Oud Stars - Al-Khatt 2012

Oud Stars - Al-Khatt by XerJoff
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Oud Stars - Al-Khatt is a perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is animal-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
JasmineJasmine
Heart Notes Heart NotesCashmeranCashmeran
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoinBenzoin
OakmossOakmoss
Laotian oudLaotian oud
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.4136 Ratings

Longevity

9.1112 Ratings

Sillage

8.4113 Ratings

Bottle

9.0117 Ratings

Value for money

5.828 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.11.2021.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
7
Pricing
Heinsson
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Heinsson
Heinsson
Helpful Review    8  
Fruity-floral prelude on a fine-woody amber base
With oud I'm skeptical, because it can act on European noses but something rabid. In this fragrance, however, the note is very well incorporated and pleasant to wear.

Shortly after spraying on, I smell apricot and peach, I thought. But after a short time I realize: this is not apricot, this is osmanthus! A coveted and highly priced flower, which is accompanied by woody-green fragrance nuances in addition to the aforementioned floral-fruity apricot.

In fact, I have real osmanthus in my little lab, so I assume there is real osmanthus in this fragrance. I find it all the more surprising that this fragrance note does not appear in the fragrance pyramid.

A small imbalance follows after 5 - 10 minutes, when a phenol-like smell comes through, which probably comes from the contained woods. Once you have the phenol-like runaway behind you, the warm woods slowly show up with the fine-spicy well-dosed oud note. Well perceptible, but not overdone.

In the base then further woods and light amber, caressed by delicate apricot - which is probably produced here by synthetic fragrances - but just does not smell synthetic.

Overall, for me a successful fragrance, which (except for the imbalance in the top note) smells very balanced and is equally suitable for males and females. Good durability, later rather close to the skin.


8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    25  
You smell so good! Where's your bed?
So many negative or negative statements about a fragrance: it arouses my known curiosity.
If you know me, you know: I could also perform here under the name "Couriosità"; but it doesn't always have to be too obvious!

So when I had the chance to get this "Oud Star" scent as a sample, I immediately shouted: "Here!"
I had to get to the bottom of this.
How might this scent, commonly classified as "stinker" and "unwearable", develop on the non-hormonal skin of a cool fish blood?
Should I probably already adjust the water temperature of the shower and prepare the root brush?

Whoa! Not of everything! I want to keep this guy!
Even after hours I am still enraptured and happy that my bed is just freshly upholstered; so I can enjoy this scent for a few more nights.

It is truly not a petite little animal that sneaks through the dense jasmine bushes here!
The jasmine flowers, which make up a large part of this fragrance, are no longer so fresh and therefore pure white; some of them have brown edges and some are already decaying on the ground.
So this jasmine smells a bit horrible, superimposed and can use a light bergamot shower to start it off; although it wouldn't have been absolutely necessary.
Jasmine aroma in this state of decay generally pleases me as a kind of stimulant quite well.
But here a strong stream of voluptuous vanilla appears almost immediately.
On this rides now this already heavy jasmine prelude like Europe on the bull!
I would like to pay attention to this thought from my statement for a moment, while the vanilla/jasmine flow is roaring me.

According to legend, Europe, the daughter of the Phoenician king Agenor, was kidnapped by Zeus, the father of the gods, who was once again inferior to his sensual pleasure.
This time the old philanderer appeared as a bull and grabbed Europe, supported by his old buddy Hermes, who is also good for any crooked trick. (Well, yes!) The god of merchants and thieves - and the one born under the twin star!)
The Greek legends and also numerous paintings and other works of art prove this kidnapping.
And these representations make me wonder: wouldn't a virtuous young woman who has just been kidnapped and snatched from her family be frightened and crouched down on the back of this beast; wouldn't she also try to protect and descend her virginity by risking her life?
That's what one should think if one follows the reports of this tragedy.
But I always see only one upright and proud, sometimes even triumphant Europe enthroned on "their" bull.
(In France's allegory of the EU this Europe appears as "Marianne" and even proudly swings the tricolour!)
It almost seems to me that this king's daughter is happy to have finally met a real guy and to be able to leave the bores behind at her father's court.
Whether these smelled much better than the bull bursting with sensuality, be put there: freshly showered and sprayed these certainly did not appear there.
So Europe was with father Zeus on the way to Crete; there she surely had more opportunity to wear her new red lace lingerie and could forget the cotton underwear with daisies once and for all around her chest.
Over the years she gave birth to three children who also went down in history.
(Minotaurus now negative: but who would like to be constantly banished into a maze of caves?
What was that poor guy supposed to do all day thinking up atrocities?
They hadn't even left him his knitting.)
But this also shows that Hera had to let her divine husband out of her sight more often than she might have liked: he was always very busy!
But enough of that: who already knows the truth?

In "Oud Stars - Al Khatt" a heavy river of vanilla is rolling around, this own, strongly scented jasmine scent in the luggage, leisurely, but comprehensive.
On his way, he takes a good dose of cashmeran: yes! still a little more!
After all, a musk nuance was missing so far.
Without generous gifts from the cornucopia of the goddess Venus, this compact scented fabric would not work at all! Oh, you gods!
A not only light, but already quite powerful Animalik pervades together with the basic scents oakmoss and benzoin (both also no children of sadness!) this dark creamy stream of the aromas.
Yes, XerJoff really didn't let himself be lumped here with the Oud: the noblest varieties were cleverly united here.
After all, it's about living up to the name of this series "Oud Stars"!

This is really the case: a mighty, albeit at times very lovable and seductive creature was created.
And I like this monster in the fragrance; I even like it very well!
I am almost tempted to look for God the Father Zeus and shout "Stop! I want in!".
But "S** happens!", the old man has a preference for fresh meat!
What a shame! Very bad!

Those who test "Oud Stars - Al Khatt" should not expect camomile tea and flower tablecloths!
According to "For the love of fragrance," this six-fragrance XerJoff line is designed to embrace the mysteries of the Orient in fragrance form.
Secrets, it says, taken from the travel stories of Marco Polo.

Even now, hours after spraying on, the night and the morning showers, I feel wonderfully embraced and desired!
So once again I swim against the current: I worship this vital fragrance god!
I am inferior to his enormous temptation; even if he comes along a little dirty in between - well, and!
"A rogue who thinks bad!"
Does this inscription not bear the Order of the Garter, which the Queen still bestows?
Well, you shouldn't raise "Oud Stars - Al Khatt" to the aristocracy now; but this fragrance beast is something very special!
12 Replies
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10
Longevity
10
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10
Bottle
Azzura

5 Reviews
Azzura
Azzura
   0  
Old Bottle is a Legend!
The perfume is opened with plenty of oud notes and indolic jasmine/bergamot blend. For old bottles, oud not very animalic and smells very quality laos oud. It's quite natural. Animalic feels very backward. It has a very floral and quality composition. Unfortunately, the new bottles are reformed and smells more animal. Definitely try if you find old bottles.
6
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9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Smora

155 Reviews
Smora
Smora
   3  
Animalic
Careful with this killer oud-containing Xerjoff. The oud is so animalic that instantly takes me back 20 years ago, on my great-grandfather's farm. This fecal oud is too much for me, and I cannot see myself wearing this. After around 30 mins the animal oud becomes softer, while just random jasmine and resins become stronger. Even seems more orientated to female side.This Xerjoff is not my cup of tea, quality stuff though

Rating: 6/10
3
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
GothicHeart

86 Reviews
GothicHeart
GothicHeart
Helpful Review    7  
Ten thousand cows...
By the time I was finally able to stop laughing, I was convinced that the guys at Xerjoff's must be wizards or something! There's no other way to explain how they managed to fit a whole stable in a bottle. Especially when it's filled with all the cows who previously ate the jasmine fields that were surrounding it. It surely delivers in spades, but there's a little problem here, about what these spades actually deliver. And it's neither oud nor jasmine... It's something much-much more horrible, that no one would ever want to happen under his feet...
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4
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

803 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    5  
Eau de Barnum and Bailey Circus...
Al Khatt opens with a sugary sweet slightly orange-like cotton candy accord primarily made up of bergamot and jasmine, with a musky undertone from cashmeran present nearly from the get-go. The Oud completely presents itself in the early heart notes, coming off as quite animallic smelling with an odor of a petting zoo, farm or circus. This animallic nature couples with the still ever-present musky cotton candy from the earlier notes to form a not entirely bizarre, but certainly abnormal combination. The animalic nature of the Oud dies down a bit but never completely dissipates, leaving the sweetness and muskiness remaining until vanilla from the base further sweetens the scent as the last of the animalic accord completely dissipates. Projection and longevity are both excellent.

Al Khatt, like most of the Xerjoff range is a bit of a disappointment. It is *way* too sweet and the animallic early heart notes are quite off-putting. The overall scent reminds me of being a spectator under the big top of a traveling circus with its animal stench and cotton candy wafting smells from the crowd. This all sounds much worse than it really is, but the end result is Al Khatt is not what I would ever want to smell like, nor smell on others. Adding to the case to pass on Al Khatt is its relatively high price of $315 per 50 ml bottle. The scent has some merit so I award it a below average to average rating of 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 for the smell, but if you want to experience what a traveling circus smells like, go to the real thing and save some money over this mediocre offering from Xerjoff.

Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
Initially bright floral, this slightly challenging animalic oriental-floral Winter fragrance settles to a creamy sweet resinous-woody base.
Splashfrag12Splashfrag12 5 years ago
7.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fecal smell wrapped in Honey and Oud .!!!!
FarouhaFarouha 6 years ago
Nice Oud perfume. Not for western noses but very pleasing to the middle eastern nose and Oud lovers.

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