XJ 1861 Renaissance (2011)

XJ 1861 Renaissance by XerJoff
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XJ 1861 Renaissance is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lime, Tangerine, Petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart NotesLily-of-the-valley, Mint, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Moss, Patchouli, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (194 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (159 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (158 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (153 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 26.06.2019

Interesting Facts

In the wake of the release of new scents in the XJ 1861 collection the fragrance was renamed XJ 1861 Renaissance.

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Jazzbob

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Greatly helpful Review    10
The bearable lightness of being
In addition to numerous oud scents, Xerjoff also has a penchant for citrus scents. Of course, this is a perfect match for Italy, where three fragrances were launched on the occasion of its 150th anniversary: Renaissance, Naxos and Zefiro. The brand impressively shows how differently Hesperides can be embedded with Nio (Neroli, tart, green, spicy and absolutely unsweet), Uden (lemon with cool freshness in contrast to the warm, slightly gourmand base) and Kobe (all components of the bitter orange used and exotic, oriental staged). Renaissance, on the other hand, goes a completely different way.

Right at the beginning, you are refreshed by a great mixture of citrus notes, of which lime stands out due to its tart acidity. Together with the mint, this results in a really tingling combination that is extremely natural and invigorating. In the background, however, a quality is immediately noticeable that I would describe as creamy and bright floral. Logically, this results in a somewhat feminine touch, but I don't see this as a problem, because every male wearer will simply feel wrapped in a light, clean robe. This effect is maintained for quite a while before the citric and floral notes gradually retreat and clear the way for the base. I can't filter out amber and patchouli, but the slightly dry cedar already and the discreet green impression remains, whereby the freshness of the mint changes into a rather spicy and, if you like, mossy direction. That's why Renaissance tends towards the masculine towards the end and even reminds me a little of 1828 (Jules Verne) by Histoires de Parfums, which smells a little spicier and even slightly smoky.

Both can easily be underestimated in terms of their projection, because despite the rather fresh, bright orientation of those, a very clearly perceptible veil remains in the air for hours. Unfortunately a sweetish note disturbs me equally, which is not particularly strong, but nevertheless quite present. Therefore, Renaissance should be sparingly dosed in midsummer. This perfume, which is not exactly cheap for Xerjoff, but affordable by Xerjoff's standards, is best suited for spring anyway. It also gives me personally an optimistic aura, like the increasing sunshine, the greening and blossoming nature in this season.
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Drseid

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Smells OK, But The Value Proposition Stinks...
1861 opens with a beautiful lemon and mandarin orange mixture that starts things off on a promising note. The lemon quickly fades, but the orange remains turning into orange blossom on my skin and then in the heart notes coupling with a mint leaf. The mint is definitely present, but make no mistake, this is not about the mint, and much more about the orange with other floral- like powdery citrus notes including petitgrain in the heart supporting it. Hours later as the mandarin and its supporting florals recede a light musk and patchouli tandem takes center stage in the dry-down, melding with what remains of the orange. Projection is below average and longevity is average.

I guess I am one of only a few who have been less than impressed with Xerjoff's offerings on the whole, and 1861 adds to my list of disappointments. That is not to say that 1861 is a failure or smells bad (it doesn't), but rather it is just like too many other lesser citrus scents on the market that sell for considerably less money. The lemon in 1861 was impressive, but it was all too fleeting, leaving the mandarin and mint combo that was just a bit off to my tastes at least. If looking for a high quality Italian citrus, I could think of any number of worthy candidates costing much less that I would reach for over 1861, but one that immediately comes to mind is Acqua di Parma Colonia. In the case of 1861, I give it an "above average" rating of 2.5 to 3 out of 5 stars for its smell, but only 1.5 to 2 out of 5 for its relatively poor value proposition. Not recommended.
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Hermesh 4 years ago
The citrusy-fresh scent with a subtle mint note and floral accents smells classy, versatile and, above all, authentic.+1
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