Xerjoff Starlight Eau de Parfum contains heat, winter spices with a creamy, almond coronary heart that provides method to golden amber and fragrant cedarwood. The journey was fluid and extra linear with the clove and cinnamon being extra dominant in opposition to each almond and amber for about half the damage.
It’s described as having “warming spices” with “flaming balsamic accords.” Listed here are the notes:
- high notes: bergamot, cardamom
- coronary heart notes: almond, clove, cinnamon
- base notes: amber, cedarwood
It opened with a candy burst of clove and cinnamon, heat and spicy, with zesty bergamot within the background. Then recent cardamom joined the fray with its slight chunk and inexperienced high quality. Almond added a creamy, nuttiness and a suggestion of cherry after 10 minutes. It was a heat, spicy combine of sunshine citrus and creamy almond with the start levels of golden amber, resinous and heat.
Starlight remained heat and spicy however turned extra resinous with wealthy amber and drier cedarwood, although I discovered the clove and cinnamon had been nonetheless fairly intense. After two hours, the cinnamon and clove lastly diminished and dropped to a whisper, mixing in with the amber and cedarwood whereas the almond was obscure, creamy nuttiness in opposition to spiced, dry woods with wealthy resins.
Any shifts had been few and much between for the reminder of the damage, merely weakening and softening over time, whereas the drydown highlighted the amber with the cedarwood weakening and going into the background.
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 properly 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 evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 could not mirror 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 had been average with each dropping nearer after three hours.
I favored it, however I didn’t like it. I really feel like I’ve smelled one of these composition earlier than, and I’ve had an analogous response – good however to not the purpose the place I fell completely in love with it and needed to have a bottle.
- 50ml for $275
- 0.7ml pattern for $7