Lovely amber--fruity, fresh, sweet, powdery
Decas is one of Xerjoff’s latest releases, a 10-year anniversary release of the Xerjoff 1861 collection. It’s primarily a sweet, fruity amber with some powdery touches, featuring a note mix of benzoin, mandarin, tuberose, tobacco, orris, opoponax, balsam, musk, and vanilla. So it’s primarily resinous, rather sweet, with hints of flowers and tobacco to keep things interesting, even if both are fairly limited relative to the sweet/resinous dominance.
Decas is dense but restrained, clearly very strong in terms of concentration but not over-the-top in terms of composition, despite being quite sweet, but it’s quite lovable for fans of ambery and sweet fragrances like myself. It’s nuanced and probably all the more satisfying for it, as there are hosts of amber fragrances out there of all kinds at various price points.
It’s priced at 190 Euros for 100ml for US customers in the Xerjoff Universe online shop, which is so far the only official channel through which I’ve seen it sold, though like some exclusives, I imagine it’ll be available in department stores and boutiques at some point.
8 out of 10