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Tag: Maison Francis Kurkdjian


When it comes to fragrances and home fragrances, everyone wants to have something that is near to them and their heart or something that reminds them of that near thing or near one. Fragrances can be very personal, moody and on the other hand, home fragrances need to be something that makes you feel like home at any place, which is comfortable, which has love, and foremost which has feelings. When it comes to the holiday season or Christmas season and those holiday vibes, they cannot be complete without the reference to the Balsam Fir and the smell of it, in a moment, takes you to that beautiful moment and feeling when you are with loved ones and celebrating togetherness.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

Mon Beau Sapin is the Emblematic Holiday Candle by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, whose scent evokes the most traditional holiday trees, the Balsam Fir. The candle features snowy mountains inhabited by chamois, marmots, and wolves. A starry sky and winterscape adorn this candle whose warm aroma evokes the traditional balsam fir. The scent of this candle infuses the living space with a sweet and woody fragrance. The candle is housed in an embossed gold vessel that can be used as a festive ornament after burning.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

This candle has been my companion since so many evenings and this scent is already so close to my heart, perfect holiday scent. I would highly recommend you to check this candle out for yourself and It will also make a great gift.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris scents have already been one of my favorites, I have my recent review of their new scent here if you are interested. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle(190g) is available at Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris online shop, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Regal, Elegant, Luxurious… full stop. Even with these three words, I think I am not doing justification with the fragrance I am writing about in this post. I will try to explain it as much as I can what this fragrance is and what it has done to me. The collaboration between Baccarat and Maison Francis Kurkdjian came into existence for the first time in 2014 when Baccarat, the most prestigious crystal works in the world, celebrated the 250th anniversary of their founding in a limited number of bottles, 250 to be precise. And that started what is now an icon in itself, called Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris. The partnership was extended, which gave birth to Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum and this year, Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

Basically, Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum is called a new form of Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum, intensifying the power and radiance of the three breaths that compose Eau de Parfum keeping the original inspiration. To deepen the intensity to the Extrait, the bottle is designed and manufactured as such, for the first time, that it dons a dazzling red garment echoing the iconic Baccarat red.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

The family and notes are described below:

Olfactory family: woody-amber-floral

Top Note: Jasmine Grandiflorum from Egypt and Saffron

Middle Note: Bitter Almond from Morrocco and Cedar Wood

Base Note: Woody Musk Accord and Ambergris

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

This fragrance for me opens up as a warm spicy saffron which is rich and thick. Then I smell floral with masculine notes. It is smooth, creamy, woody with a soft undertone of bitter almond coming up. The ambergris in the base note provides a light breeze of mineral aquatic air to the fragrance. The projection is great, and the lasting power is incredible, it lasts for almost 18+ hours on me until I slept and then in the morning, I could still smell it when I had my wrist close to my nose. It is gender neutral fragrance and depends on how it works with the chemistry of your skin. I do smell the masculine notes but not very strong and is as per my liking. Every time I wear this fragrance, it shines on my skin, like literally, I could see the essential oils or the Extrait shining on the area where I sprayed it. This is perfect for all the occasions, where you want to feel the best, it does make you feel an amazing luxurious sophisticated regality. I do not go beyond two sprays and I am sorted for all day and even next day, it just makes the aura around you so beautiful and glorious.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

All in all, this is a brilliant fragrance and will be on my Top 5 list of favorite fragrances. I would highly recommend you to try this out on the below-mentioned stores or sample through the official website of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris which I will link below.

Last but not the least, Maison Francis Kurkdjian – I am a Fan! I reviewed Aqua Celestia from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris here if you are interested to read.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is available at Neiman Marcus stores and online, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and official online boutique at www.franciskurkdjian.com

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Aqua Celestia, launched by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris this year, is described as a heavenly fragrance. The idea and identity behind this fragrance are to feel good inside. The Aqua series from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris include Aqua Universalis (2009), Aqua Vitae (2013) and now Aqua Celestia (2017) which all are meant to make you smell and feel good. The Aqua series is Francis Kurkdjian’s interpretation of the diverse facets of the freshness of water, which is one of the vital elements of earthly life.

From the official notes about the fragrance, ‘Aqua Celestia forms a seamless bond between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea, forging a path toward absolute serenity in a surge of fruity freshness. An emotional journey lulled by the harmony of the senses and the mind.’

Aqua Celestia by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

The notes of the Aqua Celestia are Lime from Mexico, Cool Mint (Mitcham), Blackcurrant Bud Absolute from Burgundy, Mimosa Absolute from Provence and Musk Accord.

The fragrance is a fresh light-clean floral musk. When I wear this, I smell pure and clean. The first notes that touch my nose are fruity with the hint of fizzy, sparkling freshness. The mint is well blended and does not gives the sharp or strong hints. The blackcurrant darkens it, making it richer. Then comes the soft musky part with sensual floral notes which are very fresh and airy. The whole composition does make it a bright, buoyant and musky in a brilliantly complex, breezy and bubbly way.

Aqua Celestia by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

The clean and fresh scent of Aqua Celestia will appeal to both men and women. The fruity floral might attract more feminine fans but the soft musky notes will attract both feminine and masculine, so it depends on how your skin percepts it. I think this will be perfect for summer and heat but I am liking it in autumn/fall season too. The longevity on my skin is for over 6 hours and then it stays on longer but stronger when projected close to the skin.

Aqua Celestia ($205 – 70ml, $375 – 200ml) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter, Saks fiftFifthnue stores and also at the www.franciskurkdjian.com

 

*DISCLAIMER – This fragrance was sent to The Velvet Life as a press sample, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.



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