Oud Stars

Fars 2012

Fars by XerJoff
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Ranked 100 in Unisex Perfume
8.2 / 10 910 Ratings
Fars is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Floral
Oriental
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
French lavenderFrench lavender Cade juniperCade juniper Italian bergamotItalian bergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Egyptian geraniumEgyptian geranium Atlas cedarAtlas cedar Jasmine absoluteJasmine absolute
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber Laotian oudLaotian oud Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver SandalwoodSandalwood PatchouliPatchouli
Ratings
Scent
8.2910 Ratings
Longevity
8.4824 Ratings
Sillage
7.9829 Ratings
Bottle
9.1803 Ratings
Value for money
6.6477 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 12.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Oud Stars" collection.

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DerDefcon

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DerDefcon
DerDefcon
Top Review 38  
Damn it! I like that one.
With Xerjoff as a brand, I have reached a point where I say to myself, "No matter how good or sensational it is, it is too expensive. Finished, done, over."

I will probably stick to this statement, because somewhere you have to set a financial limit. Currently "Fars" can be found on the internet for 257,- Euro - for 50ml, mind you. That's about five Euro per Mililiter and that hurts somehow.
Despite the horrendous price I was curious and wanted to test a Xerjoff. The barter deal with the nice and generous perfume "Max1403" was completed quickly and easily and nothing stood in the way of a test. And yes ... damn it! I really like it - what a dilemma.

"Fars" from the "Oud Stars" collection is, according to my nose, a composition that is particularly captivating with lavender and oud. I honestly do not really notice the rose geranium.
In the beginning, the oud and the lavender compete with each other and try to overtake each other olfactorically. Sometimes the oud is dominant, which is dry, clean, but also nice and dark. Later it is again the light, slightly herbaceous, not at all too sweet lavender that "overscents" its woody counterpart. Thus, the first half hour gives the impression of being dealing with an oud-heavy fougère, but this is soon forgotten, because both - the oud and the lavender - get in order and work hand in hand for the next hours.
The not at all miserable, not at all animalistic, or even medical oud unleashes after more than an hour an aura that reminds me a little bit of paper. Maybe I am sitting in a library, too? Mmm... who knows. The wood appears dark, but at the same time very transparent and dry. The lavender, on the other hand, brings a little light into this darkness and rounds off the fragrance in an almost perfect way. This one is not a bit pungent as I know it from other lavender-laden scents. It is rather - let's say - a dried lavender that has retained a little bit of its residual juiciness and that now carefully sprays its subtle aroma in our fictional library in order not to scare off any visitors.

This interaction, which I have just demonstrated, is incredibly successful, perfect, masterly. The oud lets the lavender play and the lavender lets the oud play. It can be that simple. And contrary to what I expected, this composition proves to be suitable for everyday use and socially acceptable, fortunately it does not immediately contaminate whole rooms, buildings or even areas of land. The sillage is perceptible, but never disturbing, and that's surprising inasmuch as here at parfumo.de one reads again and again about Xerjoff fragrances as the space-consuming "warfare agents" par excellence. Well ... doesn't always seem to be the case - fortunately. I don't know if "Fars" would not lose part of its magic if it were as strong as I feared before the test. As it is, we can speak of perfection and also of a very flexible wearable scent characteristic. I can imagine wearing it on special occasions, but also in everyday life - with a shirt or coat if you like. But it also goes well with a rustic leather jacket. "Fars" is simply a universal genius
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Turbobean

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Turbobean
Turbobean
Top Review 35  
Self-confident modesty.
Dear friends of oriental fragrances, please don't be angry when I say that this is actually not my fragrance direction... or was as you take it.

My collection contains two Amouages. But both (Silver and Jubilation) I don't feel'typically oriental'. So far I could not get much out of this category, because I was always quite quickly saturated.

But now I have discovered Oud Fars.

At first, its top note seems a bit unharmonious to me, somehow medical. A lavender chord as a prelude to an oriental scent. It smells as confusing to me as the top note of Jubilation XXV, but once you get used to it, it's quite interesting. Nevertheless I think: lavender and bergamot in combination with oud and patchuli is not a must.

But what comes after a few minutes is just a dream. A gentle dream. Balanced, pleasant and yet clearly a child of the Orient. Not sweet, not heavy, but earthy and warm.

Woods of the desert lead a life full of privation, but their scent is, similar to great wines, which have to cope with a lot of rock and little soil, something special. Cheap beauty. You stop and want to sniff again. And again. And many more times. Without getting full.

The top note reminds me of jubilee only because it is similarly confusing. Otherwise, both top notes have nothing in common. But in the base, both scents come very close. Jubilation seems noble, special and mysterious. Oud Fars smells effortless and friendly, but still very valuable. Jubilation seems a little distant. Oud Fars welcomes you in his arms. There's no reason to avoid hugging. Patchuli, sandalwood, cedar and oud. One wants to linger. You feel safe and secure.

Oud Fars is no Sillage monster, but he has enough strength and endurance. He seems masculine to me on the one hand, but is certainly also attractive to every woman. Even a baby could smell like it. A unique, universal beauty. Sexy when it fits. Elegant, if you want it to be. Masculine to the man. Seductive about a woman. Not intrusive, yet present. Self-confident modesty. Wow!
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JacSi9

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JacSi9
JacSi9
Top Review 33  
Of Raging Kinskis And Fake Rose Petals
The most fascinating fragrances for me are those that do not directly trigger a reflex to buy. Which, months after the first encounter notwithstanding, creep back into consciousness without any external trigger and say: "I'm still here. You might have to look for half a day. But I'm there. And you should try again." I've written about this in the past, and I'm doing it again now. Often these are the scents that don't fit the familiar pattern and break up the known. The force of habit is stronger than the spirit of discovery at first. But the forward-pressing desire for the new eventually finds its way through the brain into olfactory memory.

I must have had my sample of Fars for over two years. Every few months it comes out of nowhere. The need to seek out Fars again. After the pale memory on which I want to spray again a current impression. Up until now, along with the obvious fascination, there has always been a doubt present as to whether the scent suits me. Slowly, however, I have to admit to myself that I no longer want to escape the spell. The spirit of discovery has triumphed once again. But why is that so?

I've read about comparisons to Jubilation 25 by Amouage. And while the fragrance profiles are really far apart, it makes sense. In both fragrances, the contents are extremely tightly woven. Individual notes are hard to pick out. The famous whole that is more than its parts. There's also the solemnity of demeanor, even if the extroversion is a different one here. And just like the Amouage, something touches me here that I can't quite put into words. That certain je-ne-sais-quoi vibe that every fragrance enthusiast knows from somewhere. That you can't attribute to specific fragrance notes. The sum makes the music here.

Whether Fars really belongs in the family of oud stars is questionable. That it has rather harmed the fragrance, probably. When I read here, Fars is an ordinary rose oud fragrance, the inner Kinski rages. Oud is indeed a not entirely unimportant note here, but it has more of an embracing effect in the background. Rose and rose geranium are also NOT the same thing olfactorily (damn it, but Klaus is starting to calm down). It's more the rose stem, including the leaves, that's been used up here. I'm pretty sensitive to rose scents - here everything blends smoothly into said whole and it doesn't smell classically rose.

So who are the fragrance stars here? Honestly, it's hard to say. The lavender is definitely present. I'm really not a lavender fan, but it's so elegantly tucked away here. So cooling and pure. I can't detect the stated bergamot separately. To me, Fars is an extremely tight interplay of the cool lavender, a woody rose geranium with a bit of vetiver tangled in it, and a dark, bubbling base. At first glance, this sounds like a contradiction that doesn't necessarily go well together. But with Fars, everything just fits. As if it could be different, but it doesn't need to be. The whole thing comes across extremely smooth and almost airy despite an undeniable heaviness. The scent texture really makes me think of silk. As cheesy as it sounds.

As alluded to above, Fars smells really classy and celebratory. Unlike Jubilation 25, however, Fars doesn't need a baroque palace to come through. Fars practices in understatement and can be worn low dosed certainly well in the work environment. A fragrance for people who appreciate beauty but don't want to tattoo that on their forehead. However, Fars can certainly be disguising due to its luxurious appearance. One of the reasons I wasn't quite sure at first. Fars carries something very pleasantly sophisticated - without being too enamored with his own aesthetic. Attractive and thoroughly sexy. Provided the fragrance suits the demeanor of the wearer. For me, the fragrance is rather masculine, but have also read contrary opinions.

Extremely Arabic Fars does not work on me. In a blind test, I would probably not have been able to categorize him in this way. Which is part of the appeal. Either I know too little in the field of Arabic fragrances (possible) or the marketing does the rest. Fars could also be an Arabic interpretation of a French fragrance house. I understand the reference in principle. When you think of oud, you naturally think of Arabic fragrances. However, the whole making of the fragrance reminds me more of French perfumery. I may be wrong, but that's my impression. The longevity is very good, the sillage finely tuned. Fits simply.

So another fragrance has taken its time. Even if the result was probably already determined at the first encounter. The gentle bonds of habit did not want to allow it, for that it is now all the more beautiful. That's why this hobby is so beautiful: because one's own ideas are always challenged. This is the only way to keep the spirit of discovery alive. In a world of raging Kinskis, delicate rose petals and woody rose stems. Actually not so bad.

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DaFumo

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DaFumo
DaFumo
Less helpful Review 15  
A farce(Fars)for my nose
So first of all I would like to emphasize that I deliberately do not want to give an official rating here because it seems only me so goes with the fragrance. The fragrance has on average with the best ratings 8.5 at parfumo, at Xerjoff and at unisex. Unfortunately, this fragrance only reminds me of rose water and the fragrances that my grandmother wore at the time without remembering all the names. I can not get anything from the fragrance and would like to advise against possible blind buys here. It's a 4 out of 10 for me and at that I love rose scents like 17Rosso. It is also for me not a masculine fragrance but a 80s "my granny" fragrance. Would not like to go into much more detail except to issue a warning. Riecht him thoroughly before, the fragrance is not for young people or for weak nerves, rather he peneteiert the environment and not nice. As just my opinion. H/S as usual with Xerjoff rather a good 8. try it before buy it if u r younger then 80. in the sense, have a nice weekend
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TristanKalus

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TristanKalus
TristanKalus
Top Review 21  
Bāgh-e Eram - The Gardens of Shiraz
Persia - a slowly forgotten empire full of mystical legends, cultural and scientific achievements, impressive architecture, formative art and botany. If you talk about the Persian royal cities, you will definitely get Babylon and Persepolis mentioned with their legendary stories. A lesser known royal city, which served as a seat of power during the times of the Zand dynasty, is Shiraz. Known not only as the birthplace of the ancient Persian royal houses of the Achaemenids and Sassanids, but also as the botanical garden of Persia, Shiraz is located in the southern province of Fars. In addition to the many colorful bazaars, hamams, and architectural masterpieces such as the Shah Cheragh Mosque, the city is most famous for its abundance of flowers and unique rose cultivars. Over the entire city spread gardens and parks from long forgotten times, which thrive in the mild climate and Shiraz in a dress of flowers and blossoms wrap.

I'm not really sure if XerJoff's Fars is meant to pay homage to the southern Iranian province with its beautiful gardens. However, Fars feels to me like a walk through the magnificent Bāgh-e Eram botanical garden in northern Shiraz.

Fars opens very delicately with lovely floral notes, which at first suggest rose, but then turn out to be rose geranium. My first thoughts go in the direction of gentle rose-based soaps from an oriental hamam, but only briefly. After leaving the beautifully laid out flower beds behind, one passes jasmine bushes and enters another corner of the garden. Behind the flowery façade of the rose geraniums, the lavender now appears cooling, which is not dry, but fresh. In a symbiosis with light nuances of white oud, it becomes cooler, deep and woody - similar to a shady spot in the middle of the botany. Near the lavender beds are areas planted with oriental and Asian grass species, which exude an almost earthy aroma. Many species grow there - but from a distance I only recognize Nagarmotha and Vetiver. I sit down on a bench made of precious woods and watch the blossoms and grasses blowing in the warm wind, listen to the splashing of the irrigation systems and let myself be caressed by the warm smells of resins and woods in the shade of the Persian architecture
Fars is in my eyes a thoroughly oriental fragrance, without putting oud in the center of events. Much more the oud used here discreetly underlines the filigree floral chords and harmonizes with the lavender as rarely seen. Bravo!
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AarsethAarseth 6 months ago
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8
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8
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7.5
Scent
Rose, patchouli and musk, lovely rich oriental fragrance and really well blended. Has good performance on my skin.
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MariaSMariaS 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
Spicy oud smell…I feel like there’s rose in it but there isn’t any! Nice scent more masculine but it’s like I ve smelled this before!
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 4 years ago
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8
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8.5
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A fresh and clean spicy-floral Mid season fragrance, balanced by a warm earthy-woody base. Gentle take on Oud, with Ambergris as a bonus!
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 11 months ago
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Very old school - not stinky but dusty lavender with dry amber woodiness. Floral undertones constantly noticeable, mostly jasmine/rose
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 1 year ago
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Opens floral w/ some ambers & mild oud (feels like rose, but not listed). Eventually goes masculine aromatic (neat evolution). Fall-winter.
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