The brand


The extraordinary personality of Maison Francis Kurkdjian is nourished by the creative power of a man with a taste for beautiful things. One of the most celebrated contemporary perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian has imagined a territory of sensual and delicate perfectionism.

Conceived with the exacting demands of the French perfumery tradition, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance collection is like an olfactory cloakroom in which each facet accompanies a part of ourselves.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian is held with enchanting yet precise codes: purity, sophistication, timelessness and the audacity of reinvented classicism. Exceptional know-how meets and echoes each other. They are part of the House's fundamentals, writing unique sensory adventures as they go along, in which perfume is naturally the hero.


Francis Kurkdjian, the nose of the House Francis Kurkdjian, elaborates its fragrances as parts of himself and his personality. Each of them is designed with exacting standards, respect for the tradition of French perfumery and audacity. His vision of creation proves to be contemporary yet authentic.

Francis Kurkdjian seems to have a natural taste for beautiful things and it is undeniably his extraordinary personality that makes him one of the most famous perfumers in the world. He is at once sensual, perfectionist and delicate, so many qualities that can be found in each of his fragrances. His juices are at once pure, sophisticated and timeless. Francis Kurkdjian possesses the art of revisiting the classics, echoing the fundamentals of perfumery but always writing the future of this discipline.

The founders

Maison Francis Kurkdjian was born in 2009 from the meeting of Francis Kurkdjian, a renowned perfume creator and creator of many successful perfumes, and Marc Chaya, co-founder and president of the House.

Francis Kurkdjian, the nose of the House, decided to become a perfumer when he was barely 15 years old and knew absolutely nothing about the profession. In fact, if he was already passionate about smells, he didn't know which road he was going to take.

In 1990, this passionate and determined artist entered the International Perfumery School ISIPCA in Versailles and at the same time followed a postgraduate course at the Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe. Just out of school, he was lucky enough to be given the brief for a perfume for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Today, it is one of the greatest successes on the planet. It is Jean-Paul Gaultier's famous Mâle, created in 1993.

In 2001, he opened his own workshop for the creation of custom-made perfumes. That same year, he was also awarded the Prix du Parfumeur François Coty for all of his creations. In addition to his awards, he won the Oscar Cosmétique Magazine for best perfumer of the year in 2008, and was thus named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters).

Credits: François Roelants

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