Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

The House of an Artist

Recognized as one of the world's most celebrated perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian has created over the past 20 years more than 40 world famous perfumes for fashion houses such as Dior, Kenzo, Burberry, Elie Saab, Armani, Narciso Rodriguez…

Instead of settling comfortably into the beginnings of a brilliant career started with the creation of ”Le Mâle” for Jean Paul Gaultier in 1993, he opened the pathways to a new vision. He was the first in 2001 to open his bespoke fragrances atelier, going against the trend of perfume democratization. He has created gigantic olfactory installations in emblematic spaces, making people dream with his ephemeral and spectacular perfumed performances. All this, while continuing to create perfumes for world famous fashion brands and designers, as fresh as ever.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian was a natural move in 2009, born from the encounter between Francis Kurkdjian and Marc Chaya, Co-founder and President of the fragrance house.

Together, they fulfilled their desire for a sensual, generous and multi-facetted landscape of free expression, creating a new emblem of French know-how and lifestyle.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

A high-end fragrance house

“A great fragrance does not smell good, it does smell beautiful.”

Francis Kurkdjian

Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s unique personality is fostered by the creative power of a man who has a taste for precision. The Maison is guided by enchanting yet precise codes: purity, sophistication, timelessness and the boldness of a classicism reinvented. Designed in the tradition of luxury French perfumery, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian collection advocates nevertheless a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume. Francis Kurkdjian creations were sketched like a fragrance wardrobe, with myriad facets of emotions. A set of sensorial stories, in which perfume is naturally the hero.

Over the months, Maison Francis Kurkdjian has developed a high-end global network of luxury retailers including counters in emblematic department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fith Avenue country wide in the United States, Printemps in Paris, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in London, Isetan in Tokyo… Eight years later, Maison Francis Kurkdjian is now sold in 45 countries and in more than 520 sales points.

As a result, Maison Francis Kurkdjian joined the ranks of the luxury brands carrying the designer’s name.

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Aqua Universalis

Simply fresh and light, Aqua Universalis bridges the gap between skin and clothing. A fragrance for all and all things. Its cheerful, radiant trail conveys the art of perfume and the art of living in equal measure. Aqua Universalis, the aura of freshness.

Family: Musky, floral, citrus

Olfactory description:

Bergamot from Calabria
Lemon from Sicily
White bouquet (lily of the valley and sweet mock orange)
Light and musky woods


Aqua Celestia

Aqua Celestia forms a seamless bond between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea, forging a path toward absolute serenity. An emotional journey lulled by the harmony of the senses and the mind. Aqua Celestia, a heavenly freshness.

Family: Musky, floral, citrus

Olfactory description:

Lime from Mexico, Mitcham mint (cool mint)

Blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy,

Mimosa absolute from Provence

Musk accord




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