Xerjoff Cruz del Sur II Eau de Parfum is a mixture of tropical fruits with a greener apple that always dominated for the primary hour however the pineapple and mango, together with musk and floral facets, had been the celebs from there. The bottom was musky, barely woody, and it wasn’t till the drydown that it was extra noticeable, however the fruity notes had been in play for the whole thing of the journey.
It’s described as having “recent and fruity prime notes” with a coronary heart of “inexperienced leaves and floral bouquet” that sits on a base of “earthy cedar wooden and musk.” Listed below are the notes:
- prime notes: mango, pineapple, apple blossom
- coronary heart notes: floral bouquet
- base notes: cedarwood, musk
Candy, ripened mango coupled with tangy pineapple opened the fragrance, after which crisp inexperienced apple blended the mango and pineapple collectively, giving the impact of tropical fruit cocktail boosted with apple juice. It was candy, fruity, and pretty intense (to the purpose the place the sweetness of the fruits felt much less reasonable). From there, the battle started between the apple and mango/pineapple duo with the apple profitable and being probably the most distinguished fruit notice.
Because the “floral bouquet” unfurled on the 20-minute mark, it lightened the sweetness coming from the fruits, whereas there was a milky high quality that added a creaminess to the composition, which pulled and stretched the notes and created extra of a haze of candy, tropical fruits and comfortable apple with a backdrop of florals.
After three hours of damage, the bottom turned creamy, musky, and smoother with fragrant cedarwood coming by way of, however the candy fruits nonetheless had been fairly current. It was nearer to the drydown, which was nearer to the fifth hour, that the fruity notes had been quieter and drifted over a musky, woody base.
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 overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average for the primary three hours.
The fruit notes had been overly ripened to me, which tends to offer the impression of one thing synthetically candy – I like these kind of notes to retain extra of a photorealistic really feel and odor. This was extra like the center and drydown phases for me, which was once I loved the perfume probably the most!
- 50ml for $275
- 0.7ml pattern for $7