Maison Francis Kurkdjian The Oud Mood Prestige Set

Maison Francis Kurkdjian The Oud Mood Prestige Set.pngThis beautiful OUD Mood Prestige Case was made and assembled by hand in the workshops of a Venetian master craftsman. Adorned in ‘royal’ blue and gold, the case holds five Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances to showcase the attention to detail and outstanding craftsmanship that the brand is famous for. This fragrance collection features the finest Eaux de Parfums and Extraits de Parfums.

The set contains as follows:

  • Francis Kurkdjian OUD Eaux de Parfums, 70ml
  • Francis Kurkdjian OUD Satin Mood Eaux de Parfums, 70ml
  • Francis Kurkdjian OUD Silk Mood Extraits de Parfums, 70ml
  • Francis Kurkdjian OUD Velvet Mood Extraits de Parfums, 70ml
  • Francis Kurkdjian OUD Cashmere Mood Extraits de Parfums, 70ml
  • Presented in prestigious hand made packaging

The set is priced at 1100 eur, on the official website of Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

 

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

 

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Last year, crystal manufacturer Baccarat celebrated its 250th anniversary with the launch of the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance as a high point of the festivities. Presented in a beautiful, precious handmade Baccarat crystal bottle, the scent was carefully created by the perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.

The company is renowned for its chandeliers and glassware with these red crystal embellishments – red being the signature colour of Baccarat since 1847 when its first red crystal was created. And it is this transubstantiation of heat and mineral, as well as the sublime craftsmanship required to create the red Baccarat crystal, that has inspired this perfume and which Kurkdjian has attempted to recreate in fragrance form.

Created for both men and women, the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance is the result of a partnership between the crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

 

Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540, an eau de parfum born from the encounter between Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Baccarat, as a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the iconic crystal house.

The name of this very special anniversary limited edition was inspired by the bottle manufacturing process. Clear crystal mixed with 24-carat gold powder is gradually heated to a temperature of 540 degrees, metamorphosing it into a golden red color.

Not long after the introduction Maison Francis Kurkdjian announced that the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance will become part of its celebratory perfume collection, and will be packaged in the perfume house’s iconic bottle.

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Floral notes may be very popular among the masses, but I believe I’m in the minority of those who just aren’t into them mostly. Though Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 has floral notes, it’s the mix of woods and amber that totally make it completely for me. It’s an amazing blend of floral and woody which is perfect for a life-long floral opponent quite like myself. I imagine Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty would love a fragrance like this.

At first Baccarat Rouge 540 gives a fizzy effervervent rush with a warm candy-flossy blur before drying down to a mysterious long-lasting intense woody and metallic scent. A very alluring seductive perfume. As Kurkdjian says, “fragrance needs mystery” and this modern subtle and sophisticated creation certainly gives the wearer this.

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Luminous and sophisticated, Baccarat Rouge 540 lays on the skin like an amber floral and woody breeze. A poetic alchemy composed by Francis Kurkdjian, where the aerial notes of jasmine and the radiance of saffron carry mineral facets of ambergris and woody tones of a freshly cut cedar wood. A graphic and highly condensed signature.

Eau de parfum – Woody, amber, floral

  • Breeze accord: Jasmine & saffron
  • Heat accord: Cedar wood
  • Mineral accord: Ambergris

I’m a bit of a beauty snob, but there is truly nothing like an amazing high end fragrance that speaks to you and your senses. Baccarat Rouge 540 ranks high among the fragrances I’ve tried and will be in heavy rotation through summer. As expected with a fragrance of this caliber, it will last throughout the entire day. A perfume that is luminous, dense and intense.

Mr and Mrs Burberry

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Burberry is revving its engine in the fragrance market, and the British heritage brand is leaving it in the hands on some pretty big names.

Burberry felt Mrs. Burberry  (2014) needed a lover. A woody herbal Eau de Toilette, inspired by the heritage of British male perfumery. Slated for an April 2016 launch, Burberry’s new fragrance, Mr. Burberry, is inspired by the brand’s British-made Heritage trench coat. Yes, that iconic trench that, after many years, continues to have the world in a frenzy. The bottle even incorporates elements of the storied trench with the neck of the bottle tied with the same gabardine material the house uses to make its trench coats, and the cap, the Bakelite Burberry uses for their buttons.

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Mr. Burberry, created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, has top notes of zesty grapefruit, tarragon and cardamom. Middle notes of birch leaf, nutmeg oil and cedarwood. And base notes of sandalwood, vetiver and guaiac wood.

Shot by acclaimed Oscar® and Turner Prize-winning British director Steve McQueen, the campaign is his first commercial film and marks the first time Burberry and the acclaimed director have collaborated. Set in London, the film features British actor Josh Whitehouse and British model & actress Amber Anderson.

Burberry will launch Mr. Burberry in April, 2016.

I’ll keep you guys in the loop once those images and video become available!

Carven Pour Homme

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Carven is HOT! A sleek and elegant essence, Carven pour Homme could be the next scent embodying Parisian chic. As with the work of Guillaume Henri with the Maison‘s menswear, this fragrance follows the tradition of Carven fragrances for men, while providing the modernity to make it go through time.

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Carven pour Homme was created by perfumers Patricia Choux and Francis Kurkdjian. If the fragrance itself is very nice, the package matters – as often with perfumes. This one plays with the codes of menswear: the bottle reminds of a sleek silhouette with nice broad shoulders at the top, its lacquered black color shining like a pair of patent leather shoes – highlighted by the metal cap.

It’s a sophisticated fragrance . Some would say more gentlman’s drinking club than Sunday football dressing room. I don’t agree. I would love it in the lockerroom! I see it more suited to a man of class, maybe a slightly older, but certainly a man of confidance.

Underneath the heady and unsensored scent of violet you will find a complimentary fresh burst of grapefruit to bring a kint of sharpness to the proceedings, before you’re then plunged into it’s woody depths and the masculine and warming aspects of nutmeg, cedar , sage and sandelwood.

  • Top Notes: Violet Leaf, Grapefruit
  • Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Sage, Cedar
  • Basenotes: Vetiver, Sandelwood

 

Available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette. There is also a range of products available for gents who want an all over smell such as Aftershave Balm, Deodorant Spray and Shower Gel.

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A very nice and beautiful fragrance for men, coming in an immaculate, pristine white case for a sharp visual effect. A true new classic in the tradition of Ma Grife and Vertiver. Patricia and Francis did a wonderful job!

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

Last year, crystal manufacturer Baccarat celebrated its 250th anniversary with the launch of the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance as a high point of the festivities. Presented in a Baccarat crystal bottle, the scent was carefully created by the perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.

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The Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance is the result of a partnership between the crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This new celebratory fragrance will be available in mid-January 2016.

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The name of this very special anniversary limited edition was inspired by the bottle manufacturing process. In Francois Truffaut’s film of Ray Bradbury sci-fi title Fahrenheit 451, this is the temperature of the auto-ignition point of paper — the heat at which it will catch fire without being exposed to an external flame. In the case of the Baccarat crystal, it is a heat of 540 degrees that once applied, with consummate skill, to the raw materials of sand, lead and 24-carat gold powder metamorphosing it into the beautiful red incandescent crystal for which the house is famous.

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A few months later, Maison Francis Kurkdjian announced that the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance will become part of its celebratory perfume collection, and will be packaged in the perfume house’s iconic bottle.

This woody amber floral fragrance has opening notes of jasmine and saffron, followed by ambergris and cedar.

Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

Baccarat Rouge 540 in the iconic Maison Francis Kurkdjian bottle (70ml) will be available from mid-January in the brand’s Parisian stores. Price: €195. A limited numbered edition of 250 in a Baccarat crystal bottle will also be available. Price: €3,000 for 100 ml.

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Elie Saab Le Parfum L’Edition Argent

 

Elie Saab Le Parfum L’Edition Argent

Renewing the magic of Holiday season, Elie Saab proposes a sparkling and shimmering year end, born from an explosion of light.

Inspired from Elie Saab‘s sumptuous creations embroidered with sparkling pearls and sequins, the iconic bottle of Elie Saab Le Parfum transforms gold into shades of silver in an explosion of glitters.

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To echo the limited edition bottle, Elie Saab has designed a satiny silver box decorated with a gold rectangle which refinement adds a subtle contrast.

Francis Kurkdjian created a beautiful timeless feminine fragrance with Top note of orange blossom; Middle note of jasmine; and Base notes of patchouli, virginian cedar, rose and honey.

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Elie Saab Le Parfum L’Edition Argent Eau de Parfum Vaporisateur is available as  30 ml – 52,50 €,  50 ml – 79,90€ and 90 ml, 107,90 €

 

‘Le Parfum’

Lebanese couturier Elie Saab, ‘famous for his graceful, feminine dresses,’ Launched in 2011 his first perfume. In its very first year Elie Saab Le Parfum scooped the coveted Fragrance Foundation Award (FiFi) for Best New Fragrance in the UK, the US and France, a phenomenal hat trick.

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Elie Saab ‘Le Parfum’ 2011 (Click photo to enlarge).

Couturier Elie Saab’s signature scent reveals orange-blossom. You’ll also notice sun-drenched notes and waves of jasmine. The woodsy trail features an alliance of patchouli, cedar and ‘rose honey’. In 2012, Elie Saab unveiled the eau de toilette version, which includes notes of mandarin blossom, gardenia and vetiver. Both, like other Elie Saab scents ‘signed’ by Francis Kurkdjian. This bouquet of white flowers, christened simply Le Parfum, ‘expresses a radiant femininity,’ the designer explains. ‘It transcribes the duality of my world: Eastern light and Western modernity. ’Passionate about architecture and design, the couturier wanted a ‘glass bottle with pure lines, multiplying the play of light’. The bottle calls to mind a facetted stone.

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Elie Saab ‘Le Parfum’ Eau de Toilette, 2012 (Click photo to enlarge).

I would almost classify this as a ‘woody oriental’. This would make a great scent to wear to work. For me it remembers me of Meditarian holidays, and my visits to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan…  The cedar jasmine duet is gorgeous!

Range: Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, Showercream, Body Cream, Body Lotion, Shower Cream, Deodorant.

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Top Notes : Orange Blossem
Heart Notes : Jasmin, Patchouli, Solar Notes
Base Notes : Honey, Cedar, Woody Notes
Rated: 9/10
by Jean Amr