Black Tourmaline 
Olivier Durbano (2007)

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Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano

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Black Tourmaline is a women's perfume launched in 2007 by Olivier Durbano

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There are 30 reviews of Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano.

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.

I don't know how this smelled in 2007, but in 2021 this comes across as a bland, pedestrian incense-y woody amber, clichéd and tired.


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.

7 out of 10

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.

This is a nice, dry, dark olibanum scent. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys spending $200 on a scent that lasts about 15 minutes.

Smells like an ashtray at first. Later on, I kept getting reminded of Polo Green as others have mentioned.

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