In Francis Kurkdjian's Maison, each moment of the day has its fragrance. His “cologne for the morning” is a splash of dewy Mediterranean dawn before the sun starts to bake the landscape. The bright citrus and aromatic whiffs of thyme and lavender offset the powdery sweetness of neroli and musk; the balance of notes makes it suitable to men and women both. Spraying on a mist of Cologne Pour le Matin is as effortless as slipping out of crisp white linen sheets and as tender as brushing your lips against a loved one's hair before stepping barefoot into the garden to greet the new day, even in deepest winter.
At the age of 15, when he decided to become a perfumer despite his complete lack of knowledge about the profession, Francis Kurkdjian couldn’t possibly have imagined where this path would lead him. However, he quickly understood that it would be replete with discipline and perseverance – values he learned during years of piano and ballet lessons.
For the past twenty years he has channelled his passion, determination and devotion into perfume, which fills his days, and sometimes his nights. His relationship with perfume has deepened over the years while remaining true to the values and tradition of fine perfumery. Yet he consistently seeks to break the moulds, free perfume from its bottle and open up doors leading to new lands.
French duo Francis Kurkdjian and Marc Chaya co-founded Masion Francis Kurkdjian in 2009 with a vision to create scents that encompass one’s lifestyle. Advocates of haute parfumerie traditionalism, the collection of exquisitely-crafted fragrances offer beautiful expressions of sensuality for the free spirited. Renowned for fragrances which reflect a sense of timeless sophistication or femininity, their diverse collection, ranging from the musky Baccarat Rouge to Turkish rose-based Satin, personifies every individual mood and whim. Perfectly balancing the line between practicality and creativity, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s luxurious collection of fragrances and gifts for men and women is ideal for all personalities, for every occasion.