No ordinary aquatic, 40 Knots captures the essence of the famous Italian yacht club and the Mediterranean air.
One of Xerjoff’s signature traits is an uncanny ability to harmonize the most extreme intervals — sparkling aquatic top notes in perfect balance with the deepest, darkest bases – like the sea itself with a sparkling surface and fathomless depth.
40 Knots opens with a sea breeze, warmed by sun-kissed, vegetal greens and cooled by the surface of the salty water. The bracing, nearly menthol, salt note ebbs and flows through the entire drydown, which gets darker, woodier, and richer with emerging notes of coffee, cedar, and clove. The crisp green and salty beginning softens to reveal a woody, slightly floral heart.
Yacht or no yacht, this aquatic stunner with its surprising depth will leave turning heads in your wake.