Turquoise (2009) Eau de Parfum

Turquoise (Eau de Parfum) by Olivier Durbano
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Turquoise (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Olivier Durbano for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is aquatic-green. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Olivier Durbano

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesTurpentine, Pink pepper, Elemi resin, Somalian frankincense, Coriander, Juniper
Heart Notes Heart NotesReed, Lotus, Kelp, Lily
Base Notes Base NotesEverlasting flower, Honey, Myrrh, Ambergris

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Scent

7.5 (21 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (17 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (17 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (16 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 29.11.2017
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ColinM

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Fascinatingly unwearable
Turquoise opens with a synthetic nebula of aldehydes and calone brutally superimposed on more realistic balsamic notes, red pepper, a freezing incense note, something anisic-resinous, amber, something like a dry leather note on the very base (not a “full” leather accord, but something dry and slightly “roasted” with a salty-rubber aftertaste – like quinolines and the like). It is an odd scent indeed, which intrigues you at first: not “pleasant”, actually, but not even unpleasant, at least at first. Or just a bit. But more than that, just weird. Actually the most prominent “weird” factor is the clash between the cold, azure, lunar synthetic notes of calone and the (synthetic, I guess) pine-incense accord with the more “realistic”, earthy warmth of resins, woods and spices. It’s an extremely dimensional, almost “vertical” fragrance, somehow creating a sort of shade from cold/azure to warm/brownish (that’s how I would picture this scent), with quite some clashes between bold notes going on – calone, pepper, resins, incense, they’re all quite loud and fighting for your attention. Now, once you get over the first impression, you’ll probably realize that as much intellectually fascinating it may be (it isn’t that much, though...), Turquoise isn’t actually that nice to wear. Once you get over the first “wow?” and once the notes settle on skin and reach their drydown, it starts to smell a bit boring (not to say annoying). Mostly because of the calone-on-unrelated-stuff thing, which fits as good as a trout on a pancake (which is actually how Turquoise smells in its central and final phases). Shortly, it may be a “de gustibus” matter but I think this is one of those scents which are more intellectually fascinating than actually pleasant to wear (and I personally consider that a defect).

5,5-6/10
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Tar

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Polyphonic
Sitting on a cold stone, while you are breathing the old, spicy fragrance of the soil and the blue scent of a lake in the near. This is the feeling I get when I wear TURQUOISE. Sedate, philosophical and polyphonic with earth and water.

Unusual notes give the rather familiar scent of pepper, cedrat, patchouli.

It is unobstrusive, keeps in the shade. Fits better to gentlemen than ladies.

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Fqjcior 21 months ago
Where stone meet salty water and incensy smoke you will find Turquoise by Olivier Durbano. Mineral-watery-incensy work of olfactory art!+3

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