The time I sampled Olivier Durbano’s Black Tourmaline, I thought I found my favorite fragrance from this spectacular niche perfumery house based in Paris. But this was only partially true, because it was not until one week ago, more precisely on Saturday (my typical day for sampling niche perfumes), when I found something that impressed me more, Turquoise, a scent which I might undisputedly call from now one, my favorite fragrance from Olivier Durbano.
As it was mentioned on the official website, Turquoise was “inspired by legend and symbolize of turquoise”, “Stone from Egypt, Siani Peninsula, Queen Zar’s jewels, the first dynasty, 5000 BC” and according to Navajo Indians’ beliefs, turquoise is “a piece of the sky fallen on the earth”, while at the same time, the Apache Indians considered “that this stone combines the spirit of both the ocean and the sky”. The fragrance was introduced in 2009, as a unisex woody aromatic and keeping on with the tradition this stone was long deemed as “full of life and good fortune”, as some kind of talisman that will shelter you from the evil spirits. From my point of view, this is an excellent dosage of incense from pretty much all of Olivier Durbano’s creations.
Because if you love incense and you do not want to wear a conspicuous perfume having this note as dominant, Turquoise represents the perfect answer for your prayers. And I’m saying this taking into account the fact that, in comparison with the incense featured in Black Tourmaline (which I would purchase at any time) the accords from here reveal a more subdued character, excellent in any time of the year and for anyone.
While spraying Turquoise on your skin, you will not perceive the incense aroma within the first moments, although it is listed in the top notes. Instead, you will be delighted by a clever mix of flower accords, followed by a mild mid development and drying down to an exquisite base, in which the incense is present all over.
Turquoise top notes are: elemi, rose berry, turpentine, juniper, coriander, Somalian oliban incense; its heart is lily, focus seaweed, lotus and fragrant reed; and the base notes are ambergris, everlasting flower, honey and myrrh wood. The flacon that contains Turquoise is represented by the shape that became the already classic Olivier Durbano’s bottle, with a turquoise color of the liquid and the little stones inside. Overall, Turquoise is a perfume that you will adore and treasure like a beautiful poem.
Olivier Durbano Turquoise Perfume Details
- Turquoise by Olivier Durbano is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 12 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual