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Zanzibar (Najaf) Xerjoff for women and men

Zanzibar (Najaf) Xerjoff for women and men
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Total people voted: 60
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 60 I had it: 8 I want it: 77 My signature: 1

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Zanzibar (Najaf) by Xerjoff is a Oriental Woody fragrance for women and men. Zanzibar (Najaf) was launched in 2012. The nose behind this fragrance is Chris Maurice. The fragrance features agarwood (oud), green notes, osmanthus, cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean, musk and tobacco.

Perfume rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 60 votes.

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Agarwood (Oud) Green Notes Osmanthus Cedar Patchouli Sandalwood Vanilla Tonka Bean Musk Tobacco

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Zanzibar (Najaf) Fragrance Reviews

Calvini
Calvini

So I was at a store and wasn't particularly satisfied with Mona di Orio's Oudh Osmanthus, then I asked about this, and as soon as I tried it, I was in head over heels; this one has the best of both worlds: An amazing osmanthus note (fruity, sweet, yet realistic) and an amazing oud note (a bit dirty, dense, yet not fecal...It's funny someone below mentioned he prefers the "imposters" and I totally understand; I used to hate the real thing too, then I began to appreciate it and now I prefer the "inbetweens"...this is such, not as intense as Zafar and many other authentic ouds).
The overall effect is a bit syrupy, but definitely the best syrup I'll ever have!

Jul
01
2016
micavana
micavana

I recently did a sample swap so I was lucky enough to try Zanzibar. (Thanks Todd!) Sniffing this out of the bottle I thought, clean and soapy. but after spraying this one on my skin, my initial impression was a medicinal chocolaty covered barnyard. A very interesting scent, but medicinal. chocolaty barnyard?? Really? Yes, really!! That is what my first impression is. The initial spay is very thick and heavy scent that fills the room. After about 1 hour it started to settle down on my skin to a woody scent with a touch of barnyard and a touch of sweetness. Much better! For the first 4 hours the projection was in beast mode. Every inhale brought in this delicious fragrance.

After about 6 hours it tones down a bit on my skin. Not in beast mode, but not a skin scent either. The barnyard dissipates and it becomes more of a softer medicinal woody scent with a little sweetness.

Bottom line, overall a very good scent. If you like the medicinal, barnyard scents followed by a woody scent, you should try a sample of this one.

Mar
20
2016
ttt3008
ttt3008

This one is very nice, At initial application I find this a bit on the medicinal oud side. I get no animalic notes at all. There is a wet tobacco scent that overtakes most of the other notes. That's it! At least for the first 30 minutes. After that, the other notes marry together to make a beautiful and subtle sweetness and a medicinal oud touch that lingers throughout the day. The other notes seem to blend so well they are really tough to single out. I've never smelled anything like this one. Definitely worth a try! Because of its uniqueness and, its a wonderful smell BTW, It gets a Love in my book!

Jan
19
2016
Shibor
Shibor

Very interesting perfume with oud of high quality.

But one must get used to the combination with osmathus and tobacco first. Probably the whole gives the scent an animalic note. It changes a little after dry-down though.
Thus better try before you by. Many oud lovers would appreciate the quality of agarwood.

Oct
15
2014
muzzbait
muzzbait

wow...this one is dense.

hard to put into words. in some instances i'm reminded of 'terryfic oud' (by terry gunzberg), and other moments i'm reminded of 'black afgano' (by nasomatto). oud, wood, cumin and resin. wow. probably too intense for me but WOW.

Oct
12
2014
MustafaDhyaaldain
MustafaDhyaaldain

NAJAF is a city in IRAQ !!

Feb
25
2014
mendwillie
mendwillie

It is extremely hard at the beginning. Very strong smell of Oud absolute and sandalwood, then develops better and becomes more enjoyable. Gotta love Oud wood to enjoy this perfume. I like that.

I sort like this:
Smell: 8/10
Projection: 1000/10
Longevity: 10/10

Sep
04
2013
sherapop
sherapop

I'm having a lot of fun exploring random samples of über expensive perfumes knowing full well that I'll never buy them. In some cases, I wouldn't wear them even if someone sent me a bottle as a gift! XerJoff NAJAF fits that description: definitely not for me.

On first spritz (and I could only take two!), I thought immediately of dark leather perfumes such as Serge Lutens CUIR MAURESQUE and Parfums d'Empire AMBRE RUSSE. Oily, thick, dark, totally intense, about as far from a feminine perfume--or any perfume--as I can possibly imagine. More of an experience than a pleasure for me.

Looking now at the notes, I see that I have been mistaking oud for leather. So this is the real thing: oud, claimed to be in so many far more genteel Westernized "oud perfumes" of late. Well, then, it's clear that I prefer the imposters! I really do not find this to be a pleasant wear at all, and I suspect that if I wore it anywhere people would think that I stink, though they might be too polite to say it outloud.

No, thank you very much, all the same. If anyone ever does send me a bottle of this composition, I'll forward it on to a fragrant friend of mine who finds a great deal to like in this hard hitter!

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Dec
24
2012
Alexa1024
Alexa1024

stinks like freshly opened can of snuff

Jul
12
2012
*sophi*
*sophi*

Top Notes
Woody notes, Sweet notes, Herbal notes

Middle Notes
Woody notes, Osmanthus, Cedar, Patchouli

Base Notes
Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka, Tobacco, Musk, Oud

Apr
04
2012

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