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Kobe Xerjoff for men

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Kobe by Xerjoff is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for men. Kobe was launched in 2009. Top notes are orange, bergamot and labdanum; middle notes are neroli, petitgrain and orange blossom; base notes are brazilian rosewood, agarwood (oud), benzoin, tonka bean, ambergris, styrax and musk.

Perfume rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 156 votes.

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Top Notes
Orange Bergamot Labdanum

Middle Notes
Neroli Petitgrain Orange Blossom

Base Notes
Brazilian Rosewood Agarwood (Oud) Benzoin Tonka Bean Ambergris Styrax Musk

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Kobe Fragrance Reviews

VITO79
VITO79

This is my favorite Xerjoff of all time. Great scent

Jul
13
2016
NickZee
NickZee

Bitter petitgrain and neroli. I respect the excellent quality but not something I would reach for often.

Jan
31
2016
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Kobe is refreshing and also bitter, and therefore intriguing.
Yes, very similar to APOM Francis K, but here I get more intense the orange blossom chord, which I think goes a little point, It seems almost essential oil of neroli and is mixed with something spicy, somewhat resinous by labdanum maybe, do not know, I am no one but It gives me a sense of imbalance.
I feel a vibe woody with roses and some creaminess together, I think it brings a bitter touch and a bit of sweetness at the same time, and also leaves me undecided whether I like or love.
But we note, as always, the quality of materials used, refined chords, but has not made me the head.

Rating: 8,5/10

Aug
05
2015
Ovaltine Jenkins
Ovaltine Jenkins

Heavy on the neroli, but I'm not detecting much else, especially among the base notes listed. Many reviewers compare this to APOM Pour Homme. On my skin they are not similar. I disliked APOM. I like Kobe better, but not enough for me to wear regularly.

Jun
08
2015
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.

Just received in the mail today (Merci Beaucoup Twisted Lily). This was a blind-buy for me and I did it solely based on my wonderful experiences with the House Of Xerjoff as well as the note breakdown... Please please fragrance community: I do not recommend you go out and blind buy a fragrance @ $260 + Tax. I occasionally do, especially when it comes to outstanding Niche Houses! That being said, I often look at my storage units and shake my head when I am reminded of the occasional "scrub" I ended up grabbing..

Right off the bat I thought...., "what the......, another bottle of APOM"?!?!? Yes guys, this is almost identical -a 95% carbon copy to Francis Kurkdjian's creation. Interestingly, Kurkdjian lists: Orange blossom, Cedar & Amber as his ONLY notes in this blend.... And yet, despite Kobe using far more: such as Styrax, Brazilian Rosewood, Tonka Bean & Labdanum- they two come out basically copies of each other after the blending process.... I dare to say, perhaps very few of us would be able to readily distinguish the two in a blind, side-by-side comparison....

For me though, I detect certain nuances between the two: How so, the Brazilian Rosewood, Agarwood (Oud) and benjoin add certain subtle distinctions in Kobe.... Result? A beautiful creamy texture, supported by that vanilla-like, very gourmand appeal....

In the end, it can be illustration this way: two drivers set out on a journey to the same destination. One driver uses the expressway, while the other is content to use the back streets and side roads. Result? They inevitably arrive at the SAME destination... The proof here is that Francis Kurkdjian lists Amber as one of his 3 main notes, while Sergio Momo (Master Perfumer) utilizes the combination of benzoin with vanilla and labdanum to create that addictive accord of amber.

CONCLUSION: BOTH GREAT fragrances, well-blended with distinct alluring phases... What it comes down to- Kobe brings a little bit MORE to the table and we rightly pay that added dollar for such luxury & performance. If you already own APOM, then I don't see the need at all to add Kobe and vice versa. However, if you have NEITHER, then I strongly suggest you fork out that extra $75 or so and get the Kobe... And as you indulge in its decadence, you'll see it's worth every penny it commands........

May
04
2015
Fmorejon14
Fmorejon14

This fragrance reminds me of apom from mfk.it is a citrus powdery floral scent. The neroli is not as sharp because of the floral aspect of the fragrance. It lasts 6-8 hours and the sillage is more than fair. You can smell this on you for a long time and seems to me like a versatile scent. Like every xerjoff this is very expensive 270$ for 50ml bottle. Is it a wow? No but it is definitely a pleasant scent.

Feb
03
2015
KIZILBAY
KIZILBAY

Xerjoff markasına ilk denediğim günden bu yana mesafeli duruyorum. Değişik yerlerde defalarca parfümlerini denedim ve hiçbirini satın almadım. Nedeni sadece garip fiyatı değil, fiyatı ile orantısız kokuları. Kötü diyebileceğim bir kokusu ile karşılaşmadım ancak almaya değer bulduğumda olmadı.
Kobe yi ısrarla arayıp denemek istememin nedeni turunçgil diyebileceğimiz yelpaze ile oud u birlikte kullanmmasıydı. Kağıt üstünde çok ilginç geliyor. Daha önce böyle bir karışım da kullanmadığım için aklımdaydı.
Beni meraklandırdığı kadar etkilediğini söyleyemem. Tüm parfümlerin satışı gerçekleştirmek için ilk anlardaki tavrı gibi Kobe de güçlü. Hatta en güçlü yanı diyebilirim. İlk 2-3 dakika içinde karar verecek olursanız bu parfümü satın alırsınız. Ancak 1 saat kadar zaman tanırsanız nasıl sıradanlaştığını fark edeceksiniz. Oud aralarda bence kaybolmuş. Çiçek ve turuçgiller açılışta çok kuvvetli, bir ara zayıflıyor ama 1 saat sonrasında sahnede tek başına kalıyor ve aynı şekilde ilerliyor. Bu markanın tabiki denemediğim bazı önemli parfümleri var ancak neredeyse yarısını denedim. Bunlar arasında diğerlerine göre ucuz olan "Join the club" serisinden 40 knots bence oldukça başarılı. Birçoğunu unutmama rağmen 40 knots aklımda kaldı. Kalıcılığı başarılı. Açılışı Kobe gibi güçlü değil ama zayıflamadan ilerliyor.
Bu markanın kaliteli yağlar kullandığını sanıyorum ama söylediğim gibi bu fiyatlara almak anlamsız. Bir de böylesi rakamlar isteyip, sanki merdiven altı bir mekanda üretilmiş havası olan şişe ve kapaklar kullanmalarıda oldukça ilginç. Bu markayı tanımayan birisine bu şişeleri gösterin size kesinlikle "sahte" diyecektir. Kapak yerine oturmuyor, spreyin etrafından dışarı parfüm sızmış... Biraz ortadoğulu havası var...
Hediye gelmedikçe kolleksiyonumda bulundurmam. Daha özgün kokular ve daha kaliteli bir sunum olmadıkça böyle kokulara 250-300 euro paralar vermek insanı parfümden soğutur...

Dec
14
2014
Q80
Q80

wow this is a neroli domination with sweet citrus all around. i can sense the orange, Bergamot, orange blossom, and tonka beans. for the dry down i can smell the very rose wood, very sweet Ambergris, musc and benzoin. captivating combination, very refreshing and amazingly blended but harshly over priced. i'll wait for it as a gift :p or if i get a good discount :)

Kobe is the only one so far that i liked for this brand.

edit (29th nov 2014): on my wrist i smell the neroli, orange, lime, church incense, and Olibanum, quite attractive and freshly amazing.
i don't like fresh fragrances but with this i've already changed my mind, & this is how a Citrus fragrance should be.

Nov
08
2014
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

My 1st sampling from Xerjoff is a letdown. I don't detect any of the base notes. All I get is neroli citrus and a pinch of labdanum. I got lucky from a member who shipped me a decant but I don't think I need to sample more from this house which has a bad reputation anyway. Don't get me wrong, I love the opening it's just the drydown should should be sweeter as it has benzoin and Tonka bean. It reminds me of a few Atelier scents which are much better and cheaper.

Aug
21
2014
seekritdude
seekritdude

Like nio this is a pretty big neroli bomb on my skin for the first bit. Unfortunately unlike nio, the mix of this one takes into "old" levels. As a matter of fact when I wore this out twice I was told that it smelled old and they didnt like it. One compared me to something a grandma would use to clean her bathroom. Its hard to disagree, the beginning of this is not kind, or at least not my vibe on my skin....


As it dries down, its actually dare I say... Nice smelling though. And very wearable and pleasant. But for this price, and that opening? Ya its not that nice.

Another pass from me.

Aug
10
2014
Caveatemptor19
Caveatemptor19

First things first this fragrance smells amazing! My mind was set on a xerjoff when I went to the scent bar, any xerjoff. The employees were really nice and helpful so they let me sniff several samples and testers,and the standouts for me were fars, nio and kobe. I will eventually get the first two but kobe was the clear winner between the three for my nose. I can describe this scent as citrusy, creamy, clean, very aromatic, smooth and just amazing! It is quite unique, just one spray on the chest another at the back of my neck and im set! Because of the oud and tonka notes I will use this fragrance more often in the evening and nio in the day time. In the end this scent is perfect for my nose and it lasts 7+hrs. Im extremely happy with my purchase! Sample before you purchase and trust in your nose.

Overall 5 out of 5

Jul
04
2014
johnnybr0801
johnnybr0801

fresh orange zest, strong neroli some green notes. this is what I get from this scent. I don't really get the oud and woody notes, however I think the scent is nice, very refined. For citrus lovers with a puffy wallet worth to try! :)

Jun
24
2014
Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

Wow....This opens with a spectacular gorgeous neroli note that is citrus fresh and a little bit creamy.

After a while it gets a little sweeter with a vanilla like smell. Eventually this develops into a cookie dough like aroma within the main neroli accord. It does seem a little out of place but the scent is so beautiful it hardly matters.

As time moves forward the scent also develops a woody aroma within the blend.

To sum up a breathtaking neroli fragrance that gets sweeter and a little woodier as time progresses. A must try fragrance!

Jun
03
2014
kazewayz
kazewayz

Who is the nose behind this perfume? I want to know what other works she/he has done. This is such a magnificent scent. It is so puzzling with the citrus, ambergris, and creaminess that it carries. Absolutely stunning fragrance. So many notes that oppose each other with Kobe such as the tonka bean, musk, orange, neroli, ambergris, rosewood.... All give it a light/dark balance feel. It is fresh, slightly stinky/animalic due to the ambergris (not overbearing,) and thick due to the tonka bean and musk.
Great for summer time. A pleasent smell that will satisfy crowds. Elegant. luxurious, long lasting. Perfect. One of my favorites from Xerjoff.

Jan
05
2014
deadidol
deadidol

Kobe, like many of the scents from Xerjoff's Shooting Stars series, is technically excellent, but ultimately quite dull.

It starts up with a scripted neroli, but one that has more heft behind it from the labdanum which injects an oily quality to what is ordinarily a thin note. There's some rosewood here for soapiness, and the oud hovers tranquilly to make space for the brighter notes to perform. I pick up some stray roses that perhaps feel a little misplaced and a peppery note that adds noise, but aside from that, the whole thing comes off as a greener, woodier version of every other white floral from Mugler Cologne to Neroli Portofino, only with evidently better materials and a meticulous blend.

Aside from authentically replicating the headspace of a citrus grove, the scent does little to grab your attention—it's just sort of "there." Bogue Profumo's astounding Eau d'E manages to pull off a similar effect but it does so without cliche or predictability by contrasting bitter notes with a tasteful cypress accord. As far as summer scents go, Kobe does everything it sets out to accomplish well: it's bright and fresh, smells highly naturalistic, and lasts a decent amount of time due to the resinous / musky base that scaffolds the top/mids in place. But ultimately, it's a bit of a bore.

Sep
11
2013
velb95
velb95

EN
I discovered this company at the fair Fragranze 2012 in Florence Italy. It wasn't easy to find then the store that sells fragrances to the regular customer like me, but in the end I was able to buy the whole line from the site ausliebezumduft.de

I must say that there is a system to buy perfumes Xerjoff paying the relatively low price (the normal price of the bottle of 50 ml is up to US$ 260-325).

Since the Shooting Stars line and the Oud Stars line are the masterpieces of artistic perfumery, it is worth to buy the Shooting Stars - Discovery Sets - Part One and Part Two and Oud Stars Collection - Discovery Set that cost US$ 208 for each of the first two sets and US$ 254 for the Oud collection set. Of course there are the Discovery Sets for
XJ17/17 Collection (US$ 331) and XJ Casamorati 1888 Vintage Collection (US$ 182), but personaly I do not like the last two lines, so I didn't order them.

In each set there are 6 fragrances of 15ml each and therefore the price for a volume of 50 ml drops to US$116 for Shooting Stars collection and to US$142 for Oud Stars collection instead of USD$ 260 and US$ 325 for full version bottles.

IT
Ho scoperto questa casa di profumi alla fiera Fragranze 2012 a Firenze. Non era poi facile di trovare il negozio che vendesse i profumi ad un mortale come me, ma alla fine sono riuscito ad acquistare tutta la linea dal sito ausliebezumduft.de

Devo dire che c'è un sistema per comprare i profumi di Xerjoff al prezzo relativamente molto basso (il prezzo normale della bottiglietta di 50 ml arriva a circa €200-250).

Visto che tutta la linea Shooting Stars e la linea Oud Stars sono i capolavori della profumeria artistica, vale la pena a comprare il Shooting Stars - Discovery Sets - Part One and Part Two e Oud Stars Collection - Discovery Set che costano €160 per ciascuno dei primi due e €195 per la collezione Oud. Ovviamente esistono anche i Discovery Sets per
XJ17/17 Collection (€255) e per XJ Casamorati 1888 Vintage Collection (€140), ma quest'ultimi a me non piacciono.

Nel ciascun set ci sono 6 profumi nelle bottigliette di 15ml e quindi il prezzo per un volume di 50ml crolla a €89 per Shooting Stars collection e €109 per Oud Stars invece di €200 per Shooting Stars e di €250 per Oud Stars.

Sep
21
2012
Hamed90
Hamed90

9/10

Aug
18
2012
frangrancejunky
frangrancejunky

Citrus,wood,sweet notes. Am I in heaven?

I have always been looking for a perfume that has this extraordinary notes, they are balanced in this creation in such a fashion that mesmerize the wearer and the hypnotize the people around you.

it starts with unorthodox herbal cirtusy smell,a bitter note will peak timidly here and there (think of the orange juice bitterness which we all like), after a good hour or so the wood note will emerge steadily but with assertiveness in this case the oud note. soon after, the tonka/benzoin will sneak to endorse the woody notes to give it this elegant facade.

great longevity, good projection.

highly recommended for the one who want to differentiate him self from the masses.

9.5/10

Jul
30
2012
alfarom
alfarom

I know this is one of the most praised fragrances in the Xerjoff range but the mix of white florals and powder turns it into one of the biggest "no-go" for me.

That being said, if you like neroli/orange blossom laying on a powdery/resinous woody base (no oud detected), Kobe will be a true winner in your wardrobe. Top quality ingredients, perfect balance, great lasting power.

Me? No, No, No.

Believe it or not, to me it's just like a more refined version of Kurkdjian's APOM Pour Homme.

Rating: 8/10 (if you like white florals)
4/10 (otherwise)

Feb
27
2012
Oslo-fjord
Oslo-fjord

Kobe! One of the most stunning fragrance I have ever smelled! A masterpiece.

Dec
24
2011
Pa.princess
Pa.princess

I was lucky enough to sample this scent, and I love it!! On me the scent was a woody incense with a bit of citrus and a slightly sweet almost cinnamon note to it.Luckily I got none of the soapy motor oil scent that Doc Elly got!!
My nose has been pressed against my wrist for the last three hours :)

Feb
01
2011
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

Kobe starts off with a mix of green, bitter, herbal things that soon reveals itself as bitter citrus peel, possibly grapefruit and the petitgrain that is reported to be in there. The citrus peels are eventually joined by a soapy citrus blossom. After about an hour a strong tonka (coumarin) note arises. To me, the bitter citrus and tonka clash terribly, and together produce a motor-oil like note. I don’t smell much of the oud and woods that are supposed to be in the scent - they are completely overshadowed by the citrus and tonka. In the final drydown, after the citrus has finally gone away, what is left is a pleasant, sweetish, slightly woody tonka. The beginning and end are not bad, but this perfume is definitely not something that I would wear due to the clashing notes, the soapiness, and the motor oil smell right in the heart of it.

Jun
07
2010

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