Malesia: a biogeographical region stretching from Southern Thailand to the islands of the South Pacific, home to some of the world’s most mysterious locales and exotic flora and fauna. Within its borders lie adventure, romance, riches… and danger. This is the olfactory landscape Xerjoff has set out to map, and the results are a scent that washes over us in waves of richly balsamic, fiercely animalic, and soothingly smooth floral luxury.
Malesia is stunningly rich right from the opening, with the exquisite oud blend seeping even into the luscious lily of the valley top note. Complex gurjum balsam tempered with amyris-strengthened sweet amber flows through the heart, while the oud only increases in strength as the warm, musky vanilla of the base uncurls with languid confidence. When all is balanced, a glow settles atop the skin that lingers for hours and hours. Comforting and challenging in equal measure, Malesia is a deeply sensual memento from the adventure of a lifetime.