From the first sniff, you know Shingl is the party girl of the Xerjoff Shooting Stars collection of fragrances. The sweet-sharp smell of rum absolute blended with a compelling mix of basil and anise intrigues the nose. Giving this intoxicating yet sophisticated brew further seduction is a swirled-in layer of what smells to us like strawberry. Just when we think we have Shingl pinned down as another fruity, boozy perfume, albeit of outstanding quality and unquestionable charm, the rooty scent of iris rears its head casting an intellectual structure over the scent. Warm vanilla and a clean but sensual musk keeps the serious iris in check. Sensual and intoxicating.
Christian Rostain was born in1953 in Fréjus. He became a perfumer by chance. He began his career in 1974 as a perfumer's apprentice at Robertet Group in Grassé. He underwent internal training for six years under the direction of Louis Truc, the senior perfumer. His initiation was continued with perfumer Henri Romano. In 1980, he became a junior perfumer under the leadership of Georges Pellegrin. Through his work, he then participated in the development of his company in South America, Central America and USA. Christian Rostain has been in the perfumery industry for 30 years. Among his creations are Carrera by Carrera, Cible de Chlorance, Harry Potter and toilet water for Etro – a fashion brand in Milan. Rostain also creates perfumes for such groups as L′Orèal, Henkel and Clarins.
Driven by a true passion for the artistry of Haute perfumery, Italian luxury perfume house Xerjoff was founded by perfumer Sergio Momo in 2003. Committed to using nothing but the finest and rarest materials in their perfume creation, Xerjoff deftly combines the traditional art of perfume craftsmanship with contemporary inspiration to dramatic effect. From the captivating Shooting Stars Collection and the traditional Casamorati line to the Harrods exclusive Emerald Star, the collections of beautifully bottled pure perfume oils and Eau de Parfums each offer the wearer a heady journey into the precious realm of fine perfume.