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Christmas with Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Célébration de Noël

You all know what an adoring fan I am of Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfumes; you’d have to prize Absolue Por Le Soir out of my cold dead hands.

So here’s two absolutely gorgeous Christmas offerings this year from the man himself that anyone would be delighted to open on Christmas Day morning.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Three Scented Candles £51

Francis Kurkdjian Three Scented Candles Open in BoxFrancis Kurkdjian Three Scented Candles PatternsDon’t get me wrong, I adore cinnamon, orange oil and clove but it’s now the 3rd December and I’m getting a bit sick of it. Francis to the rescue? I certainly think so.

These are a truly unique take on Christmas fragrances with Iris, gingerbread and cedarwood. Each votive is decorated in a beautiful illustration of Paris with featured landmarks all emblazoned with the Masion Francis Kurkdjian logo.

They’re warm but not gagging; biscuit-y but not as if you’re being attacked by an angry and deranged baker and non-obtrusive but equally prominent in any living environment. They’re relaxing as you as you enter a room and float intermittently in and out of the foreground.

You’ll get hours upon hours upon hours of burn time and just make sure to burn to the edge of the votive and jeep those wicks trimmed to boost their life.

I’ve been burning all three together in a cluster but they’re quite beautiful spread around the house and you’ll be shocked by how well each small candle throws its fragrance, each certainly holding its own.

 

Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Fragrance Wardrobe £94

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Globetrotter ChristmasMaison Francis Kurkdjian Globetrotter Christmas 2

You might have seen the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Globetrotter fragrance holder featured in the MANFACE Christmas Gift Guide; well this is a selection of all Francis’ fragrances for men (some are unisex).

You get just short of 90ml of fragrance which means that £94 is incredible value.

I much prefer this than carrying around than full bottles to be quite honest as I travel frequently and love topping up my scent on the go, even if it’s just to go out on an evening; this can be quite cumbersome with Francis’s large (but gorgeous) glass bottles with gunmetal caps.

Instead, just choose your weapon from the box then lock and load. You’ll have a choice of: Aqua Universalis, Aqua Universalis forte, Aqua Vitae, OUD, APOM, Lumière Noire, Amyris, masculin Pluriel.

This set lacks Absolue Pour Le Soir IMHO but I’ll forgive that due to the additions of Lumière Noire and Amyris; these are certainly two of my seasonal scents this year.

Housed in a stunning box with a fragrance directory inside, this is just the most gorgeous thing to open, let alone if you were to receive it on Christmas Day morning. A perfect introduction into the Maison of Francis Kurkdjian.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:43 December 7, 2014
beautykinguk
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Warm but not gagging made me laugh, I hate it when candle scents dry your throat out with their overpowering scents!

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 00:00 December 8, 2014
    Thom Watson
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    Exactly! We’ve all been gagged by a candle once or twice in out lifetimes.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 09:43 December 7, 2014
beautykinguk
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Warm but not gagging made me laugh, I hate it when candle scents dry your throat out with their overpowering scents!

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 23:00 December 7, 2014
    Thom Watson
    Author

    Exactly! We’ve all been gagged by a candle once or twice in out lifetimes.

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