These days off from work gave me a time to organize some of my samples, and actually try them. Today I tried Pluriel Feminin from Maison Francis Kurkdjian. I remember trying this at Neiman Marcus, and loving it, so the sales associate gave me – actually made me – a generous sample. I am wearing it this evening and falling in love with it again. I always say that if I had all the money in the world, I would buy all of Tom Ford’s Private Collection releases, and add all of Maison Francis Kurkdjian releases to that purchase. I have yet to sniff something from the house I dislike, although some of them I think may not be worth his price points.
Pluriel Femminin is a big floral bouquet, and that is the reason why I love it immensely. Older age has made me really love flowers. I try to always have fresh ones in the house, and I feel like on special occasions, I always reach for floral fragrances. I would certainly reach for Pluriel Femminin if I had this on my wardrobe. (This would be perfect if I were attending a wedding, for example) This is a rich floral piece – the notes indicate Florentine Iris, Rose, Jasmine, Muguet, and Orange Flower. (Of course, there’s orange flower there, it’s Kurkdjian’s signature note) It’s blended perfectly yet you at different points of your sniffing, you will smell every single flower in that line-up, and not watered down versions either, but full blooms of each of those flowers. It instantly smells vintage, but without the mustiness. I wish it had better sillage – it is pretty quiet though you always feel its presence. Do I think it’s worth its price? My answer would change by the day. Do I want it? Of course, but it won’t be at the top of my list. But if I do win the lottery, it will be on my first batch of purchase.