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    Default Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    Hi guys. What do you think of this one? Is there enything similar out there, and is it very different from the cologne version?
    -I like Hermes Bel Ami, Michael Kors, Divine L`homme Sage and Musc Ravageur. Do you think I will like this one?

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    I think it's one of the five best releases of 2010. Actually it's the best release of 2010 now that I really thought about it. Yes, it's very different than the cologne. Totally new frag.

    Sample first, I think it's a love or hate frag. I love it, but you may not.
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    It is THE best release of 2010.
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    It is THE best release of 2010.
    This. Now if I can just get the wife to agree..

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    When I first applied it on my skin I found it disgusting, but few seconds after I just fell in love. It is very strong, but it's wonderful. Kurkdjian is a genius. The only problem is that it is so expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    It is THE best release of 2010.
    Ya know Joe, I put a lot of thought into the best release of 2010. Octavian Coifan voted for Panache and Portrait of Lady. I own and love the both of them. Both should be on the five best releases of 2010 for sure. I absolutely agree 100% that Absolue pour le soir deserves the title "Best Release of 2010"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Ya know Joe, I put a lot of thought into the best release of 2010. Octavian Coifan voted for Panache and Portrait of Lady. I own and love the both of them. Both should be on the five best releases of 2010 for sure. I absolutely agree 100% that Absolue pour le soir deserves the title "Best Release of 2010"
    I own and love Panache. I have yet to try Portrait of a Lady - but it's on my list to try soon.
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    I have smelled Cologne pour le soir and Absolue pour le soir. THe Cologne is too light. The Absolue is reaaaally intense! It's so intense that it's bordering to smelling "dirty" or "skanky" but in a good way. If they could make something just in the middle, that would be great! This series reminds me of Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain. Now this is something in between Cologne pour le soir and Absolue.

    Edit: My favorites are Lumiere Noire PH and APOM
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    It's a good scent. I just don't find it original enough to love. It seems like a cross between a few fragrances I've tried. I do agree, it was one of the better releases last year, but 2010 in general was a bad year for fragrances, so I guess it edged out.

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    I think it's incredible. It will be repurchased when empty.

    I personally use Cologne pour le Soir more often due to its wonderful overall presentation but Absolute is excellent in one of the most unique ways I've ever come across. I would describe it as incensed thick honey.

    MFK knows his nose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    I have smelled Cologne pour le soir and Absolue pour le soir. THe Cologne is too light. The Absolue is reaaaally intense! It's so intense that it's bordering to smelling "dirty" or "skanky" but in a good way. If they could make something just in the middle, that would be great! This series reminds me of Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain. Now this is something in between Cologne pour le soir and Absolue.

    Edit: My favorites are Lumiere Noire PH and APOM
    Is it intense and dirty in the same way as Epic / Fumidus etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Is it intense and dirty in the same way as Epic / Fumidus etc?
    I have not smelled Fumidus. I don't think Epic is dirty. Epic is spicy-woody-incensy-leathery-with oud. The cumin in Absolue Pour le Soir doesn't smell like BO smell that you find in Al Oudh by L'artisan Parfumeur. Absolue Pour le Soir is more of a dirty-rugged smell. Think of the patchouli in Borneo 1834, that intense.

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    I cant speak for Absolue version. But for the Cologne version, i think its pretty close to Musc Koublai Khan, where u replace musk with honey and cashmere-like note.

    I think you will LOVE it. It has similar feel/texture to Musc Ravageur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    It has similar feel/texture to Musc Ravageur.
    I can see where you're coming from. The Cologne version, although it's lighter, the longer it is on skin, it gets stonger. Did that make sense? hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    I can see where you're coming from. The Cologne version, although it's lighter, the longer it is on skin, it gets stonger. Did that make sense? hahahaha
    Haha yeah i guess ... I got a vial of the Absolue here but didnt wanna test it (yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Haha yeah i guess ... I got a vial of the Absolue here but didnt wanna test it (yet).
    Once you do, please report back in this thread. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Once you do, please report back in this thread. =)
    I might do soon actually lol, running out of samples to test.
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    Im testing it right now. Wow, wheres my favourite "bandyard accord" This is a lot different than Cologne Version. Whereas the Cologne is airy and thick, this is wet and thick and sweet. Still, its similar to Musc Ravageur in texture and ... colour if u understand me.

    Have fun deciding Oslo-Fjord

    P/S: Somehow i still smell incense in here. Very familiar. . If i have to choose, i'd buy the cologne version, but for Matin, i'd buy the absolue simply coz it smells deeper. OH well, if i had the money, i'd get the whole line. Francis is AMAZING !
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    Hmm.. Sounds very very intresting. I love Musc Ravageur, so I might like this one too..

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    Its not too sweet. Quite raw actually. But yeah im sure u will love it. If theres any doubt u can always obtain a sample
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    Nice!

    I just took out my sample of Cologne pour le soir. It reminds me of Ambre Fetiche of Annick Goutal
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    AH i didnt like anything i tested from Annick Goutal Amber Fetiche i cudnt remember. BTW i want to know if OP bought the bottle :P
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    Is this fragrance similar to Killian Back to Black? (honey)

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    Absolute pour le Soir reminds me most of Musc Ravegeur; but it is not exactly like it but the the musk aspect is similar. There is more mystery and naughtiness with AP le Soir - the night requires a bit of naughtiness at times. It is very potent - you must be ready for the attitude that will come with this scent. A fragrance to enhance the mysteries of the night.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    I think it's one of the five best releases of 2010. Actually it's the best release of 2010 now that I really thought about it. Yes, it's very different than the cologne. Totally new frag.

    Sample first, I think it's a love or hate frag. I love it, but you may not.
    100% agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Absolute pour le Soir reminds me most of Musc Ravegeur; but it is not exactly like it but the the musk aspect is similar. There is more mystery and naughtiness with AP le Soir - the night requires a bit of naughtiness at times. It is very potent - you must be ready for the attitude that will come with this scent. A fragrance to enhance the mysteries of the night.
    Do you think it`s only a night-scent?

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    It does really smell like its designed for night-wear only. No harm wearing in daytime though, too comfortable for day scent. The Matin one is for daytime use, really. =)
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    APOM is really nice!!

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    Wich one would you chose between Musc Ravageur and Absolue Pour le Soir?

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    Musc Ravageur

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