Francis Kurkdjian is a world famous French perfumer and winner of the Prix François Coty in 2001 for his lifetime achievements. He was famous at age 26 for designing the scent of Le Male for Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the world best selling perfumes. This was followed by an additional forty creations for major perfume companies worldwide. Some of these creations include the Elie Saab Le Parfum (Elie Saab), My Burberry (Burberry), L'extase (Nina Ricci) and Narciso Rodriguez for her (Narciso Rodriguez). He co-founded his eponymous luxury fragrance house Maison Francis Kurkdjian with business partner Marc Chaya in 2009 in Paris, and is now a major player in the luxury niche fragrance segment.