Vibe

Opera

Opera by XerJoff
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Ranked 84 in Unisex Perfume
8.1 / 10 1081 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team Opera is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men. Furthermore The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-fruity. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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8.11081 Ratings
Longevity
8.9997 Ratings
Sillage
8.61007 Ratings
Bottle
8.9969 Ratings
Value for money
7.0742 Ratings
Submitted by Lilienfeld, last update on 15.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance was integrated into Xerjoff's "V" collection in 2019, which was later transformed into the "Vibe" collection.
The fragrance is part of the "Vibe" collection.

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22 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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LadyLuxifer

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LadyLuxifer
LadyLuxifer
Top Review 18  
Dancing on a String
What does a masterpiece need?

First, it needs a sensitive composition of a "conductor" who knows his craft. But above all, such a fragrance must spark images, open their own soul like a book.

There are plenty of images in the fragrance "Opera" by Chris Maurice: a lyrical kiss in the haze of the dark night; farewell moments behind closed eyes burning on my hands and lips; a river full of lovesick arias tinged with shadows of farewell.

Christian Carbonnel a.k.a. Chris Maurice comes from the most prestigious perfume family in Spain. Thus, Christian grew up in the world of perfumery and thanks to his father Francisco Carbonnel, the passion and talent to create exceptional fragrances were literally born in his cradle. "Nefs", "Erba Pura", "Camel", "Malvs" are just a few of his excellent creations. Many will follow, I am sure. Christian is so very "out-of-the-box", so I expect many more jewels.

The opening is already very opera-like, a heavy curtain reveals a brilliant start, which smells very unusual: subliminally compressed fruity notes floating with rose petals in an old barrique barrel. Already here small indefinable fragrance particles swim along, which will not leave my nose until the end. These notes behave like tiny pheromonal fragrance particles that hold the wild mess together and give the whole fragrance only a sense.

"Opera is not just a night out scent. Opera you spray on, if you intend something more than just "togetherness and holding hands". "Opera" is wicked and a little "trashy", a scent of apostatic lust without a hint of moderation.

The longevity of the fragrance is monstrous, it also follows countless twists and spins in the fragrance development. The sensuality of the scent is further underpinned with earthy, rooty notes that kick in after about five hours.

After DeepRiver's really cool review, it's really hard to say anything else about the fragrance that would reveal more than DR has already so clearly and wittily stated. I fully share his opinion, no fruit type is individually smellable here or even vetiver and musk. What is clearly perceptible, however, are compounds of notes whose whiff smells of carnal desire. The fragrance leaves a stamp not only for days, it is almost a tattoo that remains.

"Opera" is a bit like "dancing on a string", the scent can quickly seem over the top. For me, however, "Opera" is a sinful essence that sighs deeply and longingly lascivious on my shiny skin: A masterpiece.
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Oudine

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Oudine
Oudine
Helpful Review 16  
Absolutely overwhelming
....I have to do something good for myself every now and then, and then I go to look for a new scent. As for the great niche fragrances, I discovered them for myself about 2 years ago. I used to think that Douglas' offer was the end of the story. Since then I have the feeling someone would have turned on the light:-))
But now to Opera - already the name makes great expectations, as does the flacon. The comments here have made me so curious that I made a blind purchase, it was a damn good offer, dared.
As always, I could hardly wait until the parcel messenger finally arrived at the door. After that I literally fall over the packages and can't get them up fast enough.
Then finally the first sprayer on the wrist .... I take something herbaceous unsweet was and first disappointed. However, I know that several tests are always necessary for me. So I tried it again after 2 days and I was rewarded.
The scent gets better from time to time, no that's understated, more grandiose. I couldn't list all the things I perceive now, I take the smell was too complex for that.
As for shelf life, I can say it's gigantic for me. I take the scent even after days on my pillow was. I can say the same thing about Sillage. One is clearly perceptible and should dose the fragrance sparingly.
It is absolutely a fragrance for the big performance, but also just for me to enjoy.
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Stanze

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Stanze
Stanze
Top Review 11  
With roses and vanilla at the opera
Soon I'll be singing two arias at a music school festival, one of which is "Se tu m'ami." The text: "Se tu m'ami, se sospiri" for example "If you love me, if you sigh..." occurred to me when I read the description in the comments to this perfume. So I had to try it out and had a bottling done.

According to the official description (at essenza-nobile, the official website mentioned above doesn't work for me) a prince from the south appears in an orchard. (Well, I don't think of princes at all.) Then a businessman overwhelms the princess (aha) with all the stuff from the heart note. (I now have to think spontaneously of Asterix and Cleopatra, where an architect is showered with gold until only the tail of his tail peeps out. Probably the princess doesn't bow and her crown looks out. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be bombarded with leather anyway.) Then there is a wedding and the stuff from the base note is given away. Some beams of cedar wood? (Romance is not my thing..)

How does Opera smell? I tested it on myself and on family tester M, who only rarely allows me to spray him. That means he liked Opera very much on me. The top note handed us both a fruit basket, which we had to pass on to the other opera-goers. Then both of us were enveloped in the scent of roses. But this is where the differences began. In my case, the rose fragrance was immediately underlaid with ylang-ylang and leather. M, on the other hand, smelled clean of roses and vanilla. The vanilla remained with me in the background, but then the Vetiver really cut quite pure. At M the vetiver appeared later and didn't seem so dark, it was kept in check more by musk.
To Summarize: I quickly have a very opulent - I would have said almost pompous - smell, which may seem noble, but which you can only wear in opera, or even better, if you perform yourself. I can't really love it. Too noble for my everyday life. With M, however, a fragrance suitable for everyday use, clean and deep at the same time for the special man. You can even sigh.

Projection is rather strong, therefore not suitable for work. But not dangerous when used sparingly. The durability is good, sufficient also for the ring of the Nibelungen.

The price is not exactly low and therefore my small bottling, which I will only bring out for special occasions, is enough for me personally. Unless I spray M with it. You'll see.
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Blinfluenced

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Blinfluenced
Blinfluenced
Very helpful Review 13  
The long black...
Opera oh Opera, you joy for the senses!
Since I was once again in my perfumery of confidence and sniffed me through the Xerjoff fragrances, suddenly I could not leave my nose from the test strip. I grabbed a pack and marched straight to the cash register.
The Flacon is from the form and from the cap like every Xerjoff, however, this is wrapped with velvet and comes in an elegant black therefore.
The color I let tell me, since the attentive readers know that I'm blind... anyway.
Let's get to the essentials, the scent. Wow, I call that opulent, a terrific opening, fruits, velvet soft, creamy they fill my nose. I imagine also a touch of nougat to perceive. Immediately I have images in my head again, a large dark hall, candlesticks, flickering candles, a deep carried melody creeps into my head. Cushions, covered in velvet, dark, dust in the corners, not much.
A light melody joins in, musk, vanilla, light, tentative. The notes blend into a great composition, opulent, yet playful.
After time, the pleasure becomes softer and more cuddly, the velvet becomes softer, cotton wool, clouds, a dream. Nevertheless, the fragrance does not lose its performance and is even after 10 hours intensely perceived.
My absolute favorite for a chic evening.
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Lauraemm

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Lauraemm
Lauraemm
Very helpful Review 14  
The Chameleon
I hardly know a fragrance that presents itself so diversely with ever new, changing facets - and that fits into so many different situations to boot! Opera adapts in my opinion not only different situations, but also moods, weather and seasons. I hope for many more new moments of discovery that lie within this beautiful, velvety soft fragrance egg. Great love!
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 2 years ago
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Sweet fruity with a clean detergent like appeal. It definetly shares some qualities with Erba Pura, however less sticky and better rounded
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Fruity and fresh opening (melon, apple) with rose. Then it settles to a more floral scent with nutmeg. Sweet, woodsy. Very strong projection
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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Initially fresh and soapy fruity-floral, a sweet and powdery, spicy fruity-floral Fall fragrance, balanced by a smooth leathery-woody base.
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NikkNakkNikkNakk 15 days ago
Stunning! Love at first sniff. This is STRONG! I can't believe there's no geranium in this because I swear I smell a beautiful geranium in the middle
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MariaSMariaS 3 years ago
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It smells elegance. Its an intense, classy meshmerizing smell, I can describe it as floral woody soapy.
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