Are you ready to see a gorgeous piece of bottle art?
This Xerjoff hand blown Murano bottle is one of the most exquisite perfume bottles I’ve seen. Each one is hand blown in Venice, Italy and finished with gold flakes and placed in an ebony wood base. They’re numbered in their edition and placed in an equally beautiful, finely crafted box with accompanying stamped certificate. This particular bottle was destined to contain Xerjoff Homme, a rich, intense leather that develops over hours and pulsates from warm skin with subtle floral nuances throughout the day.
The bottle is also available in red, green, a delicate golden glass, and a striking black. Any scent can be added to any color. I also included some photos of the refill kit presentation, as even it is superbly done and makes a lovely bottle on its own.
The caps turned out to be a little crooked in a few, so I’ll probably send new versions with a single cap imposed on each for consistency. Still cool that my photos are being used there on LS now!
For my first ‘real’ post after being away for awhile, why not some photos?! I won’t go too much into reviewing the four scents in the Casamorati line (you can find some great reviews on basenotes), but I can say that all four are really wonderful and worth a sampling. My two favorites are Bouquet Ideale and Mefisto. It should be known that both of the scents originally intended for men can easily be worn by women and vice versa with the two intended for women.
I’ll try not to make this quite as lengthy as the Modoc post, but it should definitely give you a better feel for the bottles and to see their level of quality!
Well, technically I’ve been back for a couple weeks. However, things have been hectic lately so I haven’t had a chance to post until now. I’ve got a pile of great photos of the Xerjoff Casamorati line that I’ll post in the next couple days – just finishing up going through them and touching them up. Here’s a teaser of Bouquet Ideal, a gorgeous, creamy rose scent. More photos soon!
I decided to give this one a test this morning as I was heading out the door and put a single shot of it on the back of my hand to enjoy throughout the morning. At first sniff from the bottle (really nice bottles – photos of the set coming soon!) and initial application, it is a nice light summery floral citrus that didn’t really seem to hold any surprises. It has an uplifting white floral opening (listed notes are lotus flower, magnolia, jasmine, olive blooms) with a hint of bergamot and a spike of tart citrus… the description on the Xerjoff site really is spot on. It’s really quite pleasant, but didn’t come across as earth shattering or new.
However, this scent has huge evolution. On my drive to work, it has already begun progressing through a variety of notes and new players were emerging. I was getting what seemed like a chili pepper note and the olive blooms were really coming out as the other initial florals fell back. A few hours into it, that chili pepper note begins to fall back and you’re left with a very fresh osmanthus and citrus. I’m not sure if the Olive Blooms listed in the notes is of the osmanthus variety, but I’m definitely perceiving it that way. I also smell orange blossoms, similar to how they’re treated in By Kilian’s Prelude to Love. It’s extra “clean” smelling – most likely attributable to the choice in musk aroma-chemicals in the base. If smelled up close, you’ll be able to detect just the slightest of creamy undertones that is quite nice and helps to bring it together.Very nice.
Overall, it’s probably my least favorite of the Casamorati series, but I really like the other three. It’s certainly well made and something to put on your sample list if you love bright citrus floral scents that aren’t too feminine… I think it could easily be worn by a man. Actually, the longer it sits on my skin, the more I like it. I’ll definitely give this one a full wear soon.
Check out Sorcery of Scent for Dimitri’s thought on it from a while back.
UPDATE A WHILE LATER – I’m really warming up to this one. After a while on my skin, I’m really liking it.