Excellent scent from the house of Xerjoff. Heavy on the Aoud & rose. Superb longevity & sillage Reminds me of a combination of Montale’s Black Aoud & Czech & Speak’s # 88, but so much more. One spray to the neck and I’m good to go.
As you all know by now my reviews are not as wordy as I'd like them to be :)
This is my first Xerjoff and am pleased to say that from top to base this fragrance is over the top. I not sure if anyone really has a signature scent, but this could well be one of mine.
Very disappointed. No projection & poor longevity.
To me it's a watered down version of Creed's MI. Longevity is about 60 minutes and sillage is nonexistent.
The only notes I get are rose,cinnamon,amber, and Patchouli. On my dry skin it seems to be quite linear from mid to base. Excellent longevity and sillage. I would have given it a thumbs up but the overly sweetness and cloying makes it a neutral rating.
One of the best agarwood, vetiver, and amber frags and definitely in my top ten winter scents. Be forewarned, this is a sillage powerhouse, be gentle with the sprays. Double thumbs up on this one .
Did you say "complex"!! Jeez this frag is so complicated and dynamic I don't know where one note evolves into the next. This was a sample from a friend and after 3 runs we are now arch enemies, J/K . Whoever mentioned Eternity is spot on. I would not buy this.
I definitely detect the pepper from top to bottom, but as it drys down it just becomes a softer spice for me. My lady friend loves it. When I left the room she couldn't wait till I came back because she liked it that much.
30th October, 2009 (last edited: 31st January, 2011)
I don't give thumbs down. This frag smells like the Dallas Cowboy's locker room after Superbowl XXVII in 1993.
This toxic waste has torn a hole in the ozone!!
I'm not a big fan of vetiver. But I love this blend along with the Comme de Garcons Vettiveru. FB worthy for me.
Chocolate and Patchuoli. How very interesting combo. I'm not a big patchouli fan, but I would buy a FB.
I agree with vadim, top note had some cedar and I mean some. 5 minutes into drydown, nothing, nada. I'll pass.
I need to give this another go, smells like Elmer's glue to me. Or that Ross Mucilage brownish colored syrup paste we used in old school.
I agree somewhat with Vibert on the licorice and cucumber, but I think it's the marine algae that's appealing to me. It's just OK.
Wow, Vibert hits it right on the head:
"Liberal application improves Jubilation's longevity as well. The luxurious drydown persists for hours and hours and is without question this fragrance's best feature. Oudh, myrrh, and opopanax engage in a complex dance upon a stage of leather. The medicinal astrigency of oudh and myrrh offer a perfect balance to the sweet opopanax."
Like Vibert, I wanted to like it as well. But on me, I didn't care for it.
OK. I wouldn't buy it. Smells a little like black licorice to me.
Thankful I only sampled it..not for me..it smells like rotten cocoa , may be the fenugreek. I'll pass.
Very long lasting but borderlines on too sweet.