Oud Stars : Al-Khatt (2012)
    by Xerjoff

    • Launched: 2012
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
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    Average Rating: 3

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    Oud Stars : Al-Khatt is a unisex fragrance by Xerjoff. The scent was launched in 2012

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    Le_Coeur_Gothique's avatar

    Greece Greece

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    "Ten thousand cows..."

    By the time I was finally able to stop laughing, I was convinced that the guys at Xerjoff's must be wizards or something! There's no other way to explain how they managed to fit a whole stable in a bottle. Especially when it's filled with all the cows who previously ate the jasmine fields that were surrounding it. It surely delivers in spades, but there's a little problem here, about what these spades actually deliver. And it's neither oud nor jasmine... It's something much-much more horrible, that no one would ever want to happen under his feet...

    23rd October, 2014

    gimmegreen's avatar

    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Belongs to the mercifully small category of jasmines drowned in syrup, the point of which somewhat escapes me. All vitality is sucked out of the floral scent in order to squash it under the weighty backside of something unrelentingly sweet. The lino glue tones of the opening didn’t do much to help either. Why this is an Oud Star is a bit of a mystery, anything resembling oud is submerged.

    09th April, 2013

    alfarom's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    Al-Khatt, together with Zafar, have been my favorite composition in the Oud Stars series for some time but, lately, it bores me.

    The fragrance opens with an extremely interesting fecal oud note paried to some indolic Jasmine. During the initial phases Al-Khatt is quite a wower if you like challenging stuff. Strongly fecal and dirty, extremely exotic but somewhat fascinating in its carnal iteration of this neglected accord. Unfortunately the jasmine takes brutally over in no time and drives the fragrance towards a more conventional territory. What I'm left with, is a bombastic and overly sweet musky-jasmine base that's not so distant from Mugler's Alien. Quite linear, extremely long lasting (almost exasperating), potentially cloying and, in the end, a bit boring too. Mild thumbs up more leaning to neutral

    08th November, 2012

    drseid's avatar

    United States United States

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    Al Khatt opens with a sugary sweet slightly orange-like cotton candy accord primarily made up of bergamot and jasmine, with a musky undertone from cashmeran present nearly from the get-go. The Oud completely presents itself in the early heart notes, coming off as quite animallic smelling with an odor of a petting zoo, farm or circus. This animallic nature couples with the still ever-present musky cotton candy from the earlier notes to form a not entirely bizarre, but certainly abnormal combination. The animallic nature of the Oud dies down a bit but never completely dissipates, leaving the sweetness and muskiness remaining until vanilla from the base further sweetens the scent as the last of the animallic accord completely dissipates. Projection and longevity are both excellent.

    Al Khatt, like most of the Xerjoff range is a bit of a disappointment. It is *way* too sweet and the animallic early heart notes are quite off-putting. The overall scent reminds me of being a spectator under the big top of a traveling circus with its animal stench and cotton candy wafting smells from the crowd. This all sounds much worse than it really is, but the end result is Al Khatt is not what I would ever want to smell like, nor smell on others. Adding to the case to pass on Al Khatt is its relatively high price of $315 per 50 ml bottle. The scent has some merit so I award it a below average to average rating of 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 for the smell, but if you want to experience what a traveling circus smells like, go to the real thing and save some money over this mediocre offering from Xerjoff.

    24th August, 2012

    FumeHood's avatar

    Brazil Brazil

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    Al Khatt opens with a sweet candy accord - with all of the concentrated powder of a tutti-frutti instant drink mix (with a lean toward grape, me thinks). Luckily there is an immediately recognizable creamy (almost sour milk) oud lying beneath and this quickly begins to aid in the balance of what might otherwise become a syrupy sweet scrubber on me. Just when you think you are in a candy shop, this blend goes all horsey on your ass and you have been transported to the hides, sawdust, smokey, and yes - even fecal notes - of a well-kept stable. Truly Bizarre to pair a synthetic-feeling sugar-toothed opening with the most natural and skanky of the ouds in the series. Nice projection and longevity on this one. Still, I cannot say I love the marriage here. It is just too unbalanced to my nose, and even conjures up an odd sneeze-inducing moment from time to time as if telling my body not to dare spray this stuff again.

    08th July, 2012

    Dernier_Cri's avatar

    United States United States

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    Quiet little Al Khatt. This among the Xerjoff Oud Star brothers and sisters may be that shy unprepossessing sibling that few notice standing there in back of her more glamorous attention-getting and sometimes gaudy family members. Initially jasmine and some mildly barnyard goings on. Don't get too excited. This is Old MacDonald's barnyard. There's been a lot of shoveling and raking and hosing down. Everything is pretty clean as barnyard's go. The jasmine, while perhaps not exceptional is allowed to express itself in a more natural way in this quieter setting than the jasmine's present in the cranked up Mamluk and Fars. Al Khatt is so well-mannered and quiet compared to the other Oud Stars it sometimes seems to border on the generic......like an Amouage throw away. But there's something calming and almost deep also as only things this quiet can be, and Al Khatt for that reason seems to achieve a kind of refinement that the other Oud Stars don't possess.
    Seemingly overshadowed by the other all very impressive Oud Stars, Al Khatt manages to hold it's own with it's unique subtlety.

    31st May, 2012

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