Xerjoff - XJ 1861 - Naxos
Naxos is an opulent perfume, that celebrates the depth and sensual heart of Sicily. Inspired by tradition, put into a frame of modernity. With its Mediterranean and passionatecharacterNaxos transmits a cheerful vitality thanks to its citrus notes. These mix well into the sweet flowers, putting the spotlight on the contrast with the precious spices. The olfactory traces of a 1000 year old culture of conquerors and world domination meet within Naxos. The scent starts with classic light and fruity hints of citrus, combined with the exotic notes of cinnamon and the sweetness of vanilla and honey. The youthful heart of white flowers and jasmine will be replaced by the masculine notes of tobacco and tonka bean in the base.
Xerjoff Naxos: Honey in the heart, Sicily in the soul
Naxos! Unless you happen to be a Sicilian (or an accomplished history or geography teacher), the first thing you may think of when you hear this name is the Greek island of the same name in the Aegean Sea.
However, there is (or was) a second location of this name - on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. A noble fragrance from the Italian perfume house Xerjoff owes its name to it: Xerjoff Naxos. Also known as XJ 1861 Naxos or Xerjoff XJ 1861 Naxos ...
In any case, it is a remarkable fragrance, suitable for women as well as for men longing for the Mediterranean Sea.
How Naxos came to Sicily
A name could hardly sound more Greek than “Naxos”. Nevertheless, the settlement, after which the Eau de Parfum Naxos by Xerjoff (a.k.a. Xerjoff XJ 1861 Naxos) is named, was not in sunny Greece, but in (likewise sun-drenched) southern Italy - on Sicily.
It was an ancient city that no longer exists today. However, the name of the village Giardini-Naxos on the east coast of Sicily still refers to the historical settlement that was once to be found in the same place.
“Once” - that means: about 2 ½ millennia ago. Because as early as 403 BC, the coastal city was destroyed by Dionysius I, the powerful tyrant of Syracuse.
But how did a town with such an ancient Greek name come to Italy?
The Sicilian settlement was the first Greek colony in Sicily. Founded by residents of the Greek city of Chalkis around 734 BC, the new town was named after the famous Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
Based on this choice of name, it can be assumed that earlier residents of the eponymous island were among the first settlers.
But since the Greek colony in Sicily opposed against Syracuse in a coalition with Athens in the fifth century BC, its fate was finally sealed after just a few centuries of existence:
From its destruction in 403 BC by troops from Syracuse, the city never recovered. After all: Former residents found a new home in the nearby Tauromenium (today: Taormina).
Today, some archaeological excavation finds (including remains of the city wall at that time) still testify to the former settlement of Greek colonists in Sicily. The rest is history.
Xerjoff XJ 1861 Naxos - a noble fragrance for women and men
Timeskip. The year is 2015. The Sicilian town of Naxos doen't exist anymore for more than 2,400 years - and hardly anyone thinks of an ancient town on the east coast of Sicily when it comes to its name.
The perfume house Xerjoff is launching an Eau de Parfum for women and men that is reminiscent of this now almost forgotten epoch of Sicily - and thus pays tribute to a culture that is several thousand years old: the fragrance Naxos Xerjoff a.k.a. XJ 1861 Naxos.
The Naxos fragrance celebrates the deep and sensual heart of Sicily with a unique eau de parfum. Inspired by traditions, implemented in the modern age. With its Mediterranean and passionate character, Naxos transmits a cheerful vitality thanks to its citrus notes.
These mix with sweet flowers and are emphasized by the contrast created by precious spices.
Now the curtain rises for Xerjoff and the Eau de Parfum Naxos! The fragrance starts with classic light and fruity hints of citrus, combined with exotic notes of cinnamon and a sweetness of vanilla and honey.
The youthful heart of white flowers and jasmine is followed by the masculine notes of tobacco and tonka bean in the base.
With its blend of lemon, bergamot and lavender, the top note of the Eau de Parfum is as Mediterranean as a top note can be. Whether the lemon gives the lavender wings or vice versa:
In any case, the eau de parfum exudes the pure fascination of a sunny, authentic Mediterranean fragrance from the very first moment.
Its Mediterranean origins and an unmistakable tendency to "Dolce Vita" can also be recognized when the eau de parfum indulges itself in heavenly sweet honey in the heart of the fragrance, or in delicious cinnamon and the delicate flowers of Arabian jasmine.
Finally, the vanilla in the base of the Eau de Parfum, which is accompanied by the finest tobacco and warmed by tonka bean, is also deliciously spicy.
A perfume like a fresh Mediterranean breeze
Naxos by Xerjoff is an Eau de Parfum for women and men with excellent durability on the skin.
Fragrance family: spicy, sweet and aromatic.
A perfume with citrus in the head, honey in the heart - and the sunny serenity and ancient history of Sicily deep in its soul.
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