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  1. #31

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    I 've been meaning to ask for a long time..... Can any fragrance be worth that kind of money or is it just a russin nouveau riche thing?
    Last edited by cpk; 15th June 2009 at 10:28 AM.

  2. #32

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    most of them exceed what I've earned in the past four years as a student!

    They're all WAY too much.

    I've sampled the Casamorati range and to be honest, their longevity wasn't that great. I only got a couple of hours max out of "Mefisto" and "Fiori d'Ulivo"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Mlt, they are all EDP.

    Ausliebezumduft are now stocking some of this line (with the exception of the Casamorati scents), and samples are also available. (Perhaps you might wanna sit down first before clicking on the link).

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/index.php?cPath=23_841
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    Looking for; http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=210771
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    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=214089

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    I 've been meaning to ask for a long time..... Can any fragrance be worth that kind of money or is it just a russin nouveau riche thing?
    Well, I personally dont feel ANY fragrance is worth that kind of money, but when a brand combines perfume with exquisite craftsmanship of flacons (blown murano glass, or carved from rock crystal, lapiz lazuli etc), then the sky is really the limit.
    But for the record, the scents are lovely. Its the bottles and the prestige that you're paying for.

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    Why would a perfumeur sell his perfume with pretty bottles and inflate the price so much that even perfume lovers are frightend off? Do you even care about being a perfumeur and people loving your art, or not.

    Its like publish or perish and in case the publishing bit is scared you make sure you publish but still immunize yourself to critique by inflating the price so much a lot of people wont be able to get their hands on it.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

  5. #35

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    True... I imagine that this scent is marketed more towards a whole other echelon of fragophiles.
    Those who fly around in private jets.

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlt.perfume View Post
    most of them exceed what I've earned in the past four years as a student!

    They're all WAY too much.

    I've sampled the Casamorati range and to be honest, their longevity wasn't that great. I only got a couple of hours max out of "Mefisto" and "Fiori d'Ulivo"
    I believe that`s skin chemistry issue.
    My EDP decants of Mefisto and Fiori d`Ulivo gives me about usual longevity - 6-8 hours.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    Why would a perfumeur sell his perfume with pretty bottles and inflate the price so much that even perfume lovers are frightend off? Do you even care about being a perfumeur and people loving your art, or not.

    Its like publish or perish and in case the publishing bit is scared you make sure you publish but still immunize yourself to critique by inflating the price so much a lot of people wont be able to get their hands on it.
    Price and marketing are different with every brand.
    For niche and selective brands the price is usually higher, as they are not advertised and they have not massive buyers.

    Critique immunity made by prohibitively high price? Tell about it to Cadillac and Cartier )))))))
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  8. #38

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    I got a chance to try these at harrods last week. Really nice scents and really nice bottles and presentations. I ended up buying the full presentation of Kobe which was around 370. Pricey...yes. But it smelled really nice and will make a nice rare addition to my collection. Very good quality scents I must say. Pleased with my purchases.
    Last edited by cairomerta; 28th July 2009 at 05:05 AM.

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    OK, Dimitri,

    XJ 17-17 XXY
    Top - Bergamot, grapefruit, peach
    Heart - Ylang-ylang, jasmine, orris, black pepper
    Base - Patchouli, vetiver, Mysore sandalwood, labdanum, vanilla, musk
    Is the name a joke? XXY is representative of the genetic disease Klinefelter's Syndrome. I think that was a poor choice. What else should it mean?
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    nevermind.
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  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Is the name a joke? XXY is representative of the genetic disease Klinefelter's Syndrome. I think that was a poor choice. What else should it mean?
    well, it is not a joke
    Nobody could predict all the negative connotations - Ibitira does not sound good in Russian, for example.
    Anyway, here XXY (as in Boss frags) means that the scent is devoted to androgyne, either man and woman, referring to a ancient Greek legend of beautiful Hermafrodit.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  12. #42

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    I finally got to visit Harrods for the first time and purchased 3 scents. Uden and Modoc from the shooting stars collection. I bought the Kobe full presentation bottle via the internet on First in fragrance. That was $570. Well worth it. These really are amazing scents. I also got to try and received samples of Iriss, home and XXY from the really expensive line and those are absolutely amazing. They are expensive samples to be sure but at least you get 2.5ml of them. This is a really fascinating line and am really happy to be able to have 3 of them. The full presentation bottles of the shooting stars scents are amazing. Beautiful boxes, and equally beautiful caps made of heavy solid brass.
    Last edited by cairomerta; 28th July 2009 at 05:07 AM.

  13. #43

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    Cairomerta, did you seek out Clement in Harrods as advised?

  14. #44

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    I did but he wasn't there. Only marcel was there who was really a great guy. They really take their time with you over there. Never in a hurry.

    This line really is great. Irisss is an iris lovers dream. I think it may be one of the best I have ever smelled.

  15. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Irisss is an iris lovers dream. I think it may be one of the best I have ever smelled.
    You've got no arguments there!

  16. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Irisss is an iris lovers dream. I think it may be one of the best I have ever smelled.
    Iris is probably my favorite note EVER How would you describe it...

    metallic, cold and powdery like Iris Silver Mist
    citrusy, dry and powdery like Iris Bleu Gris
    powdery as HELL like Teint de Neige
    aldehydic, powdery fruity like Iris Poude
    or gourmandy like Iris Ganache
    ???

  17. #47

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    I think you covered it really well Scent!!!! This Xerjoff Irisss has so many things going on with it. Its crazy. Just like you wrote , its the best of all the above put into one scent. With a price tag of all those combined too!! It starts off sharp and metallic and than blends into the softest milkiest scent ever. Absolutely stunning!
    Last edited by cairomerta; 18th June 2009 at 09:42 PM.

  18. #48

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    My take is that it also starts out a bit metallic, but then diffuses into something wonderfully buttery and gourmand-like. The "powder" aspect is kept in check though. Very sophisticated, and totally addictive.

  19. #49

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    Anyone know when the Xerjoff Casamorati line will be released. Also, can any one of our wonderful basenoters who have tried it, please expand just a tiny bit more on your impressions of these two Casamorati scents and how they smell, especially them mens. Thanks!

  20. #50

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    I have just PM'd you.
    I may do a blog on Fiore d'Ulivo later this week if i find the time.

  21. #51

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    Thank you very much Dimitri!. I really hope you do a blog entry on this cause this is such a rare line that I think everyone really needs to explore. Their scents are amazing and i hope you can enlighten us all more on their line! Thanks!!

  22. #52

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    Can anyone of you Xerjoff-lovin guys tell me how large are the samples at first-in-fragrance are, and can we order the juice without the presentation (specifically Irisss)?

  23. #53

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    Hi Scent.

    The samples at first in fragrance for all Xerjoff scents are 2.5 ml spray samples. And they arrive in 10 days.

    In regards to the prices, the scents that can be purchased without the presentations are the meteorite collection. They are known as the refills. These can be purchased from Harrods Roja Dove boutique. I am not sure if FIF sells just the scent refills. They come in a normal small box like any other scent and have no cap and they are 95 . The full presentation comes in an amazing wooden box with the cap as seen above and a really nice leather band that wraps vertically on the bottle itself. When you buy the refill, you just take off the cap and the leather band and put it on the new refill bottle. I bought the refills of Modoc and Uden and the full presentation of the Kobe scent and it came with a red alligator leather band on it.

    Regarding the expensive 17/17 scents like Irisss and Homme and XXY, these do come in just the refill bottles which are very expensive. Roja dove told me that they are 600 for 35ml. But if you buy the the Irisss and XXY in the large murano bottles, each one is hand blown and also with the bottle you get 3 x 50ml refills. Priced at 1200.

    Roja dove takes orders over the phone and they ship very fast!

    I hope this helps!!
    Last edited by cairomerta; 28th July 2009 at 05:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Hi Scent.

    The samples at first in fragrance for all Xerjoff scents are 2.5 ml spray samples. And they arrive in 10 days.

    In regards to the prices, the scents that can be purchased without the presentations are the meteorite collection. They are known as the refills. These can be purchased from Harrods Roja Dove boutique. I am not sure if FIF sells just the scent refills. They come in a normal small box like any other scent and have no cap and they are 95 . The full presentation comes in an amazing wooden box with the cap as seen above and a really nice leather band that wraps vertically on the bottle itself. When you buy the refill, you just take off the cap and the leather band and put it on the new refill bottle. I bought the refills of Modoc and Uden and the full presentation of the Kobe scent and it came with a red alligator leather band on it.

    Regarding the expensive 17/17 scents like Irisss and Homme and XXY, these do come in just the refill bottles which are very expensive. Roja dove told me that they are 600 for 35ml. But if you buy the the Irisss and XXY in the large murano bottles, each one is hand blown and also with the bottle you get 3 x 50ml refills. Priced at 1200.

    Roja dove takes orders over the phone and they ship very fast!

    I hope his helps!!
    Thanks cairomerta!!! I already knew about the meteorite collection. I was in Roja Dove in December myself and purchased two of the refills. I am so envious of your full presentation of Kobe! I hope you enjoy it in good health
    I think I'll go with an Irisss sample first and if I do enjoy it, I'll just order more. That 1200 pound bottle sure sounds tempting though (180 of Parfum )
    Time will tell...time will tell

  25. #55

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    Actually it is only 150ml total as the bottle comes empty. You get the 3 x 50ml of perfume on the side. Still a good amount of pure perfume for sure though!!!

  26. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Actually it is only 150ml total as the bottle comes empty. You get the 3 x 50ml of perfume on the side. Still a good amount of pure perfume for sure though!!!
    Oh...well then I'm not going to buy it!!! LOOOOL!!!

  27. #57

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    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    Iris is probably my favorite note EVER How would you describe it...

    metallic, cold and powdery like Iris Silver Mist
    citrusy, dry and powdery like Iris Bleu Gris
    powdery as HELL like Teint de Neige
    aldehydic, powdery fruity like Iris Poude
    or gourmandy like Iris Ganache
    ???
    I`d say that Irisss is close to Iris Silver Mist and Hiris - it`s cold, carrot seed, camphor smell - but the closest relative could be Passage #6 Iris from Christian Dior Collection Particuliere (sp?)
    I`m sure if you like orris note - you`ll love it!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  28. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Anyone know when the Xerjoff Casamorati line will be released. Also, can any one of our wonderful basenoters who have tried it, please expand just a tiny bit more on your impressions of these two Casamorati scents and how they smell, especially them mens. Thanks!
    As far as I know, Casamorati line was launched in London - but now is taken back as bottles made from faience appears to be leaking through tiny cracks.
    Now XJ is going to relaunch it with glass bottles - in September, I believe.

    (Contact me if you want to test it so much that will swap for it)
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  29. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    I`d say that Irisss is close to Iris Silver Mist and Hiris - it`s cold, carrot seed, camphor smell - but the closest relative could be Passage #6 Iris from Christian Dior Collection Particuliere (sp?)
    I`m sure if you like orris note - you`ll love it!
    Hi Moonfish. When did they release Passage #6?!?!?! I tested 4, 8 and 9 in April in Paris, but didn't hear about the Iris. UGH! So much too keep up with these days !!!
    Oh, and how does it smell like?

  30. #60

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    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    Hi Moonfish. When did they release Passage #6?!?!?! I tested 4, 8 and 9 in April in Paris, but didn't hear about the Iris. UGH! So much too keep up with these days !!!
    Oh, and how does it smell like?
    Sorry, scent, for the wrong number.
    Sure I meant #8 from the line - the orris, violet and heliotrope one.
    Shame on me.

    I`m glad you tested it - so you could make a decision.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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