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XJ Homme (2007)
by Xerjoff

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XJ Homme information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 11 votes)

People and companies

HouseXerjoff
PerfumerJacques Flori

About XJ Homme

XJ Homme is a masculine fragrance by Xerjoff. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Flori

XJ Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of XJ Homme

Spot on redolence to Knize Ten's legendary, in-your-face men's cologne experience, with its own distinctives. Similar also to Guerlain's Habit Rouge, which is also highly aromatic with wild florals, spices, and woods like Knize Ten is.

XJ Homme is a leather-lavender-clove dominated traditional masculine fragrance. This fragrance has a sheerness to it, a fairly unrelenting confidence and loudness that isn't for the faint of heart! Ylang is rife in this one, adding a powdery banana-like touch within the whole busy production.
Vetiver adds an earthy touch to it all.

I love clove, and here it's a main player on stage. THrough it all, it takes a patient, thoughtful wearer to let XJ Homme run through its various phases to what is a mellow, slightly petrol-like edge.

Lasts a LONG time and leaves one heck of a projection for all the world to behold. A great, expensive alternative to Kinze Ten (don't know who'd go in THAT direction!).

31st December, 2018
This fragrance has four distinct phases, a trademark of a fine fragrance. The opening is a typical rich, fresh blend of bergamot and Lavendar giving a fougere feel. After 5 minutes the spices and the strong leather note come forward while the bergamot exits and the florals begin their departure. The leather materialises as a sort of petrochemical smell which one would associate with the remnants of substances used to treat leather for furniture and the masking agents used to cover up those substances. After 45 minutes the powerhouse leather dies down and this is where the Knize Ten connection is very accurate. 2 hours later the leather is gone and all that is left is the cloves and powdery woods for the remaining duration. It is this final stage that leaves me feeling a bit short-changed and makes the $675 price tag seem ridiculous. At this point the fragrance smells "spent", fatigued and you really wish the journey ended at the Knize Ten stage.
22nd September, 2016
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample of this fragrance. My excitement to try this was curbed by the reaction of my wife after it was applied. She immediately turned her head away from me and asked what sewer I had crawled out of. I told her that we need to give this some time it will probably improve on the drydown. Unfortunately it didn't improve. Since it had such quality ingredients in its construction, this fragrance had some legs to it. 6 hours later, I was forced to give up on it and wash off the remnants. Like others have said before me, there just doesn't seem to be any acceptable reason to spend this much on a fragrance, especially one that is not as good as much cheaper options.
10th January, 2015
Imagine Knize Ten - it's that wonderful doughy suede smell of methyl ionone with a thin undercurrent of animalic gasoline grossness played against lush peach skin and florals. Now, take out the florals and the peach skin and everything that's "pretty" and replace it with poopy civet and Montale's band-aid oud. That's essentially what XJ Homme smells like to me.

The oud, with its rubbery medicinal smell and fecal undertones, basically takes everything that's vaguely gross about Knize Ten and amplifies it. The end result is a very difficult perfume - honestly, I think that 99% of the people on the street would smell this and say it smelled awful. But, for the initiated, it's actually quite fun.

For the first couple of hours, XJ Homme smelled to me like the overwhelming new rubber smell of a tire store, or more specifically, the gross bathroom of a tire store where someone sprayed Knize Ten to try to cover the stink. But the whole thing also had a moldy medicinal quality to it, too, like penicilin growing in a petri dish in a stinky bathroom in a tire store. It's also got an intoxicating chemical quality that reminds me of the smell of 80's model airplane glue.

Eventually, the civet faded and the bathroom association went away, making room for a birch tar note to come in, simultaneously leathery and like burnt trees. Eventually, it ended with a nice dark green chypre base.

In a way, I can't believe I'm giving this a thumbs up. It's awfully gross, but in a novel way that I simply haven't experienced before. That being said, I'd reach for Knize Ten or Royal English Leather before I'd come back to XJ Homme, though I've enjoyed its wild ride.
21st August, 2012
Somewhere between Etro's Gomma and Knize Ten. More consistent and refined than the former but less powerful and compelling than the latter.

Xerjoff Homme is a butch and masculine leather prominent composition that opens with the same, characteristic gasoline note of the two aforementioned fragrances but where the Etro may result a little too literal in reproducing KT, the Xerjoff introduces a nice iris note to add some personality and soften the general harshness. Amber is clearly remarkable during the drydown but it's not as enveloping as in the Knize (which may be good news to someone). Sort of a manicured and polished version of the austrian masterpiece. Great projection and amazing lasting power.

Personally I see no reasons to spend such big money to get a reproduction when you can have the original at 1/3 the price but, if by any chance, they will decide to discontinue Knize Ten, Xerjoff Homme will definitely become the only valid alternative.
19th February, 2012

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