I often say that it's the perfume that chose me. From an early age, I was fascinated by the world of couture and luxury for the art, craft and handcraft aspects. I wanted it to be my work. Unfortunately, I am not a skilled drawer and I was told that the field was closed to me.
— Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, quoted in Meet The Men Behind Some Of The World's Most Coveted Fragrances And Olfactory Experiences at Forbes.