September 6, 2017
The number 13 is a very important number in my life. For some it is ‘bad luck’, for me it is a ‘lucky’ number. I born on Friday 13th, 13 days late, 6 lbs 13 ounces and recently discovered I was born under the 13th sign in the zodiac- Ophiuchus. For Olivier Durbano, his new fragrance Labradorite #13, commemorates an important life marker. It is the 13th perfume in his Collection Pierres Poèmes.
“According to the beliefs of the South American Indians, the electric blue or green reflection of labradorite symbolises the Light of Heaven which rises above the world, graced with Sanctuaries and Divine Secrets. Inuits believe labradorite comes from the fire of the Aurora Borealis, and that, overcome by the cold, it graciously falls to earth. Labradorite, Lunar Stone, Bearer of Light that dispels the dark haze of illusions cast by past beliefs and emotions experienced…It is the ultimate magic stone which promotes an awakening and harmonisation, and which strengthens intuition and foresight… united with the Divine Presence, Truth, Eternal Love… #13 Labradorite cleanses, purifies and symbolizes the passage to a higher plane of existence. For Kabbalists, it is the sign of the dragon…
The Labradorite necklace created by Olivier Durbano
13 is the number which represents Mary, whose mission is to crush the dragon’s head. 13 just like a wheel with 12 spokes, 12 units around a central, beneficial point. Under the Zodiac, 13:12+1 is the number of the Eternal Return. The 13th Major Arcana of the Tarot, the Death card, denotes a Transformation, an Ending and a New Beginning, breaking free… It is the fragrance of Essential Change…”
A fragrance with the Subtle Radiance of the Divinity, Labradorite is associated with the power of Palo Santo, a Sacred Wood blended with mysterious, captivating tuberose, starlight and invigorating marjoram, with deep and powerful undertones of opopanax, civet and castoreum…”
There are 12 +1 ingredients:Top notes: Palo-Santo, Marjoram, Cardamom; Heart notes: Tuberose, Ambergris, Olibanum; Base notes: Agarwood, Sandalwood, Civet, Castoreum, Opoponax, Musk
100 ml/195 Euros
Made in Grasse
Via Olivier Durbano, a dear friend to so many and the perfumer of my heart, with my own synopsis.
How lovely is the new packaging? The necklace is truly magical in its beauty
–Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Please stop by his Stand #A5 at Pitti Fragranze-Sept 8-11, 2017