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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    I'm guessing Kurkdjian showed up late to the party, but is going to leave with all the chicks.
    you just may be correct about that, because as light as this is the 'chicks' would have to be very close to begin with, which would sort of indicate they wanted to be there regardless.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    you just may be correct about that, because as light as this is the 'chicks' would have to be very close to begin with, which would sort of indicate they wanted to be there regardless.

    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.
    Is the saffron as much of a key player as say in Idole? And would you call it a prominent oud fragrance, or is it more of a subdued oud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Is the saffron as much of a key player as say in Idole? And would you call it a prominent oud fragrance, or is it more of a subdued oud?
    Appreciate SoGent's review and wanna reply for your question; saffron is a key player for the top and heart. it just soothes the arabic oud and forces it to be a french than arabic. It is not an oud fragrance, it is just a vision of a French nose trying to understand agarwood...

    That's my first opinion though, it might change upon next sniffs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    renfrew ?
    If only MFK fragrances were carried in Holt Renfrew in Toronto.
    Top 5:
    1) La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    2) Lumiθre Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3) Royal Oud by Creed
    4) One Million by Paco Rabanne
    5) Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by argus wishingwell View Post
    Appreciate SoGent's review and wanna reply for your question; saffron is a key player for the top and heart. it just soothes the arabic oud and forces it to be a french than arabic. It is not an oud fragrance, it is just a vision of a French nose trying to understand agarwood...

    That's my first opinion though, it might change upon next sniffs...
    i'm thinking the same argus w, it just may well 'bloom' in future tests & i think you've summed it up for me when you say it may be an exploration of oud. i have to add though, the deep drydown at 5 - 6 hours is really good which just may be more nuzzle worthy.
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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    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.
    if you don't locate some in the next week or so pm me your address . . . . you can have the + - 2 mL that'll be left.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Does anyone know what the pricing will be for this one yet?

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    first impression,
    buttload of haitian vetiver (unlisted) and saffron with musk.
    no oud in sight.
    nice, but no dice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    first impression,
    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.

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    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarino67 View Post
    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."
    $300? Ouch.

    BTW: Did you get this from Marc, the MFK rep?
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    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivory88 View Post
    $300? Ouch.

    BTW: Did you get this from Marc, the MFK rep?

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    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

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    Sounds interesting.

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Sounds disappointing so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    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.
    Luckily, except us fragheads, 99% of the (non-Arabic) world population still seems to never have heard about oud. I still feel like a total weirdo (in the good, satisfying sense) when I walk on the street with my oud-heavy perfume :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Luckily, except us fragheads, 99% of the (non-Arabic) world population still seems to never have heard about oud. I still feel like a total weirdo (in the good, satisfying sense) when I walk on the street with my oud-heavy perfume :-)
    Perhaps, but does it really matter if we smell good? I wear pure oud oils every day and never got anything but compliments from the people who are in the 99%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor01 View Post
    Perhaps, but does it really matter if we smell good? I wear pure oud oils every day and never got anything but compliments from the people who are in the 99%
    No, my point is that even with the whole oud overkill in perfumery trends nowadays, it'll still be a long shot until everybody gets fed up with it due to smelling it everywhere.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    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?
    Exactly.

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    [yawns profusely]

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    Default Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    I cant wait to test this.
    Same here

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firehorse View Post
    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.
    it lasts all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    [yawns profusely]
    I hear ya loud and clear. The only thing that even makes this remotely interesting is the nose. My hope is it's in the same league as Absolue pou le soir. If it's like his other watered down crap, I'm not intertested.

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    I know this will be phenomenal. It's almost like this is the next flagship after AplS

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymarc View Post
    it lasts all day
    thanks good to know. I'm intrigued to try this.

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