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    Default Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Hello guys, i have news... Long time no see by the way During the years, i have dived deep into niche perfumery, sniffing a lot of stuff and by chance, today i had the opportunity to sniff a perfume that's "news"... Francis Kurkdjian's newcomer, "Oud". I think it will be introduced in a few days.

    First of all, it's quite Kurkdjian. Mellow, classy and luxury. Not an "on your face type of oud". Subtle but very well balanced oud construction, not anything like a classic arabic oud fragrance. Saffron is out there to balance ouds heavy arabic style. Its transparent yet still charming. I love that kind of oud as in Creed's newbie Royal Oud. In addition to that, i detect a very nice cedar note in the drydown, blending in with a subtle oud...

    First impression is; Kurkdjian is a true artist. I crave for that perfume...

    Yours sincerely...
    Argus

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    Thanks for the news my friend.

    I think i will go for something more interesting and new and unique and different, cause Oud it's not it anymore.

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    I cant wait to test this.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Thanks for the heads' up. I will look forward to trying this one to see what he can do with it.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    check your local Neiman Marcus, they may have a tester behind the counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    check your local Neiman Marcus, they may have a tester behind the counter.
    Have you seen a tester at NM?
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    check your local Neiman Marcus, they may have a tester behind the counter.
    I thought MFK was only sold at a couple Neiman Marcus stores in the US (Beverly Hills, Chicago). Has this changed?

    EDIT: I see on MFK's site they also sell at Neiman Marcus stores in Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Las Vegas, Bal Harbour Florida, and King of Prussia Pennsylvania. What the heck, no San Francisco?

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    its in just about all of them in Texas. Except for the original NM in downtown Dallas. They have a pitiful selection of frags.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Have you seen a tester at NM?
    a friend is an SA there & sent an invite to come check it out - just haven't made it yet.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    We don't even have NM here!!

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    I'm really surprised there is no MFK at the SF Neiman Marcus. We have a lot of great designer and niche brands being sold near Union Square - I really can't figure why MFK isn't offered here.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by DNT View Post
    We don't even have NM here!!
    renfrew ?

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    Interesting.

    Being Armenian I wonder what his take on oud will be.
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Wow! This could be interesting! I love this fragrance house. Any idea on the price? I hope not like AUF =(

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Sounds very interesting.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Big thanks for this. And I'm with Volley: Hope the price is in line with most the other MFK bottles.
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    Oud... saffron.. cedar? I hope it's not as predictable as it sounds.
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    thanks Argus for the heads up ... regrettably, he's kind of late to the party; hopefully, it will be an exceptional fragrance, rather than an also-ran ...

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Oud... saffron.. cedar? I hope it's not as predictable as it sounds.
    Right!


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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Anythg from Kurkdjian is worth a sniff imo. Let's see if he was fashionably late to the party or the invitation got lost in the mail.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    I'm guessing Kurkdjian showed up late to the party, but is going to leave with all the chicks. I want to get a sniff of this when it's available from his webstore.

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    Interesting I wonder if the Oud is going to be prominent or hidden under a lot of notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Interesting I wonder if the Oud is going to be prominent or hidden under a lot of notes.
    I can say; oud is a little bit undertoned and covered by an aura of saffron. Dont imagine it like a "I am the oud, i am bold and loud" type of blend

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Oud... saffron.. cedar? I hope it's not as predictable as it sounds.
    It sounds weird isnt it? If i had not sniffed it, i would probably think the same.

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    One more Oud scent in the Market! yupieeee!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    One more Oud scent in the Market! yupieeee!!!!!
    that was my exact thought . . . . bowing to the perceived pressure of NOT having an oud to offer

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    that was my exact thought . . . . bowing to the perceived pressure of NOT having an oud to offer
    It is becoming a more common note, which isn't a bad thing, unless some prize it solely for the fact that it is uncommon. To fault it's use as over saturation would not be much different than to fault a company for having their own version of say a vetiver, leather, or any other note that we now consider common (or even staple).

    Given that there are quite a few types of oud, and different ways to mix the note (Fahrenheit Absolute, M7, Montales, Amouages, Mona Di Orio's Oud, etc for a few diverse examples) I'm looking forward to MFK's interpretation, and to see what role he gives it to play.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Hmmmm....veeeeerrrrrrry interesting

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    I should like this a lot. Saffron yum.

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    So, he comes in late to the oud game with an oud/saffron concoction... damn. This stuff needs to be oustanding!
    The word transparent terrifies me though...

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