This is a nice scent: aromatic, quite green. It starts with a herbal and green-tea note which is appealing. Somewhat dark in character and a bit spicy. Substantial and not heavy. It is rather mysterious and evocative, suggesting a mossy pond in a cool forest or the intense damp green plant notes of a tropical conservatory. The dry-down gets more mossy, with a smoky-grassy note from the mate and a dusky-sweet note from the immortelle.
Green tea oakmoss cassia holly mint jasmine and i can pick up menthol intoxicates the cerebral senses into a
vision of a pagoda a top the highest
plain of heaven inside are the purest
and the most flawless Jades beautiful
golden Buddhist statues side by side
a long carpet of baltik tapistry rolls
in a long distance and suddenly startled by fearful Wrathful Faces with bulging eyes of a Bodhisattva continue
walking your smelling incense so you
turn your head and discover a ball of
incense next to you and it generates into a Dragon in the dragon claws a cloudy ball he summoms you to listion
as the dragon reveals esoteric knowledge in the cloudy ball that no mortal can decipher only a chosen few
can share his secrets.
This comes to show you that this is a one of a kind scent there will be imatators but nothing can live up
to it's name
Jade by Olivier Durbano.
I smell a deep, dark twisted tea and tar. Very unusual and smells medicinal. I'm not discounting the scent because of that but I know I don't like the heavy tea in this. I can't be too eloquent on this.
Jade fills a gap in my scent wardrobe - it doesn't really smell like any other perfume. The scent is almost as green as the coloured juice itself - green tea, mate, a soft cut grass accord, a tartly fruity touch of green apple (of course, there's none listed), hints of anise and mint. It's not green in a rustic way though, if you know what I mean, not blatantly herbal or vegetal. It's a polished green, yes, quite like a gem - refreshing yet abstractly elegant. There's no incense listed, yet I could swear the green notes rested on a similar incense base as Durbano's other compositions. Maybe it's just the dry and smoky effect of the tea notes. Like I said, it doesn't smell like anything else, but the scent most closely related to it that I've smelt is, I think, Annick Goutal's Duel, which also has mate and which is in a similar genre of "refined refreshment". Jade gets a neutral thumb because much as I admire it I don't exactly love it.