Francis Kurkdjian and Fabien Ducher, Changing History in a BottleThe New York Times

Together, a fragrance legend and a horticultural pioneer have cultivated what could be the first new perfume rose in more than a century.

The new rose above was created by the nose Francis Kurkdjian and the breeder Fabien Ducher. They spent six years ferreting out the ancestral chains of Damask and May roses to develop their hybrid, which they call Nevarte.

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