Fragrance Of The Month: Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’Eau à la Rose EDT

It’s no secret rose parfums have changed immensely since the days when our grandmothers used to dab a little of the floral essence on. Now, a rose has many meanings and Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s interpretation discovered in his L’Eau à la Rose eau de toilette is no exception. Equally tender as it is ripe and lust-filled this latest fragrance is as unforgettable as it is intoxicating with just one spritz.

On first application the scent is fruity and sweet courtesy of lychee and pear notes. As the fragrance dries onto the skin it turns up the heat with delicate Damask rose, mixed into a floral blend of spicy and heady Grasse rose before it oozes into lush peony and earthy violet. Sensual musk poured over the elixir creates an intimate, almost animalic quality giving the perfume the depth it craves. The overall effect is as timeless as it is intoxicating, giving the wearer a mysterious quality while everyone who comes into contact with her simply wants to get closer and inhale more deeply.

And while its sounds like a huge promise for just one scent, the guarantee of fulfillment is there. After all, the Parisian perfumer and his eponymous label didn’t gain international distinction without merit. His predecessors, Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea, Burberry’s Her and Gianfranco Ferre’s Ferre Rose have captured women’s sensibilities as formidably as they have men’s hearts. Just as this rose will do now.

Maison Francis KurkdjianL’Eau à la Rose eau de toilette, $290 for 70 ml, available online at

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