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Grand Soir Maison Francis Kurkdjian for women and men

Grand Soir Maison Francis Kurkdjian for women and men
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Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a Oriental fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Grand Soir was launched in 2016. The nose behind this fragrance is Francis Kurkdjian. The fragrance features spanish labdanum, siam benzoin, tonka bean, vanilla and amber.

Perfume rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 263 votes.

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Spanish Labdanum Siam Benzoin Tonka Bean Vanilla Amber

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Grand Soir Fragrance Reviews

rabouinesylvain
rabouinesylvain

So i got a sample of this one and i tested it for several days.

First of all, the smell is amazing, especially in the middle notes. The blend of amber and tonka was almost enough to make me blind buy this bad boy.
Second, it last a long time without being overpowering at any moment. You don't need to overspray, and the balance between projection and performance is good.

So why didn't i put it on my fragrance purchase list? Well, i didn't like the base notes at all. Really the scent is still there in the morning (don't get me wrong, it's a good thing), yet there is only vanilla left and i personally can't stand it.

This could have been a marvelous dating scent but seriously, the smell of it in the morning kinda disgusted me.

I guess it is just a matter of tastes and preferences. If it's your kind of stuff, go for it, you won't be disappointed

May
26
2017
perfume4everyone
perfume4everyone

Simply amazing!

Francis Kurkdjian style - simple but georgeous.

I also get lavender in the opening, and then in the middle I get honey vibe sometimes, somehow reminds me of pure havane/naxos mood.

Beautiful ambra & tasty vanilla which is not overly sweet.

Longevity - insane! Everytime I get about 14+ hours
Projection - insane! Projects for the first 6+ hours.

Elegance & simplicity.

May
12
2017
krsams1
krsams1

Beyond words.....simply stunning.

May
04
2017
matty64
matty64

I've had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Francis Kurkdjian today at Neiman Marcus in Tampa, Fl. I purchased this fragrance and he autographed the bottle and I posed in a picture with him which he also autographed. What a fantastic person and overall experience this was, I'll never forget his kindness and generosity he shared with me today. Absolutely one of the most amazing people I've ever met!

Apr
21
2017
IDreamPurple
IDreamPurple

I was a bit worried about the prominent tonka note on Grand Soir, but I must say it has got to be the smoothest amber/vanilla/tonka I've smelled so far. Tonka bean has a habit of becoming a bit sharp on me, but not here. All in all warm, very wearable and classy!

Apr
02
2017
ilovegemmaward2005
ilovegemmaward2005

I tried MFK Grand Soir this afternoon at a multi brand boutique in Jakarta. I chose it upon other MFK creations because I love the sweet powdery smell of it. Even though I only sprayed it once in my arm, the sillage was amazing! My friend told me that I smelled so great today n she could smell it until night time! It s definitely on my list for the next fragrance purchase!

Mar
28
2017
Pianomelody
Pianomelody

Elegant,refined and versatile!. A powerful amber attracts like a magnet all the other known to itself, also it tonka bean is very obvious! drydown stands out in the note of benzoin and vanilla... overall not bad, but honestly I expected more from Grand Soir... I like but do not convince me at all! I'll try again in the cold days of autumn or winter.

Sillage: 7.5/10
Longevity: 9./10
Scent: 8./10

Overall: 8./10

Mar
25
2017
MIWBUTT
MIWBUTT

Grand Soir is a fusion of two of the Armani Prive blends.
Upon initial whiff, the vanillic amber here is glorious and promises a rich experience underneath, which is soon betrayed for tonka is the star player here, and for an extended period of time it dryly shines through making this smells mostly like ambre eccentrico throughout a majority of its duration. If you stay through the full drydown and get to the remaining basenotes, you will get a very beautiful quiet rendition of half of Myrrhe Imperiale - the benzoin and vanilla half that is. Unfortunately, this half is incredibly close to the skin, and only comes after having sat through the loud ambre eccentrico half of the fragrance.
If you like tonka, perhaps you should give this fragrance a try, but in my estimation, using tonka as a primary note - the centerpiece of the composition is a real challenge, primarily because it smells cheap, and if Mr. Kurkdjian can't show us the true beauty of tonka, then who among us can?
5/10

Feb
14
2017
mohammad.ghasrani
mohammad.ghasrani

Thanks alot Mr kordkjian....the best amber fragrance mixed with vanilla ever......بدون شک بهترین عطر بر مبنای کهربا هست.بالانس کار بی نهایت عالی....ممنون جناب کورجیان

Jan
25
2017
tandaina
tandaina

This is lovely. But here is my quandary.

This is basically Coromandel with amber. I adore amber. And I adore Coromandel (she's my signature scent). The question is: is the amber note here worth a full bottle of something almost identical to what I already own? I suspect the answer is no, but when my Coromandel runs out this would be a lovely replacement with a twist.

Jan
21
2017
rafa_moura
rafa_moura

The best amber with vanilla I've ever known. Duration of 15 hours on the skin with a medium projection. After a few hours, remember a blend of LDDM with Interlude without spices, always accompanied by vanilla and caramel. Perfect for milder days and nights.
Sorry for the English: Google Translator

Jan
11
2017
hafidzummc
hafidzummc

the dry down is almost similar to that of coromandel edp, sweet vanilla but this one is more ambery and spicy. im on 15th hour wearing this (working overtime) and its still projecting minimally without having to respray. so that is quite something. this is my third wearing of this beauty and it blows me away!

Jan
09
2017
acidnbase
acidnbase

Are you still on a quest for the best amber? Look no further, this is THE one!

Jan
08
2017
WuZi8465
WuZi8465

The best word i can describe this with is BALANCED. Everything just seems so well constructed, the ratios of the notes feels perfect TO ME. I can understand if someone may not like it. The benzoin and amber work really well imo and the vanilla gives it great gourmand like vibe. This to me is one of the best niche vanillas out there, personally I prefer this over SDV from Guerlain not just because of the price, but also cause it has better performance and a less generic vanilla smell to it.

Scent: 9.5/10
Performance: 8/10

TL;DR
Excellent vanilla/benzoin amber that is well blended with good performance. Best for winter and fall imho

Dec
28
2016
YumshusYognog
YumshusYognog

Grand Soir is the most gorgeous amber perfume!! Lovely, sweet, rich and smooth; very comforting and clean. The vanilla and amber combination - wow!! Fabulous!! Such a lovely creamy beauty! The richest, chewiest, creamiest amber imaginable, with the loveliest wood and elegant tonka bean making a gorgeous, and long-lasting dry down! It's pure amber heaven!!! Wonderful!!!

Dec
26
2016
LadyIva
LadyIva

Here's yet another gorgeous winter fragrance recently released by maestro Francis Kurkdjian. The warm, cosy, lightly sweet, delicious pairing of amber and vanilla is spiced up by tonka, benzoin and labdanum. I do not understand the reviewers below who question the unisex tag. Call me a Spice Girl, but I adore spicy balsamic scents, and this smells absolutely divine to me; however, I can totally imagine a guy rocking this as well. Dear Father Christmas, I've been a very good (spice)girl this year, can I please have this fragrance?

Dec
23
2016
[email protected]
chrismriley@hotmail.com

An amber based fragrance which is initially sweet but soon becomes very masculine..

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0 - 10 mins - 1 foot projection. This starts very sweet amber, almost a candied amber with caramel (not listed).

10 mins - 2 hours - 5 inch projection The candyness dies enough to reveal an orthodox amber, which is woody and resinous. There is still some sweetness though but just not like the first 10 mins. Very masculine

2 hours - 5 hours.3 inch projection. Becomes more powdery and sweetness comes back

5- 8 hours - 2 inch projection.

8 -14 hours - Skin scent

This is warm and comforting, and has some twists and turns. It isn't the biggest performing scent out there, but it has sufficient strength to be reminded of it for most of the day

Good

Dec
19
2016
MysticRose
MysticRose

Grand Soir is absolutely divine, I was instantly transported to a remote log cabin in which a fierce fire was blazing away while I was snuggled up on the sofa sipping a decadent cup of hot chocolate. It has a delectable gourmand twist to it that consists of tonka bean, vanilla and caramel(?) and is ferociously spicy. This is THE perfect scent for winter, on my skin it lasts approximately 6 hours but is a beast on clothes!

Dec
14
2016
ifeelfantastic
ifeelfantastic

OMG. I hope some people keep their ignorant views of society to themselves. First and foremost this is the perfume reviews section and not the Westboro Baptist Church forum.

This is purely unisex IMHO.

from gedlive's original review:
Smell tonka and vanilla heavy with some sandalwood.
Smells like Midnight in Paris, or Bucharon, Carvan Homme, like those old designer fragrances, dissapointing...

This is not unisex at all. I think there is a godless perversion of sexual identity in the world, with transgender dissorders and such.
Thats disgusting this fragrance is advertised for woman as well as men. This is a hyper masculine fragrance, cone on guys...

Dec
11
2016
mothwings
mothwings

Here are the notes as listed on the MFK website:
Cistus Labdanum from Spain
Benzoin from Siam
Tonka bean from Brazil
Vanilla and amber accord

I am rather confused by this perfume. This is not an amber centric scent, and for most of it's life it smells very aromatic like lavender as many people say. Imagine lavender being listed as the most prominent note and that would be a lot more accurate. I am really not sure what in the mix is making it smell this way.. perhaps a combination of the tonka and benzoin? A dense, resinous and vanillic amber was what I was hoping for, but this is not that at all. At first I was disappointed because of my expectations, but smelling it again now it is indeed very nice and I do like it. It is chic and light with a tempered resinous sweetness in the background. I think I will be wearing the rest of my sample to bed since it smells so much like lavender. Other than that, personally I feel this perfume would be more suitable for day wear than a night out.

Dec
11
2016
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

This is a union between CD Amber Nuit and Dior Au Savage. A heavy, spice bomb which leans heavily on the masculine side.
This will come into play in the depth of winter where the spices and the amber will warm up on the skin and project magnificently.
For my nose this is a little sharp and headache inducing, but on the right skin and to the right nose, this is a beautiful fragrance, well orchestrated and of great quality as you would expect from a MFK perfume.

Dec
06
2016
illahuasca
illahuasca

I believe that the amber accord in this fragrance is comprised of a similar patchouli-benzoin-vanilla combination to the one contained in Chanel's recent Coromandel EDP. In fact, I find the two fragrances similar enough that I wouldn't find it necessary to own both. If I HAD sampled Grand Soir before Coromandel, however, I would have picked the former. It's taking all of my impulse control to resist a purchase!

Grand Soir's patchouli is verging on the edge of mildew, but unlike Coromandel, it doesn't cross the line. The patchouli-amber is smoothed out and sweetened with what I think is a dab of ethyl maltol (the overdose of which made Angel so famous). Yet, rather than entering burnt-sugar-gourmand territories, Grand Soir manages to retain a luminescence and lightness akin to the shifting light-curtains of the Aurora Borealis.

Despite the scent's transparency, Grand Soir has the same tenacity of the rest of MFK's range. My sample lasted on my wrist all day, including through an hour-long yoga class and a 1.5 hour run.

Oh, and the Fragrantica note list is missing lavender, which is included in the official notes list.

Dec
04
2016
hafidzummc
hafidzummc

upon spraying, wow is this very spicy. but in less than 5 mins i was totally enticed with the most beautiful amber in a fragrance! the other elements i.e vanilla, tonka and benzoin are all very subtle and they give way for the amber to shine the most. this is perfect for a cold rainy evening. not overpowering and neither it is subtle. cant wait to wear it on an upcoming wedding dinner of a friend and make a statement (that would be im single and fabulous lol)

Dec
02
2016
anetafi
anetafi

Fantastic fragrance, warm, deep and intriguing. It is not cloying or sticky sweet even if you can clearly smell vanilla and amber. It is somehow spacious and transparent for me. I feel more confident and sophisticated when wearing this scent. Respect to my master Francis Kurkdjian - you stole my heart again with this perfume!

Nov
30
2016
FragranceAndFashion
FragranceAndFashion

I always say, if i was only allowed to purchase fragrances from one house, it would be the house of Maison Francis Kurkdjian. MFK has the best Lavender fragrance in the game the best Floral fragrance in the game, the best Soapy fragrance in the Game, the best collection of Oud fragrances in the game, and now they have the best Amber fragrance in the game.

Nov
22
2016
tdwctdwc
tdwctdwc

One of my fastest full bottle buys after sampling. I basically had to wait to see if it lasts on my skin, that's it. Smell wise, I was sold instantly.

I can easily say that this is now my favorite mfk, even beating my beloved absolue pour le soir.

This is a luminous bright amber perfected to perfection. It's very similar to Akkad but while Akkad can be a little too thick and dense to be worn often, Grand Soir is 'lighter' without losing any substance, it's full without being overwhelming. In other words, it has signature scent written all over it. Furthermore, I'll even say it's one of the best ambers around.

On my skin, it starts with a honeyed orangey ambery accord lasting only for couple minutes. After that, the sweetness calms down and a beautiful majestic bright luminous amber with herbal/earthy undertones takes over.

Other notes are tickling the main amber note from different angles. The vanilla lending a touch of sweetness and the benzoin providing a nutty balsamic depth.

This is a gorgeous scent that needs to be experienced on skin.

EDIT: Yes there is no denying there is lavender in here.

Nov
08
2016
theladymay
theladymay

Honeyed, moderately sweet, resinous, aromatic, full-bodied, beautiful amber vanilla beauty. I agree with those who mention lavender but it's far from a fougere. Excellent longevity, moderate to heavy sillage depending on whether you spray or dab and your chemistry. Very wearable and probably something more people will like for cool seasons than warm. My tip is this: at least for those in the United States, Grand Soir (like all MFK fragrances) can be purchased through their own website for a LOT less than anywhere in our country. Select the "International" option and then online ordering. Free shipping in under a week by Colissimo with samples and a lovely presentation, and I had occasion to need customer service last year and despite the distance and possible language barriers they were wonderful and right on top of everything.

Nov
04
2016
thachaya
thachaya

Bought a 75 ml bottle from a department store in York,UK as a love at first sniff.Been wearing this four more days in a row after that.Very impressive sillage and very very long lasting on me about 12-15 hrs++.(stayed up for many days on the paper).Personally nothing seems last that long on my very dry skin.I love its cozy aromatic vanilla dry down very very much.Sometimes it reminds me of Tom Ford tobacco vanille in a more complex and smoother version and more wearable.Beautifully blended with high quality ingredients.I love the coziness of this tonka vanillary potion with some smoky bubbly around.This is my first bottle from MFK .Very impressed you got me :)

Oct
25
2016
b.gracious
b.gracious

Scent - labdanum, vanilla & benzoin.

Season/Time of Day - I can wear it in the colder months, or in the warmer months, day or night.

Projection - I did get noticed, it garners compliments.

Longevity - I get 24hrs consistently.

Oct
22
2016
kisnatek
kisnatek

There must be lavender in here! Vanilla with lavender, absolutely divine.

Oct
15
2016
jhitt793
jhitt793

'Grand Soir' begins with the elusive cistus labdanum of Spain, the scent of which is mesmerizing. Its rich, complex odor features facets of antique leather, sweet resins, and smokey tobacco. Upon initially spraying the fragrance one can definitely notice the tenacity of the labdanum as it assuredly projects itself throughout the life of the perfume. An interesting blending of benzoin from Siam and tonka bean from Brazil are introduced next, and are allowed to harmonize with the opening labdanum in a unique way. Benzoin's lacquered woody smell intermingles with the hay-like qualities of the tonka bean, together creating a warm and comforting core. Within the heart of the fragrance, this juxtaposition of the resinous and coumarin notes draws the nose in closer and leaves its audience wanting more. In admiring 'Grand Soir', I notice nuances of allspice, almond, brioche, and caramel within this mid-range accord. Together this artful and impeccable blending of notes beautifully compliment each other, highlighting Mr. Kurkdjian's talent and deft skill as a perfumer. To conclude the fragrance, an accord of sensual vanilla and warm amber is combined to envelop the wearer in its intoxicating embrace. The effect is euphoric!

Grand Soir' is yet another solid offering to the already well established Maison Francis Kurkdjian collection. The year 2016 has been an excellent one for the house, as we have seen three amazing new releases (see also my review of 'Baccarat Rouge 540' and complimentary fragrance 'Petit Matin'). I have never been more excited to see what the future holds for this brand. The launch of 'Grand Soir' offers a new eveningwear fragrance option which can transport its wearer to the streets of Paris in the enchanting starlit hours of twilight. Applying the fragrance creates a spellbinding effect; one of comforting warmth, timeless refinement and assured confidence. As the name implies, the composition is best suited for evening wearing and aptly lends itself to be the perfect scent for a casual night on the town as well as for more formal nighttime occasions. 'Grand Soir' is stunning in the colder temperatures of both autumn and winter, although I personally plan on utilizing this gorgeous scent year round. Both men and women will admire the fragrance, due to its amazing versatility as well as it's unisex classification. As an "eau de parfum" concentration, its sillage, longevity and projection are all superb. With 'Grand Soir', one is still able to appreciate nuances of the fragrance a day after applying. I love the way the scent lingers on my shirt collar well after I've worn it, as if traces of the previously memorable evening are still clinging to it. Incredibly, during the brief time I have been using this fragrance (having recently purchased it in early August) I have already received a number of compliments upon each wearing. Overall, 'Grand Soir' is an extraordinary composition featuring a complex blending of resins, vanilla and amber which have been melded together into something quite mesmerizing.

Read my complete review at my personal blog
Fragranceemergency.blogspot.com

Oct
14
2016
cwerge
cwerge

Smells amazing! Gets you lots of compliments. it does have a familiar smell but guess what? Its the best familiar smell you can have because its quality and performs AMAZING

Oct
13
2016
fragcentral
fragcentral

Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is an awesome amber scent. A 2016 masterpiece by MFK.

This one has Amber, Tonka, Vanilla, Benzoin. It is a sweet smelling amber. Similar to lots of fragrances in this genre, but I like this one better.

Performance is awesome at 12+ hours for me and big projection to start. Lots of compliments from the ladies and people will like the smell. Really it is a fall/winter fragrance or a cool spring or summer night.

So loving this one.

10 of 10.

Oct
13
2016
landshark321
landshark321

Of the pair of the Maison Francis Kurkdjian release in summer of 2016, Grand Soir is superior to Petit Matin, representing Paris at night and in the morning, respectively. Grand Soir is an arguably unisex entry but I find it leans slightly masculine.

Sweet and powdery along the lives of Dior Feve Delicieuse or Mitzah, even, given the strong combination of tonka, amber, and vanilla.

Given the well-blended yet still heavy-handed use of the abovementioned sweet, gourmand notes, Grand Soir lends itself to use primarily in cold weather, especially on evenings. It's sweet yet sophisticated, heavy yet not overbearing. A nice accomplishment by the house.

At $215 for 70ml, you probably need to like it and nearly love it in order to buy it, but it's a good value, especially if you prefer it to Dior Mitzah or Feve Delicieuse, though I imagine many might prefr the relative intensity of Feve over Grand Soir.

I just might have to add this one to the list.

8 out of 10

Oct
10
2016
Esmay
Esmay

Amber, benzoin, tonka bean: there are so many scents like this.not worth the high price !

Oct
05
2016
Jabbara97
Jabbara97

I believe this is amazing juice. It is the perfect blend of sweet and spice, leaning more towards the spicy side. The amber mixed with the resins make you feel distinguished. The vanilla provides a cozy/inviting vibe. Overall, I rate this scent a 9 out of 10. It will definitely get you noticed.

Oct
05
2016
wasimshaik
wasimshaik

Excellent Ambery & Gourmand fragrance. Performs like beast.

Longevity- 10+hrs
Projection- 5hrs

Oct
03
2016
sphynxcat
sphynxcat

The first time I tried it I thought it was nice enough, but smells like other ambers with not enough uniqueness to justify the price.
I ended up with a sample recently, and actually like it LESS this time. It smells like a fairly simple amber vanillic perfume that is airier, lifted by a hint if citrus,but also a bit flat, rather than dense or syrupy. But what really kills it for me is the synthetic woods or ambers or combo of those, that are of the high pitched, sinus burning variety. Actually became a scrubber on me.

Sep
18
2016
DR521
DR521

A very herbal opening, lavender, basil and I think something fruity/musky--maybe cassis? enveloped in a transparent warmth that is the amber. It's a big, sparkling, dynamic perfume with layers and complexity that stays interesting and I think quite fresh in its execution. This amber evokes the ethereal quality of ambergris, it maintains a transparency that allows the herbal fruity notes to shine, until the dry down puts the resins and spice to the fore. Even then it maintains a transparent character, although it's always opulent and grand and wants to go to a party.

This does NOT shine on a paper strip, it plays like a linear cola amber on paper. However it sings on skin with herbs and fruit and spice and layers that develop over time so I suggest to try it that way.

btw It smelled nothing like Ambre Fetiche for me, however something about its construction evoked vintage Shalimar to the point that I put some on. It's the sparkling feeling of the opening. In reality they are very different, where Shalimar is leathery in the drydown, GS is warm, sweet, spicy, ambery and I get a fruity/ cassis note.

When you compare this to other perfumes in its genre its creativity really shows what a great perfumer FK is.

Sep
12
2016
seekritdude
seekritdude

I feel like it smells like a ton of different stuff ive smelled before, but I suppose off hand I cant pick one in particular exactly to compare it to side by side. So probably not very interesting to most people unless you really like these kinds of scents.

But at the end of the day man it smells great to me, its yummy, sensual, snuggly, warn and inviting blah blah. Right when I first tried it I was just like wow, this is nice.

Lot of money for what it is though so hard to justify for me personally.

Performance was fine for what ive tried.

Sep
11
2016
csaito
csaito

Grand Soir has no resemblance to Absolue Pour le Soir. It is a new and unique fragrance in the line.

It is a blend of amber, resins and sweet notes (tonka and vanilla). Feeling for the first time came in my head a resemblance with a perfume that I can not remember which ... need to compare perfumes that have experimented with similar structures: ambre precieux, ambre 114, ambre fetish... i don't remember well.

So, this combination is nothing new. But what Kurkdjian usually do as no one is giving lightness, subtlety and class to the perfume, see the Oud line. And that's what he does here. Amber is working to stay warm and very soft, mixing with the other notes.

Very good perfume. I think it can tops one of the best known ambers, along with ambre sultan, ambre russe, the ones I already mentioned above and perhaps some that I do not know.

moderate Silage, excellent longevity.

Although I found it very good perfume, I will not buy bottle because I like less sweet ambers, more dry and spicy, like the ambre sultan that to me is the top 1... but it's personal taste.

Sep
11
2016
Bbjr
Bbjr

The amber and vanilla blend very well here and the benzoin is there to make it somewhat unique vs all the other ambers out there. I really like this one and the longevity is fantastic. I easily get 10 hours. I guess in a way this APLS without the skank. Good stuff!

Sep
11
2016
evelynave
evelynave

It's curious to me that this scent has such a predominant lavender note, not just at the top but throughout, and yet lavender isn't being made a part of its official narrative. The lavender puts Grand Soir squarely, for me, in the oriental fougere category, and while that addition inevitably also recalls many mainstream masculine fragrances, it's also a kind of return for Kurkdjian to the territory he explored in Dior's Eau Noire. It sits comfortably somewhere between Noire and Absolue Pour le Soir, exploring the sweetened, smoky facets of both. It's an elegant scent and reminds me of things my mother's French husband wore, fragrances that left a dreamy, exotic trail through the house, as if the Champs-Elysees had materialized in the living room. Pretty chic stuff. To say that a scent, while lovely, does nothing new or groundbreaking seems to be the done thing these days, as if with thousands of fragrances released each year it's reasonable to expect miracles. It's also a bit ridiculous to qualify pleasure by standards of novelty. I can't remember once eating a fantastic pasta only to complain it's been done a thousand times before. That said, I see zero similarities to Ambre Fetiche, so while Grand Soir might be treading, like everything else, familiar territory, it's not headed in that precise direction.

Sep
07
2016
Carestinus
Carestinus

This is a nice scent. I can see the link to Ambre fétiche people mention but imho these two aren't that similar. Grand Soir has a spicy cookie feel to it that the Annick Goutal hasn't. As much as I love the Goutal, its prominent incense is very loud and here there is none of that.

I am not crazy about this new Kurkdjian but given the few boring-beyond-belief masculines it has released in these last years, I think this is a good twist. I am in love with both Oud and Absolue pour le soir and this one definitely does not belong to that level (especially in the originality department) but if you want a safer semi gourmand, very chic and easy to wear, look no further. I wonder where the soft gingerbread note comes from... it makes me want to bake some at home.

Sep
02
2016
Calvini
Calvini

Soft and powdery.. does seem to be a safer version of Fetiche, which is quite disappointing... Going back to Absolue plS

Aug
30
2016
Alex1984
Alex1984

Grand Soir is a Grand Amber. Absolutely no relation to Absolue pour le Soir, other than voluptuousness, this is a chewy resinous amber, the likes of which shaped the niche market some years ago.
Incredibly similar to my favorite one, Ambre Fetiche, it opens on a major labdanum blast. Smoky and leathery, it feels dirty upfront but soon loses the touch of skank and starts transforming into sweet, warm, oriental amber heaven.

As soon as it starts warming up on skin, the amber takes lead. A bit of vanilla, resins, what feels like sandalwood, tonka and amber.
Unlike other amber centric compositions, the sweetness doesn't dominate. It feels like a truly good amber based on resins and labdanum, rather than vanilla. It's not gourmand, but it feels enveloping and comforting. Today with the heat, it felt extremely potent. 2 sprays made me self conscious for the entire afternoon, making me think 'someone smells good!!!' That someone was me. 1 spray in the heat should be wonderful, 2 or more in fall/winter should be absolutely great.

Having no major expectations, and a preconceived idea that this was APLS's replacement, (WRONG) I was utterly surprised of how much I liked it; definitely a future purchase, now that my Ambre Feriche is running low and the newer formula doesn't quite cut it.

Heavy sillage/projection on my skin; 8 hours and counting, with noses still sniffing my way!

Aug
30
2016
matty64
matty64

Now the benzoin and tonka are weaving their spell on me!

Aug
30
2016
marioslg3
marioslg3

Very nice sweet especially in the middle and base notes. I see it rather masculine. Very good sillage and longevity. Absolu pour le soir will not be discontinued, this is something different and no animalic at all.
Heavenly beautiful and unusual at an extend.

Aug
30
2016
Marco Chau
Marco Chau

Grand Soir is neither a new version nor a replacement of Absolue Pour le Soir. They might have some similar notes but are actually very different on skin. Grand Soir is an Amber dominant fragrance with a resinous aromatic opening, a dry ambery, vanilla, woody heart and a somewhat creamy sweet woody ambery dry down. It doesn't smell animalic like Absolue Pour le Soir and much softer and easier to wear. It has moderate to heavy sillage and quite long lasting.

Aug
30
2016
matty64
matty64

This perfume is a high quality amber-vanilla potion, with a cozy aroma that swirls around you for hours. Love it!

Aug
30
2016

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