Within the world of luxury niche perfumery, few brands encapsulate artistry and passion quite like Xerjoff. Based in Italy and founded by Sergio Momo in 2004, Xerjoff has carved out a reputation for crafting exquisitely elaborate fragrances of the finest quality. Their perfumes blend rare, carefully sourced ingredients to create unique compositions that feel like olfactory art. Each new creation tells a story through scent, evoking images and emotions connected to different aspects of life, culture and imagination. Xerjoff takes pride in the artistic dedication poured into their fragrances, from the conceptual inspiration down to the customized bottle designs. Trying a Xerjoff fragrance is an experience unto itself, like stepping into a beautifully crafted painting. Every aroma invites you into a new multi-sensory world. For those seeking extraordinary perfumes that push boundaries and elevate the senses, Xerjoff offers covetable works of artistry for the nose. The brand has risen quickly to prominence with their unrelenting passion for the art of perfumery.
1. Xerjoff 1861 Decas
Xerjoff’s 1861 Decas transports you back to 19th century Italy with its rich, intricate fragrances that evoke the past. This exquisite perfume is part of the Join the Club collection, taking inspiration from Italy’s first gentleman’s club in Turin established in 1861. Capturing the aura of prestige and luxury, 1861 Decas is a majestic elixir for the senses.
Top Notes – 1861 Decas opens with a burst of fresh citrus as notes of bergamot, petitgrain, and neroli splash across the skin. Hints of green apple and peach provide fruity nuances while basil and thyme offer a gentle herbal touch.
Heart Notes – The fragrance blossoms to reveal elegant florals at its heart. Jasmine, orris, and rose blend together in refined harmony. The jasmine adds a sweet, almost honeyed undertone while the orris root has a more earthy, grounded presence. Sparkling notes of geranium leaf complement the flowers.
Base Notes – As 1861 Decas starts to settle, a woody base emerges. Sandalwood, ambergris, and musk provide a smooth, creamy texture. Patchouli leaf gives it more depth and slight darkness. Sweet tonka bean rounds it out with its hay-like aroma.
What stands out is how 1861 Decas shapeshifts from the bright, fresh opening to the sensual woods at the base. At once invigorating and soothing, regal yet familiar, this is a fragrance that evokes nostalgia for the sophisticated sensibilities of the past. Xerjoff has crafted a work of olfactory art that feels both timeless and classically elegant. For those seeking a rich, ornate scent, 1861 Decas is a jewel not to be overlooked.
2. Xerjoff 1861 Naxos
Transport yourself to the idyllic Mediterranean island of Naxos with Xerjoff’s 1861 Naxos, a dazzling fragrance that encapsulates the beauty of Greece. Part of Xerjoff’s Join the Club collection inspired by prestigious 19th century gentleman’s clubs, 1861 Naxos bottles the vibrance and passion of the Aegean into an enthralling elixir. With sparkling citrus top notes, addictive spices at its heart, and a sensual woody base, this fragrance is a wanderlust-inducing escape for the senses.
Top Notes – 1861 Naxos greets you with effervescent citrus as notes of bergamot, mandarin, and petitgrain splash across the skin. Hints of green apple and blackcurrant provide fruity freshness.
Heart Notes – The heart reveals spicy intrigue with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg mingling together. Saffron threads add warmth and depth. Flowers make an appearance with touches of jasmine and orange blossom.
Base Notes – 1861 Naxos dries down to reveal earthy woods and musks. Sandalwood, cedar, vanilla, ambergris, and musk come together to provide a smooth, well-rounded base. The vanilla gives it just a kiss of sweetness.
1861 Naxos is an addictive journey – sparkling at first spray, mysteriously spicy upon heart notes, then settling into creamy woodiness. This is a multifaceted fragrance that envelops you in the Grecian island’s heady sensuality. Xerjoff has masterfully bottled desired escape into a golden elixir. For perfume lovers seeking adventure and voyaging in a bottle, 1861 Naxos is a dazzling odyssey for the senses.
3. Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance
Revive the richness of the Renaissance era with Xerjoff’s 1861 Renaissance, a fragrance that celebrates the rebirth of art and culture. As part of the Join the Club collection, 1861 Renaissance draws inspiration from 19th century gentleman’s clubs and their devotion to luxury. This opulent elixir opens with zesty citrus before unfolding into a floral heart and warm, woody base. 1861 Renaissance is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, evoking images of ornate art and radiant beauty.
Top Notes – The opening is a bright medley of citrus as Italian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, and Calabrian mandarin offer lively freshness. Green apple and petitgrain provide crisp fruitiness.
Heart Notes – The floral heart reveals itself as notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and Bulgarian rose mingle gracefully. Their sweetness is balanced by hints of geranium and aromatic spices like pink pepper, coriander, and nutmeg.
Base Notes – As the base emerges, its warmth is felt through sandalwood, patchouli, ambergris and soft musk. Sweet tonka bean and earthy vetiver offer depth.
What is striking about 1861 Renaissance is how the composition evolves from the effervescent citrus top through the heady floral heart before settling into opulent woods. It’s a journey that feels rich and complex. Xerjoff has expertly crafted a fragrance that truly captures the essence of a cultural reawakening – radiant, exuberant and deeply artistic. For those who seek inspiration from the past, 1861 Renaissance brilliantly bottles the beauty of the Renaissance.
4. Xerjoff 40 Knots
Set sail on a fragrant oceanic voyage with Xerjoff’s 40 Knots, a dynamic scent inspired by the speed of luxury yachts. As part of the brand’s richly crafted Join the Club Collection, 40 Knots evokes images of cruising along the Italian Riviera with the wind in your hair. This exhilarating elixir begins with a wave of citrus before an aromatic heart gives way to sensual woods and musks. 40 Knots is a perfume that conveys the freedom, adventure, and thrill of being out on open waters.
Top Notes – The scent launches with an effervescent spray of citrus, including bergamot, lemon, petitgrain, and mandarin. Hints of green apple lend a crisp freshness.
Heart Notes – The heart reveals spicy accords of pink peppercorn, clary sage, and aromatic lavender. Geranium adds a light floral touch.
Base Notes – As 40 Knots dries down, earthy notes of vetiver and musk mix with creamy sandalwood. The woodiness is perfectly balanced by a trace of tonka bean.
This is an impeccably crafted scent that goes through waves of evolution. The bright citrus notes evoke sensations of sea breeze and ocean spray. The spicy heart conveys excitement and vibrancy. Finally, the woody base provides an anchor with its mellow sensuality. 40 Knots manages to bottle that sense of freedom and adrenaline that comes from cruising at high speed on the open water. For aquatically inclined perfume lovers seeking escape and adventure, this is a superb fragrance choice.
5. Xerjoff Casamorati 1888 Lira
Escape to old-world Italy with Xerjoff Casamorati 1888 Lira, a fragrance that romanticizes the beauty of the Italian Lira currency. This exquisite perfume encapsulates refined Italian allure, from bright citrus top notes to a spicy floral heart down to a smooth woody base. Crafted with high quality ingredients, 1888 Lira feels rich, ornate and texture. It’s a scent experience that evokes nostalgia for vintage Italian glamour and craftsmanship.
Top Notes – A burst of effervescent citrus greets you as notes of bergamot, lemon, orange and petitgrain splash across the skin. Green apple and mandarin orange lend crisp freshness.
Heart Notes – The floral heart reveals itself as lily of the valley, orange blossom and jasmine mingle gracefully. Lily adds a green floral edge while jasmine and orange blossom provide sweetness. Hints of spicy pink pepper and saffron add dimension.
Base Notes – As the base notes emerge, earthy tobacco leaf and coumarin come together to add richness. Sandalwood and cedar woods lend a smooth creaminess alongside traces of oakmoss and musk.
1888 Lira is beautifully constructed to be an olfactory experience that feels both vintage and luxurious. The citrus notes evoke vintage colognes while the florals have an old-world romanticism. Finally the woodsy base feels grounded and opulent. This is a fragrance for perfume lovers seeking to be transported back to the elegance of vintage Italy. Xerjoff has captured Italian nostalgia and refinement to perfection with 1888 Lira.