I think I've said it often enough - be it in my comments or in the forum. The MFK series has aroused my curiosity and one filling after another is currently following. I already tested "APOM pour homme", the "Lumiére Noire pour homme", "Amyris Homme" and "Grand Soir", which I became more and more fond of. Except for the latter, I liked them all quite well. "Amyris homme" was too ordinary for me, measured against his own claim to be a niche - just something fresh that doesn't piss anyone off and doesn't do anything wrong. I also liked "APOM pour homme" quite well with its dusty and dirty floweriness and knew how to impress with a very good durability as well as Sillage and this, although we are dealing here with an Eau de Toilette. Lumiere Noire pour homme" is also of excellent quality, whose fragrance components have shone with incredible authenticity, always complementing each other, playing with each other and alternating. In the meantime, the spicy-green rose water has developed into a potential purchase candidate, which could be used for autumn or spring, i.e. when it is not yet bitingly cold. Taken by Kurkdjian's product line, the souk with the need for another winter fragrance to complement my "Prada L'Homme Intense" was also ordered "Grand Soir", which, at least for me personally, revealed itself to be a flop. The medical grade was absolutely unbearable for me. My search for a second winter fragrance - a little change is desirable - continued and so I couldn't avoid ordering one of the most popular Kurkdjian fragrances for bottling, namely "Oud Satin Mood" - another rose fragrance. Whether I also like him as well as the somewhat lighter "Lumiére Noire pour home"?
"Oud Satin Mood" begins with an infusion of roses that ram their thorns firmly into the skin of their wearer and try to flood the entire room with an incredible presence. I can't avoid a comparison with "Lumiére Noire pour homme", which was able to impress with a dark, mystical and above all masculine rose. The roses in my now potential winter candidate are of Bulgarian and Turkish origin and have a completely different effect on me. If the rose in "Lumiére" (I don't always write the complete name of the fragrance in :D) appeared with a certain mysticism and an automatically accompanying adulthood, our multicultural rose brew in "Oud Satin Mood" is rather youthful in nature. This nature can be regarded as a nature of joy that comes across as bright, sweet and berry and seems to take itself less seriously. I therefore recommend to apply the scent about an hour before leaving the house, because this enormous sweetness in combination with more than sufficient projection could olfactorily kill one or the other contemporary. Perhaps a diabetic sitting next to you will also feel the need to chase a double dose of insulin into his stomach. But let's get a little more serious.
The sweetness is slightly tamed after about an hour. I hear a subtle, somewhat bitter woody oud note that somewhat damps the rosy temperament. However, it seems like the slightly overstrained, single mother, who lets her children dance her nose around - striving, but powerless. As someone who works in retail, I can say, on the basis of numerous observations, that she is the one who tries to bring her children to raison d'être in the shop, but doesn't make it, while the two brats hide in our furniture and turn the mattresses into trampolines. The guardian is present, but somehow you don't really notice anything about her, as the focus is completely on her brats.
But now back to something more serious. After all, this should not be an all-round blow against single mothers or fathers.
If a parent is overwhelmed until they drop, who's coming? Exactly... right. I'm talking about Child Protective Services. Oops, now I've done it again ...
So the Youth Welfare Office ... uhh ... the Siam-Benzoe now manages together with the Oud to bring our two roses back to the ground. It's kind of weird. In Kurkdjian's "Grand Soir" this tropical resin was also contained and this medically balsamic was quite on my nerves, but here it nestles together with the oud around our roses and stays pleasantly in the background. It's there, it's audible, but it's always subtle. The so berry-sweet and thus somehow superficially appearing rose duo reaches an increasing maturity. The vanilla that starts in the drydown gives him even more depth, without the oud and benzoin defused twitchiness again, which suits me very well. In order to experience this development, however, it is of enormous importance to give the fragrance sufficient time. He may know how to overtax one or the other over a certain period of time. Perhaps there will also be a need to remove the youthful roses from the wrist, which - so much may be said - will turn out to be a challenge, but in the end you are faced with a rose composition tamed by benzoin, vanilla and oud, which is good, which lasts for a long time, of which everyone in your environment will notice something, but which in its scent character for me does not come close to the more mature "Lumiére Noire pour homme"