Grand Soir (2016)
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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Grand Soir information

Year of Launch2016
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 111 votes)

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HouseMaison Francis Kurkdjian
PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian

About Grand Soir

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Dress in your finest attire and polish your look. Wander in a never-ending night and enjoy the daring radiance of a magnificent Parisian evening, over and over again. Bridges and monuments shine like a thousand stars, standing majestic in a twilit sky carried away by the soft vanilla warmth of benzoin from Siam and a tonka bean from Brazil that has been jostled by the deep darkness of cistus labdanum from Spain.

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Reviews of Grand Soir

After sampling Gentle Fluidity (Gold), I was worried that my other MFK samples would also be extremely cloying. Thankfully, Grand Soir is not. It's a simple, no-fuss amber. And depending on where I sprayed I actually thought it could stand to be sweeter.

When I sprayed on my wrists, it stayed fairly muted, with a bit of smokeyness that I can only assume must come from the labdanum? However, when sprayed on my chest, it develops this natural pleasant sweetness. Not sure what causes it to develop differently, but I would happily forgo spraying my wrists to double up on my chest.

That said, it's still not really something I love, and with the price tag of MFK fragrances, I doubt I'd ever buy a bottle. Worth a sample though.
06th September, 2019
Pure, crystalline, creamy, warm lusciousness. Smells like the most luxurious vanilla pudding you could ever make, with a dusting of spice. Not much to say about this fragrance since it is fairly linear and simple, but it is absolutely lovely, charming, easy to wear, longlasting, and garners compliments galore. The perfect fragrance to wear on a cool autumn evening in Paris.
23rd June, 2019
This is a projection monster. Fills up a house immediately with 1 spray, even if applied at very close range. The opening is actually to be avoided because of how strong it is. For me personally also because it's super classical at first. Reminds me a lot of a classic Lalique.

It has a predominant incense like note. I think it's the labdanum. Amber is the second most prevalent note. You would never expect vanilla to be able to still pop up but it does. Maybe it's added in the benzoin and it's because of that. As a whole, my initial thoughts were that the scent would just be out of place everywhere.

I should have paid more attention to the label though: Grand Soir. Indeed that's where it would fit in and could shine: A theatre, a packed classy restaurant or a classical concert. As the fragrance developed it grew on me.

Apply wisely.

12th June, 2019
A well-balanced vanilla/amber, more elegant and mature than sweet fragrances often are. A bit linear for my tastes, but beautiful in a simple way. Not complicated, but comforting and enjoyable. Easy to wear, layers well with other notes if you want to tweak it. Good longevity and reasonable sillage.
18th May, 2019
Oh poopidoo, this is like a shopful of sweet designer woodies all boiled together. After a brief glimpse of a bright lavender in the opening this is thunk thunk thunk all the way, knuckle dragging in the 21st century. For many the ultimate amber; for me a pile-up of the resinous sweetness with slight herbal hints that plagues too many perfumes marketed to men with the screechy woody synthetics that also lurk therein. Where the latter are concerned, I am no snob – woody or woody amber synthetics are often used with imagination and verve and are integral to many dynamic, enticing offerings regardless of the price tag. But not this one. Improves a bit in the drydown, mainly because the sweetness recedes and the whole thing becomes a bit drier. Still, despite perfumery amber and the fossilized resin that is the gemstone amber being unrelated, for a large part of its life on my skin Grand Soir does make me feel like a beastie trapped in something unrelentingly honeyed.
18th April, 2019
As Prince might say, "Sexy M F K er"

Ok...cheap n hammy. But this scent is neither. Sweet but not cloying. It reaches out to passers by, at first with the innocent touch of burnt sugar but then dizzys them with Tonka and Amber.
21st February, 2019

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