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 available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

FrankincenseFrankincense
SpicesSpices
AmberAmber
ResinsResins
IrisIris
Wine must

Ratings

Scent

7.9199 Ratings

Longevity

8.4165 Ratings

Sillage

7.7168 Ratings

Bottle

8.8164 Ratings

Value for money

6.950 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 06.09.2021.
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6.5
Scent
8
Longevity
9
Sillage
DarkWinterCS
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Xerjoff number 7 - the smoky resinous one
The next Xerjoff and the next fragrance from the XJ1861 collection is at the start or is tested with strong sniffing. This time it is Zefiro, the wilder brother of Naxos, which gives itself the honor to wet my skin. Zefiro was one of the fragrances I had tested once before at the beginning of my time on Parfumo. A small free gift was included in a fragrance package at the time and I was already critical of it at the time. This was partly because I didn't know the brand Xerjoff at all and assumed it was some cheap concoction that was added to me. Later, however, I realized that I had no idea what we're talking about and what I had in my hand
The first impression was then something restrained and not spectacular. From today's I would attach that to the fact that it was a sample without spray head and the amount so small. My skin probably could not bring the fragrance to unfold, if the liquid is only spread, instead of properly sprayed. This experience was also an example of how important it is to have a good spray head on the bottles, as the fragrance will only unfold to what the perfumer intended if it is really well dispersed.

I must confess, however, that my opinion has turned in the renewed test now not just to the positive. Because where the Naxos still monotonous and linear daherkam, so haut the Zefiro with so some spice around, so that once again the passage stood in the oxygen tent. In the fragrance pyramid only the umbrella term "spices" is noted, but I can make out one or two notes that were very strongly present in my nose and dominated the scent for too long. First of all, I would generally describe the scent as resinous, though it doesn't achieve the sweetness of the otherwise popular resinous scents. Rather restrained in that department. You can definitely pick up on the incense or other smoky notes as well, depending on how sensitive your noses are to these types of notes. Above all, however, after a few minutes an extreme cumin or clove note spread in my nose, so that I was allowed to suspect a plate of yellow curry in front of me. This was penetrating and unpleasant, in the course also scratchy in the nose. After two hours at the latest, I knew we were not going to be friends. This part of the fragrance was so long on the skin, whereby felt the resinousness could not unfold at all.

It's a shame, because I had hoped with the second attempt to come closer to the fragrance yet something. Unfortunately, he has resisted and wanted to become partout not so pleasing to make my skin happy in the long term.
I must admit that a larger part of the Xerjoff fragrances are probably not my case. At the time of writing this review, I have tested a total of twelve Xerjoffs. I have liked four of them, if I subtract one Casamorati. However, so far I can claim to have had no fragrance under my nose that smells like another of the brand.

Zefiro shines for it like his brand colleagues by durability and sillage, although the latter turned me off by the extreme cumin note and made me run away screaming. But so be it, for that I have him after half a day still on the skin.
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9
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
0
Bottle
Camey5000
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Top Review    25  
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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8
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7
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9
Bottle
Jazzbob
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Top Review    12  
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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7
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Emorandeira

356 Reviews
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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9
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9
Longevity
8
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9
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TimVR

3 Reviews
TimVR
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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8
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Bursche
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Top Review    8  
"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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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Annarosa
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Helpful Review    6  
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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SuperfredeSuperfrede 6 months ago
7
Scent
Smells like Christmas with an incense twist. Reminds me of spiced mulled wine (Glühwein) a lot, and then with the frankincense added.
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 2 years ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
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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