Dior Names Francis Kurkdjian Perfume Creation Director

PARIS — Dior has appointed Francis Kurkdjian as its perfume creation director.

He is succeeding François Demachy, among the world’s most famous perfumers, who was Parfums Christian Dior’s first in-house perfumer and is retiring.

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Kurkdjian rocketed onto the fragrance scene in 1995 at age 24, after creating the blockbuster Le Mâle for Jean Paul Gaultier.

Kurkdjian then conceived scents for brands such as Narciso Rodriguez, Giorgio Armani and Lancôme before cofounding his eponymous label in 2009. Eight years later, Dior’s parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton purchased a majority stake in Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

In an exclusive interview, Laurent Kleitman, president and chief executive officer of Parfums Christian Dior, paid tribute to Demachy, the creator of a myriad of fragrances, including Sauvage Eau de Toilette, and the man who reinvented iconic Dior scents, such as J’Adore Eau de Toilette and Miss Dior.

“He’s been with

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Thylane Blondeau, the ‘most beautiful girl in the world,’ turns heads in black lingerie at Paris Fashion Week

Thylane Blondeau is gushing over her recent appearance at Paris Fashion Week.

The 20-year-old model donned black lingerie during the Etam Live Show on Monday. Blondeau, who has been named the “most beautiful girl in the world,” accessorized with black heels adorned with feathers.

Blondeau wore her hair in a natural wave and donned a toned-down makeup look.

THYLANE BLONDEAU ROCKS A WHITE BIKINI WHILE ENJOYING A GETAWAY BEAU

French model Thylane Blondeau presents a creation by designer Etam during Paris Fashion Week at the Garnier Opera in Paris. <span class="copyright">Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via Getty Images</span>

French model Thylane Blondeau presents a creation by designer Etam during Paris Fashion Week at the Garnier Opera in Paris. Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via Getty Images

“Wowwww,” Blondeau captioned a series of photos from the event on her Instagram. “Thank you so much @etam for having me walking this incredible show !!! Had so much fun . Thank you @sagliogeraldine @cococasting forever grateful.”

“Thank u everyone for ur sweet messages,” she added.

Blondeau has been named the “most

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“High fashion” shoplifter suspect arrested again in perfume theft

WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — An alleged “high fashion shoplifter” has been arrested again in another reported perfume theft.

According to an affidavit, Deandre Mabonga, 21, was jailed Thursday for an alleged theft of 21 boxes of perfume valued at $2,100. He also had warrants for three other felony thefts over $2,500 in Wichita County and one from Collin County.

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An employee of Ulta Beauty on Lawrence Road said when Mabonga walked in about 1:30 p.m. Thursday she recognized him right away from previous thefts.

Police said Mabonga filled a basket with boxes and left in a Lexus SUV. Officers spotted the vehicle on Kell East and pulled it over.

They say Mabonga was a backseat passenger and the boxes of perfume were on the seat next to him. The

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I Asked 17 NYC and L.A. Women What Perfume They Wear the Most

We write a lot about the fashion choices of NYC and L.A. women here at Who What Wear, but I have a different topic for you today: fragrance. The scent a person wears is obviously something you can’t see with your own two eyes, so I asked a handful of chic Los Angeles-and-New York dwellers myself.

I could’ve asked these women what their favorite perfumes are, but instead, I asked what perfumes they wear the most. If someone asked me today what my favorite perfume is, I’d probably have trouble narrowing it down, and I’m not sure that it would be the one I wear the most at this time in my life. What’s more interesting to me is the scents that are versatile, accessible, and compliment-prone enough for everyday wear. These are the things that are most likely to influence our fragrance purchases.

With that, scroll on

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