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Lapis Philosophorum (2013)
by Olivier Durbano


Lapis Philosophorum information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseOlivier Durbano
PerfumerOlivier Durbano

About Lapis Philosophorum

Lapis Philosophorum is a shared / unisex perfume by Olivier Durbano. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Durbano

Lapis Philosophorum fragrance notes

Reviews of Lapis Philosophorum

Opening tantalizingly like a good vintage of red, it resolves perhaps a little too quickly into a balsamic incense accord. I felt the most exciting part of Lapis Philosophorum happens in the first 5 minutes during a tug of war between the cool mentholated grape-like aspects and the warmer undercurrents. It's like watching a tightrope performer teetering precariously over a precipice.

A breath-taking 5-minute act. Unsurprisingly the applause lasts a lot longer.
17th September, 2016
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.

16th March, 2014
boozy and incensey and smoky/spicy with solid sillage and long duration..really exotic with an Amouage kind of vibe!

08th January, 2014

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