Thread: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud
wishingwell's assessment of mellow is absolutely correct, every note is downplayed but merge toether well - to call it 'classy' is in my opinion a little bit of a stretch but i can see how that thought could rise up & wouldn't disagree - luxury .... not really. an absolute choice over Royal Oud though without question while considering THAT is not that hard to do.
That's my first opinion though, it might change upon next sniffs...
1) La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
2) Venetian Bergamot by Tom Ford
3) Costa Azzurra by Tom Ford
4) Royal Oud by Creed
5) Allure Homme Sport Extreme by Chanel
Last edited by SoGent; 15th February 2012 at 01:12 AM.
That sounds pretty good actually. Hopefully it's on his site soon, as I have no idea where this could be located for testing where I live.
Does anyone know what the pricing will be for this one yet?
buttload of haitian vetiver (unlisted) and saffron with musk.
no oud in sight.
nice, but no dice.
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I know they have a tester at NM Chicago, Michigan Avenue and it smells great. I love the color of the bottle and the packaging too.
I haven't tried it yet but they do have a tester at the NM in Chicago and I asked about it. Here is what I was told
"It is more masculine, the size is 2.4 oz., it is EDP, the scent and bottle are rich and hot. It looks like the pricing will be $300.
We will be preselling for the launch."
"Christian Dior / You wasted your life
On aroma and clothes / Fabric and dyes." Christian Dior - Morrissey
Tested it briefly on paper at the store, well the oud must be there but I can't detect it at all after a few hours (on paper). First impression was quite positive, well blended, a bit sweet, powdery soft, warm and clean. If you're looking for something similar in vibe as Absolue pour le soir for example, or even Cologne pour le soir, well it's not dirty at all.
Can be unisex but leaning more towards feminine for me, I think it's a feminine oud comparing to Royal Oud for example (which has more oud than this by the way), or a very soft masculine (that works too lol). My quick impression on this, sorry for the people waiting for accurate notes description
Now I'm starting to wonder if they sprayed something for le matin instead.. Where's the oud?
Was about to replace some GIT but I ended up with Duro a few blocks away
Sounds disappointing so far.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Oud still holds a fascination for me as a note. I can't wait to try the MFK one. I think I heard that Van Cleef & Arpels also has a new fragrance out - they call it Precious Oud - sample on the way.
Yesterday I wore two dots of Kyara Koutan. This was heavenly - and its not even my favorite oud oil. Any fragrance note that smells this incredible will continue to be the inspiration for more fragrances to come. After all they continue to produce new rose fragrances every year. Some are good and some are not. Why should they stop making oud inspired perfumes?
favorites: dior home cologne halfeti about the duke eldo hermann william eadon no. 11 l'homme infini divine arquiste nanban uae aoud oud shamash bowmakers oud wood spray memo african leather guerlain neroli outrenoir memo irish leather the noir 29 eau de missions noorolain taif carved oud m/mink
Update: release date is March 13 at Bergdorf's, NYC.
The SA said it was a secret when I inquired about the new fragrance, but I'm guessing its the oud -- unless 2 fragrances are being released. From other reading, looks like its in the "gold cap" not the zinc, which I'm speculating means more $$, and from what I gathered it might lean on the feminine side. I'm interested, but I wonder about the longevity.
I read on the MFK blog that it will not be in the stores until April. I think bergdorfs was jumping the gun. It has a gold cap with a dark blue bottle. The cost will be 300 US.