This is delightfully nasty...at first. Thank goodness for time!
The first time I smelled this, I traded my decant immediately. I was sadly unaware of the beauty tucked inside, and my untrained nose was not counting on such an offensive opening. This is not a scent for newbies...or those who are easily swayed by opening notes.
The turn for me came about 15 minutes in...and it was just delightful! The animalic opening that is really just gross, turns into something rather sensual and I cannot stop trying to sniff my wrist to figure out what it is I'm smelling. It's all at once sweet, salty, and possibly floral, but not overly so.
The next 30 minutes are resinous. Ambery deep, and lightly honeyed for an animalic sexy tone that is just...goodness!
The remainder of the wearing is just lovely. It is so sensual, and warm, and it might just be what I will need to replace my beloved extrait of the discontinued Madame X by Ava Luxe. No, it is not a clone, but it does seem to be in the same family, and it definitely has a similar feel and memory.
The cumin was the deal breaker for me. Sometimes, you can have a note like cumin in a fragrance and not notice it too much. Noticed it too much in this one. Just wasn't for me.
17th November, 2015 (last edited: 07th December, 2015)
A blogger well defines this perfume, just knowing how to read!
The superhero, the celebrities, the famous person are not famous just because they are called Batman or Captain Paris.The difference is their social position, that is, the comparison between mine and their position, between ours and theirs. This is real life. We can consider this diversity as a recent conquest of modern sociology: a social group is rich or poor, or disadvantaged only in relation to another group, and the same is for every man...
In this case the world of comic could become an unprecedented scope for this theory to show that even a costume or a myth is nothing if we are not willing to recognize them as such. Then, here is a superhero as Captain Paris who is compared to O'driù! O'driù is not the measure but the disproportion the imbalance! And the blogger has the absolute advantage of being unnecessarily banal and complacent!
Just read this post while you're carefree, just relaxing! It is a kind of “soda”, nothing more.
Absolutely, you might consider this perfume a good fragrance, but the detail of the diversity, the difference between luxury and art, make this fragrance tiny!
The scent, including synthetic ingredients and little brave notes, could be considered the final Epic Fall of the Niche.
by your amazing "interesting man in conflict"
This reviewer may have conflicts of interest
Such a bold statement to combine these very different notes to arrive at a new accord that is deeply soft, warm, overripe resinous and animalic, while maintaining accepability due to the nice balance of ingredients. Balance is something you come to accept with Francis Kurkdjian's fragrances because his palette is always artistically tuned to balance. Absolue Pour Le Soir plunges deep into the primal animal senses with a striking urinous note that remains sharp and present to balance the big fluffy sueded sweetness of benzoin and honey. As in food combining for adventurous tastes, tartness directly against sweetness is an irresistable flavor combination. This combination in Absolue Pour le Soir is why I give this fragrance a thumbs up for this clever and very compelling combination. Many mention civet in the fragrance and it might well be there, but I believe the animalic tone comes from the contrasts of rose honey with cumin and how incredily this combines with the soft and low register of rough powdery benzoin. This perfume is a beautiful work of art that is oddly compelling because there are aspects to criticize, but the sum of the parts really works for an interesting experience. I rate it 3 of 5 stars for wearability, but 5 of 5 stars for artistic creativity.
A rich, opulent, thick and satisfying assault of oriental delight from start to finish.
Even the transitions between top/middle/base are filled with layers (if that makes sense!).
The notes are geometrically parallel in a way that you could smell every single note.
Honey, benzoin, cumin, rose and a smokey incense base all feeding off each other in a relentless broadway performance where no one has the leading role... yet everyone does.
The smokey incense has the last word in the drydown, but everyone else is still there on the stage.
Loud and proud. No hidden notes or tricks. What you smell is what you get. Take it or leave it.
Me? I'll take it.
19th August, 2014 (last edited: 20th August, 2014)