Lapis-lazuli - Pierre du Ciel (2016)

Lapis-lazuli - Pierre du Ciel by Olivier Durbano
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Lapis-lazuli - Pierre du Ciel is a popular perfume by Olivier Durbano for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-green. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Olivier Durbano

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesArtemisia, Cypress, Tea tree, Clove, Rose oxide
Heart Notes Heart NotesThyme, Vegetal milk, Dinkel wheat, Iris
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Cedarwood, Elemi resin, Ambergris, Musk, Tolu balm

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (11 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (11 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (11 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (15 Ratings)
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Top Review    9  
Legend of the Lowlands
I am breaking new ground with Olivier Durbano fragrances - although curiosity has been dormant for years. With "Lapis-lazuli" I have directly taken on a chunk as an introduction - not because it bucks everything away, but because it is damn hard to classify and describe. A real ride from the head to the base, with several serpentines, U-turns and wooded moguls... That's olfactory sightseeing.

I would most likely describe this blue as a milky-menthoily fir scent, a little slumberhouse-light - but if that's too daring for you, you should test it yourself. He hooks more than a rabbit in mortal fear... "Lapis-lazuli" doesn't have much to do with its liquid colour according to my nose, brownish-green tones would have fitted better. But that doesn't matter how wrong the lottery numbers are. The scent is a balsamic cuddly maco before the Lord. That also contradicts itself. I know. But this week he just presented me with some puzzles and smelled different almost every day... The core remains: calming tea meets medical wood. A little smoke, a little sea noise, a little rough, a little peaty, slightly fruity and sweet. Very mature and unique. You'd think I was describing a whiskey... But it is a strikingly chic scent, whose dance between a few chairs succeeds as if he had never done anything else.

Flacon: could almost be a drugstore... but only at first sight. The overall presentation is edel.
Sillage: not as intense as its blue, but definitely not to be underestimated!
Shelf life: 8 hours and more

Conclusion: a real fragrance journey. But no matter where you go, it's almost always beautiful. A chameleon with grace and vision. Has seen the world and likes to share his impressions. Fascinating!
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Olivier Durbano - "Lapis Lazuli" - the scent of ultramarine
This is the twelfth stone in a fragrant interpretation of Olivier Durbano, to the enjoyment of the fans of this extraordinary artist’s talent, including me personally. Many times I have already highlighted the uniqueness of the Parfums de Pierres Poemes collection. Every perfume lover who enjoys original and sublime beauty of perfume should know it. Period.

This time the inspiration was Lapis Lazuli – a stone with a beautiful blue color. The word “blue” not entirely reflects the unusual color of the stone, which was widely used in the Renaissance to obtain extremely valuable pigment – natural ultramarine. This inspiration, of course, is reflected in the beautiful color of the perfume.

Connoisseurs of precious stones assign to Lapis Lazuli mental properties as: supporting in the fight against melancholy, positive impact on the serenity, harmony in dealing with other people, a sense of security. Lapis Lazuli is to strengthen willpower, concentration, intuition, self-confidence, creativity, courage and leadership.

Lapis Lazuli is Durbano I like the most. Cool, mineral, mystical and absolutely different from everything.
The initial smell is a combination of dry woody wormwood (well known to us in a very expressive and raw edition in French Lover by Frederic Malle), with coniferous cypress, tea tree oil and a hint of green herbal thyme spiced up by clove. Rose oxide gives these components a not exaggerated, but clearly perceptible rosy-metallic glow (a stronger and more rose centered one can be found in the phenomenal Opus X Amouage.) So the oxide imprints its mark, but not in an extent to deal here with the aroma of rose, but only with its metallic green memory. The base has woodycharacter and it follows the heart in a very natural way, while still maintaining the main theme of the scent. This is important, because according to me Lapis Lazuli smells at the end almost the same as in the beginning, and the occurring changes – although present – are minimal.

The perfume projects very nicely, without exaggeration but in a noticeable way, sticking on the skin for over eight hours, which completes my high rating. According to me, this is one of the most interesting and one of the best fragrances in Olivier Durbano’s collection. The longer I test it, the more it delights me… Bravo Olivier!

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