Maison Francis Kurkdjian is one of those houses that popped up in the last 10 years or so. You know the kind- very cool looking packaging debuting with several different scents at once and a very cool, elegant website.
Unlike some of those others, Maison Francis Kurkdjian really delivers the goods.
Cologne pour le Soir could almost be accused of consumer fraud- when I think of cologne I think of something, light and citrus, almost fleeting. While Pour le Soir isn’t exactly heavy it’s not exactly a shrinking violet. The notes are listed as benzoin, two kinds of roses, honey and incense. It’s an embrace of sweet, vanillas roses backed by musky incense. On my it’s very linear- I pretty much get the same song from first spritz to it’s last breath, just at different volumes. It’s also incredibly long lasting for a “cologne”- I get 12 hours at the least.
While in reality I’d more likely to go for the full-on technicolor that is Absolute pour le Soir in real life, receiving a bottle of this for my birthday would in no way engender bitter looks. Have any of you tried this one, or both cologne and absolute? I’d love to read what you thought of them if you have.
$210 for 200ML at Luckyscent. I honestly don’t remember where I got my tester- maybe in the goodie bag from the Spring Fling?
Image stolen from Luckyscent