Shooting Stars - Nio 2009

Shooting Stars - Nio by XerJoff
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Shooting Stars - Nio is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Jacques Flori

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
SpicesSpices
NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamomCardamom
NutmegNutmeg
JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesGaiac woodGaiac wood
PatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

8.3290 Ratings

Longevity

7.7246 Ratings

Sillage

7.1245 Ratings

Bottle

9.0247 Ratings

Value for money

5.366 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.09.2021.
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9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Gerben79

7 Reviews
Gerben79
Gerben79
   4  
Nio, natural Neroli
After testing a few times, I decided to buy a "bottiglia di Nio". I have some citrus scents for the warmer days, but Nio stands out anyway. Where Acqua Viva (Profumum) is a nuclear "straight on" citrus, Nio comes across as more sophisticated. That doesn't mean the opening of this fragrance isn't a stunner. Fresh, green, crackling... I've never smelled it "like this" before. With many Neroli fragrances I quickly smell a bitter, slightly synthetic tone. Nio doesn't have this and that is well done. After an hour or two nio calms down and becomes a bit more spicy. Not much change occurs, the wood tones stay away for me. It is a pity that after about 4 hours Nio leaves for Italy again. For the price, the gentleman could have stayed another three hours.
9
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
4
Pricing
Basti87
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Basti87
Helpful Review    10  
It could have been so beautiful!
My second Xerjoff I have tested after Erba Pura. A few fragrances of this brand I wanted to test for a long time, because the price makes curious and the expectations are quite high. Especially from the Shooting Stars collection I will probably test some more. Especially since I had or have in recent years rather desire for fresher fragrances. Of course, not my price range with a projection at about 5 euros per ml. But test brings fun and makes curious.

This Nio has made me curious because of the Neroli note. A great note for the summer. Uncomplicated and timeless. Too much neroli, however, I also do not like, because otherwise this typical 4711 ideas come through. Combined with white flowers or spices, however, this note comes through terrific. Again. A beautiful fragrance with neroli in the leading role. From the first second on. Only in the base does this note go limp. The start is extreeem Neroli-heavy. Other notes are not very present in the opening. Successful, but nothing special. This fragrance is really beautiful when gentle spices and great white flowers mix in. A grandiose mixture of which I can not stop smelling. Summery, soft, seductive, elegant, luxurious and a concentrated load of sex appeal. Neroli in its most beautiful form and not as prudish as e.g. in 4711 or Neroli Portofino. You can wear this Nio to a date without any problems. Also the sillage is really really good.
Now to the point of criticism: Where the first part between 30 minutes and about 2-3 hours is easily a 10 with me, he falls off after that very much. Not only from the sillage: He is more likely to skinscent. The base is also quite pleasant, but doesn't really have recognition value. Plus, it's very soft and really hard to detect unless you get your nose close to the skin. It's a shame that this one falls off like that. This is a common problem with fresh scents that don't come across as very synthetic. But of course, I've come across many better examples.
Where you can top up more often with other Freshies with durability problems it's hard with this one. It would be very decadent 5Euro/1ml to pump into the travel atomizer. As for niche, I'm already quite critical about the durability/sillage. At certain prices I already expect a lot.

On the whole, a wonderful unisex fragrance for 2-3 hours. For a purchase it fails with me at the price-performance ratio. A fragrance that you can dose more generously and should also sometimes refill. Who is looking for a really nice fragrance for in between and has the necessary change left: test the times.
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7
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
TristanKalus
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TristanKalus
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The Barber of San Nio
Customs remain customs - even time does not change that. It has always been a tradition in San Nio that the men of the village spent Saturday mornings in Giacomo's shop. Giacomo ran the oldest and only barber shop in San Nio for seventy-one years. In his early twenties he took over his father's shop and since his children and grandchildren had no interest in the venerable profession of barber, at ninety-three he still stood in his shop with scissors and razor and coiffed the inhabitants of the village. One might think that the not-so-steady hands of a man in his mid-nineties would not be able to produce accurate haircuts or shaves with a bare razor, but far from it. With a steady hand and the utmost precision, he trimmed hair, parted hair, and shaved without the slightest hint of a cut. And this he did every single day of the week from seven in the morning until eighteen at night. Only on Sunday did his little shop remain closed entirely in accordance with Biblical regulations. Now it so happened that his clientele consisted almost entirely of the grown men of the village. According to tradition, the boys got their hair cut by their mama at home until they were twelve years old. It was not until their twelfth birthday that they were accepted into the circle of men and received from Giacomo their first haircut and shave, albeit mostly still symbolic. So it was now also for Mattia so far.

Mattia was a bright boy with insatiable curiosity and with a, for his age, very good grasp. His dad was Tommaso, the butcher of San Nio and a loyal customer of Giacomo. Mattia's twelfth birthday fell on a Saturday, like a sign. On the morning of his birthday, Mattia couldn't wait to be accepted into the adult circle and asked his father to take him to Giacomo's barbershop before breakfast. In return he was happy to unpack his presents after the visit to the barber shop. Since Tommaso didn't open his shop until nine in the morning, he good-naturedly agreed and the two of them set off in the direction of the old town.

Giacomo's barbershop was on the first floor of an apartment building and was not particularly large. The double-sided dark wood front door had the most beautiful stained glass windows Mattia had ever seen. Above the portal were the curved letters "BARBIERRE" and in the shop window one could already see the backs of the waiting customers' heads. Tommaso didn't even have to give Mattia a nudge, because he had already pushed open the front doors and disappeared into the shop. Inside there was a bustling atmosphere and even though it was just before eight in the morning, the people waiting occupied almost all the seats on the long bench. For a brief moment Mattia stood rooted to the spot, thinking he heard the men arguing. His dad, however, put his hand on his shoulder from behind, letting him know that everything was fine and the men were just having an animated discussion. Gently, he pushed him to one of the empty seats on the bench. While Mattia listened attentively to the conversations about politics, football and, above all, women, he gradually became aware of how fresh Giacomo's place smelled - of sour lemons, soap and fresh towels. Attracted by the smells, Mattia turned away from the conversation and watched the white-haired barber, who was calmly but firmly shaving with his razor. The old man wore a white jacket and bent over the lathered face of the customer, who lay in a leather-covered barber's chair with chrome handles and struts. This was also the only place for hairdressing and shaving, there was nothing else in the small shop. Opposite the chair was a huge mirror, under which was the white marble washbasin set into the counter. All around were small cupboards and shelves, behind whose glass doors were hidden countless vials, tinctures, pastes and perfumed waters. Mattia could not feast his eyes, and so he did not notice that his turn had already come next. The old man smiled kindly at him, tied a cloak around him and wet his hair with water from a spray bottle. It smelled pleasantly fresh and of a little lemon and orange - just as it did throughout the baby shop. Giacomo stroked his wrinkled and sun-tanned hands over his hair, taking individual strands between his fingers and clipping a small amount of the ends down. After finishing the haircut, the barber washed his face and head in the sink in front of him and now began to apply the shaving cream evenly to Mattia's face with a soft and warm shaving brush. The shaving cream also smelled faintly of lemons, but at the same time of fresh spices and herbs, a tiny bit earthy and a hint of flowers. Slowly, Giacomo slid the razor over the boy's delicate skin, parting the soft fuzz from his cheeks and upper lip. Mattia had never been so excited as he was now, and anxiously he followed every further move of the old man. After the last shaving stroke had been made and the remains of the shaving foam washed out in the sink, his face was rubbed with a wonderfully jasmine-scented towel. Giacomo reached for one of the vials from the cabinet to his right, initiating the final step of the initiation ritual. Burning, the liquid spread across Mattia's face and made him wince briefly. The waiting men, who had watched the last step as if spellbound, fell into peals of laughter and patted Tommaso fraternally on the shoulder. This made Mattia forget the pain with pride as warmth slowly spread across his cheeks. The tincture smelled like a combination of the smells before. It opened fresh, full of lemons and oranges, then grew spicier, smelling of fresh herbs, flowers, and became warm and woody as it progressed. A smell Mattia never forgot his life.

Mattia never forgot that day either, so enthralled was he by the whole event. And so it came to pass that a year later he began to help out in Giacomo's shop. Little by little, the old man introduced him to the venerable craft of a barber, and when Giacomo retired at one hundred and four, it was Mattia who, full of pride and dedication, took over the shop and has run it ever since.

Fin.
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Bottle
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MrLawman

38 Reviews
MrLawman
MrLawman
   0  
The citrus grail
Xerjoff Nio is a perfect example where price meets expectations. This perfume also sets the bar so extremely high for other citrus fragrances, it isn't even fun anymore.

The citrus in Nio is pleasant and revined. The opening is beautiful. It takes me immediately to the Italian beach. It sparkles, radiates and it's shines like the Italian mid-summer sun.

I prefer wearing it on special events only, so Nio can be a treat for me and the (special) people around me. Perfumes should be shared with other and shouldnt be solely for our own pleasure. The boost of Nio is perfect for achieving that goal.

Strong performer with a captivating scent trail.

Projection - 8.5
Scent - 10
Longevity - 9:, which is extra-ordinarily high for a citrus perfume.
Compliments - 10
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Pepdal

226 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
   1  
Xerjoff Nio
I hadn't realised that I didn't upload this review here. It is nearly a couple of years old now, but my thoughts are pretty much the same. Hope you find it useful. Thank you. ........... ,


8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Jazzbob
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Jazzbob
Top Review    12  
The Serious One
A major dilemma of fresh and especially of citric fragrances is their usually limited shelf life. Either you get along with it and have to spray more often, or you compromise that the fragrance develops in a completely different direction. Or one wears Nio, because this manages to maintain a citrus-green aura for a few hours without weakening the projection.

DaveGahan101 has already said a lot about the fragrance itself with which I fully agree. Nio is not a playful perfume, associated with special emotions or sensuality, but one that conveys seriousness and cleanliness. These qualities are, of course, particularly due to the long dominating neroli note, which has the said hesperidic and green properties. The spices are finely woven here, so that the pepper does not scratch the nose, but only adds a nuance of pungency. I can still see nutmeg at its best here and cardamom is just as natural and absolutely unsweet to guess. Usually I don't like a soapy note, but in XerJoff's creation, fortunately, it's only slightly present. Because only dry arranged woods are noticeable in the base, which in my opinion convey an almost too uncompromising impression. This bitterness certainly benefits the wearer at high temperatures, but a little more heat would have made Nio better for me.

Besides this point of criticism, I would only criticize the price, which is set rather high for a fragrance that I would rather classify as office-suitable, masculine. The shelf life is ideal (a good eight hours), with only the woody base and some spice remaining in the last few hours. Despite the completely missing sweetness and the clearly bright orientation of the fragrance it can also convince in the external effect. And that makes Nio more than just a summer scent. If you are tired of the heavy scents in the cold seasons, this is the best way to relax.
9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
KianJafari

12 Reviews
KianJafari
KianJafari
Helpful Review    3  
More than a perfume
I don't know how to write a review for this precious perfume. Although Nio is not a very complicated perfume like Nabucco's, it smells like a world. It is one of the greatest I have ever tried. To me it smells like an Italian gentleman who sits in a Jazz bar drinking and smoking a very good-smelling cigarette. Nio is a perfect choice for those who want to shine like a star in a crowded place.
10
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Amirdoust

8 Reviews
Amirdoust
Amirdoust
Top Review    8  
Liquid Gold
I usually don't write reviews or anything, but for Nio I just have to. Great and amazing fragrances don't necessarily have to be complex. One way a fragrance can be great is by taking simple ingredients composing it with the utmost quality. Nio is simple, it opens with a blast of green notes along with bergamot. I usually dislike bergamot because it can easily smell like dishwashing liquid/cleaning products (this fact along with Summer heat + sweat makes the typical fragrances of this genre a nightmare). In Nio, the bergamot is photo-realistic, in the same way Orange Sanguine has a natural smelling blood-orange note. After a while you can smell some nice lush neroli. Neroli as Roja Dove says, easily puts a smile on your face. The drydown is very nice and woody. If you could liquefy the sun on a bright spring day, along with the energetic and positive feelings associated with it the result would be Nio. Nio has great projection for a citrus fragrance and is very long lasting as it has 31% perfume content. Add the high quality in with its performance and you can see why Nio is a winner in my book.
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2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Tar

261 Reviews
Tar
Tar
   3  
Abbrevation
Oh, NIO, one of the aftershave-type fragrances, let me reveal your secret recipe: take fresh iceberg lettuce, rosemary, thyme, shake it with two handfuls of vetiver, serve it on a softly shining metal base... Bon appetite!

The color is blue beyond the dark green shade of pine. Chypre, citrus, pine – such type of fragrances, which congeal my heart and makes a perfume inaccessible and strange for my nose. I believe, that my feelings cause such shy sillage and cutty durability on my skin, since others who rated sillage and longevity, gave rather good points.

NIO is simply not my taste. They are close relatives with NINFEO MIO, not only in their names.

Statements

KingPinKingPin 1 month ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fresh citrus which lasts surprisingly long (for a citrus). Great unobtrusive daily scent. Delightful!
RisingChaosRisingChaos 3 months ago
9
Scent
2
Longevity
2
Sillage
10
Bottle
Very sharp citrus, lime-leaning, and a fresh green reminiscent of freshly pruned lawn clippings. Sadly, my skin devours this juice...
Blako11Blako11 4 months ago
Si el precio no fuera un problema llevaría esto todo el verano.
MariaSMariaS 7 months ago
6
Scent
10
Bottle
Nio without the i...No! It smells like lemon with jasmine. Intense scent which is too sour for my taste!
KimJongKimJong 12 months ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
9
Sillage
The big projection is rather a disadvantage in Nio's case. Like Clive Christian L for Men, it is also a piece of art, but difficult to wear.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
It opens with a pungent bergamot with the greenness of vetiver. Then, it stays citrusy but with a nice neroli and jasmine. In the base, wood
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
A very clean and fresh green-citric Summer fragrance, balanced by a gentle spicy-woody base. Nice performance, yet over-hyped.

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