Shooting Stars - Kobe (2007)

Shooting Stars - Kobe by XerJoff
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Shooting Stars - Kobe is a popular perfume by XerJoff for men and was released in 2007. The scent is citrusy-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Jacques Flori

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Labdanum, Orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesNeroli, Orange blossom, Petitgrain
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Benzoin, Oud, Rosewood, Styrax, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (105 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (85 Ratings)

Sillage

8.1 (87 Ratings)

Bottle

8.8 (84 Ratings)
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
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The Strange One
In the Shooting Stars line, XerJoff has dealt with a wide variety of citrus fragrances: While Nio goes in the tart citrus-green direction and Uden has an acidic, cool lemon in the top note, all components of bitter orange are used in Kobe. The absolute of the orange blossom is extracted by alcohol, neroli is also obtained from the blossom by steam distillation and leaves, branches and unripe fruits of the plant are used for petitgrain. But Kobe is, as you can easily see, still influenced by completely different facets, which have all only revealed themselves to me after wearing several times.

Besides the hesperidic top note and the light floral side, with a slightly soapy touch, the scent is reminiscent of chewing gum, looks resinous - almost like the smell of incense sticks that can be found in some esoteric shops - and thus peculiar and polarizing. As a result, I was rather torn in my evaluation. My girlfriend also said, after I sprayed twice on paper, it smells (too) strongly of incense. Kobe is therefore one of the fragrances that is the most difficult to describe, but therefore most exciting. At the beginning I take first of all rather gentle citric notes and immediately this wonderfully caressing orange blossom, which also has a slightly creamy quality. In contrast to Nio and Uden, who seem rather masculine to me, I would therefore clearly classify Kobe as unisex. The really skilful twist, however, comes from the labdanum, which is slightly dirty and resinous but never too intense on the skin (unlike the paper test) and does not make the scent appear too dark. This combination gives Kobe a very individual oriental and yet bright and friendly side, which is why it also fits well into the summer. When the citric notes have settled, further facets emerge - especially the benzoin, which, like in coromandel, has a soft balsamic quality and has a discreet waxy effect for me. Furthermore, the tonka bean gives Kobe a slightly sweet base note, which is fortunately moderately chosen. Oud or strongly woody notes cannot be filtered out in my opinion and I don't see any similarities to Le Male.

Since I have never been to Japan, I can't say anything about the relationship to the city of Kobe, but Can777 has already done that impressively. Even if the two scents are not very similar, I would still compare the basic concept to Roja Doves A Midsummer Dream, because both start slightly fresh and hesperidic, are strongly influenced by orange blossom and have an oriental-balsamic base. I really like Kobe in the end, but I wouldn't buy a bottle, because I wouldn't be in the mood to rarely wear it and because the price is too high. But typical for XerJoff you get really good quality. I can recommend this test to anyone interested in orange blossom and light oriental perfumes.
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HermeshHermesh 4 years ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Neroli, bright and radiant. Also pleasantly deep and saturated by subtle ambery and woody notes.

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