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    Default Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    I know this is a highly subjective subject, but what do you all think of Xerjoff fragrances related to price? I've been looking at several, but even the cheaper ones are $265 for $50 mL, which seems steep to me.

    I've never smelled any of them, so should I bother? 1861 has interested me in the past, as well as Kobe/Nio/Uden.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    There are some fragrances i would never buy, regardless of how good they are, due to their price. As a result, i don't see the point in buying samples of them. Xerjoff is one of those. But it depends on your wallet.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Though the price they charge is way to expensive they do use top notch ingredients like in 1861. I just have not as yet found any I want to purchase.

    Though saying that they have just released a whole new range of frags at more reasonable prices. Check them out here:

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/duefte...he-club-1.html

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Not in my opinion.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Al-Khatt and Zafar are very nice, but you would rather buy the discovery set instead of a bottle, I think

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    I loved Irisss (with three sss) - a big hissy iris. But the price is unreasonable. Still - who knows. I have, after all, bought a couple of JAR.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    No not really worth the price in my opinion. I like some of their fragrances and own a couple. Their high prices tell me they are still in the "artisanal - baby steps - experimentation phase" of their fragrance enterprise. At some point they will realize that its time to get out on the street and get serious.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Their discovery set is worth every penny imo.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Discovery set's and samples are the way to go all the Xerjoff frags IMHO have great throw and great longevity. They will last awhile u don't need much.

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    They make some very nice scents. They last forever, and are very high quality, plus the bottles are gorgeous. Some of my favs of the ones I've sampled are Kobe, Uden, Mefisto, and Malmuk, but I also cannot justify the price. I did come very close on a bottle of Kobe once, but decided against it last minute.

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    No way!

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    This will sound juvenile, but the name "Xerjoff" always makes me chuckle...don't know why .
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    1861 is fantastic and worth it, though I haven't tried much of the line.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    In Italian, the somewhat silly name sounds unmistakeably close to the name Sergio.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Not at their prices! I would be tempted by the aoud stars collection but it seems to be unavailable.
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    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    1861 appears to be pretty reasonable in pricing. Around US$230 for 100ml bottle which I think is similar to Amouage etc

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Firstinfragrance has the Join The Club line already. Feels like they are too many and trying too hard to please.
    And I'd choose Amouage over X any second.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Oud Stars discovery set is available at Xerjoff.com

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    For me personally - none.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Hard to say. Kobe is very nice, but I think it would be more appropriately priced around $100 less than they're asking. At $265 for 50ml you really have to love the fragrance.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    They are outpacing Bond #9 with their releases. Fragrantica shows 52 Xerjoffs in their database already... in what, like, 3 years?
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    In Italian, the somewhat silly name sounds unmistakeably close to the name Sergio.

    cacio
    Yep, hence the name of the owner: Sergio Momo


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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    1861, Kobe, Richwood, Al-Khatt, Zafar I enjoy alot. Whether they are worth the money is as always dependent on what you're budget is.

    I think most people would be satisfied with 10-20ml of each as they have excellent longevity and don't need heavy application.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Only tried two - Zhafar and Gao. Would certainly be tempted by one of these once my decants run out. As Kron implies though, maybe further decants are in order; hell my current decants will probably last me anyway.......

    In conclusion, they are 'worth' the price IMO as they are incredible fragrances. I would not complain however, if they halved their prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    This will sound juvenile, but the name "Xerjoff" always makes me chuckle...don't know why .
    I know! I'm so glad they don't have a circle anywhere in their insignia.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    At first when I tried some of the shooting stars, I sort of laughed them off, as they didn't smell "niche" enough, and I thought they were just sort of a cash grab (which they probably are). But like others have said, they are made of high quality stuff, and they do project and last FOREVER. I got a tiny bit from my neck on my shirt collar, and that stuff survived the washing machine, and I could still smell it after it had been washed.

    Uden is nice, and the more I've worn the sample I have, the more I've been considering the possibility of maybe going in for a FB someday.

    If it's worth the money or not, as echoed before, is quite subjective.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Some are and some aren't.

    I liked Kobe very much.

    On top in terms of quality. Feels like smelling a real orange blossom.

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    I was pretty disappointed with 1861. Everyone says it smells so natural, but I just don't get it. It gave the people around me legitimate headaches as well, so that's a no-go.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    imo it depends on which fragrance...they do have some great ones in their line. They use top notch ingredient and the presentation is beautiful...

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    The ouds are certainly worth trying if only because they are interesting well balanced compositions. If you find
    something that really suits you then the money issue is one you have to determine. I was always very impressed with GAO,
    but it's strong stuff, not for the faint-hearted. Sometimes these day I get a Comet cleanser note from GAO. Once an impression
    like that gets in your head it's hard to shake.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Perhaps overpriced but amazing. Homme is a classic, Oroville is great and sticks around for days. Most of the Oud Stars are incredible especially Zafar, Najaf and Gao and some of the JTCs are great too. As said before the Discovery sets are better value, but if you can afford them or see a good deal, they are amazingly rich so go for it! Ive got 6 of them and a discovery set and still pondering on a few more. Most definitely more money than sense!

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    This is my response when someone says "How can you spend that much on cologne?" Answer is simple, because I can and because I like it. Now when it comes to quality versus the price tag then yes that depends on what you are looking at. While I like Kobe I didn't like it enough to want to spend that much money on it. However I cannot deny the quality in the juice. If I had like it a lot I would have bought it and never thought twice about it.
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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    IMO, no
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    I like Kobe a lot. I would buy it in a split, but not a full bottle.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    As I said, Ive got 6 but no Kobe. Ill have to give it a try since its so popular

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    I don't have a lot of money (I'm a student and work extra as a nursing assistant at nights and weekends) but I do not think twice when I find a perfume that touches me. In 2012 I spent >2.000$ on perfume and I know it's crazy. I pay my bills so I'm not irresponsible, just very very fascinated with smells. If I want something I'd rather work three extra nights (or seven: to pay for Keiko Mecheri's Cuir Fauve, which in Sweden costs 415$) than to not get the perfume. I'm fortunate to have a job and I do not wish to offend anyone with my squandering, so I apologize if I sound presumptuous!

    So my point: some may never want to pay Xerjoff-prices no matter how much money they have because they find the perfume being overprized, and some may think the experience is priceless, no matter how much (or little) money they have.

    I've only smelled the Casamorati 1888 - and Bouquet Ideale really touched me. A few more nights work and I'll be able to afford it.

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    I've tried Oroville, XJ Homme and Casamoroti 1888. XJ Homme was a Knize Ten clone, but costing much more. 1888 was pleasant, but not exceptional. Oroville was a stunning tobacco and chamomile fragrance, topping most any tobacco based fragrance I've tried. I prefer it to Tobacco Vanille and Back to Black, although I like DC 1913 and Amouage Tribute Attar even more (although I consider these rose fragrances where the tobacco is in the background). I've considered a purchase of Oroville, but the price makes it hard to justify. I didn't have to think twice with Tribute Attar.

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    I have tried Kobe and 1861. Even though I thought that 1861 was a very good citrus based fragrance it is in no way worth the money. This fragrance house has a great presentation but I can't do a $350 bottle of a citrus based fragrance that lasts 3-4 hours.
    My current top ten:
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    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
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    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by SusyQ View Post
    ... to pay for Keiko Mecheri's Cuir Fauve, which in Sweden costs 415$) than to not get the perfume. ..
    Its $275 at luckyscent + no more than $25 for postage. So $300.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=57104

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    hedonist222: I know! But a year ago I was not aware of luckyscent

    I'll order my next bottle via ls

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    In the parrallel universe where I have a lot more money to burn I'd own a bottle of Richwoods. In this one, however, it's just the oud discover set and samples.

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    Default Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Depends on the price.

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    No fragrance no matter how precious and rare the ingredients put into it worth that kind of money

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