By  on May 8, 2009

Francis Kurkdjian has long used his olfactive intuition to create iconic scents for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Giorgio Armani, even concocting a fragrance for Marie Antoinette for one memorable project. Recently named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, the perfumer, who turns 40 in May, is about to unveil his latest vision. In September, he’ll open Maison Francis Kurkdjian near Paris’ storied Place Vendôme, which will sell an eponymous fragrance line, as well as objets like candles, incense papers and fragranced bracelets. Here, he weighs in on desires, dreams and memorable opening nights.


Oscar Wilde said, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ I find this a charming definition.

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