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Lira Xerjoff for women

Lira Xerjoff for women
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Total people voted: 263
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 166 I had it: 42 I want it: 291 My signature: 4

main accords
sweet
caramel
vanilla
citrus
cinnamon

Lira by Xerjoff is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Lira was launched in 2011. The nose behind this fragrance is Chris Maurice. Top notes are bergamot, blood orange and lavender; middle notes are jasmine, cinnamon and licorice; base notes are musk, vanille and caramel.

Perfume rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 263 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Blood Orange Lavender

Middle Notes
Jasmine Cinnamon Licorice

Base Notes
Musk Vanille Caramel

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This perfume reminds me of  
L de Lolita Lempicka
25 no yes
Tendre Madeleine
18 no yes
Black Flower Mexican Vanilla
5 no yes
Unknown Pleasures
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Lira Fragrance Reviews

Madrona
Madrona

I mean, it's nice. I see the comparison to L de Lolita Lempicka but they are clearly different. A surprising amount of bergamot and lavender comes out on my skin, flanked by caramel, cinnamon and vanilla (in that order), not a lot of blood orange. Absolutely no liquorice. Pleasant, but for that price it would need to give me a nose-gasm. It doesn't.

Sep
14
2016
topdogrwd
topdogrwd

I feel the opening is very similar to Tendre Madeiline and Panah Italian Citrus. Lira has strong caramel settlement which can be overwhelming in hot weather so careful there.

Most of the fragrance lover prefer Lira because of its opening and base however at this price points I think tenra and Italian citrus are amazing grabs.

Sep
12
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fruity floral with spicy and gourmand candied notes. I rarely wear fragrances like that but this is a very grown up sweet scent. It has citrus and lavender at the first spritz. I do love lavender. The jasmine flower is the only other flower I detect. It also has licorice and sweet notes of vanilla and caramel. It smells very girly but at the same time very sophisticated. I don't know what it is that makes this smell luxurious and elegant, like a caramelized version of a jasmine-Oriental perfume. It's an evening perfume because it does smell way too formal. It makes me want to wear my hair up and wear black gowns. It's luxurious, and although not mysterious, it has a bit of a "take me seriously" vibe, despite the licorice scent. Very nice perfume and the bottle is to die for. I don't know if this is still selling. I would prefer that all my reviews were of fragrances that can still be bought in order to entice my readers into either testing out the fragrance or going out to buy it.

Mar
25
2016
ficusmuskus
ficusmuskus

Holly molly who designs these hideous bottles, seriously in one bottle they put a portrait a tassel and a spike all in gold!

Feb
23
2016
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

My first foray into this house. Lira is truly a lovely vanilla gourmand. But not unlike other equally lovely vanillas for a fraction of the price.

Feb
23
2016
uniqueq86
uniqueq86

عطر سويتي لذييذ اشبه برائحة الكيكة المخرومة في المنتصف(الألبا)اراه مائل للجانب النسائي وأفضل شبيه لعطر فانيليا من فرانك بوكلت

Feb
13
2016
jeffwithfrags
jeffwithfrags

The word 'overrated' in itself seems 'overrated' in its use nowadays but if anything, this House fits this concept perfectly.

Yet somehow, it manages to have some of the Highest ratings on this site.

I mean, it's all good as I'm happy that people are taking to appreciating the definite step-up Niches are. But it's just I never understood Xerjoff lol.

The Quality is certainly there (mostly) but I feel is done at least as well or better by other Niche houses that charge much less.

Maybe it's just Xerjoff's 'style' but they seem to have a recurring theme of overdoing a certain note or accord that just doesn't fit what I want.

Well, nevermind about the rant. Lira is an intoxicating Gourmand that does everything that good gourmands have done.

Vanilla, opulent and rich, sweet black-candy and amazing hints of spice bun.

But then it adds the 'signature' Xerjoff citrus (orange) and floral (lavender). Why an Ultra-niche Outfit like Xerjoff insist on sticking to these notes, I have no idea and with reference to my rant above I cannot find myself liking it because of those designer-y notes that you can really detect.

It's just the nature of lavender I presume and Xerjoff seem to like theirs loud and powdery!

But I mainly think it's the associations to the most popular designers (Lolita Lempicka) that really get people going and Xerjoff just have this thing of relating to the crowd very well.

Their credit but as of now, the only one of their scents I like is Mamluk. Not this one for sure.

I rarely praise bottle designs too but in this case, just wow. Totally fantastic, it's a modern yet classic ornament in it's own image, amazing!

My rating: 5/10.
Scent Quality: 9/10.

Feb
02
2016
danieq
danieq

This smells a great deal like many others in the genre. It's syrupy sweet, the caramel is strong. Very much a gourmand and it does this genre well, but it's not the least bit unique and so, for the price, I suggest finding something else in the genre for a fraction of this absurd price. I mean no offense, but to me, the purchase of a fragrance such as this, at this price point actually seems a bit like 'the emperor's new clothes'.

Dec
21
2015
SlasherLady
SlasherLady

Heard so much good about this, so I had to sniff it at the store..and oh my god. To my nose it was absolutely repulsive, and I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would want to smell like that. I was, unfortunately, really disgusted by it.

Sep
30
2015
malia
malia

God!!! HELP!! I fell in LOOOOOVE with this one!!!

Aug
27
2015
sunkissedcoral
sunkissedcoral

This is a masterpiece. I cannot exactly put into words the beauty and joy derived from smelling Lira. After spraying initially, I got a strong blast of spicy, yet musky licorice, lavender and blood orange, then it transforms into a strong, rich bergamot-vanilla and dries down to a sweet vanilla and caramel gourmand with a slightly boozy accord that manages to keep a dry composition. I like to blend it with Roxana's Illuminated Perfumes Figure 10: Blanc (a gourmand Tahitian vanilla bean orchid accord), which is a beeswax solid and I put that on first, then spray Lira, for a fuller, richer composition. For me, it's the perfect fall and winter fragrance. It exudes warmth, sensuality, and exquisite richness.

Aug
11
2015
lilalina
lilalina

Amazing gourmand, candy sweet. Tangy, tart citrus. Beautiful quality, very gorgeous. Just wish the bottle which comes with the juice was more refined.

Jul
29
2015
Alayna1011
Alayna1011

This is nice, but as others have noted, it smells just like L de Lolita Lempicka. Cinnamon orange buns, very syrupy, thick and Christmas-y type of scent. Evokes the color dark orange in my head. It is rich and decadent, with great longevity and sillage.

However.. my main complaint is the price. For this kind of money, I would just go with the Lempicka (although discontinued, it can still be found readily and fairly inexpensively on ebay.)

Jul
21
2015
ginepro
ginepro

Lira reminds me a lot of L de Lolita Lempicka. Lira is a soft, cozy, warm vanilla with a touch of citrus to freshen it up, and avoid it to be too sweet and cake like. It is nice in its softness but since L de Lolita Lempicka has been one of my favorites for years (and I just recently tried Lira), I will stick with my much more affordable L de LL for now (which also comes in a beautiful bottle!). Also for that price, I think I expect something more interesting than "just" a warm, very likable cinnamon-vanilla cake (which to me doesn't smell that much cinnamon even).

Jul
15
2015
bcoops
bcoops

this is gourmand madness, i would go crazy smelling this on a woman!

can a guy pull this off?

Jun
12
2015
13.th
13.th

point of no return.
a lethal embrace.
you cannot exempt by this scent.
no sweet but satisfying.
caramel liquefy on your skin whil vanille and licorice fasten your wrist.
lavender and musk breathe on your mouth.
it's the end.

Jun
04
2015
musk 777
musk 777

عطر ليرا من سيرجوف
عطر سويتي حلو
الافتتاحية تبدأ بالبرغموت اللافندر مع قاعدة من الكراميل والفانيليا
اجده احد افصل عطور السويت
وربما الأفضل بعد مملوك من نفس الدار
فهذا العطر يصلح لكافة الأوقات والمواسم
عطر جميل سويتي هادئ
مع مكونات عالية الجودة
مع ثبات عالي وفوحان عالي
العطر يصلح للرجال والنساء
التقييم 108
والحمد لله رب العالمين
والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد

Apr
27
2015
new friend
new friend

Lira: عطر نسائي جورماندي بسبب كثافة الكراميل والفانيلا رغم الافتتاجية الحمضية الفوجيرية من برتقال الدم وبرتقال الدم والبرجموت الفل والقرفة وعرق السوس الواضح جدا جدا في القلب ثم القاعدة الجورماندية الكثيفة من الكراميل والمسك والفانيلا قد يغامر بعض الرجال باستعماله بسبب وجود القرفة وعرق السوس

Apr
14
2015
PatrickM
PatrickM

This fragrance reminds me extremely of an "insider" perfume called GOLDEN DUST (aka Alraml Al Dahabi) which is a big hotcake in the GCC and also in Iran...

Apr
12
2015
zimmer73
zimmer73

Love this! I bought a set from Casamorati with 6 small bottles, where Lira is one of the best..
Sweet and yummi, with a gourmand vibe to it.

Apr
07
2015
mblair206
mblair206

I received this as part of the December 2015 Olfactif sample set called Coming Home. All three fragrances featured vanilla. I like a good vanilla scent but this one ranked number three out of the three. The other two fragrances were Vanille from DSH and Black Flower Mexican Vanilla from Dame Perfumery Scottsdale. In comparing Lira to Vanille and Black flower, Lira seemed a much sweeter fragrance on me. Black Flower is described as a dry and boozy vanilla where as Lira was described as a caramelized, floral vanilla.

To me Lira seemed more like the fruit of the vanilla, ripe, raw and juicy, rather than the essence of vanilla. So these elements lend that impression of a more 'wet' or sweet fragrance. Top and middle to me offer that sweet vanilla and perhaps the blood orange.

Then, interestingly, after dry-down I get an effervescence of the floral notes, they are ever so slight and fleeting with the a caramel-vanilla base. A little rose, and perhaps a little jasmine and lavender.

The fragrance seems a very thick-sweet-syrupy type vanilla. This is coming from someone who prefers a more oaky, boozy, whisky-like vanilla.

Mar
18
2015
djuzz.becuzz
djuzz.becuzz

Oh... My... Word!!!
I know I have used the word 'amazing' many times before when describing a perfume... I just wanted to use it again for this ridiculously delicious Lira, but to be honest... amazing simply would not suffice to describe this masterpiece!
There's just no word to describe this heavenly deliciousness!
Lira just made me about to delete any fragrance off of my want list, just to put on only Lira itself...
This is soooooo expensive,... but I soooooo want a bottle of it now, I mean... DANG!!! This smells awesome!
The absolutely most perfect blend of Caramel, Orange, Cinnamon and Vanilla I have ever encountered!
I can't stop sniffing my wrist, it's so addictive... I'm in love!! Yes! With a perfume! Am I ashamed? No freakin' way!!!
It's official now,... the niche market has got my motor running, a few more tastes of fragrances like this and I'll be running out of fuel fast!
Oke,... I seriously got to clean out my want list... if y'all will excuse me, I'll be back later to update on performance, thanks! :)

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Edit: oke, this baby performs! I only sprayed my sample once and the sillage lingers really nice for 2 hours, then of course it settles down, becomes softer, but it lasts for many hours more!
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Dec
21
2014
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

Lira is a delicious scent, no doubt about that. Its vanilla heart evokes equally sweet memories of my younger self....but....there is a very nice vanilla showergel by Yves Rocher that smells about 99% the same on me as this very expensive perfume.
Needless to say that I will never spend that kind of money on something that I can have for less at YR. Xerjoff cannot count me in on this one.

Oct
18
2014
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

I have L by LL and also Tendre Madeleine by Lawrence Dumont.
To compare these three; L by LL would be a day time casual and very girly version, Lira the romantic one and Tendre Madeleine the evening powerhouse.
They're all very similar, Lira is more about the blood orange opening and the caramel dry down, it's serene and beautiful, like a warm cuddle by a loved partner. L by LL in this comparison is the caring mother, less citrusy, less caramelly and a bit more vanillary and heavier on the cinnamon.
Tendre Madeleine I would use if I want to smell straight up like a sexy cinnamon bun with lemon sprinkles, it also projects far more than it's cousins L and Lira.

I do appreciate Lira. It's extremely easy to wear, supremely cozy and with the 3 sprays I used it, never gets cloying. It does have excellent longevity as well, 10 hours on me.
The blood orange in the opening is mouth watering, the cinnamon provides an olfactory warming sensation and the vanilla and lavender mixed with a hint of musk, gives the impression of a fond embrace of naked bodies between clean sheets. It never gets overtly sexy, it never aspires to be, it's the girl you introduce to your parents and marry and treasure for life.

I actually don't feel the love for the bottle. To me it looks like cheap body lotion packaging. Nevertheless I would go FB if I didn't already have L and TM in my possession, two firm staples in my wardrobe.
Right now I will use up and very much enjoy my sample.
Thumbs up, thoroughly recommend trying.

Oct
08
2014
Estebanz
Estebanz

I know what I'm going to say it's a big statement , but this crown jewel its already in my top 5 favorite fragrances in my entire collection as of right now,yes, is that good, presentation is drop dead gorgeous, the best presentation I've seen by far,and the scent,OMG the scent, the caramel on "LIRA" smells so good, it literally makes me wanna cry...the Blood Orange in LIRA is so juicy and mouth watery, it will make your mouth salivate,as simple as that,rich Blood Orange that has almost a Raspberry taste to it and a delicious sweet Cinnamon to add Spicy and distinctive character to the scent, ,and yes I said Taste,not just a smell,because this is not just a fragrance, once you experience this Hypnotic aroma you would understand what I mean,its so yummy,is ridiculous,then to make things even more nutty/yummy and irresistible I get an Almondy accord and the jasmine undertones just add the exotic expensive Floral Quality to the scent that at times feel dessert like due to the use of the best caramel Note I've ever come accross,and there is a slight bit of licorise as well, but in a nutshell what You gonna get from "LIRA" is all of this yummy elements (almond,licorise,blood orange,citruses, cinnamon, jasmine) all surrounded/ enveloped by the most spectacular caramel you could ever imagine.
OMG fragrance Family, this has been by far and without a doubt my best purchase this year.
I love every single one of the 16 Xerjoffs I currently own ,but "LIRA" might just be proclaimed as the crown jewel of them all. My New Queen LIRA.

Apr
02
2014
Cereza
Cereza

I had extremely high expectations as this is the first fragrance from Xerjoff I've had the luck to get my hands on.

I've been also in crazy caramel run these past days and had sampled both caramel offerings from LINARI, both added to my FB purchase list

So I was very eager to try LIRA. I love cinnamon, so it was a no brainer that I would enjoy this. And yes I do. LIRA is a gourmand and extremely potent caramel/cinnamon fragrance. The blood orange at the opening and heart is also very strong, it actually disturbs the composition for me, though I seem to somehow enjoy it after the heart part as there cinnamon seems to dominate. Cinnamon in LIRA is very close to the real deal, it seems almost too foody, I mean - really, I can even smell the powdery quality to cinnamon powder used in baking. Isn't that crazy? Never expierenced this aspect of cinnamon.

I did not fall in love with LIRA. It seemed too edible, too cloying. When it finally calmed down in it's drydown phase, I was not happy about LIRA being too simple (really, just caramel with vanilla for me). It is a nice gourmand if you love these, but nothing too interesting to justify a FB.

Silage was all over the place and as for staying power - after 18 hours I could still feel traces of caramel on my wrist.

Oct
03
2013
kayley123
kayley123

Lira is my HG scent...however, that said...
Laurence Dumont Tendre Madeleine is VERY close to Lira. In my side-by-side comparison, Lira had slightly better lasting power--Tendre Madeleine lasted about 6 hours, Lira lasted more like 9, but both were significantly weaker after about 3, with Lira more easily detectable the whole way.
The major difference I found was that the cinnamon in Tendre Madeleine disappeared quickly, but in Lira it hangs around for at least a few hours. There is also a slightly woody note to TM that makes it feel slightly more powdery to me. I got slightly more caramel from Lira also, whereas there is almond (still similar, just nutty and sweet instead of the buttery thick sweetness of caramel) in TM. Since I am a fan of cinnamon and caramel and am not such a fan of woody notes; I do still like Lira better. (But I only notice these differences if I am wearing them both at the same time and taking very close and careful sniffs.)

SO: although I like Lira slightly more, it is probably NOT worth $300 more! TM is a near-perfect dupe. I just wish the cinnamon lasted longer and was a bit stronger! And I prefer the sweeter, thicker caramel of Lira to the almond.

Sep
21
2013
StopHammertime
StopHammertime

I get mostly caramel and blood orange, I can kind of smell the lavender/jasmine in the background. I found this perfume very interesting the first go-around, it used to be one of my faves, but it has gotten to the point where I just... don't like it. Something about the mix of caramel and blood orange just smells synthetic and strange to me. It lasts forever, though.

Sep
02
2013
SarahNichole
SarahNichole

Wow, this smells just like Tendre Madeleine, which I already own at a fraction of the price. I put my Lira sample on one wrist and a spritz of the Laurence Dumont on the other, and I can't tell the difference at all. The quality, the scent, the silage, the longevity, they're all the same. The only difference I can find at all is that TM costs $40 for 50 ml and Lira costs $295 for 75 ml. It's a gorgeous fragrance, but I'll stick with the more affordable option.

Jun
23
2013
yacoco
yacoco

I wish it less sweet I love the bottle anyway lovely smell and yummy
long lasting

May
29
2013
deborahfrancoise
deborahfrancoise

I'm so fonf of this perfume, but I'm not sure of its longetivity. I don't smelle it on me ! It's a pity, because it's so fine !

Feb
22
2013
fragsforyou
fragsforyou

This is some delicious shit! I really want to know about projection and longevity of this one.

Oct
01
2012
Attar
Attar

Very Sensual, rich, floral-gourmand, a bit coniferous. Tasty fairy-tale in a bottle. For cold (autumn-winter) time is a perfect match. Uncomparable weapon of allure, charme, enchantement.
I'd recommend this odeur for brunettes from 20+ (maybe 25+), seeking for undisputable weapon of stealing men's hearts (surtout, jeunes hommes)!

May
30
2012
sergio.fiorenzi
sergio.fiorenzi

If somebody ask me to describe this scent in only one word I would say it is a MASTERPIECE.
It is by far one of the best sweet gourmand parfum I ever wore in all my life, simply wonderful !!
The blend of vanilla and cinnamon makes this fragrance very sweet and of course it is not so good to wear in a place like the one I live when summer reaches 40 degrees and winter does not reaches below 20 degrees.
It is a very sophisticated and elegant scents perfect to wear in a cold or rainy day.
This starts with a bergamot, whith a dark and sexy shadow (blood orange and lavender). And then it develops into a delicious and powerful vanilla with a warm hint of caramel and cinnamom to die for wich will last all day long. Wonderful !!!

Mar
23
2012
Kankuro
Kankuro

Lira is a scent for lovers of very sweet gourmand parfums (I am one of those). If you spray it on, all you will get is a hypnotic and sensual blend of vanilla and cinnamon, with a hint of fruity blood-orange. Lira is probably the sweetest fragrances one could imagine, it smells like christmas! Almond biscuits, sand tarts, cinnamon star cookies... Lira is soothing and after a half an hour I can smell candied rose and jasmine petals. It's not a strong floral aroma, just a hint to keep Lira interesting. You would think that such a sweet perfume has to smell very sticky, but Lira is elegant and not at all sticky.

The base is soft with less cinnamon, but more vanilla and caramel. The musk is really faint, but that's ok. Who wants a gourmand parfum which is animalic (animalic christmas cookies are not funny!)? The lasting power is amazing, just spray once and the fragrance will last all day, with plenty of sillage.

BEWARE: XerJoff released a fragrance called ,,Verona 010" last year, which was a limited edition (only 101 bottles were made). Now that all of those limited bottles are gone, they released Lira which is identical to the discontinued Verona 010. The Verona was $424,50 for 3.4 fl.oz. Lira is $305,64 for 2.5 fl.oz.

Mar
29
2011

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