Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Cristal de Roche (Rock Crystal) is the first of Durbano's “perfume poems, ” an enigmatic scent inspired by the myth surrounding rock crystal and the magical, mystical aura of frankincense. Centuries ago, rock crystal was thought to be ice that could not be melted; this mineral represents the link between man and nature, the notion of man's place within the universe and the union of man with a higher force. Frankincense, a resinous substance venerated for centuries in places of worship, is thought to carry prayers uttered by mortals towards the heavens. Durbano brings this to the forefront of Cristal de Roche, as incense and resins of frankincense, olibanum, benzoin and myrrh rise like columns of deeply fragrant smoke to symbolise the joining of heaven and earth. A rich, deep scent, Cristal is not for the faint of heart; it's a marriage of moody woods, deep incenses and dried spices, a perfume for lovers of deep and “churchy” fragrances – for those who love deep gold brocades and dark red satins versus crisp white linens and freshly starched cottons…for those who love the scented rituals of mankind in search of the divine.
orange, pepper, coriander, cardamom, cumin, olibanum, benzoin, myrrh, cistus, sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, everlasting flower, oakmoss, musk