Renowned fragrance expert Francis Kurkdjian was in town last week at Neiman Marcus to promote the debut of his new line of home fragrances, Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The recently knighted but entirely unassuming Kurkdjian, who has created more than 20 of the world’s bestselling scents (for Christian Lacroix, Giorgio Armani, YSL, and others), talked about and passed around samples of his candles, perfumed incense papers, and laundry detergent, as well as perfumed bubbles inspired by his six-year-old niece (the bubbles were floating outside the store as we arrived). Besides Neiman Marcus Chicago, the collection is available only at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, as well as his new boutique, Maison Francis Kurkdjian in Paris. By the end of lunch, I was convinced that my home should smell wonderful, and that Kurkdjian was the man to help me.
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