Francis Kurkdjian is the star perfumer behind more than 40 global best sellers. He is the only contemporary star perfumer with a Paris based laboratory. In 2001, he won the François Coty award for his career. He is famous for introducing fragrance to the art scene with many olfactive installations in monuments such as Le Grand Palais in Paris, Château de Versailles, and the universal exhibition of Shanghai. Must-have fragrances include Baccarat Rouge 540, Amyris, A la Rose, and Oud Silk Mood.