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    Default Top 5 fragrance made by Francis Kurkdjian(not MFK)

    In your opinion, what are the 5 best fragrances made by Francis Kurkdjian? I want to have 4 more Francis Kurkdjian fragrances. So what are some you recmommend?

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    Dior Homme Cologne
    Rose Barbare by Guerlain
    Cologne Blanche by Christian Dior
    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun
    Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma

    I am not very familiar with his creations from Parfums MDCI
    Last edited by volley2; 26th January 2011 at 06:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Rose Barbare by Guerlain
    Cologne Blanche by Christian Dior
    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun
    Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma

    Honorable Mentions:
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    Narciso Rodriguez for Her
    woah! I had no idea Dior Homme Cologne was by Francis Kurkdjian! havent smelled that one yet

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    Just so everyone knows what the options are, here's a list of his non-Maison Francis Kurkdjian scents from the BN directory:

    Aquasun by Lancaster
    Armand Basi Lovely Blossom
    Armani mania by Giorgio Armani
    Custo Man by Custo Barcelona
    Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
    Enlevement au Serail / FK3 by MDCI
    F by Ferragamo
    Ferre Rose by Gianfranco Ferre (with Alexandra Jouet)
    Fleur du Mal by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Gaultier 2 by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
    Iced Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
    In White by J del Pozo
    Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma (With Francoise Caron)
    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun
    le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Ma Dame by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Miracle Homme by Lancome--------For personal prejudice I'm tempted to hid this one from the list.
    Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic
    Miss Charming by Juliette Has a Gun
    Monsieur Eau du Matin by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Narciso Rodriguez for Her by Narciso Rodriguez (with Christine Nagel)
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him by Narciso Rodriguez
    Promesse de l'Aube / FK1 by MDCI
    Rose Barbare by Guerlain
    Rose de Siwa / FK2 by MDCI
    Rumeur (new) by Lanvin
    Silver Shadow by Davidoff
    Spiced Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
    Zen for Men by Shiseido
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Just so everyone knows what the options are, here's a list of his non-Maison Francis Kurkdjian scents from the BN directory:

    Aquasun by Lancaster
    Armand Basi Lovely Blossom
    Armani mania by Giorgio Armani
    Custo Man by Custo Barcelona
    Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
    Enlevement au Serail / FK3 by MDCI
    F by Ferragamo
    Ferre Rose by Gianfranco Ferre (with Alexandra Jouet)
    Fleur du Mal by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Gaultier 2 by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
    Iced Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
    In White by J del Pozo
    Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma (With Francoise Caron)
    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun
    le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Ma Dame by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Miracle Homme by Lancome--------For personal prejudice I'm tempted to hid this one from the list.
    Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic
    Miss Charming by Juliette Has a Gun
    Monsieur Eau du Matin by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Narciso Rodriguez for Her by Narciso Rodriguez (with Christine Nagel)
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him by Narciso Rodriguez
    Promesse de l'Aube / FK1 by MDCI
    Rose Barbare by Guerlain
    Rose de Siwa / FK2 by MDCI
    Rumeur (new) by Lanvin
    Silver Shadow by Davidoff
    Spiced Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
    Zen for Men by Shiseido
    how dare you not capitalize Le Male!!

    lol what are your favorites btw?

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    i wish Kurkdjian would make a new fragrance for Gaultier. I would get butterflies in my stomach with that news. But just like mugler, i think they should do the same bottle, but different color. Just so i can put it next to my Le Male and Fleur du Male(when i buy it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    how dare you not capitalize Le Male!!

    lol what are your favorites btw?
    I haven't smelled all of them, but:
    Eau Noire
    Iris Nobile
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    His work for Guerlain I would love to smell and will do so. I'd also love to smell anything by anyone when it's called Custo Man.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Rose Barbare sounds amazing..

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    Narciso Rodriguez For Him
    Le Male
    Armani Mania

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub Zero View Post
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him
    Le Male
    Armani Mania
    Oh yeah, thank you for reminding me with your post, Sub Zero. I like Armani Mania too.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    I have never smelled Armani Mani. I havent heard much talk of it here either, which surprises me since its an armani fragrance, and its sold at sephora. so i expect it to be either hated or loved. but no talk at all

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    I like Femme de Dandy and Cologne pour le Soir (oh, just saw the no MFK, but I'm going to leave it anyways) by him the most.

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    Based on the list posted above I can safely say that Mr. Kurkdjian is not one of my favorite perfumers!

    I'd have a hard time finding 5 from that list to recommend, but there are some I haven't tried. But here goes, anyway:

    Eau Noire
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    either Le Male or Fleur de Male
    ??

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    Hello Jonny,

    Have you tried Fleur du Male?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirop View Post
    Hello Jonny,

    Have you tried Fleur du Male?
    I have no. Im getting a sample in the mail soon, but I have a feeling Im going to like it and end up buying it!

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    Indult «Reve en Cuir»?

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    Hmm.... i do like that Lady vengeance a lot.
    Silver Shadow is nice.
    BEsides those? I dont know.
    Smellin good

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    Hmm.... i do like that Lady vengeance a lot.
    Silver Shadow is nice.
    BEsides those? I dont know.
    Maybe this is just me, but Lady Vengeance reminds me a lot of Black Aoud. LV is a lighter, sweeter version. =)

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    I'm afraid i'm a girl but i do love his work!
    Indult Isvaraya- plummy, slightly dirty rich rose
    Narciso Rodriguez- easy to wear but classic
    Indult Manakara- best vanilla
    MDCI -Enlevement au Serail- straight up rich rose
    As a dude, you should try Cologne pour le soir and Absolue pour le Soir which are rich and powdery-I love LNpF and APOM from his line- modern classics

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    I have never smelled Armani Mani. I havent heard much talk of it here either, which surprises me since its an armani fragrance, and its sold at sephora. so i expect it to be either hated or loved. but no talk at all
    It's not that great. You aren't missing out on anything.

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    Default Re: Top 5 fragrance made by Francis Kurkdjian(not MFK)

    From Now Smell This:

    Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian was born in Paris in 1969, to a family of Armenian heritage.

    He had his perfume epiphany when he was 13 or 14, playing with his sister who, as teenage girls do, had a little collection of perfume sample bottles. [...] “She was into the bottles and I was into what was inside,” he says. When Kurkdjian told his parents he had decided he was going to make perfumes for a living, they were greatly relieved. “Before that,” he says, “I wanted to be a ballet dancer.”1

    Francis Kurkdjian trained at ISIPCA and Quest. His first big success was with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Mâle, which he developed at the age of 25.

    He was the winner of the Prix François Coty in 2001. In 2009, Francis Kurkdjian was named Chevalier des Artes et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

    In 2009, Kurkdjian launched his own line, Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

    Fragrances by Francis Kurkdjian
    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile (2004, with Françoise Caron)
    Armand Basi Lovely Blossom (2007)
    Bebe Bebe Eau de Parfum (2009)
    Christian Dior Eau Noire (2004)
    Christian Dior Cologne Blanche (2004)
    Custo Barcelona Custo Man (2009)
    Davidoff Silver Shadow (2005)
    Demeter Holy Water
    Demeter Pruning Shears
    Escada Lily Chic (2000)
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea (1999)
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Summer
    Elizabeth Arden Spiced Green Tea
    Emanuel Ungaro Apparition (2004, with Francoise Caron)
    Emanuel Ungaro Ungaro by Ungaro (2007)
    Gianfranco Ferre Ferre Rose (2007, with Alexandra Jouet)
    Giorgio Armani Mania for men
    Gloria Vanderbilt Reverie (2001, with Christine Nagel)
    Guerlain Eau de Lit (home fragrance, 2006)
    Guerlain Rose Barbare (2005)
    Indult C16 (2008)
    Indult Isvaraya (2007)
    Indult Manakara (2007)
    Indult Reve en Cuir (2008)
    Indult Tihota (2007)
    J Del Pozo In White (2007, with Violaine David)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Male (2007)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile (1999)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Gaultier2 (2005)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male (1995)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Ma Dame (2008)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Monsieur Eau du Matin (2008)
    Joop Muse (2003)
    Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance (2007)
    Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming (2007)
    Kenzo Eau de Fleur de Magnolia (2008)
    Kenzo Eau de Fleur de Prunier (2009, with Jean Jacques)
    Kenzo Kenzoki Lotus Blanc
    Lancaster Aquasun (2005)
    Lancaster Aquazur (2004)
    Lancome Miracle Homme (2001)
    Lanvin Rumeur (2006)
    Le Sillage de la Reine (2005, reformulation of a Jean Louis Fargeon scent)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Her (2003, with Christine Nagel)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him (2007)
    Parfums MDCI Enlevement au Serail (2006)
    Parfums MDCI Promesse de l’Aube (2006)
    Parfums MDCI Rose de Siwa (2006)
    Salvador Dali Purplelight (2007)
    Salvatore Ferragamo F de Ferragamo (2006)
    Versace Jeans Couture Glam (2003)
    Versace Versus Time for Pleasures (2002)
    Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Eau d’Ete (2002)
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    Dior Homme
    Narcisco Rodriguez for him
    Eau Noir

    That I have tried and really liked myself. That is some resume.

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    BTW: Oliver Polge did Dior Homme.

    My 5 favorite Kurkdjian's:
    Christian Dior Eau Noire
    Guerlain Rose Barbare
    Indult Reve en Cuir
    Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Male
    Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance

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    Few seems to suggest Parfums MDCI (perhaps because they're hard to find).

    Promesse de l'Aube is fantastic, slightly chyprish, with a touch of (not particularly sweet) fruit and many flowers.
    Enlevement au serail is also great, more syrupy and rosy.
    (Rose de Siwa is a beautiful clean rose)

    Their website offers 8 large samples (10ml each) for $77 (If I remember correctly), which supposedly can be discounted from a future purchase (though I haven't verified). For a Kurkdjan fan, this seems a must (one should also include Invasion Barbare in the set, of course).

    cacio

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    Salvador Dali Purplelight.......Now that sounds intriguing !!!
    Has anyone tried it ?
    Eau Noire is definitely my favourite from him so far.
    " Only wimps swim with the current "

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    5 bottles of Le Male

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    Enlévement au Sérail
    Ma Dame
    Iris Nobile

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