Escapade à Byzance 2015

Escapade à Byzance by Olibere
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Escapade à Byzance is a perfume by Olibere for women and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack pepperBlack pepper
CinnamonCinnamon
SaffronSaffron
GingerGinger
CuminCumin
Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesCypressCypress
CarnationCarnation
FrankincenseFrankincense
Base Notes Base NotesHeliotropeHeliotrope
VanillaVanilla
BenzoinBenzoin
MuskMusk
AmberAmber
PatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver
Atlas cedarAtlas cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.436 Ratings

Longevity

7.026 Ratings

Sillage

6.326 Ratings

Bottle

6.729 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 02.01.2022.

Interesting Facts

Originally the fragrance was called "Une Nuit à Byzance", but was changed to "Escapade à Byzance" before the official launch.
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Reviews

8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
Ohanami
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Ohanami
Ohanami
   2  
22. December 1902
1902, when Constantinople was still Orient.
In the covered market
the merchant asks the traveler
if she likes spices.
She smells into the colorful bazaar,
a welter of everything she likes and dislikes,
alien and aloof.
The cinnamon, she knows,
but the red?
"Saffron," yes, she takes something there.
"Ah and a lemon",
for refreshment, of course.

Deeper in goes the traveler,
Kapalı Çarşı is the name of the market,
burned down, they say.
She can still smell the smoking wood,
the ashes, the wind that faintly reaches her.
Or is it the incense that comes to her from afar?
A church, here in the Orient?
As a Catholic, she thinks it's nice.
But then she sees the mountains,
piled up in front of her,
2 piastres a gram.
Like rock candy it looks,
she thinks.
"I'll take some with pleasure",
for contemplation, of course.

She wanders,
her bag is full,
her head is pounding,
the smell is too strong.
In the evening, finally, she lies down in bed,
takes a bath,
or rather,
well,
the bellboy was so nice.
She feels strange,
a little cold.
She closes her eyes and she remembers it's Christmas at home already!
And at home,
in the harsh Munich air,
there are Kipfeln with
beautiful vanilla scent.
She wishes
she'd take them with her,
to remember, of course.
1 Replies
Wayofscent

41 Reviews
Wayofscent
Wayofscent
   1  
Nice!
It start with dance battle between black peppery cinnamon, ginger, saffron and mild citruses just to get you go. Later on I smell thyme and cypress with just a dash of incense, but not exactly the church type of one with heliotrope which transcends into warm amber-benzoin dry-down!

I am really impressed with how versatile it is! I never expected that I could wear it in high temperatures and that I would still be getting fresh whiffs of it through the day! Not dry and exhausting in warmer days! Longevity is around 5 hours on my skin and sillage is medium but best in first 2 hours.

Escapade is really a good example of a nice blended oriental, spicy-aromatic fragrance!
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
   0  
Meh...
Escapade à Byzance by French newcomer Olibère is for me sadly nothing more than a worthless addiction to the endless galore of Duchaufour’s creations, and particularly one of the most negligible. I guess the budget was tight here, both for the materials and for the nose, so the result is both cheap and uninspired. To cut it short this smells to me as an extremely synthetic blend of ambery-woody incense with... well, not much more. Something sweetish, spicy-dusty, vaguely similar to cinnamon but so generic and artificial that it does not trigger any specific association to notes for me. The few notes I can “recognize” with some stretch are the abovementioned amber (nothing warm, rather the ubiquitous greyish ambroxan), woods (the usual synthetic cedar stuff) and a really cheap incense note. That’s it. It doesn’t stink, but... 2015, niche? This smells like something Jil Sander could have come up with in 2001 at a third of the price. Meh...

4,5-5/10

Statements

BielwenassBielwenass 1 year ago
5
Scent
Smells like mulled wine and that's pretty much it.

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