Originally Posted by dollars&scents
A prized gem in one's repertoire, this gorgeous ... average projection and very good longevity.
So he HAS to buy it, doesn't he? When I tried the Maison Francis Kurkdjian line at the mall (N Marcus / Maceys whatever) the SAs got so busy around it, emphasizing the 'niche' thing. When I was back in the hotel the wonder-drug or may be hypnosis failed to work anymore. I concluded I do not need it, period! I think it was the APOM I had on my wrist. I don't want to be rude, but it fell apart and eventually smelled like a pretentious grooming product of contemporary olfactory 'design'.
And my reasoning is that similarities occur by intention. To whom are Francis Kurkdjian products addressed? I suspect ** it's the wealthy but bored middle-class lady.
Additionally the name is silly, isn't it? Lumière Noire = Black Light, in this case for MAN. Shouldn't a house (Maison) dedicated solely to highest class (money wise) perfumery be more careful with words? Why is black light for men? I can't think of buying a thing like that, I would feel funny.
** (The line includes scented candles which I decidedly do not like at all and laundry detergent, scented. In an interview he explained the 'Maison' thing as a focus on the house as an emotional point-in-the-middle.http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/duefte...store=english&
Does anyone need more evidence regarding the dedication to home-making and it's personal?)