Parfums Christian Dior announces the appointment of Francis Kurkdjian as Creative Director Perfumes. He will lead the creation of the Maison’s fragrances.
As artistic director and perfumer-creator of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which he co-founded in 2009 with Marc Chaya and which has been part of the LVMH group since 2017, French designer Francis Kurkdjian is considered one of the main global players. of perfumes today. He will remain artistic director of Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
A precocious talent, he was only 25 years old when he composed his first male perfume, The male by Jean-Paul Gaultier, who launched his career. Passionate artist and exceptionally talented perfumer, he has continued to move forward after this first success, redefining the very concept of perfume, in particular by opening a bespoke perfume workshop in 2001.
He is also known for creating striking fragrances for legendary perfume houses, including Dior, for which he composed Black water and White Cologne for the Christian Dior Private Collection. In 2008, he was named Best Perfumer by Cosmétique magazine, and several of his fragrances have won international awards. In 2009, he was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
A visionary who is constantly expanding the range of possibilities for perfumes, Francis Kurkdjian brings an artistic dimension to olfactory creation. He has signed numerous collaborations with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle and choreographer Christian Rizzo. His continuous aesthetic journey has also led to memorable olfactory installations and performances in settings as superb as the Grand Palais and the Palace of Versailles, a unique place that has long resonated with Maison Dior.
Laurent Kleitman, Chairman and CEO of Parfums Christian Dior, comments: “Francis Kurkdjian is a visionary perfumer and a passionate artist who brings all his creative energy, his know-how and his demanding professionalism to Dior perfumes, to shape the future Dior perfumes that will conquer the world. Francis will build his creations from ‘an exceptional olfactory heritage that began in 1947, anchored in the use of exceptional flowers and daring creative initiatives. “
Francis Kurkdjian adds: “It is an immense honor for me to join Parfums Christian Dior, a House with a rich history of inspiration and a creative spirit resolutely turned towards the future. I am delighted to share my vision through my fragrance creations. Working at Maison Dior while continuing to create for my own Maison is a great privilege. I would like to sincerely thank Bernard Arnault for renewing his confidence in me within LVMH, and I warmly thank Claude Martinez, Stéphanie Medioni, Laurent Kleitman and Marc Chaya for their support. “
Francis Kurkdjian succeeds François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator since 2006.
Creator of exceptionally talented perfumes, François Demachy has boldly revisited emblematic fragrances from the Dior heritage such as J’adore and Miss Dior, also exploring new olfactory paths in La Collection Privée Christian Dior. Its most notable success remains Sauvage, a global phenomenon launched in 2015 and the best-selling men’s fragrance in the world. Grasse passionate about flowers, he has worked particularly to provide Dior perfumes with the best ingredients, multiplying exclusive partnerships with young flower growers from Grasse.
“François Demachy will remain one of the most outstanding talents among all those who have helped celebrate the unique Dior spirit and perpetuate the Dior dream. Its perfumes are treasures that will remain timeless. It was an extraordinary adventure and a great honor to work with him both in Paris and in Grasse ”, explains Laurent Kleitman.
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