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Amethyst Olivier Durbano for women and men

Amethyst Olivier Durbano for women and men
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After Rock Crystal, Olivier Durbano create an other fragrance inspired by Amethyst. The Amethyst which was considered for a long time like one of the most precious stones due to its purple, lilac, or mauve color, derives its name from the Greek "Amethustos" which means "protects against inebriety".

In the Antiquity, the amethyst was considered to be a talisman against drunkenness and a protection against poison and ill fate. It was a symbol of self-effacement, inner peace, and temperance but was also associated with the purifying force of the spirit.

Mythology has it that the Greeks used cups made of amethyst in order to protect themselves against the excesses of alcohol yet water poured in those cups made out of amethyst took on the color of wine.

The Eau de Parfum Amethyste also belongs to the family of spicy woody perfumes; a perfume that is mysterious and powdery, protective and fruity, like a resuscitated secret.

Top notes (hesperidic, spicy, fruity): bergamot, pepper, grape, raspberry
Middle notes (woody floral): incense, rosewood, jasmine, orris
Base notes (woody, musky, vanillic): vegetable amber, sandalwood, musk, vanilla.

The fragrance was introduced in 2006.

Perfume rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 66 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Pepper Grapes Raspberry

Middle Notes
Incense Jasmine Palisander Rosewood Orris Root

Base Notes
Sandalwood Musk Vanilla Ambrette (Musk Mallow)

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This is a woody spicy scent with a sour fruity vibe to it. It smells like something very generic from that period (2000s) and I'm left unimpressed with the composition. Furthermore, the quality of the ingredients does not stand up to the price tag they expect!

It has very good lasting power and moderate projection. Overall: 6 out of 10.


I like Amethyst but it does somehow leave me longing for more...
More what? I dont really know
There is a common ness to the smell but also an oddness
maybe the sweet vanilla candle/incense is the common
and the sour grapes the odd
Im not sure. I think the sandalwood/ pepper/ jasmine
are nicely balanced and the orris adds a bit of creaminess
may be i just wish it were a little less sweet and a little more weird


Amethyst would have been a decent masculine, if not for the sour fruity note; or maybe it would have been a bland fruity-floral, if there were much less sandalwood? Either way, I am not very impressed with this creation: it smells familiar, but at the same time something is lacking; just a shade of something else.


With the exception of Black Tourmaline and the latest Citrine, I find the rest of the Durbano's deliveries to be somewhat forgettable. Amethyst is a woody-fruity concoction with a peppery vibe during the opening that quickly turns into a sweetish incensey drydown of little interest. Not completely bad bu short lived and nowhere close being intriguing...

Rating: 5/10


Durbano is a house that I have neglected for a long time. I decided to start with Amethys, since the combination of the notes looked very promising.

Grapes and incense are two notes that are definitely make this composition stand out. Incense here is heavy and sweet, manoeuvring between a church and a wine shop. I was very intrigued at first.It's quite an unusual fragrance, as it develops you get the drynes of the wood and powdery musk and a touch of vanilla.

My only complaint is the longetivity really. The fragrance is sometimes so faint that I can barely smell it at all. It does miracles in open spaces: whem Im outside, it expands and surrounds me with the grape encensy cloud, but whenever I'm indoors, a magic trick happens and Amethyst shies away. Then, no matter what happens, 2 hours later it's gone for good. For this price, a bit of a disappointment.


Amethyst is the most feminine from Durbano's line. Grapes mixed with incense smoke. That's the shortest desription. As always I feel the fragrance is unique and beautiful. I don't know anything else like this. BTW: amethyst is a stone of sobriety. I belive that grape notes aren't here by chance... As all Durbano's fragrant stone poems this one is for searchers. Thumbs up!


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