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.