Cashmere And Silk – Review: Xerjoff Join The Club Fatal Charme

By Sandra

Late last year Xerjoff released a new line of perfumes called Join the Club. There are ten different perfumes in the line and all represent a certain club or area of interest.

The bottles are exquisite – I love the blue glass. As everyone here knows, Xerjoff is über-expensive and I was initially drawn to testing this new line as it is more affordable.

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Xerjoff decided to keep the notes to these ten perfumes a secret. Truth be told, I am grateful for that move as it allows me to put more of my imagination and visualization into experiencing the perfume. I don’t feel the need to seek out the particular notes and understand them. I can just smell and experience without pressure.

The first perfume of the collection that I fell in love with is Fatal Charme. Here is the information from the Xerjoff Join the Club website.

„Fatal Charme by Xerjoff JTC is the trendiest Club, an authentic lair for IT people who anticipate movements, interpret everything that expresses, in a personal and ironic style, award winning Italian fashion from Milan, which certainly needs no presentation.

It’s a special observatory, a creative, elegant and eclectic laboratory where magnetic personalities add that personal touch to everything they wear in a knowing mix and match. It follows an individual logic, enriched by personality and resoundingly up to date.

Style becomes an exercise in glamour and elegance, the elusive charm of sumptuous essence, proof of soft, joyous femininity, avid for life’s emotions like the inebriating perfume she wears.“

Let me say up front that I did not read this until after testing the perfume and loving it. Wow! Sometimes press releases can be so obtusely written.

However, this perfume is getting a lot of love from me as the temperatures are dropping here in Vienna. I find myself craving its cashmere silk feel. It is a wonderfully warm perfume with incredible staying power.

How does it smell? Upon spraying, the perfume is to my nose a bit sharp. Never fear, this is the initial blast and it moves quite quickly into a very subtle, fluffy, slightly gourmand territory. This is where Xerjoff’s words “soft, joyous feminity“ ring true. The woman who wears this perfume can be dressed to the nines in haute couture, but essentially she exudes elegance no matter what she is wearing. She has grace, understanding and feels at peace with herself and the world. By no means does this make her weak or vulnerable. On the contrary, she is strong and self confident in a quiet way.

This woman loves to wear cashmere sweaters and wrapping a cashmere silk shawl around her shoulders on a crisp autumn day. Fatal Charme is certainly a more affordable means of achieving this cashmere and silk feeling.

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Fatal Charme has wonderful staying power and keeps me enveloped in its elegance all day.

Image source: fragrantica.com, myvintagevogue.com
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16 Responses to Cashmere And Silk – Review: Xerjoff Join The Club Fatal Charme

  1. I agree that sometimes it’s more fun to just sink into the atmosphere of a scent rather than to overly fret about its notes, and this sounds rather nice.

    • Sandra says:

      It opened my ‘nose’ to the nuances of the perfume, simply because I did not name everything I was smelling. On that note, I think you will enjoy this Neil.

  2. Jordan River says:

    All for that; the blend not the breakdown. I would wear not this but I enjoyed reading about Fatal Charme and I am sure this is indeed charming on you.

  3. Sandra says:

    Thanks Jordan. Join the Club also has some more masculine leaning perfumes which are very nice.

  4. How cosy I feel just by reading this. I’m glad to hear Xerjoff decided to go more affordable.

  5. Tara says:

    Thanks for the review, Sandra. Everyone needs a cashmere shawl perfume in their collection.

    I agree that it’s good to hear Xerjoff have introduced a more affordable line and blue bottles are my favourite.

  6. Safran says:

    Lovely review – it makes me want to try it again very soon! It’s a fragrance, that I just don’t get yet. I’ve tried it a few times, but still don’t have an opinion about it. In the past, those kind of fragrances were often the keepers!
    Cheers
    Safran

  7. From your description it sounds like something that I would really enjoy. I’ll keep an eye out for
    it in local stores or on the internet. The idea of a fragrance reminding one of cashmere is intriguing, especially since winter is on the way. Thank you for the introduction to something
    entirely new to me..

  8. Sandra says:

    I hope you can try it soon Anita. It will surely keep you warm in winter.

  9. Suzanne says:

    Sandra, the best thing about fall and winter is certainly cashmere, so by your description this has got to be good! :) And I imagine it’s now chilly enough in Vienna to be wrapping oneself in both (the perfume and cashmere shawl), yes?

    • Sandra says:

      Ha! Suzanne it is not cool enough for the end of October! It feels like September. But it will be in heavy rotation soon.

  10. Vanessa says:

    Undina drew my attention to this in Paris and I liked it very much. Just the ticket as winter draws on. Though as my mother would have said, ‘you could poke your eye out’ with that spiky top!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Thankfully the tops of the JTC line are significantly less spiky than the other Xerjoffs, they look more pleasing to the eye, but I guess they are still quite dangerous for said organ. ;)

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