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Friday, June 17, 2011

Delicious Earth: Xerjoff Richwood

By Marina

According to the copy, the star of Richwood is sandalwood. The note is certainly there, balancing somewhat the robustness of the composition with its delicate, transparent woodiness. That kind of gentleness, however, is no match to the wonderful opulence of the patchouli. The latter to me is the dominant ingredient in Richwood, it pulls others into its moist, velvety darkness.

I absolutely enjoy this patchouli. It is earthy and edible at the same time. As if in throws of a pica, I imagine myself greedily consuming it. It would taste like the dirtiest and darkest chocolate. I like the fact that this patchouli is very raw and yet somehow rather refined. Its wildness seems cleverly stylized. No headshop crudeness here, Richwood is a proper perfume. in my mind, the sofistication of the patchouli note makes Richwood somewhat related to Chanel's laquered patchouli wonder, Coromandel. Of the two, Richwood would be the more sensual and dirtier and therefore more alluring.

Available wherever Xerjoff is sold, for the whopping $635 for 100ml.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Carrie Meredith said...

This is one of the few Xerjoff that I just must try, it sounds incredible. I would never purchase a bottle because of the price, but I'd happily sample it. A successful and tastefully done patchouli & sandalwood scent is not to be underestimated.

12:07 AM EDT  
OpenID olfactoriastravels.com said...

This sounds wonderful! I love Coromandel, and I have (unfortunately) come to love Xerjoff for its incredible quality. A must try for me, although a bottle seems quite out of the realm of reality.

4:03 AM EDT  
OpenID memoryofscent said...

The price tag just makes me refuse to try this! So irritating! I think it is just bad taste to market something so expensive. But that's just me...

4:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Christof said...

I agree with memoryofscent.

It appears that Xerjoffs marketing (afaik its a italian company) is geared towards the russian nouveaux riches where price and bad taste is no objection. See the russian language scetion of the website.
I have been so far underwhelmend by its "shooting star" offers.

5:43 AM EDT  
Blogger Dixie said...

This is an amazing scent! Finally I've smelled something you reviewed! Great description and this perfume is long lasting. I still smell it on my husband the next morning.

7:45 AM EDT  
Anonymous YvesFey said...

Patchouli is usually horrid on me, but I love it when it works. Chinatown being one of the few that does. Your luscious review makes this very tempting.

11:12 AM EDT  
Anonymous dleep said...

Coromandel is my favorite fragrance. I would be so afraid to try the Xerjoff. What if I like it?

11:20 AM EDT  
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1:09 AM EDT  

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