Join The Club - More Than Words 2012

Join The Club - More Than Words by XerJoff
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Join The Club - More Than Words is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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7.6 (113 Ratings)

Longevity

9.0 (96 Ratings)

Sillage

8.7 (100 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (103 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 23.11.2020.

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XerJoff deliberately do not specify any notes for fragrances of the collection "Join The Club". Every scent of this series is dedicated to another club.
More than Words allegedly captures the world of writers and poets.
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8.5
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Cravache
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Cravache
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Of books, boobs and oud
Above the entrance to the Abbey Library of St. Gallen is written in large letters: PSYCHES IATREION (pronounced: psüchäs hiatreion). This could be translated from the Attic with "sanatorium for the soul". The literature and especially the library, where literature was consumed in former times, was and is still partly regarded as a "soul pharmacy"
With the Joint the Club line, XerJoff has created fragrances where, to the chagrin of the fragrance pyramid rollator pilots, individual fragrances are not the focus of attention. XerJoff deliberately does not publish a pyramid of fragrances. The fragrances should convey a specific scent image, which usually works very well. More than Words is dedicated to a specific club/circle. That of literature, especially the writer and the reader. The fragrance transports one to a powerful, dark, old library.

Libraries with their dark corridors and discreet niches, however, have their appeal especially in the youth. Whether it is the deafening silence and tranquillity of a library, thoughts turn sometimes to Judith, then again to Anna, from the coquettish restlessness, the reckless grace, the light-hearted remorse to discipline and credit points for graduation.

One day, my former fellow student S. from the Land of Smiles took the current issue of a Big 'Uns publication out of her pocket with her tender, pale, discreet fingers - in Asia, especially in Japan, it is quite common to consume such adult magazines in public - and put the booklet on the ponderous reading table. S., leafed calmly through the booklet and commented. First the lecture, then the seminarium.

In short, a library addresses not only the intellectual part of the psyche, but also the sensual part. So does More than Words
More Than Words is fruity and sweet after being sprayed on. Woody and smoky notes (frankincense, ambergris and labdanum) are quickly added. The woody and smoky notes evoke the image of dark, mighty cupboards and shelves full of old books preciously bound in leather.

At this stage, the fragrance thrives on the interaction between light, fruity, sweet, immaculate notes and dark, mysterious and even verr(a)ucht-erotic notes. Just as a library houses works by Thomas Aquinas as well as works by Catullus ("The honourable poet must be chaste, but his verses are not.") or Giovanni Boccaccio.

Soon Oud joins in. Oud with smoky, dark, earthy, slightly animal notes. The oud symbolizes the preciousness and grace of literary works. But the oud does not dominate the fragrance completely or even one-dimensionally, it is artfully woven into resinous, sweet, leathery and smoky notes.

At the end of the fragrance process, More than Words becomes softer and quieter. One sits relaxed and mentally satisfied in a quiet, warm, dark, cosy reading room of a library. The fragrance envelops the wearer in an intellectual and sensual sense of security.

More than Words is a deep, sensual perfume. It reflects the whole range of literature. More than Words is complex, but not as exhausting as the "Quiet!" fetishists of a library picking up the hasty Aphrodite, light and dark at the same time, sweet and lustful and at the same time bitter like very old dark wood. More than Words transports the emotions of literature, more than individual words (or scent pyramids) can do on their own.
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GewoonBB

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More Than Words (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
•XERJOFF MORE THAN WORDS •

After the success of Naxos, I've been waiting to try out more Xerjoff fragrances. Next in line was More Than Words.

This has one of the best openings I have ever smelled. It's woody, fruity and floral at the same time, and it has an almost palpable sparkling quality. Funny enough, it reminded me of cola and it took a while before I could let that connection go. That's where I started smelling more of the florals and a slight animalic warmth. In essence, this is a rose-oud combination, but it's fruitier and more powdery than the other's that I have tried. It has a hint of the Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud opening (with the raspberry), but way better, deeper and smoother.

Pinpointing exact notes is hard, some wafts I think of tobacco, some of leather, some of labdanum. The drydown isn't as amazing as the opening, it's very similar, a bit drier, and it loses a bit of the brighness and magic. The sparkling freshness from the opening fades and the scent becomes warmer. Still very enjoyable throughout and I think crowd-pleasing, but maybe not the most unique or special. Given More Than Words' pricepoint, it might be a hard sell, but it's lovely nonetheless. I could see this working in most weather conditions. Most people seem to use this in cold weather, but I think with moderate sprays this could be awesome in warmer weather as well (I'll have to test that out when warmer weather ever reaches The Netherlands). Since it's even more expensive, I don't think this can dethrone Oud Satin Mood on my wishlist, but it surely made the list and I'm likely getting a new sample after I finish this one •

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Crisstyyn

2 Reviews
Crisstyyn
Crisstyyn
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Music to my soul
This fragrance is the one that gives me butterflies in my stomach, like when inlove. The combo between fruits and oud is amazing to my nose. I haven't found someone who didn't like it every time i was wearing it

Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 11 days ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
A slightly leathery, yet dry and dusty floral-woody Fall fragrance, with a challenging spicy fruity-sweet opening. Keep sprays to a minimum!
CrishoffmanCrishoffman 18 days ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Refined and spicy minimalist rose.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 2 years ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Interesting rose oud combo. Fruity and delicious. Got some bad reactions from it, but I loved wearing a sample of this one.
LexaLexa 4 years ago
6.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Oud and fruits.And of course a rose also.A younger brother of Erba Pura.Winter-spring fragrance.Makes me think of fruit booze(Grappa)

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