Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Inspired Tuesday: À La Rose from Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Inspired Tuesday: a day to share anything and everything inspired by Marie Antoinette and her world.

[image: Fragrantica]

Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a fragrance house founded in 2009 under the collaboration of the perfurmer Francis Kurkdjian and Marc Chaya, who is the co-founder and current president of Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

À la rose was inspired by the famous portrait of Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun which depicts the queen holding a single rose, along with Marie Antoinette's known love of roses at her Petit Trianon gardens.

À la rose's note profile features two unique rose scents: Damascena rose from Bulgaria and  Centifolia rose from Grasse, which give the perfume an interesting soft, light rose that is quite different from typical strong rose perfumes. The perfume's top notes are a touch of bergamot and orange, followed by the middle rose notes (other middle notes include violet and magnolia) with some woody cedar musky accord at the base.

The end result of this floral concoction is a rose perfume that is strikingly soft, clean, and gentle without being too overpowering or too weak.  

Since it's original release as an eau de parfum, Maison Francis Kurkdjian has expanded the À la rose line to many different scented products, including: scented body cream, body oil, scented hair mist, shower cream, and hand cream.

If you'd like to test it out without splurging on a full bottle, small samples are available through Lucky Scent.

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