When Paris-based perfumer Francis Kurkdjian first opened his doors, it was only to create bespoke fragrances for a select number of private clientele. But when the demand for his olfactory creations began to grow, he decided to launch a formal boutique that catered to a wider range of customers. On why he decided to take the leap into a full range, Francis says, "The beauty of perfume speaks at once of the intimate and the universal. No dictum can be imposed on perfume. Its magic escapes all control and we are obliged to let it speak of our emotions however free and primitive, to live together in a world where scents provide echo for each other, a world I wish to inhabit every waking hour and often in dreams as well."
From the Middle-East inspired APOM which merges cedar wood and orange blossom to Lumiere Noir that plays with the concept of darkness and light with spiced rose and patchouli, Maison Francis Kurkdjian finds its niche by producing specialty scents that speak to men and women looking for bottles with unique and distinct fragrance DNAs. Les Bulles d'Agathe, bottles of bubbled scents serve as a testament to the personal stance that Francis takes when creating his products, with the four variants allowing even the youngest of fragrance connoisseurs to enjoy his concoctions.
Watch the video below to see Francis Kurkdjian in the midst of his 2010 bubble installation at the Grand Palais Monument in Paris, with more than 28,000 people coming to see the sight.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian is exclusively distributed in Adora.