Gentle Fluidity Gold is a musky vanilla fragrance that was first released by Maison Francis Kurkdjian in 2019. Featuring a blend of fragrant vanilla, spicy nutmeg, warm amber, and subtle musk, this perfume is perfect to wear during fall and winter months. Although it has remained a top seller for the past several years this classic fragrance also features a hefty price tag. If you’re a fan of Gentle Fluidity Gold but are looking for a less expensive dupe or alternative to wear then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve found ten great alternatives for you to try that capture the essence of this classic fragrance.
What We Are looking for in Gentle Fluidity Gold
Gentle Fluidity Gold smells like an aromatic blend of creamy vanilla, soft musk, and fragrant amber. Although the initial spray is relatively spicy, notes of coriander and nutmeg settle pretty quickly to reveal woody middle notes mixed with juniper berry. Gentle Fluidity Gold eventually settles into a musky, amber base and sweet vanilla notes reappear throughout the day. This fragrance is long lasting and projects very well, making it perfect for a long winter’s day.
When looking for the perfect dupe for Gentle Fluidity Gold we need to keep a few things in mind. We want to find fragrances which heavily feature vanilla, amber, or musk notes within its formulation. These notes make up the heart of Gentle Fluidity Gold and a fragrance that lacks any of them will not produce the same vibe. Floral notes like rose tend to blend quite well with vanilla and amber so be on the lookout for options that might contain this note somewhere within the dry down process.
Finally, you’ll want to pay close attention to sillage. Amber notes tend to smell very differently depending on the person wearing them. They also tend to become more intense in warmer temperatures. Now that we’ve covered exactly what we’re looking for it’s time to get on with my list of top ten dupes and alternatives for Gentle Fluidity Gold.
10 Dupes of Gentle Fluidity Gold
1. Kalon by Oakcha
First on my list of clones and alternative fragrances to Gentle Fluidity Gold is Kalon by Oakcha. Although the opening notes of coriander and nutmeg start off quite strong, they quickly move through middle notes of juniper and amber before settling into a soft vanilla musk base. The opening is a bit bolder than that of Gentle Fluidity Gold, however, the dry down is quite similar. To my nose the fragrance accord is somewhat more complex, but I think Kalon captures its essence pretty well. I must note that the sillage is pretty strong and I notice that it tends to smell a bit differently depending on the temperature outside as well as your individual body chemistry. When it comes to longevity, Kalon is lacking a bit and I noticed the fragrance fades away within just a few hours. This fragrance is considered unisex and I’d have to agree that it would smell great on both men and women. It’s well formulated so that the sweet vanilla notes and the more masculine spicy notes blend together seamlessly. If you’re looking for a good dupe that captures the vibe of Gentle Fluidity Gold and don’t mind reapplication you might want to give Kalon a try.
2. Our Impression of Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Gentle Fluidity Gold by OilPerfumery
Next on my list of dupes and fragrances similar to Gentle Fluidity Gold is Our Impression of Maison Francis Kurdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold by OilPerfumery. I like their rollerball delivery system as it allows me to experience how the fragrance develops on my skin without wasting a drop. I immediately noticed top notes of juniper berry and nutmeg when I applied it on my wrists. After a few minutes the fragrance begins to quickly move through its accord as it develops into a vanilla amber musk that projects very well. Throughout the day I occasionally noticed a hint of juniper that would appear and slowly fade away again. To my nose, the vanilla amber base is a bit bolder than in Gentle Fluidity Gold, however, the longevity is not as strong. Fortunately, this rollerball is small enough to carry in your bag throughout the day for quick and discreet reapplication. If you enjoy the juniper notes within Gentle Fluidity Gold and wish it stayed noticeable a bit longer then this fragrance might be worth a try.
3. Intense Cafe Montale for women and men
If you’re looking for a fragrance that’s a bit more floral but still features a strong vanilla vibe then be sure to check out Intense Cafe Montale. This fragrance opens with bright, aromatic rose notes that softly linger throughout the first few hours. As they fade it eventually dries down into a soft, powdery musk and smooth vanilla. This fragrance is less spicy than Gentle Fluidity Gold as it lacks the coriander and nutmeg notes within its accord. There is also a strong hint of coffee which makes it a much more gourmand. To my nose this fragrance is quite unisex and it will definitely get you through a busy work day. The sillage is quite strong though, so you might want to give it a try before you buy it. Overall, I think Intense Cafe Montale is a good option if you’re looking for something more floral with bright coffee notes and a similar dry down experience.
4. Roses Vanille Mancera for women
If you’re looking for a fragrance that features vanilla notes that are a bit more sweet and gourmand then I recommend checking out Roses Vanille. Upon first spray I immediately notice a bright lemon note that is not featured within Gentle Fluidity Gold. I also think the opening gives off a brighter, fresher vibe as well. As it quickly reveals a rose heart I also notice sweet notes of sugar that begin to take shape as it dries down. A base of vanilla, sugar, white musk, and hints of cedar project quite well and the rose notes tend to resurface throughout the day. I think this fragrance gives off a much more sweet, gourmand vibe and at some points it reminds me of fresh vanilla cake. The longevity is pretty good, however its sweetness seems to only grow over time. You should give this fragrance a try if you enjoy sweeter, gourmand options, however the sillage is pretty strong so you might want to sample it a few times before purchasing it.
5. Rose Gourmand For Her Zara for women
If you’re looking for an option with a very simple fragrance accord that’s perfect for a casual weekend at home be sure to check out Rose Gourmand by Zara. Rose Gourmand starts off surprisingly strong with bold rose and amber notes that’s almost overwhelming at first. Fortunately it settles quickly as it reveals a vanilla heart that projects very well. While musk isn’t listed as a note in Rose Gourmand, I do detect a hint of it as it dries down. While I think the initial opening is much stronger than Gentle Fluidity Gold, the vanilla and rose notes smell very similar. This fragrance is affordable and a couple of sprays will get you through a busy workday. Like many fragrances featuring amber and vanilla, the sillage is strong, and I noticed that the rose notes tend to project even more when I sprayed it on my clothes instead of my skin. Still, at this price point I think Rose Groumand is a good option if you’re looking for something inexpensive yet projects well.
6. Tender Fluency Gold by ALT.
For something a bit lighter than Gentle Fluidity Gold be sure to check out Tender Fluency Gold by ALT. Tender Fluency Gold is a very simple blend of creamy vanilla, juniper, coriander, and musk notes that can easily be layered with your favorite rose based fragrance. I think the coriander and juniper notes are a bit stronger with Tender Fluency Gold, however they do settle quite a bit a few minutes after the initial spray. There is a powdery vibe with this fragrance which is a bit stronger than what I detect in Gentle Fluidity Gold. I think that Tender Fluency Gold is a good fall and winter fragrance and is a great option for both date nights or even quiet evenings at home. If you’re looking for something a bit softer than Gentle Fluidity Gold that will get you through your day and is also affordable then be sure to check out this fragrance.
7. K’bridge Club Xerjoff for women and men
If you’re looking for an option that blends rose, caramel, and vanilla notes with a hint of spicy coriander then be sure to try K’bridge Club by Xerjoff. To my nose, this fragrance starts off with strong notes of Bulgarian rose which linger for quite a while before spicy coriander notes appear. It settles into a creamy caramel base mixed with vanilla bourbon which gives it a slightly smoky finish. Rose mixed with vanilla notes remain throughout the day and there is a subtle powdery vibe I notice during dry down that’s somewhat different than Gentle Fluidity Gold. It is also much more gourmand due to the caramel and vanilla notes. This feature gives it a sweeter dry down experience than Gentle Fluidity Gold’s woody vanilla notes. While the price point isn’t much different than Gentle Fluidity Gold, it does last quite a long time and will get you throughout your day without having to reapply it. If you’re looking for a similar fragrance that has a more gourmand vibe than Gentle Fluidity Gold does then I suggest checking K’bridge Club out.
8. Retro Flare (Gold) Inspired By Gentle Fluidity Gold by Alexandria Fragrances
If you enjoy the overall vibe of Gentle Fluidity Gold and wish it featured bolder amber notes then you may want to consider Retro Flare (Gold) by Alexandria Fragrances. Retro Flare (Gold) starts off with strong amber top notes followed by a mix of musk, vanilla, and herbal accords. I feel that Retro Flare (Gold) is somewhat spicier and it has a greener vibe as well. It also has a woodier base that gives it a cozy, comforting feeling, making it perfect for fall and winter. While it’s intended as a unisex fragrance, I think it leans slightly more feminine. While I don’t think that Retro Flare (Gold) is an exact dupe, I think it does a great job of recreating the overall vibe and fragrance accord.
9. Dama Bianca Xerjoff for women
For something a bit more citrusy at the opening but has a similar vibe, you might want to give Dama Bianca a try. While the initial spray features fruity notes of kumquat and lime it quickly moves into a floral heart featuring a mix of violet, iris, lilac, and jasmine. These floral notes remain throughout the rest of the dry down as a mix of vanilla, musk, and sandalwood reveal themselves. This formulation smells very similar to Gentle Fluidity Gold as it matures, although there is a malty vibe that makes it somewhat savory and nutty too. While it’s a very light fragrance, the projection isn’t that great. However, Dama Bianca might be a good option if you’re just looking for something to enjoy for yourself. The overall formulation of notes makes this fragrance a bit more feminine than Gentle Fluidity Gold, however, the overall vibe is very similar. Give this one a try if you’re looking for something lighter and fruitier but with a similar mix of base notes.
10. Gold Fluid by The Dua Brand
The last fragrance on my list of dupes and alternatives to Gentle Fluidity Gold is Gold Fluid by The Dua Brand. This dupe smells remarkably similar to Gentle Fluidity Gold but there are a few caveats to consider. I think Gold Fluid is slightly spicier and this could be due to the blend of oriental vanilla and Indonesian nutmeg. As these notes start to settle sweet hints of vanilla musk begin to take centerstage and fully develop as it dries down. Throughout the day I noticed hints of juniper and amber reveal themselves before eventually settling back into the accord. Overall I think The Dua Brand did an excellent job formulating this dupe and it projects much better than some of the other options on my list. Its longevity is pretty comparable, and just a couple of sprays will get you through your day. If you’re looking for a well formulated dupe of Gentle Fluidity Gold then you should definitely check out Gold Fluid.
As a Final Thought
When searching for the perfect alternative to Gentle Fluidity Gold look for fragrances featuring a strong vanilla heart with a musky amber base. Although juniper berries are notable within the opening, you can substitute this for other aromatic or piney notes. While some fragrances feature rose or citrus within the formulation, they should remain at the top of the accord and fade over time. Both notes can unintentionally overwhelm many fragrances which would influence the projection of vanilla notes. By taking your time to test each option out and keeping these tips in mind you’re sure to find your new favorite dupe of Gentle Fluidity Gold.