PARIS — After three years in business, Maison Francis Kurkdjian has come a long way. The brand will be profitable for the first time this year and see revenue growth of 50 percent, chief executive officer and cofounder Marc Chaya revealed.
The growth comes after a period of soul searching in 2011 for the independent brand, set up in 2009 by Chaya and perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, the talented nose behind best-selling scents like Le Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez’s namesake fragrance.
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