Black Tourmaline (2007) Eau de Parfum

Black Tourmaline (Eau de Parfum) by Olivier Durbano
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Black Tourmaline (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Olivier Durbano for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is smoky-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Olivier Durbano

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Coriander, Cumin, Pepper, Frankincense
Heart Notes Heart NotesSmoked wood, Precious woods, Leather, Oud
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Moss, Musk, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (50 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (43 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (41 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (39 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 13.10.2018
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Helpful Review    5
Hard-hitting and enigmatic
In my book, French jeweller/perfumer Olivier Durbano can do no wrong.

This scent immediately unfurls with a swelling cloud of sharp black pepper and thick smoked wood... the sensation is intense and palpable; somewhat akin to inhaling the hot, heavy air inside a sauna. All the while, a rich bouquet garni of fragrant spices - cardamom, coriander and cumin - simmer beneath the surface and imbue the air with their dry, aromatic piquancy. A hiss of oudh lends an opulent richness to the composition, and it snakes its way across the glorious frankincense that I have come to recognise as the starring accord in all of Durbano's perfume creations. It is this wonderful incense/resin that is also common to Amethyste and Rock Crystal, and here, it contributes a profound 'otherworldly' appeal. As the fragrance evolves, these accords shift and interweave with dark patchouli, amber and dry woods.

Black Tourmaline is a hauntingly beautiful eau de parfum. It has phenomenal sillage and remarkable persistence, and can be enjoyed by both men and women.
Much in the same way black tourmalines were once worn by the ancients for their protection against evil; one might also wear this scent as somewhat of a 'perfume talisman'... one that strikes a curious balance between the earthbound, and the ethereal.

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Fqjcior 24 months ago
Holy Grail of smoky and incensy perfumes. Masculine, mysterious and astonishingly wearable at the same time. On of my all time favourites.+4

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