Xerjoff Nio Eau de Parfum begins with an intense, peppery dose of zesty citrus that turns into extra floral over time; initially, citrus-floral after which barely tempered with the white floral of jasmine. The woods have been extra obvious within the drydown and melded with the delicate, barely candy and citrus florals.
It’s described as a “woody fragrant” that as “high notes of bergamot, rose pepper and nutmeg” with an “earthy coronary heart of jasmine and inexperienced leaves” over “cedar wooden, guaiac wooden, and amber” base notes.
- high notes: bergamot, Tunisian neroli, rose pepper, nutmeg
- coronary heart notes: jasmine, inexperienced leaves
- base notes: guaiac wooden, cedarwood, Haitian vetiver
It opened with vibrant, contemporary, and zesty citrus–lemon peel, orange blossoms, and a peppery kick that made the composition a bit sharper and fewer floral. Behind all of it was a wall of lush, inexperienced vines with jasmine blooms ready to be uncovered. Inside 5 minutes, Nio sweetened in its floralcy however was nonetheless stuffed with zest, gentle white florals, and dense greenery.
Nutmeg made an look about quarter-hour into the event of Nio–barely spicy and earthy, which paved the best way for woody aspects to come back by means of on the 45-minute mark. Fragrant woods appeared and have become a extra noticeable a part of the composition by means of the drydown, although the perfume wans’t significantly long-wearing on me. I discovered that the drydown ended up across the four-hour mark and was a delicate, citrus floral and wooden blurriness with refined floral sweetness.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 could not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with the sillage dropping quicker than the projection inside two hours.
- 50ml for $275
- 0.7ml pattern for $7