Xerjoff Join The Club ~ new fragrances

Xerjoff Ascot Moon

Italian niche line Xerjoff has launched Join The Club, a new collection of ten fragrances:

JTC - Join The Club - is the new collection of perfumes from Xerjoff: 10 excellent perfumes, each one associated with a high-level activity from simple recreation to a degree of real passion.

Just for an exclusive Club moment, Xerjoff JTC has created an iconic selection which harks back to the concept of selectivity that takes moments in life to their most intense aspects.

Stolen moments when time seems to stand still, expanded into a suspended dimension. Out of the ordinary sensations, so intense is the time right now.

Xerjoff JTC distils this precious magic into an unconventional essence, a real olfactory code for those among the chosen by this exclusive club.

Ascot Moon (shown) ~ "Ascot Moon preludes with green, herbal and fresh impressions. There is no mistaking the aroma of cut grass and the aromatic flavor of basil. The connotations jump towards us of nature, plants and fresh air! The prelude is an invitation to breathe deeply and Ascot Moon has perfectly captured this aspect of the equestrian sport. After a few minutes a completely new and yet harmonious chord opens up: it consists of slightly spicy and earthy aromas such as sage and a touch of patchouly..."

40 Knots ~ "The prelude is determined by a chord that is as light as a breeze on the high seas. At the same time a delicate note chimes with a slightly salty and green touch...After a few minutes the heart of 40 Knots opens up and brings a warmer atmosphere to the composition. This is made up of different wood notes which contrast with the subtly fresher chords. This creates the impression of sensual freshness..."

Birdie ~ "The top note announces, with a fruity, tangy aroma of apple and lavender, studded with sparkling pepper, an individual composition. The mixture has several facets: Fresh and light, earthy and spicy. As so often, XerJoff plays with contrasts. Light and shadow combined in a fragrance! At the same time the top notes of Birdie remind us of wide open golf courses, with their different landscapes: the grass, the sand and the damp earth, maybe even a salty sea breeze..."

Kind of Blue ~ "The famous clubs in Harlem, New York, are always popular destinations. With Kind of Blue XerJoff captures the atmosphere of those clubs. Like the sound of a jazz trumpet, that echoes through a filled room and breaks the tense silence, Kind of Blue shows its strong character right from the start and attracts everyone’s attention. Sweet orange blossom meets a spicy note. Through a small touch of aldehydes the composition achieves slight transparency, which acts like a catchy tune. This contrasts with the spicy floral note, which explains the origin of the perfumes captivating originality..."

More Than Words ~ "The prologue to More Than Words is slightly fruity and sweet, mixed with a dominant chord of wood and smoke. The latter is made up from notes of frankincense, ambergris and labdanum. This gives the fragrance a sensual, intimate depth and also plays with stark contrasts: the innocent fruit note yields to the sinful Orient-chord. A symbiosis is created and More Than Words works both mysterious and almost a little bit wicked. A gentle mist of frankincense rises again and again like a deep blue veil of finest silk that wafts in the cool breeze of the night. You can literally smell the books waiting for their admirers on the majestic shelves of venerable libraries..."

Ivory Route ~ "A spicy note, almost sharp, clears the senses and prepares the mind. It is reminiscent of fine basil with a strong breeze of allspice...It is joined by warm spicy notes that slightly "soften" the sharp-edged opening chord. The mood of the fragrance is a little quieter. At the same time these spices give a foretaste of the final note...Slowly but steadily the earthy aroma of sandalwood and patchouly unfolds which form the basis of the eau de parfum..."

Marquee ~ "Directly in the head note of Marquee a rose blossoms with a light red color. This queen of flowers is underlined with a delicate fruitiness. The fresh side of the rose is nuanced by this and achieves an intriguing aura that works like a myriad of colorful accents on the bright red of the rose. This connection awakens the desire for more. The precious essences of jasmine and violet let the rose become soft and powdery. It assumes a rather unconventional form, although it remains at the center of Marquee, as befits a true diva..."

Fatal Charme ~ "Fatal Charme is a beguiling perfume which is already evident in the very special combination of opening notes: On the one hand aldehydes surprise, being rather sweet and tender instead of severe, which ultimately gives this fragrance its unique aura. On the other a powdery iris presents itself which enhances the elegance of composition. Together they form a fragrance that is so silky and graceful that you can almost feel it..."

Comandante! ~ "There are many tobacco perfumes, but only a few are able to faithfully capture that typical aura and the feeling of life. A fresh tobacco note already awaits us in the top note of Commandante! It is spicy and diverse where different nuances shimmer like a kaleidoscope. The fresh tobacco is dipped relatively quickly in a golden shimmer as honey flows over aromatic cedarwood and the aroma becomes more opulent but still preserves a subtle freshness. Creating a balance between heavy and light fragrant notes is a rather impressive feat and XerJoff has carried it off with flying colors..."

Shunkoin ~ "Shunkoin takes us on a journey into the Japanese culture. The prelude is presented with a slightly bitter note, which is reminiscent of an infusion of fresh tea leaves. The tangy aroma has a clear appearance, the scent is very calm and gentle, yet impresses with a strong presence of character. Like a tea ceremony, which is often used in Japan for meditative purposes, Shunkoin draws its strength from harmony and tranquility. A milky, sweet aroma, almost like fine sandalwood, works familiar and pure..."

The Xerjoff Join the Club collection can be found now at First in Fragrance in Germany, 50 ml Eau de Parfum, €135.

(via first-in-fragrance)

Update: you can find reviews of six of the Xerjoff Join the Club fragrances here.

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  1. Veronika says:

    “I refuse to belong to a club that would accept someone like me as a member.” :)

    • Robin says:

      Ha. I can’t afford to belong to this club anyway!

  2. Abyss says:

    Ten! Is this some kind of record?

    • Robin says:

      I don’t think so. But we need a new tag. Something like “i grow weary” or ?

      • pyramus says:

        How about “ENOUGH!” Or maybe “Enough, already!”

        Because seriously, enough already.

        • Robin says:

          or just the concise ‘uncle’ — as in I concede defeat?

    • pyramus says:

      Thierry Mugler launched fifteen scents all at once for the movie “Perfume”: they were meant to evoke various scenes from the film. I don’t know if that qualifies, though, because they were only available as a set.

      Chanel launched the first ten in the Les Exclusifs line all at the same time, but again I’m not sure if that qualifies because some of them (such as Cuir de Russie) were older scents being relaunched as part of the collection.

      • Robin says:

        Tom Ford Private Blend started out with 12.

  3. flannery says:

    I’ve never been a joiner :) Just sell good juice, people at a price even a perfumista doesn’t faint at.

  4. ringthing says:

    Yes, “I grow weary” would be an excellent tag, or something similar to the Facebook “like” button. There’s a lot to be weary of in the perfume world these days.

  5. jirish says:

    To me the phrase ‘join the club’ has such sarcastic overtones that I was startled by the name of this collection. I’m sure that’s not what they were going for!

  6. AnnieA says:

    One more time: how does one pronounce “Xerjoff”

  7. Merlin says:

    I might join, if they would HALVE the membership fee – and make the contract a LOT shorter…

    • Lys says:

      Did you see the prices? Apparently they did.

      • Merlin says:

        You mean Xerjoffs are usually more? Very likely, but for me – thats already quite a bit of $$$. Granted, a lot of great frags are just as much or more…but I don’t own them.

        • Lys says:

          I’m kind of not up on my euro to USD conversion, but I think a lot of Xerjoffs hit $700 (US) with refills being around $390. The bottles are usually more lux than this new line, so that would account for part of this. And the murano glass bottles are over $1200. I know those are crazy prices but some of the scents are so lovely and really well-sourced, it makes sense to house them in exquisite bottles. LOL I don’t own them – but for a rich person, why not offer luxury? There are a lot of luxury fakers out there that get you to pay for something that has no inherent material value beyond the cultural capital of owning it (exculsivity, branding), my opinion of Xerjoff is that the “luxury” pricing is backed up by very good raw materials, juice and bottle-wise. I know you didn’t ask but it’s hard to list those prices and not comment with an opinion of it!

          • Merlin says:

            Point taken. But I’m still not joining the club!

  8. Lys says:

    Even if I liked the scents, I might be embarrassed by the whole “Join the Club” thing. And Ivory Route? Are we hunting elephants in this club or engaging in some weird colonial thing? And does Xerjoff need this club theme to prove its exclusivity? Just, odd.

  9. Lys says:

    Favorite part of this copy, from More than Words: “You can literally smell the books waiting for their admirers on the majestic shelves of venerable libraries…”

    Wait, I get it. Book club.

    • Robin says:

      (will note that i used VERY shortened versions of the VERY long descriptions. you can easily tell the point of each club if you read the original at First in Fragrance)

      • Lys says:

        Just looked at FIF, you are a saint for digesting all that copy into the summaries that you provided. Um, WTH, Xerjoff?

        BTW, fragrance-wise some of these actually look good. But the branding!

  10. Which one is your favorite?

  11. hedonist222 says:

    the Join The Club line recently launched here & I’ve been exploring it.

    Immediately picked up Fatal Charme.

    A metallic iris & aldehydes. Old world with a modern twist.

    I wore Ascot Moon for the second time today.

    I think I’ll be picking up this one too. It’s like a yin yang of the sharp green leather in Bandit and soft suede & resins of Cuir Ottoman.

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