Eau de parfum
Since 2009Stone from Egypt, Siani Peninsula, Queen Zar's jewels, the first dynasty, 5500 BC. Copper blue, the green of iron or chrome, the colour turquoise is the colour of immortality: Somewhere in between the vast and powerful sky and the mystery of the Nile...The Apache Indians believe that this stone combines the spirits of both the ocean and sky. For the Navajo Indians a turquoise stone is a piece of the sky fallen on the earth. Turquoise has always been considered to be a stone full of life and good fortune, a form of protection against evil spirits. It has been considered to have the ability to heal. A Persian astronomer and philosopher named Al Kazwani wrote : «He who wears turquoise on his hand uses it like a seal will never be poor».
Olfactive Family : OzonicHead notes : Turpentine, Rose Berry, Elemi, Somalian Oliban Incense, Coriander, JuniperHeart notes: Fragrant Reed, Lotus, Fucus seaweed, LilyFond notes: Everlasting Flower, Honey, Myrrh wood, ambergris
A fundamental stone of universal love and of infinite compassion, compassion towards oneself and towards the Other. The Pink Quartz is linked to heart "chakra". It opens on dreams, it is inspiring, leading to the source of inner peace, of absolute calm and happiness.From the stone to the flower, a love ritual of healing, a sacred procession, a conversion ceremony leading to such essential qualities as purity, spirituality and compassion. The rose, whether considered among minerals or taken in the flora, remains a powerful symbol at the crossroads of our human emotions. The rose represents the dawn of a new era to be reinvented by all human souls alltogether.
Eau de parfum inspired by legend and symbolize of pink quartz:
Olfactive family : Chypre spicy
Head notes : Bergamot, pink grapefruit, Somalia oliban, saffron, ginger
Heart notes : Palma rosa, Damascus rose, indian rosewood
Inner notes : Indian absolute rose, grey amber, patchouli, myrrh, benzoin, white musk
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The origin of the word citrine goes back to the citrus referring to an orangey yellow color. The citrine is a variety of quartz whose yellow color comes from very little quantities of iron oxydes present in the metal. The natural color of the citrine covers a whole range of pale to golden yellow,sometimes mixed with touches of ocre and smokey tones. The citrine is one of these rare stones that do not need any purification ,since it absorbs and dissipates all negative energies.
Being the symbol of force, wisdom and peace, having the same color of the Sun,of Light and of the most precious alchimic ( a verifier dans le dico) metal: Gold ,the citrine irradiates celestial light, joy and happiness. Linked to to the third chakra ,the one of the solar plexus stemming from Esteem, Self-confidence ,Power and Might mixed with comprehensive Intelligence ...According to South American chamans, the citrine has the power to consume Man's limits, to defuse his most profound fears and to dissipate all negative energies through its inner fire and glowing celestial energy, aiming at reaching successfully all earthly goals in full conscience. From inner flame to celestial light... here we stand at Number 7. Number 4 represented Earth with its 4 cardinal directions : East,west, North and South. Number 3 represented the Sky, Number 4(Earth) + Number 3 (Sky) add up to Number 7 representing the entire Universe in movement. For Egyptians 7 is the Symbol of Eternal Life. 7 is the number of essential comprehension reached in between Heavenly and Earthly worlds.
Eau de parfum inspired by legend and symbolize of citrine:
Olfactive family : amber wooded spicy
Head notes : Sicilian Lemon, Wild orange, elemi incense, ginger, pink pepper
Heart notes : Carrot seeds, mimosa, rosewwod, lignum vitae
Inner notes : Musk, myrrh, grey amber, beeswax
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Heliotrope stone or precious stone of Babylon, used in Magic for three centuries in ancientBabylon, it used to serve for priests to explain the oracles and to keep away the enemies;in Egypt to open the doors, break the bonds and tear down the stone walls, to facilitateaccess to intuitive realities in order to win over fears and doubts.Known to Azteques, it was used to regulate the bloody flux. Still today, the Heliotrope,sometimes called bloody jasp, once converted into powder, is used as a treatment in certainregions of India.In the Middle Ages, it was supposed to make invisible, to release thunder and lightning,to change the color of the sun by rubbing it with flowers bearing the same name.Through it, the sun appears to be red like blood.
Number 8 is universally known to be the number of cosmic balance, a totalising number,symbol of completed entirety. The mathematical sign of infinity is a lying 8.
Red is the birth stone, of life and death ; it s the starting force, the spark of humanhoodbetween the earth and the sky.
Head notes : elemi incense, oliban, ginger, red mandarin, angelica, red hot pepper
Heart notes : saffron, magnolia, nagarmotha, heliotrope
Inner notes : myrrh, cedar wood, sandalwood, musk, ambergris, benzoin
Made in Grasse, France
LAPIS PHILOSOPHORUM (Philosopher's Stone)
Deep in crucibles and athanors alchemists searched for the Philosopher’s Stone that would change base metals into pure gold…
But wasn’t alchemy an even more mysterious pathway?
The origin was the “Emerald Tablet” of Hermes Trismegistus, an enigmatic teaching which the Arab world would later say was the great internal principle of the Great Work.
“Man is the microcosm, creation the macrocosm – the unity. All comes from One. By the joining of the power of contemplation all can be attained. First this essence must be separated from the body, then combined with the body. This is the Work. Start with yourself, end with all. Before man, beyond man, transformation.”
Introduction to the Perception of Jafar Sadiq, illustrious Sufi
A “Corner stone” in architecture, the “Philosopher’s stone” in alchemy...
In the Arab language the world “stone” has a “hidden” dimension; wasn’t the search for the Philosopher’s Stone the search for the essence of man, divine like “the brightness of the sun”?
Woody, balsamic, sulphurous
Head Notes: Calamus, Juniper, Rum, White truffle, Grapefruit, Wine sediment
Heart Notes: Oman frankincense, Mesquite, Ambergris, Menthol
Bottom or Dry down Notes: Opoponax, Myrrh, Musk, Oak moss
Made in Grasse, France
Following on from "Lapis Philosophorum", inspired by the legend of the Philosopher’s Stone, Olivier Durbano has delved deep into Greek mythology for this tenth fragrance, marking ten years of olfactory creation devoted to the world of stones and spirituality in which "Prométhée" is the guide...
Prométhée, Prometheus in Ancient Greek, “He who thinks ahead, and tells the future” was a Titan who, with the help of Athena, is reputed to have created Man out of mud transformed into rocks, and also for stealing the “divine knowledge”, the sacred fire of Olympus, which he hid in a fennel stalk to give it to mankind.
Zeus, the King of the Gods, was infuriated by his trick and condemned Prometheus to be chained to a rock on the peak of Mount Caucasus. The Caucasian eagle, the “winged dog of Zeus", came every day to feed upon Prometheus’s liver. The liver, symbolically associated with the rise of sap allowing the tree of life to grow, regenerated immediately during the night.
Heracles, the son of Zeus, arrived in the Caucasus where Prometheus had been serving his sentence for a thousand years, the time for unity to be rediscovered, until an immortal came to take his place. He interceded with his father to release Prometheus in exchange for an immortal, the Centaur Chiron.
Heracles then unleashed an arrow straight into the heart of the eagle and freed Prometheus. With his bronze chains and a rock from the Caucasus, Prometheus fashioned the first ring in the World, which he wore to remind him of his suffering.
Prometheus, the symbol of Progress, with his intelligence and abilities as a soothsayer thought that if humanity was deprived of fire it would not be able to discover things, to study them and use the forces of nature, to establish order and harmony and communicate with the gods through thought, and with its intelligence embrace the visible world and even the principles which are the essence of everything in the world...
The tenth creation, the number 10 echoes the figure 1, the beginning of renewal, meaning totality, completion, the return to unity.
The Tarot Major Arcana 10 is the Wheel of Fortune, the Tarot heart which holds the secret of Destinies... Unlike the first nine swords, a logical continuation in a spiritual approach, this card no longer represents characters; it becomes one for all, all in one.
Olfactory family: woody, aniseed, amber
Head notes: fennel, pink pepper, nutmeg, myrtle, olibanum, cistus
Heart notes: narcissus, Caucasian lily, lavender absolute, fenugreek, Russian sage, storax
Base notes: cedarwood, vetiver, myrrh, labdanum, ambergris, musk
Made in Grasse, France
Chrysolithe is a mystical perfume which gets its name from Chrysolithe, from the Ancient Greek khrusolithos, meaning “gold stone”… For centuries, this mysterious stone, recognised universally, cited a number of times in the Holy Books, the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an, the tenth of the precious stones which adorned Aaron’s breastplate, the seventh of the foundation stones of New Jerusalem.... Chrysolithe, a now obsolete term, denoted up until the 19th century a number of gems that sparkle gold, tinted with green, such as peridot, phrenite, olivine or topaz… Chrysolithe is the symbol of Self-control, of the Harmony of the Divine Masculine at the heart of the Divine Feminine, and of Divine Wisdom. It symbolises pure and spiritual elevation removed from all earthly interference. In the Arab world, the number 11 represents the number of steps one must take to understand God. In China, it represents the Tao, “the Mother of Earth”, the Path through heaven, 6, and Earth, 5, alluding to exceptional intuition and inspiration. Inspired by this age-old philosophy and in line with tradition, Chrysolithe combines ancestral virtues and the mysterious aroma of hyssop, symbol of purity and humility, with the precious and majestic power of cedar, pungent fragrance and revitalising properties; infused with white sage, “desert sage”, with its purifying power, and mixed with black cumin, known as “the seed of blessing”. Invoking all the virtues of strength and harmony, Chrysolithe gives out a pure and luminous vapour, marked by peace and wisdom. “If one wishes to become wise and to avoid extravagance, one must simply take the stone named Chrysolithe” reads the “Book of secrets by Albert the Great”, a renowned 8th century spell book.
Woody, Aromatic & Spicy
Top Notes: Hyssop, Cumin, Vervain, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Ginger
Heart Notes: Sage essence, Rosemary, jasmine
BasesNotes: Cedar wood, Vetiver, Sage Absolute, Ambergris, Musk
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Lapis-lazuli, from the Latin lapis, stone, and lazuli, azure, coming itself from Persian and Sanskrit, “King’s Portion”, as rare as it is precious, con- sidered as the stone of the holy and the spiritual, is famous for its splen- did midnight blue/navy blue colour sprinkled with golden specks, “sap- phire” of the Antiquity, evoking the starry sky, the kingdom of heaven, making it one of the richest stone in terms of legends and properties.
It is mainly made of Lazurite with some inclusions of white calcite, blue Sodalite and gold pyrite.
More than two thousand years BC, in Mesopotamia, the Sumerians, who called it “Sky Stone”, were importing it from Badakhshan (which is now between Afghanistan and Tajikistan) and were chiselling Lapis-lazuli tal- ismans giving divine magic powers and protecting against bad luck.
Its midnight blue colour evokes the celestial sphere, the eyes of the di- vine, and its myriads of pyrite stars, sanctuary for the sacred souls.
In ancient Egypt, Lapis-lazuli is sought after for the manufacture of make-up products, jewellery, ornaments, statuettes and amulets includ- ing the “eye of Horus” and the “heart scarab” ...
Despite its significant cost, it also allowed to generations of painters to obtain the famous navy blue pigment, whose name comes from its origin.
Symbol of the celestial forces, of luck, sign of inspiration and intuition, alchemists linked lapis-lazuli to the Air element, the Libra element, asso- ciated to the third eye chakra.
In mathematics, the number 12 is said to be a “sublime” number be- cause the number of its divisors and the sum of its divisors are both per- fect numbers.
This number always refers to resurgence, to creation, its symbolism is very important in holy scriptures. In astrology, the 12 zodiac signs, in astronomy, the 12 sectors, the 12 months of the year, the 12 hours... In tarot, the Hanged Man is indeed the arcane of resurgence and new crea- tion.
Top Notes: Artemisia, cypress, tea tree, clove, rose oxide
Heart Notes: Thyme, plant milk, spelt, iris
Base Notes: Vetiver, cedar wood, ambergris, elemi, tolu, musk