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    Default New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    http://graindemusc.blogspot.com/

    This sounds just as good, if not better than the original.
    I cannot wait to try this one.
    I do love a good skank!
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    I was wearing Cologne Pour Le Soir from a sample given to me by petruccijc (forgot to say thanks) last weekend and thought to myself, they should make it a lot less softer and more raunchier. To me, it's a combination of MKK & Dior Homme. I bought a decant in a split but the first day it arrived, I dropped it in my bedroom and the entire thing shattered. I bought the 10ml for cheap so it didn't bother me. I had a really nice smelling bedroom for a week.

    This is actually one of the very few scents I'm looking forward to trying after hearing letdown reviews of Aventus & Wonderwood. The original is sexy enough, I can't imagine how the amplified version smells like.
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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    Sounds like Francis is tired of me beating him up over his wimpy recent offerings. This Absolu version has given me hope.

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    Anyone know when this comes out? Been looking for new Civet scent.

    Cheers!
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    Man Amber by Halston
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gojira View Post
    Anyone know when this comes out? Been looking for new Civet scent.

    Cheers!
    I have no clue. The only information I can find about it is from that blog.
    "You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand

    "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    I absolutely hated the first scent (I know, I'm one of the few). I'm not looking forward to this scent, although at least it shouldn't be so sickeningly soft/powdery/honey/rosey as the first. Ugh!
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    There's also an Absolue Pour Le Matin.

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    Gojira, it's out right now. I tried Absolue Pour le Soir yesterday at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills (met MFK's CEO Marc Chaya), and it is DIVINE. It perfects the original EDT - to my taste, anyway. The absolue is an EDP concentration, and it is both spicier and less sweet than the original. The incense is amped up, as well as the barnyard. This might be one for you to gamble on!

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    Hey Pukrik

    Im gonna skip on over to spacenk next week , cant wait to check it out

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    I'm sniffing this for the second day, and I like it a lot more than I was expecting to...

    The opening is a bit pungent, but it settles down fairly quickly and gets really cozy.

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    I'm interested in this one too.
    Not on the Neiman Marcus website yet...
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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    Am watching this closely too.
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    Octavian going crazy over this on his blog , sounds pretty special .... I still cant wait to try it !!!

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    Oh lordy this Absolue Pour Le Soir is a work of genuis , seriously . Tried it this morning and brought it on the spot . Dark thick smokey incensey rose with leathery notes , such amazing depth , Im in love its my scent of the winter ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Oh lordy this Absolue Pour Le Soir is a work of genuis , seriously . Tried it this morning and brought it on the spot . Dark thick smokey incensey rose with leathery notes , such amazing depth , Im in love its my scent of the winter ...
    Damn ,that seems so good ,Pour Monsieur !!!!!!!
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    Its lovely rich and ambery powdery in the dry down , it really is a beautiful unisex perfume

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie Puckrik View Post
    Gojira, it's out right now. I tried Absolue Pour le Soir yesterday at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills (met MFK's CEO Marc Chaya), and it is DIVINE. It perfects the original EDT - to my taste, anyway. The absolue is an EDP concentration, and it is both spicier and less sweet than the original. The incense is amped up, as well as the barnyard. This might be one for you to gamble on!


    Katie,

    I don't know how I missed your post. But you are right about everything. I just got it today, and yes it is less powdery and more spicy. And the barnyard is amped up! Be forewarned spray lightly, it has killer sillage.

    Cheers!
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    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Man Amber by Halston
    Absolue pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Puro Intense by Nejma

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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    One bottle in house as of this morning.

    It is awesome.
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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    I f'ing love this fragrance! It's animalic as hell - just how I like it.
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    Waiting for my sample to arrive- I can't wait to try it out.
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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    Do let us know how you feel about it, Mimi! This is sounding like a great release from the early reports I've read.

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    It is I bought it last week. I love it! And yes it is animalic, I think its better then Musc Ravageur!


    Cheers!
    Scents I have that are not in the database.

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    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Man Amber by Halston
    Absolue pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
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    Suga- will do ! I hope I like it- you know cumin and I like to fight !
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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    Had occasion to smell it today when meeting with arwen_elf and petuccijc at Scent Bar. It is intense. WoW.

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    Default Re: New Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir

    Quote Originally Posted by Katie Puckrik View Post
    Gojira, it's out right now. I tried Absolue Pour le Soir yesterday at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills (met MFK's CEO Marc Chaya), and it is DIVINE. It perfects the original EDT - to my taste, anyway. The absolue is an EDP concentration, and it is both spicier and less sweet than the original. The incense is amped up, as well as the barnyard. This might be one for you to gamble on!
    Katie! Love the reviews. So good to have you here.

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    I forgot to mention I purchased it from SpaceNK in London last month. I was blown away...even after reading GDM's review about it being animalic as hell. I expected it to be soft and hinting at something devilish. But wow...it truly is something else. It combines the naughty elements of Jicky, Musc Koublai Khan, Rose de Nuit, Al Oudh and Miel de Bois all in one fragrance. The best part for me is the drydown which is reminscent of MdB's sharp, honeyed base along with a jarring, yet smooth sandalwood. Definitely my most satisfying purchase of 2010.

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    I'm awaiting my samples as well. I haven't been that nuts about any Francis Kurkdjian I've tried, so we shall see.
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    Scent that was perfect review. I love the drydown too. It is amazing stuff!
    Scents I have that are not in the database.

    Amouage Molook Attar
    Full Incense - Montale
    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Man Amber by Halston
    Absolue pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Puro Intense by Nejma

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    I bought both the original and absolue versions. To me, Absolue is quite different not just in strength but in composition. Pour le soir barely qualifies as a oriental as it is the lightest of all his offerings, so much so you can almost bathe in it. The rose is very dark(brings to mind a deep purple velvet rose) and rich but quickly dries down to a soft incense/musky powder. The absolue is a powerhouse. The most notable differnce here is the intense sandalwood which hits you from the start till the dry down. The rose is even darker and richer but never sweet, the incense is smokey. I must say that the sandalwood is top quality Mysore and there is loads of it here. If Guerlain's Samsara prides itself in having at least 25% mysore sandalwood, the absolue might just top that. On the other hand, Pour le soir is heavier on the frankincense. In both versions, the top notes are so fleeting they barely lasts. Both are great on cool nights.

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    Personally, it didn't really do much for me and confirmed my worst fear about Kurkdjian - try as hard as he might to go all niche on us, there's still that 'designer accord' in his work (as well as in Absolue pour le Soir). Ambery, dark and creamy, yes, but it's mostly a labdanum affair to my nose...

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