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Lapis Philosophorum Olivier Durbano for women and men

Lapis Philosophorum Olivier Durbano for women and men
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I have it: 15 I had it: 8 I want it: 40

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The collection of Bijoux de Pierres Poèmes (Perfumes of Stones Poems) by artist and creator Olivier Durban is expanded by another fragrant gem that shapes an inspiring composition with carefully selected notes. Just like previous editions that were closely connected with the characteristic semi-precious stones that Olivier uses in jewelry creation, the latest fragrance also transfers the amazing power of a gem, the legendary holy grail of the alchemists.

Stone of wisdom, philosopher’s stone (lapis philosophorum) was introduced in 2013, after heliotrope, pink quartz, citrine, turquoise ... Philosopher's stone is known for its magic powers of turning metals into gold. It offers omniscience and enables immortality. The composition inspired by the stone of wisdom unites calamus, juniper, rum, grapefruit, red wine, tuber, olibanum, ambergris, mint, opoponax, myrrh, musk and oakmoss. The color of its liquid is warm yellow.

Fragrance Lapis Philosophorum is created by Olivier Durbano. It is available as 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Perfume rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 41 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

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Calamus Juniper Rum Grapefruit Red wine tuber

Middle Notes
Olibanum Ambergris Mint

Base Notes
Opoponax Myrhh Musk Oakmoss

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Lapis Philosophorum Fragrance Reviews

Q80
Q80

This is a worm stone, The red wine stone with Myrhh. Smokey and like flying to the full moon on a burgundy velvet carpet with gold stripes in November, and i can smell the warmth of the carpet and feel it's tenderness all the way to the space while hearing "A Whole New World" by by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle from a far away distance in an echo effect.
It is quite magical to my senses, cozy, boozy, worm, and woolly.
It has that smoothness dark line of smoke that captures all your senses and strikes you a bit for a moment then calms you in for the rest of your journey.

Apr
17
2016
psychdoc
psychdoc

Nice fragrance, similar to Tom Ford's Amber Absolute. Sweet, smoky, resinous.

Feb
19
2016
alfarom
alfarom

Lapis Philosophorum strikes as an interesting take on a lately *uninspring* theme. The main vibe here is the typical balmy incense already experienced in way too many compositions playing similar themes but the point of strength of this creation by Durbano, is to be found in the countless and quirky elements that enrich the bone structure.

The fragrance opens with a winey accord and gas-like undertones that while sounding definitely OTT, at the same time they're so nicely played and orchestrated to give birth to a pretty novel and necessary twist to an otherwise *no-surprise* kind of composition. There's also an overall mentholated vibe which shows up since the early stages of the opening and remarks its presence throughout the late drydown, which is particularly interesting. As I previously said, the whole composition developes around a thick incense base that's pretty bombastic and tenacious if not a tad too *conventional*. With that said, I find Lapis Philosophorum to be overall quite successful and interesting enough to warrant a full positive rating.

Good stuff.

Rating: 7.5/10

Mar
16
2014
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

3,5/5
Bon, mais...

Cacophonie totale. Cher pour ce que l'on a.
Cher. Longevité moyenne. La note qui est bonne est basée juste sur les sensations olfactives, plaisante mais discordantes.

Feb
15
2014
fuggerone
fuggerone

boozy and incensey and smoky/spicy with solid sillage and long duration..really exotic with an Amouage kind of vibe!

Dec
18
2013
Roge'
Roge'

The allure of trying something new is what drew me to Oliver Durbano. One thing is for certain, Lapis Philosopher's purpose isn't perfect. The same gripe I have for Diptyque Vetyverio is the the same gripe I have for Lapis. This stuff smells like alcohol, nail polish remover and the bottom of a woman's make up bag rolled into one. This is a dud on all accounts. I predict that this fragrance will die young. Well at least the corpse is beautiful.

Nov
05
2013
ArtaNigra
ArtaNigra

Lapis Philosophorum is really balsamic fragrance. It is a fragrance for someone that have seen everything, found understanding of himself and the world. Certaintly one of the most intriguing perfumes I have ever smelled.

Oct
27
2013

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