Woody Notes, Amber
Maison Francis Kurkdjian -GentleFluidity Gold
The same but different -GentleFluidity (Gold) – Warm. Enveloping. Generous.
Once again, Francis Kurkdjian breaks the rules of perfumery. In releasing two fragrances with the same name, the same 49 ingredients, with the same six “star notes” used in varying proportions to create two “olfactory personalities”, the master perfumer is challenging our notions of gender – male and female and otherwise – and the fluidity of those concepts. The scents, although both named Gentle Fluidity, are differentiated only by the capitalization (Gentle fluidity, gentle Fluidity). Juniper berries, nutmeg, coriander, musk, amber woods and vanilla. The same 6 principal ingredients, altered subtly in proportion so as to arrive at a startlingly different result in both perfumes. The perfumer himself explains it thus: “[CK One] was not about gender at all. It was genderless. My new scents aren’t genderless. Instead, it’s about making your own choice.” And also: “Gentle Fluidity is the name I chose for my two new creations. “Gentle” because gentleness is one of mankind’s most beautiful virtues. “Fluidity” because today we should be free to express and live our individual personality free of gender norms, social conventions and role distribution.” – Francis Kurkdjian
Warm. Enveloping. Generous.
gentle Fluidity ? lowercase g, uppercase F ? is the sun to the stars of the other, Gentle fluidity; a classic carafe in gold, emphasizing a heart of coriander oil, the warm human touch of musk and a sweet vanilla blend to round off each intake of breath. The base reveals sensuous, opulent vanilla, enhanced by amber woods and a seductive flourish of red-gold ambergris.
THE STAR NOTES
A sensual sillage in gentle Fluidity Gold edition, a reassuring breath of air in Gentle fluidity Silver edition.
Softness and roundness in gentle Fluidity Gold edition. Powerful vibration in Gentle fluidity Silver edition.
?Ultra-freshness in Gentle fluidity Silver edition, flowers’ naturality in gentle Fluidity Gold edition.
?Powerful and dry in Gentle fluidity Silver edition, comfortable and enveloping in gentle Fluidity Gold edition.
Floral zesty notes in gentle Fluidity Gold edition, a spicy breeze in Gentle fluidity Silver edition.
Nutmeg brings a spicy freshness in Gentle fluidity Silver edition and a vibrant contrast in gentle Fluidity Gold edition.