer to the dirt in this one. Frankly, i don't get the dirt. I don't get any burnt wood, choal, tobacco, citrus or patchouli. What I personally get is pepper and spices,...

About reviewer (349 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesOther


3.0
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13 years ago

Notes: green mango, pink pepper berries, cardamom, karo karounde flower, incense, papyrus wood, balms and spices, patchouli, myrrh, benzoin and vetiver. Timbuktu opens on my skin with green...

About reviewer (308 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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14 years ago

No offence to the people who love this but this must be one of the most unpleasant scents for me. I do not get the mango that is listed as a top note. I get the cardamon, the incense, the tobacco,...

About reviewer (289 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Curly, Coarse

EyesHazel


2.0
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14 years ago

I love Bertrand Duchafour, but this scent is a no for me. I also love smoky, woody and incense scents. I don't get clean cedar pencil shavings, though I wish I did. There is an almost oily, inky...

About reviewer (533 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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14 years ago

Spicy and too citrusy. I'm not a fan of citrusy scents, so this one is not for me. However, it's not bad and it does last quite well for a L'artisan fragrance.

About reviewer (187 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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14 years ago

The associative power of the olefactory is completely addictive, and to the right mood even unpleasant smells can be almost trippy. For me Timbuktu recreates the early-childhood cedary thrill of a...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age

SkinOther, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Other, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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15 years ago

Well, I'm glad I bought a sample of this because it's taught me one definate thing - I am definately NOT a "woody, smoky, patchouli, inscense" type of gal. When I sniffed it first I literally...

About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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15 years ago

Very Green in a Pine sorta way! Nice scent but not for me, I would never wear this, I wouldn't mind a man wearing this occasionally but not pretty enough for me to wear.. Great name though!

About reviewer (320 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairRed, Other, Other

EyesBlue


4.0
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15 years ago

I just bought this and I love it. It's different from anything else I have and I've been getting lots of compliments.

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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15 years ago

Green, citrusy, unique. This was really growing on me, then my DH gave his two cents, suggested it was very masculine, & now I can't help but see it through that lens. In the end will not...

About reviewer (98 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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15 years ago

Count me among the few who love this fragrance. Opens green & spicy, then alternates between light, airy, sweet smoke and waves of dry, woody incense. Becomes lighter and sweeter (but still with...

About reviewer (354 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


3.0
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15 years ago

I wanted to like this one too. I agree completely with the other reviewer who said this scent seems to be for an older, distinguished gentleman, and that it even has a paternal feeling. That's...

About reviewer (89 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue