Discover XerJoff perfume, a voyage to the most precious realm in the world of luxury perfumes, the place where the magical affinity between the wonders of Nature and Italian craftsmanship is celebrated.
XerJoff fragrances are comprised of four exquisite lines.
XerJoff 17/17 fragrances - The Perfection of Nature and Man’s Ability The exclusive nature of the raw materials, selected from the very best offered by the traditional export countries is matched with meticulous attention to detail, right down to the creation of surprising “sculpture” bottles carved out of quartz stone, Murano glass and other precious materials. Mother Nature in a Fragrance XJ 17/17, created by the artisan expertise of the master parfumiers of Grasse, is a journey towards the discovery of the most precious part of the fascinating territory of essences, the place where the unique alliance between the millenary knowledge of Nature and technological research is celebrated.
XerJoff Shooting Stars fragrances - The avant-garde bouquets of these sophisticated scents are based on the ancient recipes and traditions of Grasse, but have also been inspired by an amazing natural wonder. In 1947, an awe-inspiring shower of meteorites fell to earth in Russia. It was a still, frosty, almost cloudless morning of February 12, 1947 in Eastern Siberia, when at 10:38 local time a bolid appeared in the sky, clearly visible in a full sunlight. It initially looked as a bright star, but soon turned into a dazzling fireball, which became slightly elongated. The bolid rapidly crossed the sky north to south, leaving behind it a boiling dusty trail of the meteroid particles. Then it passed out of sight behind the hills in sikhote-alin mountains...
XerJoff Casamorati 1888 fragrances - XerJoff introduces a new collection of fragrances inspired by the ancient art of Italian perfumery; XerJoff Vintage Collection. The collection recreates the history of glorious house of fragrances founded in Italy between the 18th and the 19th century with the intention to safeguard their historical and artistic heritage of those glamorous era. La “Fabbrica di Profumi C.Casamorati” established in Bologna around 1888 was specialized in many fine fragrances and various sophisticated bath soaps. During the production years Casamorati has received numerous awards and precious rewards from major national and international exhibitions.
Also discover the Oud Stars and Join the Club collections, now in stock.[ read more ]
Christopher Chong, the Creative Director of Amouage, has journeyed to his roots and his love for Shanghai Deco, Chinese cinema and film noir to create his two new fragrances, Journey Woman and Journey Man. Drawing on his personal life and experiences, and integrating other art forms, he worked with Firmenich perfumers Alberto Morillas and Pierre Negrin to bring very different ways of traveling to life: Journey for Woman is “a quiet, observing traveler that first lays out a path”, and Journey for Man “takes an intrepid leap into the unknown.”
When I first saw that osmanthus was in the list of notes for Journey for Woman, I became excited to try it, as osmanthus is a note I seek out. I was not disappointed. The opening of this perfume is breathtaking; sweet and summery with a juicy apricot note that made me have to go eat one of the pretty apricots in my fruit bowl. Osmanthus itself has a sueded apricot aroma, and the addition of extra fruit is lovely. As the fragrance warms on skin, it becomes increasingly elegant and made me wish I had a cheongsam, which is a dress style I have always wanted and am not built for. I wasn’t surprised to see jasmine tea in the notes list, because I could definitely smell it. If I made my perfect cup of tea, it would be a good jasmine-scented oolong with a heap of tiny dried osmanthus flowers in it and it would smell something like this fragrance. The perfume surpasses any tea, though, and I am thoroughly enjoying having it on my skin. As it dries down, it becomes softer, more demure, but doesn’t fade for a long time. I wore it one evening and could still smell it in the morning, just a bit of sweetness peeking through. Journey for Woman not only suits my travel style, which is mostly planning with a bit of leaping, but suits my olfactory style, and I can see adding the gorgeous red and gold bottle to my collection.
Notes: Apricot, Jasmine Tea, Osmanthus, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Jasmine Sambac, Mimosa, Honey, Cedarwood, Pipe Tobacco, Saffron, Vanilla, Cypriol, Musk
Journey for Man is a powerhouse of spice and heat. I can see how this would represent a leap into the unknown, because it is bold and unafraid. It bypasses some of the notes commonly used in masculine fragrances these days, primarily woods, and they are not missed. This is a wonderfully complex scent; each time I put my wrist to my nose I detected different aspects. A bit of a clean note here, a touch of citrus, oh, some leather, all mingled in the gorgeous spiced aura. All together it smells slightly dangerous, like a man wearing it might have a perilous occupation, like a character in a Chinese film noir. I’d love to smell him. However, the tagline from the old Irish Spring soap commercials comes to mind: “Manly, yes, but I like it, too!” I know many women who go for the more deeply-scented perfumes, like me, who will want to try and might prefer Journey for Man.
Notes: Sichuan Pepper, Bergamot, Cardamom, Neroli, Bigarade, Juniper Berries, Incense, Pure Gerniol, Tobacco Leaves, Tonka Beans, Cypriol, Leather, Ambrox
Were I given the difficult choice of having to pick one over the other, I would pick Journey for Woman to own, but that’s not to say Journey for Man is less wonderful. Each of us seeks something different in our perfumes, just as we all embark on different journeys. I would wear either one with great joy.
I received samples courtesy of Amouage. These will be available in 50ml and 100 ml sizes at select stockists worldwide and the Amouage website as soon as June.[ read more ]
Fleurs de Rocaille is the legendary perfume of the house of Caron launched in 1933. It was created by Ernest Daltroff form the notes of palisander, bergamot, gardenia and violet at the top; the heart of the perfume is inhabited with oriss root, jasmine, Narcissus, rose, carnation, lily-of-the-valley, ylang-ylang, lilac, mimosa and iris, whilst the base is warm thanks to amber, sandalwood, musk and cedar. The bottle was designed by Felice Bergaud, and is available as edp, deodorant and body lotion. Fleurs de Rocaille was launched in 1934.
FLEURS DE ROCAILLE was the perfume alluded to in the film. This is the perfume that Al Pacino was talking about in SCENT OF A WOMAN!
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