The Opéra de Paris and its corps de ballet. Haute Couture and its designers. The world of fragrance and its artistic imagery. Three spheres defined by discipline and rigour, culture and determination, which inspire this man with his slender build on a daily basis. Francis Kurkdjian rapidly found his way into the close ranks of well- known perfumers, inspiring admiration and jealousy along the way - sometimes both at once.

Francis owes his talent to his commitment, no doubt helped by his passion for art and for this world of fragrance that he discovered as an adolescent. But most of all, he owes it to that desire never to let down those who put their faith in him: a winning attitude that let him create world-renowned fragrances very soon after graduating from the ISIPCA fragrance and cosmetics school, design custom fragrances, give an olfactory touch to artistic installations the world over and then in 2009, set up his eponymous fragrance maison, a stake in which he sold to the LVMH group in 2017. And on top of that, this perfumer-creator has worked at the Takasago company since 2005, creating numerous successful fragrances.

He also passes on his know-how to the company’s young perfumers, education being close to his heart.

The fragrances of Francis Kurkdjian

Jean Paul Gaultier

GAULTIER² (2022)

WOODY / FLORAL
Jean Paul Gaultier

LE MALE XMAS COLLECTOR 2022

AROMATIC FOUGERE / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Maison Francis Kurkdjian

724

FLORAL / CITRUS

Ingredients of choice

Jasmine

Ambergris

Musk

Vanilla

Bergamot

Cedarwood

Tonka Bean

Sandalwood

Orange Blossom

Lavender

Cardamom

Artemisia

Cumin

Mandarin

Amber

Amberwood

Coriander

Rose Damascena

Grapefruit

Benzoin

Rice

Rose

Aromatic Notes

Mint

Cinnamon

Patchouli

White Flowers

Aldehyde

Liquorice (Licorice)

Violet

Myrrh

Honey

Rose (Turkey)

Earthy Notes

Lychee

Raspberry

Jasmine (Sambac)

Tuberose

Ylang-ylang

Fig

Fig Milk

Caraway

Fig Leaf

Mimosa

Blackcurrant Bud

Solar Notes

Lily Of The Valley

Freesia

Mock Orange

Sweet Pea

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