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    Default Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    not much infos on the lines yet but here is what I got to know from their presentation at Fragranze 2012...

    New Xerjoff series coming: JTC (Join The Club)

    10 new fragrances with an "high concept and profile" to be sold at a "low price". They define the new line as the Xerjoff "entry level"...Probably they should have called it "Join The (austerity) Club"

    From their presentation: "10 excellent perfumes, each one associated with a high-level activity from simple recreation to a degree of real passion.

    Just for an exclusive Club moment, Xerjoff JTC has created an iconic selection which harks back to the concept of selectivity that takes moments in life to their most intense aspects
    ".



    The bottles come with the tipycal Xerjoff golden cap. They're coloured an indigo blue and look halfway between a diamond cut stone and a pear. Actually not bad but the only fragrance I tested (called something like "Comandante") made me instantly loose any kind of interest. I'll try to give them a chance on a second time but, admittedly, I'm not among the biggest fans of Xerjoff...


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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Perhaps sales of their pricey lines are languishing too much they had to 'join the club' and peddle mass market frags? Still I'm hopeful for a gem or two.
    Currently wearing: Sartorial by Penhaligon's

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    Thanks for the info Alfarom, I wonder what Xerjoffs definition of a low price is going to be.

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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Thanks for the info Alfarom, I wonder what Xerjoffs definition of a low price is going to be.
    Probably the same as if Maserati or Ferrari would release an utilitarian....


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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I wonder what Xerjoffs definition of a low price is going to be.
    Well if you have to ask............

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    Hmmm. Wonder if the quality will suffer. Definitely will have to try. Kobe is one of my favorite summer frags.

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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    I doubt I'll be joining as I have not found one scent from Xerjoff FBW so far... I never say "never" though...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Probably the same as if Maserati or Ferrari would release an utilitarian....
    I like this analogy

    These could be great! I believe there are more than a few offerings out there which are priced way out of their league based on the merits of their ingredients or the perfumer making it. I believe that amazing composition are possible without using the finest Thaqueel oud or the rarest sandalwood essences. I will definitely consider these "capable of excellence" -- till proven otherwise.

    Great Scoop Al... you are so knowledgeable!

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    Ill try anything, at least, once.

    Xerjoff is not bad. All they need is some fine tuning and they'll end up with very good perfumes.
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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    I guess they're adding five oud attars to the line also.

    Sweet Assam (a classic oud)
    Java Blossom (woody oud)
    Sukar Aswad (with rose)
    Oud Luban (floral)
    Warda al Oud (with rose)

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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Thanks for the info.
    Will have to see how far they go to capture the mainstream.



    Quote Originally Posted by Scentfanatic1631 View Post
    Wonder if the quality will suffer.
    @ Scentfanatic1631 - This appears as a given.

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    I received a few samples this morning..

    JTC - 40 Knots
    JTC - Birdie
    JTC - Kind of Blue
    JTC - Shunkoin

    I'll throw up some impressions in a few days. I had a quick sniff of Birdie which is supposed to conjure up an image of a Vetiver laden Golf Course??. Its got a very harsh opening but as it settles to a nice herbacious peppery patch/vetiver combo. Nothing thats wowing me but the quality is there so I've some hope for the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Sweet Assam
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    I've tried 40 Knots and Comandante. They smell like department store offerings I like. 40 Knots reminded me of YSL La Nuit de L'Homme. Comandante reminds me of Polo Red.

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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Chanel... I've sniffed them all, but one leapt out to me... Ivory route. To me it's a peppery, woody vanilla. Many of them are worth a sniff, although I agree commandante is generic. 40 knots is nice, but as you're saying... Very department store. I absolutely can't say that for ivory route though, which I find quite unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollers View Post
    Chanel... I've sniffed them all, but one leapt out to me... Ivory route. To me it's a peppery, woody vanilla. Many of them are worth a sniff, although I agree commandante is generic. 40 knots is nice, but as you're saying... Very department store. I absolutely can't say that for ivory route though, which I find quite unique.
    Tollers - Thanks for replying. My mind has been in overdrive trying to reconcile what I've read about Xejjoff and what I've smelled from Xerjoff samples. I have no problem with a niche house doing knock-offs of department store fragrances, necessarily, but they have to deliver and somehow justify doubling, tripling, or quadrupling the price.

    Xerjoff doesn't fall flat on its face, like some niche I've tried, but I'm not sure it's quite delivering either.

    I'll try 40 Knots again. Comandante was nice during the mid, but I was having trouble with the residual base; and I hate having trouble with the residual base.

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    i tried the entire line based on sample vials from luckyscent...from a retrospective standpoint i think they were slightly quirky but forgetable..the only one that i enjoyed enough to even think of buying a bottle was birdie.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    I defnintely enjoyed 40 knots. Can't find the "department store" link, really....for me this stuff does smell expensive, though not sure if expensive enough to warrant the price tag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by descentered View Post
    I defnintely enjoyed 40 knots. Can't find the "department store" link, really....for me this stuff does smell expensive, though not sure if expensive enough to warrant the price tag...
    Descentered - Thanks for replying. That's a positive vote for the line, and another thread is touting(?) this line for smelling "modern."

    I like department store fragrances. They're wearable for me, and this Xerjoff line appears to be as well, which is a positive. I'll wear the samples some more at some point and post again.

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    Default Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Great scents from the house of xerjoff, my favourite is " more than words "

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