Xerjoff Amber Star Eau de Parfum opens with intensely spiced ambery woods earlier than wealthy resins and a kiss of vanilla be a part of. I discovered that there was a drier, nearly leather-like undertone with a tender, salty-musky high quality that was short-lived however there within the early moments. The ylang-ylang added an airiness to it with its tender floral really feel. Over time, the sandalwood, benzoin, and vanilla intensified, whereas the amber various in its depth all through the event. The drydown was blurrier with a mixture of vanilla and woods.
This scent is, apparently, solely out there bundled with one other Xerjoff perfume (Star Musk), which is an fascinating alternative given how expensive a single bottle is, not to mention two of them!
Listed below are the notes:
- high notes: ambergris, ylang-ylang, cedar
- coronary heart notes: myrrh, guaiac wooden, Gurjan balsam
- base notes: vanilla, benzoin, opoponax, sandalwood
It was sharp, spiced amber, and woody in its first minute earlier than it full of wealthy, balsamic resins and a touch of vanilla. There was a refined, drier, nearly leathery undertone towards a wisp of saltiness gave the scent a cooler really feel. Smooth ylang-ylang added a breezy, candy floral high quality within the background. The benzoin slowly layered over the amber, enriching it and deepening the sweetness whereas amping up the vanilla quotient.
An hour in, a tender, creamy sandalwood merged with the vanillic benzoin, lending a easy base for the calmly spiced amber and benzoin to sit down upon. The amber returned and grew in its depth between the second and third proprietor–darkish and golden, spiced and woody. The drydown was wealthy vanilla and blurry woods.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection throughout the first hour of damage.
- 200ml for $700 (a part of a set)
- 0.7ml pattern for $6