Smooth Sailing Inspired By Xerjoff 40 Knots
Smooth Sailing takes you straight to the main deck of a luxury yacht, kissed by the sun and the sea-salted breeze. As if holding a well-made cocktail in your hand, you'll catch opening notes of candied fruits and sweet, boozy liqueur, mingled with the aroma of marine mists, featuring saltwater and fresh air accords. As the scent takes you into a sunset drydown, there are whispers of powdery incense grains and an amber heart.
Inspired by Xerjoff 40 Knots!
Time of day: any
Notes: Candied Fruits, Rum, Sea Salt, Aquatic Accords, Benzoin, Amber
I wanted to wait to write a review until after I had tried the fragrance it was inspired from. Can say without a doubt that Smooth Sailing is absolutely better than 40 Knots. While I’m not a floral/powdery fan, I will put up with it for the short time before it evolves into a killer “deep blue” scent.
While they both start out similarly — very light, airy, floral — they diverge slightly after the first 15-20 minutes. I find Smooth Sailing to have a much “cleaner” feel between the 30-60 minute mark. 40 Knots has something in it that I can’t quite place that is just a bit off-putting in comparison during this phase.
Between 1-4 hours, Smooth Sailing just evolves continuously into a deeper and deeper blue. Maybe a strange analogy, but wearing Smooth Sailing I feel like I start above the water, and am just slowly sinking into deeper and darker waters — and it’s absolutely fantastic. It becomes a skin scent on me between 6-10 hours before I lose it entirely at about 10-12 hours. However, during this time I’m constantly smelling my wrist.
I will say 40 Knots does have a similar base, but it takes a long time to get to the dark blue that I really love. It stays in this weird transition between floral/powder and blue for about two hours. To my nose, there is that similar “weird” note that I can’t place that lingers in the base of it as well, but it’s not quite as strong.
Overall, this is a really unique summer fragrance that I would definitely recommend. Absolutely can ignore 40 Knots with Smooth Sailing in existence because it’s better in every way.
I love this scent. LOVE IT! Loads of complements. I need to get the 100ml
This stuff might be one of AF best scents. The candied fruits have this rich (but not dark) feel mixed with the woods and then this freshness comes in from behind making it wearable in the summer. It is absolutely stunning. It's probably not the best for high heat and a t-shirt. This is ultra classy. Love it!!!
Wow. I've got a sample of this with my order and am blowned away by it. Definitely buying a full bottle before my upcoming summer vacation. It is different and unique take on summer fragrance. I can only imagine how it will shine in summer heat...