A beautifully rendered citrus opening with a lick of juniper quickly morphing into a lipstick iris/rose bouquet, then vanishing from skin.
Thankfully, the base in here doesn't go soapy - which is what I would expect from a reformulation of a light 1950s era scent.
Lubin managed to recreate some of the skin-melding characteristics of mid-20th century fragrances that often feel missing in contemporary perfumery.
For the hot second it exists on my skin, Gin Fizz is very pretty, fun to sniff, and something I would comfortably wear to the office.
Jil Sander Man/Man Pure (original) (1981)
(My favorite of all the Jil Sander fragrances I've tried and a real excellent scent. I love smelling it and my sole complaint is I wish it'd last a bit longer. It isn't terrible in that regard but it could benefit from a bit more longevity.
Opens with a brief flash of lemon but soon is overtaken by aromatic herbs like basil, Clary sage and oregano. A glorious and inky castoreum presides from here until the end and an oakmossy base supports it all. At times the castoreum reminds me of Leonard pour Homme which isn't a bad thing in my book! Worth mentioning is the clean soapiness of it all. It's quite fresh really. Also a carnation/geranium one-two in the heart, the labdanum in the base and cinnamon and nutmeg also doing their parts to pull it all together into one helluva underappreciated marvel. In the words of Jimmy "JJ" Walker this stuff is "dy-no-mite!")