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Olibanum information

GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 69 votes)

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About Olibanum

Olibanum is a shared / unisex perfume by Profumum.

Olibanum fragrance notes

Reviews of Olibanum

Profumum Olibanum is, as its name suggests, an incense-dominant fragrance, and one done very well. Smooth, strong incense dominate the scent. Mainly a combination of incense, sandalwood, and myrrh to my nose, surely this is a winter fragrance that leans masculine. I doubt I'd find myself wearing it in the summer heat.

As with most Profumum fragrances I've tried, the care and quality of Olibanum is obvious.

It reminds me of By Kilian Incense Oud in terms of both its incense dominance and smoothness, and especially since the orange blossom that some seem to find so apparent is so reticent in my own experience of the fragrance.

Performance is unsurprisingly very strong, characteristic of the house, particularly its cold-weather-leaning offerings like this, Arso, Ambra Aurea, etc.

Certainly full bottle worthy if I didn't already own By Kilian Incense Oud.

8 out of 10
07th July, 2017
Tried Olibanum by Profumum today for the first time. It has now officially jumped to the top of my wish list. Profumum does such a nice job with it's fragrances. I've tried quite a few of them and own several of them as well. Olibanum is a wonderful resinous journey. I even found a hint of a coniferous woodiness to it in the dry down. What a gem this one is. My only complaint is I wish it had more longevity. Perhaps it's better when sprayed on rather than dabbed on from a sample. Beyond that though, this is a winner in my book. I would have to put it in the potential signature scent category. I also found a vetiver like note in the dry down even though it isn't listed in the notes for Olibanum. There's a part during the dry down where this reminded me just a little bit of Sycamore by Chanel. Sycamore is more transparent, whereas Olibanum is much more dense in character however. I'll be getting a bottle of this one as soon as I may...a fabulous olfactory experience!
14th April, 2017
Five hours in and Olibanum is still going strong. It's very pleasant for me but very linear. At first I got a lot of cedar and smoke now more pure olibanum and smoke over cedar. That is basically the development. Can't quite tell about the sillage. Better than skin scent but probably only a foot away from me in a close cloud. Given the price I might prefer Bois d'Encens by Armani Prive but this is still very nice.
16th September, 2015
A cold breeze coming from the deepest parts of an old ancient forest. the place where everlasting dragons live!
This fragrance is all about resinous,oily and dirty myrrh, bitter herbal and slightly smoky incense and some bright woods always in the background.
The opening is a bitter resinous smell with slightly fresh citrusy smell that create a gentle cold breeze among all these darker notes.
I can smell myrrh with it's dirty, oily and resinous aroma while some bitter smoky incense and whispers of the woods following him just a few steps back.
The semi fresh and kind of citrusy feeling last for only 5-10 minutes and then it's gone!
In the mid the resinous myrrh settles down just a bit and incense become stronger and a little smokier.
The soft woody smell still is in the background and I can feel slightly sweet smell beside other notes.
Almost no changes to the end. only the scent gets smoother.
This fragrance for me is richer and bolder version of "CDG Zagorsk". so if you like that you will definitely like this one.
Projection is average and after around 2 hours is completely close to the skin. longevity is very variable!
I've got from 6 hours to 15 hours with different testings!
Why it's like that? I don't know!
21st May, 2014 (last edited: 07th December, 2014)
Incense shouldn't smell like sandy tobacco.
22nd April, 2013
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United States
After sampling this, I bought myself a bottle. This stuff is absolutely what I've been looking for. Strong frankincense and the orange blossom complements nicely. Very smoky and woody as mentioned in other reviews. Lasts forever (at least on me), particularly if sprayed on clothing. Yes, it's expensive but it should last a while. I'm not sure this will be a warm weather fragrance as it's quite powerful but for fall/winter wear, it's the best. Smells fantastic- a very enthusiastic thumbs up
22nd January, 2013

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