XJ 1861 Zefiro 2015

XJ 1861 Zefiro by XerJoff
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XJ 1861 Zefiro is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Frankincense, Spices, Amber, Resins, Iris, Wine must

Ratings

Scent

7.9 | 140 Ratings

Longevity

8.4 | 115 Ratings

Sillage

7.6 | 115 Ratings

Bottle

8.7 | 113 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 09.01.2021.
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Camey5000
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Camey5000
Camey5000
Top Review    24  
Spell
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That's not a scent.

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It's creamy. This is liquid. Surge with Armagnac. And frankincense, no, wine smoke. And incipient drunkenness. Warm the harissa sand with cumin and coriander. In delicate nut shells. And the spell begins.

Amber brown and flowery greetings celebrate with resin and light caramel in rich mash. Enjoyment. Collected. Fullness. Shortness of breath. And the magic fades away.

Curiosity. Away from nature. Into a park with rain dampness and pale green. And a promenade to music. Towards beguiling sounds. Towards the sunshine. With light dragonfly flight into the dry wood and contentment. And the magic confuses.

Exotic bliss. With delicate, pale incense. Breathing boundlessly. On the terrace a view into the sunset. Through a glass of Armagnac. And the magic rests.

But a scent

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8.5 / 7.0 / 7.0 / ---

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Jazzbob
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Jazzbob
Top Review    10  
Contemplative incense
Zephyrus, the eponym of this perfume, was the god of the west wind in ancient Greece and was appreciated as a herald of spring. The scents can be associated with him: Incense as a sacred symbol, wine and spices as a testimony to the fertility that spring brings, and Iris was also the name of his wife, the goddess of the rainbow. According to Xerjoff, it is a tribute to the city of Rome, "of its dignity and classicism".

Incense is without question the central note around which all the others have been added. Usually this is exactly what I find rather problematic, since I usually appreciate incense only as an accessory and I usually quickly perceive it as too harsh and somber. Furthermore it brings a certain spice with it, which not everybody likes. Fortunately I see it in Zefiro rather as silver-grey instead of black and as very pleasantly staged. That incense can also have a light effect is proven by other scents like Sancti - Eau Delà, Italian Citrus or Olibanum (Profumum Roma).

What gives Zefiro warmth are on the one hand cinnamon, which is closely interwoven with incense, and on the other hand an amber accord, which is not pompous-sweet, but rather dry and discreet. All in all, I would also speak more of a woody, resinous and spicy scent than of a smoky one. The associations mentioned at the beginning read well, but I can't really discover iris and wine(most), only a slight sweetness and - with a bit of imagination - the fine acidity of the wine is added later. Ergo Zefiro is kept relatively simple and linear, but interesting and well-balanced. A fragrance that radiates simple elegance and self-confident modesty.

A divine incense scent, Zefiro is not necessarily for me, but one of the most beautiful I could test so far. I don't really know if I'm still missing something, or if it could be a little more soft, because otherwise it is quite easily wearable for many occasions.
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Emorandeira

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Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Incense & wine
The note that i get the most un this fragance is the incense. It is more like the eclesiástica incense, similar to the incense that we can find in perfumes like Revé d'ossian by oriza l. Legrand or suspiros de madruga. On my skin It behaves on a very subtle way. The lo gevity is bit bad, but the sillage is only moderate. For me this is a fragance more for a daily use. The quality of the ingredients is good and the smell is unisex.

Scent: 7
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 6
Quality/price: 4.5
Versatility: 8
Originality: 6
Global: 7.5
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TimVR

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TimVR
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Fantastic
Grand, amazing, comforting scent. I detect amber, spices, incense. All expertly blended into one glorious enveloping scent. I will enjoy it on many days to come, especially in autumn months...
Longevity is very good, silage is plenty. Another job well done by Xerjoff!
Thumbs up.
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Bursche
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Bursche
Top Review    7  
"The life-giving sun, you can see nothing greater than the city of Rome." - Quintus Horatius Flaccus
"Zefiro is tribute to Rome, its dignity and classicism. A cryptic elixir of seducing smoke, resins and spices to summon the ancient spirit of Rome and its grandeur." (www.xerjoffuniverse.com)

Yes, yes and yes.
After the first spraying, associations appear on the fog that clears in the early morning hours along the Via Appia, this ancient paved road, the "first road in the world", lined with pine trees and cypresses. When I look down, I see grass and herbs between the rocks.
The bergamot is clearly perceptible, gradually recedes, but remains as a fresh bringer. Of course, incense is also perceptible from the first second and gives this fragrance this "worthy" aura, as the perfume is supposed to represent the history of Rome on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Italian nation. Resins and spices are also supposed to reflect the character of ancient Rome - and yes, that too has succeeded excellently. After the decline of Carthage, Rome became the political and economic centre of the ancient Mediterranean world, goods from all over the world (keywords: wine, woods, honey...) found their way here. What I think is very good is that you have limited yourself in the composition of the fragrance, so that this character is well hit, but the perfume is not overloaded, but clear and inspiring.
In the drydown, the fragrance is incredibly contemplative and calming. I imagine, with a glass of red wine in my hand, looking from one of the seven hills of Rome to the eternal city, which lies peacefully in front of me, bathed in the warm colours of the sunset. Maybe one day I'll make it.

PS: Of course this is not a crowdpleaser. My wife finds me felt 30 years too young to be able to wear the fragrance in everyday life. I still put it on in my spare time when I take time for myself.

PPS: For the sake of completeness:
Fragrance: It is a truly excellent composition, perfumer's art at a high level. The perfume should celebrate the Jubilee of the Italian State - Mission accomplished.
Sillage: Very good (limit sprayer, if you don't want to attract too much attention)
Shelf life: At least 5 hours perceptible by myself.
Flacon: I only have one sample. But in a few years I might buy it - and I get the impression from pictures that the bottle design radiates quality.
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Annarosa
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Annarosa
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Good Autumn Blues Therapy
"Zefiro" is a meditation in a bottle. Incense here is almost only a breath, through it the scent appears to me almost ethereal. Amber, spices and resins give it a woody-sweet touch. Thus the fragrance is resinous - only a hint of sweet woody. It is like an autumn blues therapy: the scent conveys peace, security, unity with autumn nature. It fits more into the grey autumn days and I see this perfume more on the men than on the women, although it is quite unisex.
The durability and the sillage are great and the bottle is beautiful.
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 1 year ago
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Zefiro is a frankincense perfume more. It is nice and the quality good but too similar to perfumes like Revé d'ossian by oriza L. Legrand

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