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Maison Francis Kurkdjian has launched a new radiance fragrance ‘Amyris femme Extrait de parfum’ – steeped in natural, urban elegance that reflects an on-the-go lifestyle. Amyris is a luminous fragrance steeped in natural, urban elegance, reflecting a vibrant Parisian lifestyle. In this new Extrait de parfum composition, Francis Kurkdjian infused new energy to the duo featuring Amyris from Jamaica and iris from Florence: a floral-sunny accent for her, heightened by jasmine absolute, a playful whirlwind of the senses.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris femme Extrait de parfum review

Olfactory family: fruity flower bouquet

The olfactory description of the fragrance is below:

Top notes are mandarin blossom, pear accord.

Middle notes are absolute of jasmine from Egypt, orris butter/Iris Oil from Florence.

Base notes are the essence of Amyris from the Caribbean, amber-woody accord

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris femme Extrait de parfum review

This fresh flower fragrance is definitely becoming one of my most reached out scent these days. The is very elegant and ladylike. The longevity on me is pretty good as is the projection – it stays on for over 5 hours on me and after which I had to do a little effort to feel it around me. The scent makes you feel like it is there but not overpowering, can be used every day. As it is natural as well as an urban lifestyle-oriented scent – I do feel the freshness and energy with how vibrant it is when worn.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris femme Extrait de parfum review

As the holiday season is around and everyone is looking forward to giving and receiving the gifts – this definitely is a great gift to consider for the special women in your life or even for yourself – the packaging it comes in is beautiful – a boxed package with golden inscription. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com .

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I know Valentine’s day passed last month but for me, I can wear floral scents especially the Queen of flowers – rose scents all year long depending on my mood. It is almost Spring and the excitement to wear the florals is more than any other time of the year. In this editorial, I am sharing my thoughts on À la rose Eau de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris which is inspired by Marie Antoinette’s love of roses and the painting Marie-Antoinette à la Rose by Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun in which she is holding a rose in her hands. The scent was launched in 2014.

À la rose Eau de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

‘À la rose is an ode to femininity, a declaration of love translated into a fragrance. Two hundred and fifty freshly bloomed roses from Grasse offer their unequaled richness to every bottle.’ The olfactory description of the fragrance is below:

Damascena rose from Bulgaria 
Centifolia rose from Grasse
Bergamot from Calabria 
Orange from California 
Violet flower accord
Magnolia blossom 
Woody cedar musky accord

Two varieties of rose have bestowed the radiance and richness of their petals on this Eau de Parfum: two hundred and fifty Centifolia roses from Grasse (May Rose) in the form of an absolute produce a very floral base note with sweet honeyed and carnal accents. One hundred and fifty Damascena roses from Bulgaria in the form of an essential oil create a top note with a playful blend of pear and lychee.

À la rose Eau de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

On me, the fragrance is a gentle, bright, soft, and airy rose with suble hints of orange fruity which becomes a little richer with time, keep in mind the word richer, it does not means stronger. With the high quality raw materials, the scent stands out in a positive way. To me it is more like a real, effortless, close to yourself rose scent which stays with you, reminds you of something very caressing and gentle. It reminds of the dewy rose on a morning. It does not gives the impressions of the hundreds of sweet rose fragrances in the market. I can imagine freshly plucked petals of the rose lightly crushed in the fingers. There is a slight whiff of woodiness that I can smell. The longevity on my skin is over 4-5 hours and after that it does not dissipates but becomes a skin scent for me, I can smell it when I have my wrist near my nose. With the discreetness and sheerness of this scent, it is perfect for everyday use, even at work – very elegant and classy.

À la rose Eau de Parfum - Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com . 

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The new fragrance duo Gentle Fluidity by Maison Francis Kurkdjian depicts the creativity and height of innovation from the master himself. What I mean to say is the same 49 ingredients with six main notes used in various proportions to create two separate olfactory descriptions. This is something very new to me and I felt so intrigued to try the creativity where a slight variation of an ingredient totally changes what the end result smells like.

Gentle Fluidity by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

‘Working the ingredient to express its full potential and meeting the challenge of composing two different Eaux de parfum with the same notes:

  • Juniper berries
  • Nutmeg
  • Coriander
  • Musks
  • Ambery woods
  • Vanilla

The Gentle Fluidity duo was born of the perfumer’s imagination to offer two distinct olfactory silhouettes, for her or for him. Neither feminine nor masculine nor unisex, Gentle Fluidity reflects a changing society where the expression of personality takes center stage.

Gentle Fluidity by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

The two signatures differ in the unique balance of their formulations, as well as the colors and letters employed for their names.  “Gentle fluidity”, an aromatic woody fragrance, is in silver, with a capital G, while “gentle Fluidity”, an oriental musk interpretation, opts for gold and a capital F. ‘

Gentle Fluidity by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

Gentle fluidity, Silver Edition – nutmeg, and ambery woods are dominant and release a vibrant, comfortable trail. As for juniper berry essence, it leads to an ascending, ultra-fresh, aromatic note, similar to a “gin frappé” effect, balanced by the dry, slightly balmy, spicy notes of nutmeg. The base notes reveal ambery wood facets ranging from sweet and enveloping to powerful and dry. On me, this fragrance feels relaxed, clean, and composed, the aromatic warmth makes it comfortable to wear. The longevity for this is really good on my, over 7 hours.

Gentle Fluidity by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

gentle Fluidity, Gold Edition – generous, enveloping trail, we can find coriander seed essence and an overdose of musks and vanilla. The floral, spicy note of coriander seeds brings, just like musks, ethereal volume, and a lingering trail. In the base notes, the gourmand, reassuring notes of the vanilla accord enhanced by the ambery woods reveal a radiant, bright silhouette. It is a very nice – sweet, aromatic, and sensual scent on me – very well balanced. The longevity on my skin is good, stays for over 6-7 hours before I feel the need to reapply.

Gentle Fluidity by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com . 

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