17/17 Homme fragrance notes

  • Head

    • bergamot, lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, caraway, tarragon, ginger
  • Heart

    • lavender, rose, iris, clove
  • Base

    • amber, rose santal, vanilla bean, vetiver, birch, musks

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Latest Reviews of 17/17 Homme

It smells to me like a younger and simpler sibling (brother) of Knize Ten. On top of that it’s got a pinch of flowers and acidic element (referring to citruses that Xerjoff is famous of). I like it very much. I like the rawness and boldness of Xerjoff Homme. Longevity is 11 hours, sillage is pretty potent.

Overall - it’s a yes for me, I am not going to buy it though. I’m a proud owner of Knize Ten.
27th August 2022
This one comes across as loud, linear, and masculine. A classic Russian leather style, akin to the well-known Knize Ten. The leather is quite oily, almost petrol-like, driven by clove and an ambery undercurrent. One of the better ones from the line, though not necessarily unique.
12th June 2022

Very rich masculine scent from Xerjoff's "17/17" collection.

Many have correctly related the beastly Knize Ten to what 17/17 Homme is like: Aromatic, leathery, citrus, with a touch of the Dior Fahrenheit "petrol" touch! The spices are nicely conceived, as is the smooth base with vetiver, birch wood, and musk.

This one can be a bit overwhelming for some, so moderation is a must with the spray trigger. Really pricy, so I'd look to lesser priced alternatives if this is the direction you want to go with a fragrance.

9th December 2018
This is terrific, a powerful leather with overtones of Fahrenheit that somehow upends the usual pyramid and ends up somewhat fresher and rounder than when it started. Applied to instant acclaim from the FWF family, they quickly evinced disbelief through various non-verbal vocalisations when informed of the price (best I could find at the time: 540GBP / 600EUR / 660USD) - and why wouldn't they? Is 17/17 Homme something to aspire to? Maybe. Value for money? Surely not, in any sense. Would I take, let's say, one bottle of 17/17 for seven of Esencia by Loewe? I doubt it. I think the best one can say is that one can be sure of a quality product when spending that amount of money, and this is what 17/17 is, even if overpriced by a factor of 3 or 4.

Leather, cumin, spices, drying down to a woodier leather with herbaceous and hesperidic parts. Really nice - really won't be purchased by me any time soon.
8th August 2018
Complete and utter disappointment!!Disgracefully overpriced.

This basically smells like a stronger version of Pinaud Clubman's Special Reserve. Now there's nothing wrong with that because I kinda like Special Reserve. Where I have a problem is that Special Reserve costs £7 for a 100ml bottle While this costs £350 for a 100ml bottle. Outrageous!!!!

8th March 2018
Did you miss the strong, smoky and kind of petrolium like smell of original formulation of "Dior Fahrenheit"?!
Do you also love classic "Knize Ten" with that beautiful and extremely elegant semi fresh, semi sweet, green, powdery and soft smoky scent but the leather note wasn't strong enough for you?
This is the one for you because this fragrance for me is like combination of these two with some exclusive characters of Xerjoff fragrances.

The opening of this fragrance is just a strait gateway to heaven of classic fragrances! very well done and well balanced combination of lavender, citruses, some cloves, lots of iris and also the star of the show, LEATHER!
Lavender give the scent an aromatic, green and kind of clean soapy aura while there are some citruses in the background to give the scent more fresh feeling.
There is a little sweetness in the background too that gives the scent creamy sensual aspect but these notes that I mentioned are just supporting notes for leather and Iris!

The leather note has a strong and very elegant masculine. smoky petrolium like smell and there is iris right beside it to give the scent lovely powdery feeling.

In the mid I can smell almost the same smell but now less fresh and clean, but at the same time with help of vetiver and stronger leather, more smoky. the powdery feeling never goes away and you will have it all the way through.

In the Base the scent is pretty the same. only smoky leather note settles down.
Projection is strong and longevity is around 9-10 hours on my skin.
Amazing scent with pretty damn high price! xD
20th February 2015
Jeepers, which cauldron did they pull this megamongous leather from? Bag-and-sandal shop mixed in equal parts with roué's black leather jacket after a night at an establishment with a name like The Sling or The Pit. The mix of new and weathered leather scents is an ingenious twist.
Propelled in the opening by some herbal lavender, it soon settles into leather leather leather with an aureole of petrol fumes. Develops a pleasing creamy wood aspect in the deep dry down (4 hours). Well-made, with great persistence, will wow leatherheads to whose number I can't say I belong.
3rd December 2013
Rose and leatherThe leather impression - with only a small touch of harshness initially - is mainly in the opening blast on my skin, but a dark rose note is added, freshened up by a background citrus note. Later on a spicy component emerges with a touch of amber. The leather is not prominent overall, is smooth and not the wild type. It is very well blended and has good silage and projection, with a quite average longevity of three hours on me.
2nd June 2013
Startling fresh citrus opening with a pungent herbal green and rose middle. Softens to a base of gourmand spices and talcum that occassionally pipes up with those pervasive citrus notes throughout wear. Lasts 6+ hours on skin. I do not detect leather notes at all...which I consider a good thing. Very mild after first thirty minutes and genearlly presents a mature unisex quality that is quite nice for daily or mixed company wear.
8th January 2013
An Imperial leather,  arrogant and high class. Birch tar, hesperides, dark leather shined by lucid foam and opaque flowers are the prominent notes under my profane  nose. Caraway, terragon, birch tar and ginger project gas and aromatic air. There is the Cuir the Russie's leathery, rubbery (polish) and oily beat in the air and a balance between spicy-rooty and soft elements completes the dry down.  This scent is a majestic citrus-lavender and leather prominent fragrance with a strong and spicy  grey-dark and green-aromatic vibe, a stiff floral subtleness and a touch of gassy rubber. There is a spicy and slightly orangy feel in the air that reminds me effectively Onda Vero Profumo although the former is less leathery and more orangy than the Xerjoff one. There is an undeniable resemblance of the former  with Knize Ten (the two fragrances feature many, many elements in common) since both are woodsy, rubbery, leathery and discreetly floral even if XJ Homme ends with a sort of soapy powderiness that is slightly different in comparison with the Knize Ten's mossy-animalic dry down. After a wonderful citrusy-herbal opening the smell slides, through a spicy-floral transition, in to a wonderful dark industrial "tamed" leather. The latter is always cool, spicy-herbal, aromatic and sophisticated by detergent-musky iris, rose, vanilla and grey amber. A touch of smoothness tames a bit the roughness of the masculine woodsy dry down. Extremely expensive and wonderfully packaged, XJ Homme is leather at its best in parfumery.
24th March 2012
A very attractive pretty leather like freshly polished shoes is introduced splashed with a little citrus. Tres industrielle. Besides the great leather you have a little rubber too. Since we're conjuring up all this B & D imagery with both leather and rubber notes why not throw in a note from a good aromatic jute shibari rope and go for the trifecta? Just a suggestion, Xerjoff. For next time. A good jute shibari smells delicious. Homme brings to mind Knize Ten and rightfully so. There are similarities. But there are differences also. Enough that to my nose while Homme is alive and inviting Knize smells stale and shrunken. The splendid uber macho character of Homme naturally poses the question: Would this be James Dean's fragrance of choice were he alive today? And if so should an 81 year old man be wearing this? I say yes and emphatically yes.
4th March 2012
Review for the EDP:

Somewhere between Etro's Gomma and Knize Ten. More consistent and refined than the former but less powerful and compelling than the latter.

Xerjoff Homme is a butch and masculine leather prominent composition that opens with the same, characteristic gasoline note of the two aforementioned fragrances but where the Etro may result a little too literal in reproducing KT, the Xerjoff introduces a nice iris note to add some personality and soften the general harshness. Amber is clearly remarkable during the drydown but it's not as enveloping as in the Knize (which may be good news to someone). Sort of a manicured and polished version of the austrian masterpiece. Great projection and amazing lasting power.

Personally I see no reasons to spend such big money to get a reproduction when you can have the original at 1/3 the price but, if by any chance, they will decide to discontinue Knize Ten, Xerjoff Homme will definitely become the only valid alternative.
14th December 2011