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Maison Francis Kurkdjian stands as a true symbol of innovation and elegance. Since its inception, the brand, under the visionary guidance of Francis Kurkdjian himself, has redefined the boundaries of perfumery with its unique blend of tradition and avant-garde aesthetics. Kurkdjian, renowned for his olfactory masterpieces, has become synonymous with sophistication and excellence in the fragrance industry.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s journey is marked by creating iconic scents that have captivated the world. Among its crown jewels, Baccarat Rouge 540 shines like a star, a fragrance that encapsulates the essence of luxury with its amber and woody floral aura. Other masterpieces such as À la rose, OUD satin mood, and Aqua Universalis have become bestsellers and are symbolic of the brand’s commitment to quality and innovation.

This year, Maison Francis Kurkdjian introduces a novel way to immerse in its olfactory universe: The Countdown Calendar. This limited-edition marvel isn’t just a collection of fragrances; it’s a journey through the senses. Set to transform the holiday season, the Countdown Calendar offers a daily surprise, extending the festive cheer from Christmas Day to the New Year. Each day unveils a curated selection of the Maison’s signature scents, including a 70ml Baccarat Rouge 540 eau de parfum, the 24-carat gold dust shimmering oil, and other exclusive products. The calendar embodies the Maison’s spirit in a beautifully crafted box, promising a final surprise on December 31st, ensuring the year ends with a scented flourish.

As we delve deeper into this enchanting offering, let’s explore how Maison Francis Kurkdjian continues to captivate the world with its artistic fragrance creations.

The Countdown Calendar – Keep celebrating!

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In the world of luxury fragrance, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Countdown Calendar emerges as a testament to the art of perfumery, a confluence of aesthetics, scent, and anticipation. This limited-edition marvel redefines the traditional holiday calendar, transforming it into an opulent journey that extends the festive spirit from Christmas Day to the dawn of the New Year.

Encased in a refined, elegantly designed box, the Countdown Calendar epitomises Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s commitment to craftsmanship and luxury. The box’s exterior, a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary design, beckons with its understated yet luxurious appeal. Upon opening, one is greeted with a visually stunning arrangement, where each compartment holds a day’s surprise, a nod to the brand’s meticulous attention to detail.


The Calendar is not merely a collection of items; it’s a curated experience of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s most coveted creations. It features a 70ml bottle of the iconic Baccarat Rouge 540 eau de parfum, an amber and woody floral fragrance synonymous with sophistication. Accompanying this is a 200ml bottle of 24-carat gold dust shimmering oil, adding a touch of opulence to the wearer’s presence.

Further treasures include the 35ml 724 eau de parfum, a scent that captures the vibrant energy of urban life, and the À la rose, OUD satin mood, and Baccarat Rouge 540 precious elixirs, each offering a unique olfactory experience. The set also features the 75g Mon beau Sapin festive candle and two 10ml home fragrances, infusing living spaces with the essence of the holidays. The 250ml Aqua Universalis scented laundry detergent for everyday luxury ensures that Maison’s signature scent lingers on your garments.

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The pièce de résistance? A final surprise awaits on December 31st, a scented treat to bid farewell to the year with elegance and aroma. Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Countdown Calendar isn’t just a product; it’s a celebration of the senses, a daily unveiling of luxury that makes each day of the holiday season a memorable fragrance journey​.

The Enchanting Garden, Francis Kurkdjian

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The 2023 holiday season unfurls under the theme of an “Enchanting Garden,” a concept evoking the magic and anticipation of festive celebrations. This theme, inspired by the impatience and excitement of the holiday festivities, invites one to immerse in a sensory experience akin to being in a French-style, snow-capped garden. This enchanting setting is where time seems to quicken, and reality transforms into a vibrant tapestry of flowers and colours, creating an atmosphere of dreamlike wonder.

The Enchanting Garden theme is embodied through a range of fragrances and products that capture the essence of this magical winter garden. Each scent and item in the collection is designed to evoke feelings of joy, nostalgia, and the warmth of the holiday season. Through this theme, Maison Francis Kurkdjian transcends the typical boundaries of perfumery, offering not just fragrances but a multisensory experience that celebrates the artistry and emotion of the festive period.

This holiday season, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Enchanting Garden becomes a metaphorical escape, a place where the mundane is left behind, and the senses are awakened to the beauty and wonder of the season. It’s a world where the festive spirit is not just seen and felt but deeply inhaled, with each fragrance acting as a key to unlock the magic of the holidays​​.

To Conclude,

As the curtain falls on this exploration of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s festive offerings, we are left with a lingering sense of wonder and luxury. From the enchanting Countdown Calendar, a daily celebration of olfactory artistry, to the Enchanting Garden theme that transforms the holiday season into a vivid, fragrant tapestry, each element weaves a story of elegance and refinement. These creations are not just gifts; they are invitations to experience a world where each scent is a verse, each product a stanza in a poetic ode to the joy and beauty of the season. As we enter the New Year, let us carry the essence of this enchanting journey with us. Let each day be scented with the promise of new beginnings and timeless elegance, a true symphony of senses that Maison Francis Kurkdjian masterfully orchestrates.

José Amorim
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