Blackened, smoky woods that are lifted by spices and driven by a deep undercurrent of olibanum. Very nice in the colder months, and I certainly enjoyed it, but I seldom found myself reaching for it over some of my other smoky scents.
Mainly a spicy experience, Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano is pepper-dominant to my nose, with incense, leather, oud, and patchouli all contributing somewhat to its intensity, though I admit I cannot really pick these out individually, perhaps a testament to how well-blended it is. Incense (olibanum) is really the only other main element that stands out apart from the pepper. So it's very simple--incense and pepper--if those are elements you like a lot. I generally enjoy black pepper but I don't feel it's especially well-used in this perfume.
Decently strong for an EDP at its opening but not overwhelming in the way of projection, at pricing of $205 for 100ml on Luckyscent this is potentially bottle-worthy for someone who loves it more but for me it's mainly a "like" not a "love." Still, a solid cold weather option I might opt for if it were priced a little lower or had something extra.
I can see this was likely an oddity when it was introduced.
The same accord and with a Masculine oomph comes in Olympic Orchid's Woodcut.
A little more accessible in price. In fact this accord is used in other Covey creations. It lends a deep woodsy sort of spooky vibe.
This strikes me as Feminine as it's a smooth Dark Mood scent.
The Extract may be a little sharper for us Masculine types.