. The crystal company was founded by the late René Lalique, whose designs gained popularity in the 1920s. Despite the high price tag, Bentley has released a more affordable option in recent months. The firm's Bentley For Men Absolute Eau De Parfum launched in May, costing just £110. The...

French niche line Maison Francis Kurkdjian will launch Amyris, a new fragrance duo dedicated to his sister and named for Amyris, the tree that is the source of elemi balsam. Amyris Femme (shown) ~ with notes of lemon leaves, amyris (elemi), iris, vetiver and modern oud. Amyris Homme ~ with...

Francis Kurkdjian has launched Ciel de Gum, a new floriental fragrance exclusive to GUM Moscow and celebrating the store's 120th anniversary (see also: Guerlain Place Rouge). A fragrance as flattering as an evening dress. A creation worked like haute couture that could suite both women and...

Maison Francis Kurkdjian will launch 754, a new unisex fragrance celebrating the 111th anniversary of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City: Created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. "754″ custom fragrance, inspired by Bergdorf Goodman and conceived to capture the...

I still haven't purchased a full-size bottle of any Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance, but then again, my personal taste leans more towards the nostalgic and powdery and Rococo. However, I've thoroughly enjoyed my assorted samples, and I have bought the Aqua Universalis incense papers and...

Maison Francis Kurkdjian has launched Aqua Universalis Forte, a new variation on 2009′s Aqua Universalis: An aerial Eau de Parfum with an exceptional concentration of 40%, on a par with a Perfume Extract. At once light and powerful, like gold in summer. Composing one more sheet of music for...

Maison Francis Kurkdjian will launch three new variations on 2012′s Oud: Oud Silk Mood, Oud Cashmere Mood and Oud Velvet Mood. Oud Silk Mood (shown) ~ light and airy like the rustle of silk, with Bulgarian rose, blue chamomile and papyrus. Oud Cashmere Mood ~ gentle and soft like cashmere,...

I've heard of posh laundry liquids before - I've used a Tocca one ages and ages ago - but I have to admit to being totally in love with Maison Francis Kurkdjian's range of Aqua Universalis Washing Liquids. They're ridiculously priced at £29 each so it's an addiction I'll just have to get over,...

There's a kind of irony in the fact that a Francis Kurkdjian fragrance lands through my letter box just as there's a hulabaloo about his interview on fab fragrance site, Persolaise http://persolaise.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/what-i-hate-about-perfumistas-more.html ), where he is highly critical...

The Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance is the result of a partnership between the crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This new celebratory fragrance will be available in mid-January 2016. Last year, crystal manufacturer Baccarat celebrated its 250th...

 

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