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 comfortable, barely candy and citrus florals.
It’s described as a “woody fragrant” that as “prime 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.
- prime 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 little 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, mild white florals, and dense greenery.
Nutmeg made an look about quarter-hour into the event of Nio–barely spicy and earthy, which paved the way in which for woody aspects to return 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 notably long-wearing on me. I discovered that the drydown ended up across the four-hour mark and was a comfortable, 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 recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation 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 troublesome 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