I simply adore Turbulences and I remember vividly the day when I discovered it very shortly after it was launched. Too bad this fine fragrance is no longer available where I live... Turbulences is a spicy floral with a rather interesting olfactive pyramid:
Head notes: Cumin, mint, green notes, bergamot
Heart notes: Carnation, tuberose, pepper, ylang-ylang, rose, orris root, lilly of the valley
Base notes: Sandalwood, cedar, amber, musk, vanilla, vetiver
I believe I read that there was some white peach in there somewhere but I am not sure. Turbulences has a sweet ambery base that reminds me of hot apple and cinnamon doughnut stuffing. To me, Turbulences is almost a comfort-fragrance!
The critique from the on-line store where I buy my fragrances gives the following notes for this marvelous woman's perfume:
"Created by Revillon in 1981, Turbulences is an elegant, woody, mossy fragrance. This feminine scent contains a blend of natural florals, spicy blend with warm low notes of amber and wild musk. Turbulences is recommened as an evening fragrance."
I recently bought a small bottle of this scent as a rememberance--it was my mother's favorite and it conjures wonderful memories of her for me. But my personal associations aside, this is truly a great fragrance: classy, elegant, mysterious, and alluring. It troubled me that in all the Basenotes community no one had yet reviewed this rare but classic scent, so, inexpert though I am, I have ventured to offer my opinion. If you are looking for something both unique and beautiful take the time to track this one down--you'll love it!