Tag: Kurkdjian

30th October 2015

Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Mon Beau Sapin Candle

Yes, yes, I’m having a bit of a candle moment this week.  But, you know, ’tis the season and all that.  This Christmas Francis Kurkdjian is treating us to a golden tribute to the balsam fir: Housed in a blingy golden container, etched with representations of fir trees Mon Beau Sapin is a smokey-pine-patchouli blend that definitely feels both foresty and wintry.  It’s really lovely, […]

22nd April 2015

Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Oud Satin Mood

I should probably preface this review with two facts: the first is that Oud Silk Mood by Francis Kurkdjian is one of my all-time favourite fragrances of all-time and this review will potentially be coloured by that, and secondly it must be made known that I am still currently parosmic  and as a result I’m not sure how much use a review written by someone with […]

2nd December 2014

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Scented Candle Set

If you’re looking for a cute and pretty candle set, which is also well made, and will definitely give huge delight to the lucky recipient, this is the set for you.  Maison Francis Kurkdjian do lovely candles, and this box of little ones is no exception. Scented with a mix of powdery iris, spicy gingerbread, and with hints of peppery cedar – all of which, […]

13th January 2014

Best of 2013 Pt II

Fragrance of the year: Maison Francis Kurkdijan – Aqua Vitae According to Persolaise, I said it best  – at a preview of the scent –  when I mumbled that it smelt like a hug from the seventies.  I’m astonished that I’ve not really written about this fragrance since though (might be something to do with having my best line used before I could commit it […]

16th July 2013

Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Oud Silk Mood

Of all the perfumers I’ve met over the last few years, right up there in my favourites would be Francis Kurkdjian.  Never afraid to say something controversial, yet always friendly, and with passion for his art oozing from him in droves, he’s a real thrill to spend any time with.  Recently I met up with him for the launch of his latest fragrance, Aquae Vitae, […]