Gentle Fluidity

Gentle Fluidity (Silver) 2019

Gentle Fluidity (Silver) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
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Ranked 44 in Unisex Perfume
8.2 / 10 1832 Ratings
A popular perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian for women and men, released in 2019. The scent is fresh-woody. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Fresh
Woody
Spicy
Green
Aquatic

Fragrance Notes

VanillaVanilla MuskMusk Juniper berryJuniper berry NutmegNutmeg WoodsWoods Coriander seedCoriander seed

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8.21832 Ratings
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Value for money
7.01267 Ratings
Submitted by Psotka, last update on 16.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Gentle Fluidity" collection.
Variant of the fragrance concentration
This is a variant of the perfume Gentle Fluidity (Gold) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which differs in concentration.

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Norleans

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Apparently, some perfumers here have quite similar experiences with this silver fabric here. With some of them you can read that it took a while, that they thought it was disgusting in the beginning and that you're now completely blown away by Gentle fluidity. Pah!

Funny as it sounds, I felt the same way. MFK is now not necessarily the fragrance house from which I like every second fragrance, not even every seventh. Apart from masculin Pluriel, I really can't wear anything. But you can read great things about the silver Gentle fluidity from the beginning. So last autumn I sprayed the Gf on paper for the first time in a department store. Top note directly "bääh"! Sweet crab with pseudo freshness. Test strips promptly disposed of. I came back a few weeks later and sprayed the test strip as well as the wrist, you never know. Result was still, more "so" than "lala". The smell just didn't seem to be for me. Chapter closed.

But of course it turned out quite differently. Fixed again by very benevolent comments and statements about the fragrance, I dug out a sample last week that I had received from a dear perfumer a while ago. It should be mentioned that blue sky, pleasant temperatures and spring fever prevailed (I'm happily married). This time after the spraying then "wow!". What a spoon this is suddenly. It almost knocked my socks off, because Gf is now perceived by me in such a completely different way. The "Süßkrams" in the top note is merely the precursor for this synthetic symphony of freshness, which bears the double name "Musky-juniper" and reveals a very special freshness that won't let me go. Unfortunately the feared will-having-reflex came and I found a good offer in the souk. The flacon is so clean, silvery and shiny that you would like to wear it as an amulet around your neck. Up to now I have never found a bottle that reflects the essence of a fragrance as well as this Gentle fluidity. My feeling is also that the fragrance needs light to unfold really well in my nose. The sunnier the day, the better I find this splendid example of synthetics
After all, synthetics are generally considered to be pejorative when it comes to perfumes, dear fellow-smellers. With expensive perfumes this should not happen at all! However, the synthetics of this fragrance could not be more fitting and appropriate. Sometimes the fragrance makes me think of various science fiction scenarios: White glass palaces, well-groomed people walking busily through the futuristic pedestrian zones. White floating gondolas move in orderly tracks in the public transport of the future. Everything is clean, everything is tidy.
Well, I didn't think my opinion of any fragrance could change that much. Even if other perfumos have had different experiences, but the one or other splash more, the fragrance on me - contrary to many others from MFK

Thanks for reading
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RobGordon

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Take two!? (from the silverback edition!)
From a recently read interview with F. Kurkdjian, I have good memories that he claimed to be a zero in marketing matters by himself. For this he would have a right hand, he writes, which in my view conjures in Martketing-Metier as he himself does with some of his recipes.

With a parallel release of two Flankers of themselves, who will cause mispurchases with their indirectly proportional upper and lower case letters, one confuses, so it seems, also those who sing the song "another Flanker" with every new release.

I read about layers in the run-up to both gentle waters. The Gold & Silver Fluid thing should be able to layer. As you know, you can layer anything, but nothing is written about how the result smells.
And first of all, I wouldn't do it. Too bad about the treasure in the silver lake.

To dupe Kurkdjian's Gentle-Goldmarie: "Spraying is silver, (ver)souken is gold!" Sometimes, behind Goldglanz simply hides a charred plastic vanilla that is poured out of tubs over a finished composition, like action artists do.

Under action art I would also locate the naming of the pyramid this time. Somehow someone in the house MFK lost a bet and had to dare to invent a pyramid, which has nothing to do with the smell. Ingredients snippets were taken stochastically from a hat.

Therefore I have for you today primarily a smell picture, which shows itself with the smell inspection each time anew. I see a snow-covered mountain top (representative of the clean parts) in spring, where green snow-free spots (fine spicy parts) show up. And in the first 10 minutes I also see a stopover with high-proof alcohol (with my own note), which I'm not used to with MFK fragrances.

It would also be a pity about every strip of paper. MFK's Silver-Surfer "Gentle fluidity" doesn't like paper. Fragrance course is delayed by hours and remains behind its possibilities. And you should also give the scent a good 10 minutes on the skin until it has sorted itself out. In this time often already 5 statements are written!

If I had to frame the scent in ingredients, the recipe would look like this:

A mountain full of beta-Damascenone (provides for green-spicy, floral, fruity facets with a range from currant to rose) Significantly more than is contained in Aventus. A hint of jasmine to underline the soft floral sweetness (between head and heart note a few discreet but still treacherous indollic waves blink through) and towards the base the composition is dunked in radiant half cream musk and gives wings with ambroxan.

From the test on the paper I can still contribute a drop of lemony which goes down on the skin in the alcohol mist. Also a treacherous stubborn scent of ISO-E-Super remains when the good substance has long evaporated.

No mountains will be moved here. It begins green-alcoholic, changes into green-floral-lovely-spicy-aromatic and ends with the grandiose heart note being let out of the air again and the remaining green-spicy falls into a sheet of musk.

Purely from the pyramid, that has to be mentioned, I would have expected a completely different scent. Something finely spicy woody maybe. But the perfumer has already caused a surprise and caught me at the left nostril.

Juniper waters, with any belt of kitchen spices that suffocate in artificial wood, are plentiful even in the niche. Chemistry is not a unique selling proposition of the "mainstream", which is always going to
Characterization of a fragrance. I can't discover anything generic with the best will in the world, and if "freshness" alone makes this impression, that's the way it should be. The mean thing is, Oriental themes also exist in the mainstream. Be it as it may, I haven't yet found a fragrance that works with directly comparable proportions on ingredients like this one, not even at MFK itself.

For a fragrance with little movement, I think the result is very successful. It would have been even better if I had frozen the heart note and saved it in the base, or had really gone the way of accentuated wood (preferably dusty or chipy). To my advantage the mentioned vanilla was at least not used in my bottling (probably everything for the golden bottles went on!)

Conclusion: A wonderfully round, easy to wear green body, which appears through subtly used variety and is thus a pleasant companion for him and her in the warmer season. His performance also makes him a reliable companion and I gladly accept the chemistry used for this. But I do have one point of criticism. There was a moment when my nose communicates with me, all well and good, but now I need recovery. "Effortlessly clean," is my euphemism for this. And this aspect I do not want to remain guilty despite my praise for this fragrance.

An especially opulent filling "Gentle fluidity" was provided to me by @Flanker. Thank you!

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Danielphil

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The disregarded stepbrother
Like some before me, based on the statements & comments, it was not love at first test. More like a love on the 5th test - or something. To be honest, I never thought that my first 10.0 rating would go to a fragrance that doesn't blow me away from the first smell
First thought: yes... I must say... hmm... not so good. Kind of funny, actually. Pungent fresh & a bit woody. - put it away.

Since I had ordered a sample package from MFK (btw. 14€ for 4 official samples is very fair), after the disappointment of the gentle fluidity silver, I directly test the masculin Pluriel: "Woooow, that's great". But unfortunately in the top note not so masculin?

But after the lavender evaporated more and more with the time the masculine drydown came to the fore & showed to inspire. - I need that! A few days later I shot a ≈ 20ml of the masculin Pluriel & thought that was the end of the topic MFK. Well... at least until I get my hands on the next samples ;D

Fast-forward: A perfume buddy (LG to you Kilian at this point) got from the official MFK samples with & ordered promptly a package. Amongst other things, the gentle fluidity silver was also included.

In contrast to me he was immediately completely enthusiastic about the fragrance & I wondered what he liked so much about it, so I remembered it as interchangeable & rather mad. At this point I was tempted to test it again... at least I had to sniff the sample again. *sniff* *sniff*... Juniper... much juniper... light synthetic... hmm... not so bad. Completely differently like the first time smell... well convince me at least not! & a second time - put it away.

When the good perfume-friend decided to order a bottle of the said fragrance (thoughts: what does he like SOOO about a bottle that is directly absorbed?) I absolutely had to test it on the skin again. No sooner said than done. Done. *Pfft* *Pfft*

Directly surrounding me is a cloud of pleasantly striking juniper, but soon muted by soft warm musk & a subtle sweet-vanilla note. Hmm... actually already good... hmm actually even really good. Over the next 4-5 hours I could not stop smelling my wrist. How could I have been so wrong at first impression? He can do something!
Next day: Woke up - sample taken from the bedside table - sprayed on - & (quote: Sonny94's comment MFK APOM) suddenly a bright flash in the sky, a flaming meteor crashes to earth.
My heart beats faster, the pupils dilate, my hands are bathed in sweat. F*ck! What is this actually for n horny shit! This time again: - put it away... but only to go to my cell phone, call up Parfumo & order a travelflacon directly from the souk. The fragrance had me completely under its spell
Less than a week later, after I had emptied the travel flacon halfway through, I got some compliments from my environment for the fragrance (i know - it doesn't really matter how others judge that you smell really good, you still like to hear it) & my girlfriend also gave the ok for the fragrance, it was bought as a flacon from the souk. So it was also decided: this is my Signature.

My first 10.0 rating & he really earned it. I always thought my first 10.0 will inspire me immediately, grab & not let go. In addition, I was in the belief that my nose is final with their decisions & nothing more can be done about it. But in the end it turned out that with perfumes it's like with many things in life: even if you find them hmm... not so good... you shouldn't just write them off. With the time you might learn to appreciate & love exactly these disregarded & seemingly interchangeable things.

Thanks to Francis Kurkdjian - you blatant G!

Chapeau to your nose & everyone else a relaxed day!
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DerDefcon

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That's not my fault!
Yeah, I really can't. I suddenly like him. There's nothing I can do about it. So I'm being fair to the fragrance and revising my first comment, like I did with some other perfumes.

When I first tested "gentle Fluidity Silver", I didn't really warm up with this one. The DNA is very modern - indeed. Of course it is also synthetic - yes, it really is. And to me it was much too showery, which could be explained by the juniper berry and the synthetic woodiness that was so pungent at that time.
I gave the scent several chances, wore it for several days, but enthusiasm just didn't want to set in. So I really took my time and did not judge hastily.

Now we have the new year, great spring weather, sun and pleasant temperatures. The time for fresh scents has come and so I rummaged around in my bottling cabinet the last days and looked what you could use to wet your skin like this. Then this Kurkdjian fell into my hand, rather by chance than intentionally controlled by me. The mini-sprayer was missing the cap, so it immediately caught my eye and as fate would have it, I gave the fragrance a second chance and it should be worth it!
Why I now perceive "gentle Fluidity Silver" differently than a few months ago, I cannot say exactly. Maybe it has something to do with the more pleasant temperatures, maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the increasingly onset of storage fever, which turns every form of variety - also in olfactory terms - into something really great and special? Who knows. In the end, the causes are irrelevant. With a fragrance, the way is not the goal, but the goal is the goal. So, enough with the half-truths and the clichéd phrases.

Kurkdjian's newcomer starts - as in my test phase a few months ago - wonderfully sparkling and fruity, which is definitely due to the juniper berry. Slight shower gel associations also appear, but we are far from speaking of a typical "blue" shower gel candidate. I seem to detect a slightly alcoholic note that reminds me of gin. This, of course, had to be checked immediately. So let's go to the fridge, sniff the dry gin and find out that my nose was not deceiving me. The gin in "gentle Fluidity Silver" is not one I found in the fridge, but similarities can be seen in the somewhat bitter appearance at the beginning. The fact that the whole thing does not smell 100 percent like the alcoholic pleasure drink is simply due to the juniper berry, which complements the bitterness with a nice fruitiness.

Now, a few months ago, the combination of synthetic woods and an acidic, also somehow artificial fruitiness bothered me. Now - in the year 2020 - there is no trace of this at all. The wood that annoyed me at that time is shining by absence, the juniper berry gets a creamy, smooth and very clean musk foundation, which takes away the scratchiness that was very refreshing at the beginning, but in the long run is probably too annoying. The Ambroxan, with which I once had my problems as well, gives the musky-juniper compound a few rough edges and provides a herbaceousness reminiscent of lavender. So it is probably the Ambroxan that gives the composition a simple, not at all old-fashioned fougère character. And that's it.

Finally, it should be mentioned that sometimes the nose seems to play tricks on you and that even extensive testing is no guarantee for a fixed and above all consistent judgement.
The price of this Kurkdjian can and may be disputed. Nevertheless, the DNA here is very unique, because it has nothing - but really nothing - to do with the usual shower gel candidates, such as Bleu de Chanel or Dylan Blue
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Nordwurst

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The fragrance I wear when I can't stand a scent.
It's five thirty. I'm standing in the bathroom, my hands leaning on the edge of the sink, trying to see who the guy in the mirror is. My temples are throbbing and the mirror light is burning out my retinas. The night was far too warm and far too short. The microsleep in the shower with my head against the wall
obviously didn't help either obviously didn't help either.
The thought of the endless meetings that are filling up my calendar today makes me shiver.
So go on, it's no use. The question of what perfume I wear on days like this doesn't arise. My headache causes my senses to develop a hypersensitivity to everything. Light, sounds, smells - it can all go.
Almost everything. On the shelf is the crystal-clear bottle of "Gentle fluidity (Silver) | Maison Francis Kurkdjian", filled with an equally crystal-clear perfume, even the tube of the atomizer is made of a material that seems to be almost invisible in the liquid so as not to disturb the overall impression.
And the image that results is program.
2 sprays on the neck, close your eyes and take a deep breath. This cool, tart freshness of juniper berry pervades the whole body and wakes me up. It feels as if the fragrance molecules are cleansing my clogged synapses, penetrating to the tips of my fingers and toes and airing my body internally. Breathe in again. The day won't be so bad...
I don't notice other fragrance notes separately, which certainly contribute to the overall composition. I also find the fragrance very linear, which I find very positive. On days like this, I don't need oud, rose or leather that after a while jumps around the corner shouting "Surprise!" and makes my temples throb rumba. I need exactly this cool transparency that "Gentle fluidity (Silver) | Maison Francis Kurkdjian" gives me. So we fight our way through meetings together, almost the whole working day, because after a maximum of 6 hours the fragrance quietly recedes. But that's enough for me, I somehow manage the rest on my own.

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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Gentle Fluidity Silver is fresh and acrid, woody and a little bit powdery. You get the juniper berries, ambroxan and musk.
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ScentToolboxScentToolbox 4 months ago
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Sharp refined metallic freshness. It doesnt matter what challenges are ahead; you will effortlessly cut through them with gentle fluidity.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 12 months ago
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Tuberose-white floral type opening that dries with oakmoss-like components (vibes of the Hacivat/Aventus profile). Masc, spring-summer.
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DopeweaselDopeweasel 2 years ago
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I get the hype. It's like fresh gin and tonic. Lightly masculine but good longevity on my skin. This is definitely a grail
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MeteoroMeteoro 3 years ago
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Fresh and clean scent with a cozy and delicate sweet base. Excellent unisex summer fragrance, although to me it leans towards masculine.
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