Cologne pour le Soir (2009)
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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Cologne pour le Soir information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 96 votes)

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HouseMaison Francis Kurkdjian
PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian

About Cologne pour le Soir

Cologne pour le Soir is a shared / unisex perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Cologne pour le Soir fragrance notes

Reviews of Cologne pour le Soir

Dr. Z. Show all reviews
United States
Greetings...

Not much to say that hasn't already been said...
As of now, this ( and it's big sister in the EDP version) with perhaps Xerjoffs Mamluk are my most cherished honey based fragrances. With the latter being more (significantly more) powerful. Which... In this case isn't such a bad idea.

Nah. Retract that last thought.. It's all me with this one. Your welcome to join me but I'm ok if ya don't.

As I mentioned I own both this and the EDP version and the slight animalic nature that sits backstage here... is more pronounced in the EDP version, for those requiring more lust.

There's a wonderful sense of balance and completion in this beauty that is not a common thing when playing with fire. Luxurious. Sensual. Yet it relaxes the senses which can seem like a paradox.

Breathe it.

Breathe it again, but don't force it to become something it's not.
This is for mature audiences that aren't likely to retreat. Standing is the only option.
There are no chairs in the room but don't assume it's empty either.

You are there.... And that's enough.

The opening- it dazzles me with that honey/rose that's been around the block a few times ( wink wink).

When it settles in your only subconsciously aware that your smitten. There's no retreat. It owns you and not you it... as it slips out of sight.
But not soon as 8-10 hours is not uncommon.


Your never quite (at least for me) ready for this when it arrives with all it's splendor.
Looking at the pyramid makes no sense here ( when does it?)

Just imagine it and wallah!
Incense.
Skank.
Rose.
Warm honey.
Some booze? What the heck.. Sure.
The blending? Not a flaw.

It's somewhat an enigma as it's both gentile/soft and luxurious. Yet you sense this beast in there... somewhere.
Lurking quietly and your taste for lust just makes it retreat even more.
Leaving you at its mercy.
Helplessly I try to ignore my wanting but alas ... Fail.


Cologne pour le Soir.... You win.

I'm glad

9/10

Ciao
17th August, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The combination of benzoin and a light leathery whiff is pairing a certain brightness with substance, and the letter is enhanced in the drydown by the addition of light ambery undertone. Later on a pleasant incense is added, which is gently spicy and never cloying or heavy. At times a light rose hint is present towards the latter stages of this creation's development.

The sillage is moderate, the projection very good and the longevity outstanding - eleven hour on my skin.

This autumnal honeyed spicy fragrance is nice and never heavy- just the right measure, albeit not super-original. The blending is very well done. 3.25/5
02nd August, 2016
Soft, sensuous and sweet. Spiced honey and rose with a hint of animalic carnality. It's a gourmand for adults... Like a dessert with liqueur. Delicious with good longevity and (luckily) very close sillage. Recommended for those with a bent for dark oriental fragrances with a hint of skank!
25th August, 2015
Cologne pour le Soir has a feel that reminds me of the MiN New York scents I have sampled.

I see it as a playful experiment. It's powdery.

This has started me off on a bad foot with Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK).
28th May, 2015

Intriguing scent – unique. Apparently it’s a skin-scent variation on the cologne concept. And instead of citrus and fresh green, it builds itself around incense absolute, benzoin, honey and rose – obviously it is an evening scent. I was thrown off-track with the first spray when for a couple of seconds it reminded me of an ‘80s powerhouse but then it settled down in a minute or two to the subtle incense absolute which smelled like an incense odor that doesn’t have a resinous emanation. By five or ten minutes into it, Cologne pour le Soir had settled into its skin scent persona, and stayed there for an two or three hours: It is a gentle infusion of benzoin, rose, and incense; it is airy and stays close to the skin; and every once in a while I think I smell a bit of civet or indoles floating off the skin. Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Cologne pour le Soir is sophisticated, subtle and incredibly sensual.
24th March, 2014
Among things Francis Kurkdjian is exceptionally good at is the evocation of skin. Tender, soft, warm, discretely musky, and in this case, thinly veiled in sweet powder, this is fantasy skin of course – no one really smells like this naturally, but the suggestion that such physical grace may be available to some is part of Cologne pour le Soir’s charm.
Your guess is as good as mine about why it’s called a cologne when it has none of the citruses or herbals associated with that category. Maybe because it wears light and gauzy. I’d suggest the second half of the name is an important qualifier – if colognes are bright and breezy scents with a sunny disposition, this is perhaps Kurkdjian’s take of an after dark version, quieter, wearing chiffon, relaxing on a lounger. More mundanely, this is fine any time of the day, really.
Cologne pour le Soir’s notes are pretty abstracted: the rose here is a bit like the rose in Parfum Sacre, the benzoin (if the minuscule amounts permitted by IFRA can be evident in a composition) lending a slight vanillic tone to the generally balsamic feel of this perfume, the honey is again reminiscent of skin. What matters is the statement it makes is direct and it says something like: Come here, let me hold you close, let me sniff the back of your neck.
14th November, 2013

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