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...

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 allure and vitality of New York City....

Quote of the summer: Master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, what do you think L.A. smells like? By Erin Weinger on August 10, 2011 "Cocaine." The famed Paris-based fragrance maker, who has created olfactory masterpieces for Narciso Rodriquez and Jean Paul Gaultier, was in town last month to...

John Galliano has been sacked from his own fashion label. The British-born designer – who was sacked from French couture house Christian Dior after going on an anti-Semitic rant in a Parisian cafe during which he said he loved Adolf Hitler – has now also been removed from his post at his...

In 2013 Francis Kurkdjian went around the world three times, hopping from continent to continent for a total of 25,000 miles travelled. Boarding times, flights, jetlag – feeling like it should be daytime in the middle of the night and vice versa... Kurkdjian started thinking about a...

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...

I love those special moments which have inspired me to create these two perfumes – a fragrance journey into the heart of the City of Lights. " – Francis Kurkdjian Accompanying the launch of his two new fragrances dedicated to Paris, Petit Matin and Grand Soir, which will both be available...

KANYE PUTS HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS AS KARL LAGERFELD CLICKS AWAY By Channing Hargrove | February 10th, 2011 Kanye West is on the latest cover of VMAN #21, the "No Risk, No Reward" issue shot exclusively by Karl Motherfreaking Lagerfeld! World Wide Web- Oh Kanye. How do we love thee? Let...

Paris-born Francis Kurkdjian is revered as one of the world's most talented perfumers; he worked behind the scenes for many years, creating fragrances for fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2009, he introduced his own fragrance...

Yves Saint Laurent at his final couture show in 2002. >> Pierre Bergé, who lived with Yves Saint Laurent for almost 50 years, says new YSL designer Hedi Slimane is in for an uphill battle — but Bergé believes Slimane is ready for the task. Bergé told T Magazine that filling Saint Laurent's...

 

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