Post by Val the Cookie Queen
Rubj: Extrait de Parfum by Vero Profumo 2007
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Sweet orange blossom from Morocco, in a mellifluous shimmery dress of the finest notes of musk, earnestly courted by tempting Egyptian jasmine & cumin.
I fell in love with Rubj EDP on New Year´s Eve. I had saved my sample for that evening. So I knew it would only be a matter of time before I had to try the Ruby Extrait. Every time I attempted to get a sample, they were temporarily unavailable. Very annoying. So after writing my last APJ piece on the EDP, I thought, that´s it. I am waiting no longer. I ordered it right then and there, untested. So the waiting game began. I am sure all you APJs and other readers are familiar with the sensation? Adrenalin starts to pump, and our ears become sensitive to the sound of every UPS van within a 5 mile radius!! It only took 4 days, and that included a weekend. I snatched the package and put it into my wardrobe, to be opened in the evening when I wasn´t knee-deep in dough.
I ordered the 7.5 ml bottle. One and a half teaspoons. Gulp.
Such a petite, pretty, feminine bottle. And, luckily for me, the fragrance is ravishing. It won´t please everyone. Which as some of you know, is just the way I like it. It might be a good idea to try it before buying. I don´t want to encourage buying blind. On the other hand, the thrill is exhilarating!
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On my skin it starts out very softly. As it heats up it conjures up strawberries, incense (the hippie kind), saltiness, menthol, rose, musk and ice lollies (the fruity sweet and sour kind). Utterly warm and sensual, and perhaps a little wanton. Not straight up sexual, like the edp. It is kind of radio-active. My whole body glows from it. Ambrosial. Wholly unique. I know of nothing else like it, but I am just at the beginning of my perfumista journey ………..
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Don´t confuse the Rubj EDP with the Rubj Extrait. Related but definitely not identical.
I am chuffed to bits that I bought it. The cat that got the cream. Thank goodness vanilla extract runs a little cheaper!!
You can find more thoughts on Rubj from Olfactoria, Bois de Jasmin, The Candy Perfume Boy
VeroProfumo has an info page with worldwide stores.
LuckyScent has $235/7.5ml or $325/15ml
SurrenderToChance starts at $10/.25ml
Hey there Val,
You write beautiful reviews. Thanks for being part of the APJ family.
My dear Portia, It is a privilege. xxx I will share my extrait with you, but you have to come and get it. 😉
Be there in January I hope.
Yes Val! I am so familiar with the waiting game you describe and the thrill of gambling on a blind buy. Just yesterday my ears were tuned in for the Fed Ex truck. It was difficult to hear a truck or even the door bell over my dear students trying their best to execute Pig’s Boogie, various I. Albeniz and the dreaded and tiresome Fur Elise (why do I do it to myself?). While not really a blind buy (a 15ml bottle of vintage Fidji perfume) I was still sweating the condition of the juice. It arrived safely, truly vintage and in wonderful condition. While my perfume wager was not as high as yours for Rubj, it was still exciting to “win”. I don’t know if I would be brave enough to bet $235 on 7.5 ml. !
Evening Azar, at least from Europe!
I so love Rubj EdP I didn´t consider it totally high risk. AND I never think in dollars. I think in cookies.
Rubj parfum is da bomb, I love it. Splurged on the 15ml bottle – but it was totally worth it!
As I should have done ………. xxx
I love the EdP…now I am really wanting to try the Parfum! Thanks for the wonderful review and I love your statement “my whole body glows from it”. You can’t ask for more than that!
You know what really rocks? Wearing the EdP AND a couple of dabs of the Extrait. Explosive.
But be careful, the average folk, wearing generic blah, will be scared spitless. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Just the way I love it. xxxxxxx
Cookie, I just read this as scared spiritless. Need new glasses. 🙂
One never knows!
I want this but I haven’t mustered up enough nerve to buy it yet.
Go on Poodle, push that button!
Love, love, love, L-O-V-E Rubj in extrait! You did a brave and courageous as well as necessary thing! Enjoy – with or without cookies! 🙂
Oh I am. I intend to own full bottles of the whole range. 😉