1861 (2011)
    by Xerjoff


    • Launched: 2011
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Unknown - Let us know
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know


    Average Rating: 4

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    1861 is a unisex fragrance by Xerjoff. The scent was launched in 2011

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    $235.00
    100ml EdP
    $234.62*
    100ml EdP
    (*converted from GBP 150.00)

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    flathorn's avatar

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    A traditional, nicely done cologne. The citruses are wonderful and fresh, especially the lemon, but the opening is short-lived. You would have to spray this on right before any event for others to enjoy their beauty.
    So what of the rest of the fragrance? There is a sprightly mint note in the heart that produces a green pertness along with a cool green presence from, I believe, lily of the valley. They play well off the citruses and for a short time create a lilting quality, a green light fresh garden air, a bright song. The effect is short-lived and becomes a little more solidly mint as it ages. In the dry down, the mint melds into a pale musky wood, becoming a soft minted skin scent.
    Colognes being what they are, this isn't a long-lasting fragrance. I tell myself it's part of their charm because I have no choice, but to be honest their scintillating freshness always frustrates me a little, like holding a butterfly in your hand. Though lovely, it's so ephemeral... and so pricey. I just won't buy it because there are other great colognes I could apply three times as often for the same price, getting that much more pleasure, than I can 1861. But it's quite nice.

    03rd February, 2015 (Last Edited: 16th February, 2015)

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    First Xerjoff, finally! And, guys, Im starting to see why Xerjoff is so highly praised. 1861 is an amazing fragrance, filled with quality ingredients! Yes, this is another level! 1861 gives the best quality citrus Ive come across. The opening is incredible, with a fresh citrus blast, followed by a more "feminine" area of a citrusy-floral scent. The drydown itself is very, very good.

    The freshness of this fragrances is amazing and with get also a green/aromatic vibe here. Sparkling, clean, sophisticated, refiend and natural (smelling) ingredients, 1861 is indeed very well done! The woods present are also great and enrich the composition. Got compliments, also. Perfomance is really good for a citrus based fragrance.

    What a great fragrance!


    [B]Type/Gender:[/B] Unisex

    Id say the fragrance is fairly unisex.


    [b]Season and Purpose[/b]: Summer and Spring, also possibly for hot Fall days. Suitable for work, formal occasions and special occasions (during Spring and Summer).


    [B]Achilles heel:[/B] Although not among the most expensive fragrances, the price is not the best.


    [b]Regarding Performance:[/b]

    [u]- Longevity:[/u] 12-13h
    [u]- Sillage:[/u] More than moderate
    [u]- Projection:[/u] 4h

    [b]Scent:[/b] 9.65
    [b]Longevity:[/b] 9.15
    [b]Sillage:[/b] 8.30
    [b]Projection:[/b] 8.10
    [b]Uniqueness:[/b] 8.20
    [b]Versatility:[/b] 8.15
    [b]--- Overall:[/b] 8.59

    [b]Would I buy it?[/b] Yes!

    The fragrance price is not cheap, (~$220) for 100 ml, but is worth the buying, to me!

    25th September, 2014

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    The opening is citrus with a strong hot green pepper presence. The green pepper soon gives way to something strongly resembling anise seed. I think it's the combination of lily of the valley and mint. The persistence of lime and patchouli in the background keeps 1861 from being completely objectionable. Still, the sharp sweet and spicy nature of this frag drives me away.

    03rd May, 2013

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    I should say that I'm not huge into FRESH and CITRUS. But this fragrance, for me, is the KING of the sophisticated citrus done incredibly well, and perhaps my favorite in the Xerjoff line (which is also saying a lot - as their is plenty in the gourmand, leather, and tobacco field to be had here and THOSE are my preferred wardrobe-fillers.)

    In 1861, the notes of petitgrain, bergamot, (I get a very natural lemon accord) lime, and mint are so real and sparkling without tickling the nose with anything approaching detergent citrus. I prefer this to Chanel's Exclusif Eau - which has always been a reference for cologne.

    As with other citrus tops in the shooting stars line, there is MUCH more here hidden in the wings, with a warm and woody core that THANKFULLY never abandons its citrus upbringing - rather it just smooth the bright notes out. I don't get the amber, but the muscs and herbal-woods allow this to work year-around as both cool and warm scent.

    Long-lasting, impressive projection, and an eternal compliment-nabber, this is THE CITRUS recipe that those crazy Italians are famous for.

    Highly recommended even at their prices.

    14th March, 2013

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    Singapore Singapore

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    1861 takes you to a sultry day in the Maldives on board a 50 ft yatch. The sky is a brilliant cobalt, the sea a shimmer of sapphires. The sun is merciless and your throat, parched. Behind a dark pair of shades, you spy a gorgeous bikini clad goddess sauntering over to you with a tall frosty glass of freshly squeezed citruses mixed with a lashing of orange rinds, a floral dash of grenadine, and topped with a mint leaf. She gives you a little smile as she drapes her hourglass figure over the deck chair next to you but all you could think of is a long cold sip from her glass.

    Xerjoff 1861 opens with a similarly mouthwatering citrus cocktail that sings right off my skin. Nothing truly original here, just a well executed high quality eau de cologne in the style af Acqua di Parma Colonia. Projection is typical of edcs - not great - but longevity is exceptional, its citrus facet is probably one of the more tenacious ones I've encountered. I'm just glad to have 1861 in my wardrobe especially for those warm muggy days. Recalling the hot girl from the yatch doesn't hurt either.



    24th February, 2013

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    1861 opens with a beautiful lemon and mandarin orange mixture that starts things off on a promising note. The lemon quickly fades, but the orange remains turning into orange blossom on my skin and then in the heart notes coupling with a mint leaf. The mint is definitely present, but make no mistake, this is not about the mint, and much more about the orange with other floral- like powdery citrus notes including petitgrain in the heart supporting it. Hours later as the mandarin and its supporting florals recede a light musk and patchouli tandem takes center stage in the dry-down, melding with what remains of the orange. Projection is below average and longevity is average.

    I guess I am one of only a few who have been less than impressed with Xerjoff's offerings on the whole, and 1861 adds to my list of disappointments. That is not to say that 1861 is a failure or smells bad (it doesn't), but rather it is just like too many other lesser citrus scents on the market that sell for considerably less money. The lemon in 1861 was impressive, but it was all too fleeting, leaving the mandarin and mint combo that was just a bit off to my tastes at least. If looking for a high quality Italian citrus, I could think of any number of worthy candidates costing much less that I would reach for over 1861, but one that immediately comes to mind is Acqua di Parma Colonia. In the case of 1861, I give it an "above average" rating of 2.5 to 3 out of 5 stars for its smell, but only 1.5 to 2 out of 5 for its relatively poor value proposition. Not recommended.

    02nd July, 2012

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