Our Xerjoff Richwood samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Xerjoff.
Original bottle not included with purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Xerjoff's XJ 17/17 range has been created by the artisan expertise of the master perfumers in Grasse and is an olfactory journey and discovery of the worlds most precious essences. The XJ 17/17 collection is a unique integration of nature's visual achievements and its ever unique redolence... “The earth laughs in flowers.”
Richwood centers on sandalwood from Mysore, one of the most beautiful--and rare-- materials in perfumery. Crowning the sandalwood's mellow warmth is a halo of crisp citrus. Patchouli and dark rose tinged with cassis lend the fragrance the elegant earthiness of a premier cru Bourgogne. Just as vintage wine opens in the glass over time, revealing a tale of complex character, Richwood continues to unfold on skin, enticing the nose to return again and again to experience its splendor.
Mysore sandalwood, citrus accord, rose, patchouli
Very rich, subtle sweet and boozy. I wasn’t impressed, several fragrances have a similar profile.
If you've not yet experienced Xerjoff Richwood, do yourself a favor and spend the few extra dollars required to try a sample. It's expensive for a reason. But be warned: if you are as devastated by this fragrance as I am, you may want to stay away, especially if you care about your bank account.
There are certainly more sophisticated fragrances out there---sophisticated, meaning complicated---but few are as well blended, or as high performance as this. Sandalwood is becoming exceedingly expensive and rare, and it's not a note that ought to be relegated to the background. In Richwood, it is the star, and it is stellar indeed. The citrus accord, rose, and patchouli are all players, but never steal the show. And you will steal the show when you wear it, no doubt. I get compliments galore! So classy.
Many thanks to Scent Split for the opportunity to own a rather large sample (on sale). Someday, I will possess a full bottle.