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Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Paris: Fantastic Fragrances

Some places thrill, some scents enchant.

In spring 2010, while I was going to Véronique Leroy‘s shop, I found the charming boutique of Francis Kurkdjian, a French famous nose. It was 5 rue d’Alger in Paris. 

I started dicovering the fragrances smelling peer scent’s bubbles. Fun, breaking through the bubbles with the end’s nose for smelling all the scent’s nuances. I really enjoyed and did it again with a kid’s excitement.

The perfumes I prefer : Aqua Universalis, Apom and  Lumière Noire. Capsizing, thrilling… Subtle perfumes print frames in mind. A journey in beauty. Chic detail: fabric conditioner and washing liquid declined in one of the four perfumes references. 

Discover the fragrances:

Click on the perfume you like for all the product informations.


3 Irresistible Fragrances for Valentine’s Day

Estée Lauder-Aerin-Evening Rose-Fragrance-1-Photo ©Mademoiselle Le K

To all the lovers of scents: three irresistible Fragrances for the Valentine’s Day and spring. Gentlemen, think to add with this nice attention: an exuberant bouquet of red-fuchsia peonies for a change, a fine jewels (diamonds are best friends of your girlfriends) or a pair of Louboutin!

Evening Rose of Aerin   

Singular, explosive and refined for a glamorous sensual woman. An unexpected cocktail of rose and cognac, yes! I love the rose-based scents: here, with Rosa Centifolia and Rosa Bulgarian Absolute. Beautiful packaging and the bottle cap adds an extra sensuality to this strong fragrance.

Take the Evening Rose of Aerin on a wild beach in Portugal

Estée Lauder-Aerin-Evening Rose-Fragrance-2-Photo ©Mademoiselle Le K

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo-Fragrance-1-Photo ©Mademoiselle Le K

Sexy, spicy and provocative for an explosive woman, inevitably a bit fatal. Sparkling hot rich fragrance with fruity and woody nuances. The packaging is a bit “too much” but that still stays chic and the bottle is super explicite. Yes, you are a sex bomb in Jimmy Choo!

Take your Jimmy Choo (fragrance & shoes) to a city trip in Paris, London and New York baby!

Jimmy Choo-Fragrance-2-Photo ©Mademoiselle Le K

Cherry Blossom L’Eau of L’Occitane

L'Occitane-Fragrance-Fleur de Cerisier-1-Photo ©Mademoiselle Le K

Happy, subtle and airy for a mysterious graceful mischievous woman. This Eau de parfum (“eau” means water) is light and fresh, like a smile. The flowers of cherry trees of Luberon (in the South of France) symbolize the renewal, spring and contagious sense of happiness. Spray it from head to toes to feel flying!

Take the Cherry Blossom L’eau to celebrate Hanami in Kyoto or  

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés


“Blackberry & Bay”, The New Fragrance of Jo Malone

17:30, finally I arrive

in the gardens of the Museum Van Buuren, in Brussels. I’m terribly late and it rains again! I quickly see some some works of arts and statues scattered here and there in the beautiful gardens. The bucolic setting blends perfectly with the new Jo Malone perfume, Blackberry & Bay. A British elegance and pictures of Jane Austin novel in the lush English countryside, only missing scones!

But the fragrance goes against the clichés: more complex and dense than expected of a cologne composed mostly of red fruits. There are also grapefruit (again, the star ingredient of the moment ), vetiver and cedar wood. Neither female nor male, this fragrance is discreet but recognizable.

During the presentation, I haven’t had this “love at first sight” (I might say “love at the first smell”!) as with Plum Blossom. I really enjoy this amazing light fragrance, I’m addicted! So after few days, I smelled again Blackberry & Bay in a totally different ambiant. This time, I was able to distinguish more subtle notes, like vetiver (the masculine touch) and I started building in my mind, pictures of what the scent expresses to me. And I really wanted to mix it with another cologne, such as Blue & Cocoa Agava.

According to Debbie Wild, the Director of Lifestyle and Perfume Jo Malone, most customers mix different colognes to express their moods and tests. And she recommends playing with scents, to customize your own signature scent. Her advice: put first your favorite perfume, let it dry, then add a second flavor. And of course, ENJOY!

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Shop the creams, soaps and candles of Jo Malone. Click on the pictures below for more details (updated in spring 2015)