XJ 1861 Naxos by XerJoff

XJ 1861 Naxos 2015

10.06.2021 - 07:18 AM


My first impression of Naxos was a little underwhelming; sure it was nice—you had some freshness, aromatics, and sweetness all blending together to create a nice and smooth product—but I didn't understand all the hype. I kept sniffing the scent, though, and slowly but surely I began falling under its spell. Bergamot, lemon, and lavender combine to create a beautifully fresh and aromatic opening; a realistic and decadent honey note provides a dense—but not cloying—sweetness; the scent wraps up with an ultra-classy, dry, pipe tobacco note coming through in the base for heft and contrast. Without a doubt, the honey and sweetness are the stars here, so you must enjoy these notes if you're to appreciate Naxos to its fullest; but if you do, this one is a must try.

Latest Reviews

Cheech93Cheech93 7 months ago
Shooting Stars - Uden - XerJoff

Shooting Stars - Uden On a beach at sunset
This one definitely bears resemblances to Chanel AHEB and even some of the Sport Eau Extreme with the citruses and a sort of aldehydic/metallic touch in the opening. However, Uden has a big dose of ambergris, which is detectable immediately,...

Cheech93Cheech93 8 months ago
Fève Délicieuse - Dior

Fève Délicieuse More then just a Gourmand: A special memory
The first time I sampled Feve Delicieuse (FD), I thought it smelled good and yummy, but it wasn't something I'd wear—too feminine for a guy. However, the more I smelled it, the more it reminded more of a very specific...