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La Capitale 2019

La Capitale by XerJoff
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8.1 / 10 813 Ratings
La Capitale is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is sweet-fruity. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Sweet
Fruity
Gourmand
Spicy
Creamy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
StrawberryStrawberry CaramelCaramel LabdanumLabdanum PeachPeach
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AmberAmber LeatherLeather Persian saffronPersian saffron RoseRose GingerGinger
Base Notes Base Notes
BenzoinBenzoin Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla OudOud

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.1813 Ratings
Longevity
8.4755 Ratings
Sillage
8.0746 Ratings
Bottle
9.2745 Ratings
Value for money
6.6584 Ratings
Submitted by Amourage, last update on 12.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Spotlight" collection.

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Lauraf1sch

2 Reviews
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Lauraf1sch
Lauraf1sch
Helpful Review 16  
The Natural Xerjoff Strawberry
When my friend showed me the Xerjoff fragrances, he said he was very curious how I would find the perfume "La Capitale", he then said it was a strawberry fragrance. Since I have almost an obsession with strawberries I was curious, but didn't have high expectations. Because usually I can not expect that mostly the naturally delicate and juicy, beautiful strawberry scent in cosmetics is marketed as just that.
So I tried the fragrance in the store. I was completely shocked and surprised. In the opening, I took in the overly natural strawberry. The interlude of sweetness and strawberry progressed into a drydown in which the saffron and, after a few hours, the vanilla clearly stood out. The leathery scent made the scent even more interesting. The strawberry is truly the star of the show in this fragrance, but the saffron, vanilla, and leather rounded out the scent perfectly.
Since I only tried La Capitale on a test strip, I took it home to see how long the scent would last. I have never experienced such a good durability. After a week, you could still strongly perceive the scent. It was only after 3 weeks that the fragrance was almost gone. Unfortunately, I can not report on the performance on the skin, but I can imagine that this will turn out transferably good.
For someone who does not like sweet fragrances so much, this perfume will probably be unfortunately nothing. I personally don't like overly sweet scents either, but this one is just stunning. I find him perfect for evenings or dates.
I hope to have it in my collection one day and am really looking forward to it! All in all a very feminine, elegant and luxurious Xerjoff.
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Very helpful Review 18  
Strawberry puree with resinated vanilla topping
Another warm day; the sun is beating down on the small fruit and vegetable market in the center of the old town, the white and yellow striped awnings above the stalls can't keep out the heat; if anything, they store it above the summery, fruity produce.
Everything that was freshly harvested and ready for sale in the morning has lost its taut, plump freshness and many a trader is very happy if he can still get rid of his goods for little money: It's the time of the "bargain hunters" at the weekly markets!
Housewives who make jam know this!

Strawberries in particular have suffered and instead of red, sweet and aromatic fruit, it now smells very intensely of strawberry puree - freshly made and with a certain amount of synthetics.

This is how Xerjoff's "La Capitale" could be described in a few words.
But it wouldn't be this brand if they didn't try to make something fragrant out of mere, slightly fermented-smelling fruit.
Here I am reminded very much of the newer, mostly pink Snake compositions by Stéphane Humbert Lucas, in which I cannot recognize the fragrance designer I am so familiar with, who offers his "magic potions" there.

If "Erba Pura" offers a fruit cocktail whose ingredients are still easily recognizable, "La Capitale" seems to be a sweet puree of strawberries and very ripe peaches, mixed with caramel and a labdanum-resinous smoky note This creamy fruit mixture is given a certain stability by quite strong dark brown leather nuances, together with oriental spiced roses (already a classic) and it is no longer surprising that a well-measured dose of oud appears; following my fragrance experience, this melange also lent itself: Rose oud with leather accompanied by strawberry puree ...
With the addition of resinated vanilla, Xerjoff's "La Capitale" is now definitely reminiscent of grandma's laundry room, where she cooked strawberry jam in a large tub and the sweet vapors filled the room.

You have to love fruit-heavy fragrance compositions if you are prepared to choose them as an accompaniment; although "La Capitale" still has the longevity that Xerjoff is known for.
Who would want to smell like my beloved grandmother when she stood in the doorway of the courtyard with the last jar of jam sealed and surrounded by the aromatic scent of strawberries in her smock apron (one of those no longer immaculate ones that was only worn for fruit processing) and rejoiced at the work she had done?

"La Capitale" makes me smile and travel back to my strawberry-pink childhood summer vacations, or else it transports me to one of the many small bar tables that surround the summer farmers' market bustle that is the focal point of many Italian towns, where I have taken a break with something cool and sparkling in my glass for a casual chat with passers-by.

"La Capitale" = sprayed pink strawberry summer nostalgia
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Sirbennyone

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Sirbennyone
Sirbennyone
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You are one of those scents..., either like the or....
Hello to the round,

today there is times a relatively short and crisp review of the La Capitale !

And yes what is written ABOVE in the headline, indirectly already says everything. Either one likes the or not! I like the, but NOT at me. I feel the combination of strawberry, vanilla, praline / caramel and peach as a fragrance for a man difficult ... , this yet beautiful fragrance I prefer to smell on a woman (whether to cold days at work, in the restaurant or with a "creative" woman) .

In the drydown I feel the La Capitale as a unisex then really portable ;) , however, he is as I find at women really really good - just fits. At a certain time of year and the appropriate temperatures 10 of 10 and this is also noticeable in the comments / compliments, because those are idR genuinely very very good.

Surely can also wear the men, if those like to go through as "small sweet fruits" want ;) , ne fun, if YOU like something like that - that's good!

Performance:

8 - 9 of 10, my personal tip, take one until 12.2021 ,
because I personally have the feeling that he has become noticeably worse after - purely in terms of performance!

If I really would not be convinced, I would not put you the heart!
And now a nice day / evening or always you read this review, LG the Benny
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9.5
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Sari89

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Sari89
Sari89
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Worth it
My first review and you have to know, I'm not a "I-smell-my-wrist-and-can-say-all-notes-of-a-fragrance-from-top-to-bottom-girl" ("How many hyphens should there be?" ... Sarah : "Yes!" ). I always try to describe somehow what my nose perceives.

So, now to the fragrance. I had a little bit of the fragrance bottled here to test it because I immediately liked the scent pyramid.

So, a spritz on my wrist and off I went. The first positive thing that immediately popped into my head was: FINALLY! Finally one with leather that doesn't immediately turn my wrist into a well-trained hairy man's arm, as I unfortunately have the feeling that this is always the case with me when leather is involved ...

Continue in the text. Smell the strawberry immediately. Not a squeaky, synthetic, over-sweet strawberry, no, very delicate, delicious without excessive sweetness. The caramel joins in and is a real feast in combination with the strawberry. I personally can't smell the rose at all.

In the DD, there are again very delicate vanilla notes that can be smelled right to the end. The oud also comes through but only in such a way that it intensifies the fragrance a little and doesn't disturb it at all.

I would give the H/S a clear 10/10. The spritz on my sweater lasted until the next day and the scent is still perceptible on my wrist after 8-10 hours.

Conclusion : Clearly, worth it! :-)
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Vmf

1 Review
Vmf
Vmf
Helpful Review 5  
Very beautiful, very Xerjoff
It opens with a bright fruity chord with strawbery. In the style of Erba Pura, Cruz del Sur 2. Dry down is a spicy Rose with a rich Xerjoff base. It Lets me think about More then Words, Alexandria 2, Bouquet Ideale. Al i al it is a very beautiful perfume. Bright, unisex, strong
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MrKaraMrKara 2 years ago
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Beautiful combination of strawberry and peach. A very nice, warm, sweet, fruity-oriental fragrance with a small hint of leather.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Fruity and sweet scent. Strawberry, peach, caramel in the opening. More elegant and less sweet than Erba Pura. Labdanum, a hint of leather.
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MariaSMariaS 3 years ago
8
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Its a well blended, sweet, a bit powdery strawberry-rose combo, slightly spicy and more feminine.
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FreshKatsuFreshKatsu 6 months ago
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More peachy than strawberry for me. A bit powdery/leathery, and noticeable ginger. Dry down is when the magic happens.
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SmellsFargoSmellsFargo 3 years ago
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Powerful yet subdued sweet fruity amber fragrance. Compliment magnet, totally unique, versatile cool/cold weather fragrance.
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