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    Default Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    Im really interested in this elegant looking line, so just before i sample them myself, i just want to get the general consensus on everyone's favourite and why

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    While I really enjoy APOM Homme, I think my favorite is Cologne Pour Le Matin. It's just so clean and bright and white and cottony and airy. It's like a more ethereal, more soulful take on Prada's Infusion d'Homme.

    I found all of the scents to be worth sampling. The only one I didn't like, and not because it is inherently 'bad' but just because it is not my style at all, was Cologne Pour Le Soir.
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    I tried them all and i think they are all extremely well done and the package is elegant and classy.
    My favourite two are Cologne Pour le Matin (nice and clean and warm, in between Mugler Cologne and Infusion d'Homme Prada) and Cologne Pour le Soir (very nice honey/amber scent); and yet, both of them they have poor longevity.
    APOM pour Homme (which I own) is nice enough if you like strong neroli scents: it is a sillage monster, it stays for a whole day and then some.
    Lumiere Noire pour Homme is an elegant powerhouse, with a bit of 80s' flavour. It reminds me a lot of Krizia Uomo, potent patchouli and rose mixed with elegance, but not subdue by any means.
    Aqua Universalis is my least favourite: it is a nice Lily-of-the-Valley scent, quite feminine and graceful, but not really outstanding.

    If I were you, I'd go for the two colognes. Both worth the (high) price: only shortcoming, they come in 200 ml bottles, so you might want to decant if you need a handy little bottle for travlelling...
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    If I were you, I'd go for the two colognes. Both worth the (high) price: only shortcoming, they come in 200 ml bottles, so you might want to decant if you need a handy little bottle for travlelling...[/QUOTE]

    Are the 200ml bottles splash bottles??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlouismi View Post
    Are the 200ml bottles splash bottles??
    Not really... They are regular EDT. Still, I would say the longevity and projection are more like splash fragrance. Not the price though in UK I think they go for about £125 at Liberty, which is not totally unreasonable for 200 ml...

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    I find Pour Le Matin to last 8-10 hours on me or more. So, the longevity isn't bad on everyone!
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    Lumiere Noir is just fantastic , I need this in my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I find Pour Le Matin to last 8-10 hours on me or more. So, the longevity isn't bad on everyone!
    That's great I might change my mind and put it back on my wish list!

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDP (actually this is unisex on the lines of SJP Lovely). A well-blended orange blossom/floral musk.

    Citizen Queen by Juliette Has A Gun. A strong rose/leather, also a unisex.

    EDIT: My fault, as I thought ANY Kurkjdian scent. Now I know it's the *house*...
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    I don t like Francis Kurkdjian house because 2 times I send emails for some questions and I didnt have any answer. Simple....I like to feel important. For them, I m not.
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    I bought APOM Pour Homme, it's a nice summer alternative to citrus or lavender style EDCs for me, and I may buy Cologne Pour Soir for winter. I'm interested to see what the new take on this one is like (see carmencanada's review at Grain de Musc).

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    Cologne Pour le Matin is my favorite although Pour le Soir is a close second. I get 8-10 hours with each. What I like so much about le Matin is it is energetic and uplifting without being overpowering or dominating and is far removed from headache territory. For me, it would be a perfect Go To Work scent. Le Soir seems to be calm and composed and to me seems to behave similarly to JPG's Le Male rather like Le Male's more sophisticated wealthy cousin. It's contemplative and mild like Amouage Reflection Man.

    Lumiere Noire Pour Femme was my least favorite of our three samples as I didn't especially prefer the drydown on Mrs. J. Not to say it was bad, it was far from it. In fact it was quite good. We're going to give LNpFemme a bit more time before we decide for certain.

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    I'd go for Lumiere Noire Pour Homme. Very elegant... Should become a staple of my wardrobe as the cooler months hit.

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    Not the fragrances but i kinda like the way he gives a modern twist to somewhat old-fasioned papier d'arménie.

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    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme is fantastic.

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    Cologne Pour le Soir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Cologne Pour le Soir.
    This one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Cologne Pour le Soir.
    Concurred - easily my favourite too.

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    I don't know what to do. I have never been so overcome by an entire house before. I literally want everything I've smelled (APOM, Lumiere Noir, and Cologne Pour le Soir). I need a different line of work apparently. They are just ridiculously good. While many perfume houses are latching onto the note du jour, Kurkdjian is composing wistfully beautiful works of art that almost defy categorization. How does he achieve the rubbery note that seems to be the binding theme among his fragrances?

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    Smelled Lumiere Noire Pour Homme - nice but wouldn't buy a bottle.

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    Default Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    Lumiere Noire Ph

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Lumiere Noire Ph
    This

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    APOM pour Homme and Lumiere Noire pH are both excellent. Although my girlfriend thinks the neroli in APOM makes it smell like a woman's frag
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    Cologne Pour le Soir - Awesome intimate/date fragrance. Very intimate and erotic. Only issue is that it ONLY comes in 200ml bottle. WTF. Anways the more concentrated version of this in the small bottle (the Absolue Pour le Soir) is a whole different animal and I didn't like that one. It's too animalistic, leaning towards MKK or something.

    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme - Another awesome scent. Talk about one of the BEST rose fragrances EVER. Smokes Le Labo by a long shot. It's an erotic intimate rose, but with an ethereal 'airy/ozone' energy. Versatile. I wear this for dates AND dance clubs.

    APOM Pour Homme - Worth a mention because it's a decent day wear fragrance for an older guy in my opinion. It has a very soapy/clean scent to it. The kind of thing you can safely buy your dad as a niche scent. (And then go buy your grandad Lutens Borneo 1834 lol).

    All the rest of the Kurkdjian line I've sampled extensively and couldn't find anything I like for daywear or nightwear or any other situation. I mean the others aren't BAD, but they're just kind of whatever in my book.
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    CplS was my most used fragrance of the last quarter of 2010.

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    APOM Pour Homme followed very closely by Lumiere Noir Pour Homme. Love 'em both.
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    Lumiere noire pour femme is the most original and noticeable
    though my favorite is Lumiere noire pour homme, which says: you dont's need to by showy to be sexy

    I prefer Dior Amber Nuit to Cologne pour le soir
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    APOM pour homme is my favorite from this line, it´s close to being my signature scent, cause I wear it quit often.

    I stil have to sample the Cologne pour le Soir absolue though.

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    My top 3 frm this house:-

    Lumiere Noir pour Homme
    APOM pour Homme
    Cologne pour le Matin

    I find the pour le Soirs a little too honeyed for my tastes, though still enjoyable.
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    Hmm.. No love for Absolue pour le Soir?

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