Lumière Noire pour Homme (2009)
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian


Lumière Noire pour Homme information

Year of Launch2009
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 202 votes)

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PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian

About Lumière Noire pour Homme

Lumière Noire pour Homme is a masculine fragrance by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Lumière Noire pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Lumière Noire pour Homme

I was wearing it in a very cold weather, at home, in the smoke-filled pubs, in old big empty cinema and it was always there, but every time different. It's like you smell some kind of game for throne between ingredients which make various alliances and sometimes cooperate and sometimes they in war. Name perfectly describes what you witness. Unique perfume.

It seems to me that Francis Kurkdjian sometimes makes simple fragrances that do not change because, as he mentioned in one interview, everything revolves around top notes which sell the product. This is a perfume made, deliberately or not, for those who want the fragrance to be in constant change.

Do not be afraid of rose here, most people will not even recognize it except in some middle part of journey.

Not very lasting but definitely very interesting, it grows on you.
28th January, 2018
This is truly awful although perhaps I am biased as it reminds me disconcertingly so of how the elderly cleaning lady smelt who used to swirl around the house noisily with the vacuum cleaner when I was a child.
Cheap perfume and bleach. Phew. She herself was a kind cheerful soul so its not by negative association. This is just dreadful but look at the ingredients. Patchouli and mugwort or whatever the spices added to the Rose...And to think you pay a premium for this.
Cheap 80s perfume and bleach. Enough said.

Projection: 3/5
Longevity: 4/5
29th November, 2017
When I first tried this on paper at a store - it was a gorgeous rose accord, bright and airy, radiant, and hints of woods. Once I received a sample a few months later, it was quite different: a dull, airy, accord of woods with hints of rose. There is hardly any patchouli, and a prevailing mustiness. The mustiness subsides after a while, with the rose becoming a bit more prominent with some added hint of spices. One spots the vaguest traces of cardamom and cumin. Thereafter it soon subsides into an insubstantial dry down. Additionally it is thin, weak, and overall - nondescript. Anyone curious about this should consider Cartier's Declaration d'Un Soir as a better alternative - or even, perhaps, Domenico Caraceni 1913. Or better still, step out a bit more and consider the absolutely superb Eau de Protection / Rossy de Palma by Etat Libre d'Orange.

06th February, 2017
Lumiere is the second fragrance I have sampled from MFK. It's an odd sort of scent that I initially really liked, but after several wearings I find it's a bit too unusual for me to want in my wardrobe.

The note pyramid says "spiced rose" but it ought to say "sweet" or "candied" as the rose note has a significant amount of sugary aspect, especially in the first hour. The sweetness cuts down on the dusty or powdery aspect typical to masculine rose fragrances, but unfortunately makes this seem more like a teenage scent. There's an underlying tone of patchouli and dry spices, but it remains rose centric but with very sweet chewing gum aspect. It's a nice scent, but not for a 50 year old man. Although an EDP the sillage is relatively tame but the longevity is excellent, going well into the evening from three sprays. I just can't wear this one though, so a generous neutral for me.

28th December, 2016 (last edited: 03rd December, 2017)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening combines a spicy rose with citrus-orangey background that gives the rose a somewhat fresh entrée. The rose is gently spicy, with the spiciness being gentle; more with with light elegance than with heavy darkness. Interestingly, although a distinctly floral entity, the rose is not really sweet on my skin.

The development showcases a number of permutations of the rose theme, adding whiffs of cinnamon, later cumin and at times ambery whiffs, all contributing to the spicy side to various degrees. Herbal undertones come and go, and eventually the spicy rose is slowly fading away.

I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and eight hours of longevity, with the last couple of hours being close to my skin.

A spring rose with gentle spice, neither heavy nor ceremonial; a rose for those otherwise not inclined to like floral scents. 3.25/5.
03rd August, 2016
A high watermark of male perfumery. There is no need for me to add to some of the brilliant detail reviews below, just wanted to express my love for this brilliant fragrance that makes rose so right for men.
28th March, 2016 (last edited: 11th April, 2016)

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