by Stephen Garner

Francis Kurkdjian, co-creator and creative director at Maison Francis Kurkdjian, has introduced his latest scented fragrance for men.

Called ‘L’Homme À la rose,’ this scent is Kurkdjian’s interpretation of rose for men, giving them the power to wear a traditionally feminine fragrance. Known since ancient times and included in the perfumer’s palette since the very beginning of his career, rose is more often featured in women’s fragrances where it is used alone or in conjunction with other ingredients. “With L’Homme À la rose, today I’m giving men the power to wear a rose-scented fragrance,” said Kurkdjian.

L’Homme À la rose features Damask rose and Centifolia rose, the only two natural species of rose companies can use in perfume. In the first few seconds, very fresh, green, and bursting notes of Centifolia rose from Grasse is paired with grapefruit accord, amber woods, and essences of Damask rose from Bulgaria and sage from France.

Homme À la rose is now available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Cos Bar, and A 2.4 oz. is available for $275 and the 1.2 oz. bottle retails for $165.