THE EX­PERT SAYS …

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar Fragrance Awards 2016 -

“Flow­ers are al­ways guest stars in a story,” says Fran­cis Kurkd­jian, the per­fumer who cre­ated some of fash­ion’s most pop­u­lar fra­grances— Burberry’s rose-in­fused My Burberry and its jas­mine-topped coun­ter­part, My Burberry Black, as well as his own line. “For a bright, sunny feel­ing, I might use or­ange blos­soms.” For a sex­ier edge, Kurkd­jian ex­plains, flo­rals can’t stand alone. They need some­thing weight­ier, like vanilla, that can sug­gest phys­i­cal plea­sure, a prom­ise of sweet­ness. “Or you add patchouli to make it more ex­otic and mys­te­ri­ous.”

Fran­cis Kurkd­jian

A Da­mask rose

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