French Star Elsa Esnoult Celebrates Maison Francis Kurkdjian at Hollywood Beauty Awards

Elsa Esnoult

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The annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), founded by Michele Elyzabeth, celebrated their 9th year honoring the architects of beauty on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Avalon Hollywood.

The HBAs recognize talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for Film, TV, Music, the red carpet and editorial, as well as special honorees. The ceremony is coined the “Oscars of Beauty.”

French actress and hit recording artist Elsa Esnoult wore a custom gown by HBA couturier Nabil Hayari of HAYARI Paris while presenting the special honoree award of Fragrance of the Year to Maison Francis Kurkdjian for their iconic Baccarat Rouge 540.

Marc Chaya, CEO & Co-Founder of Maison Francis Kurkdjian attended and accepted the achievement at the awards ceremony.

Stars who attended and presented at the HBAs included Emmy-Winning actress Lynn WhitfieldDave Bautista (“Dune 2”), two-time Academy Award nominee Judd HirschP.J. Byrne (“Wolf of Wall Street,” “Babylon”),“Oppenheimer” star David Krumholtz, actress Jaime King (“Lights Out”), Saniyya Sydney (“King Richard”), Rochelle Aytes (“S.W.A.T.”)  and more.

The grand finale of the evening was The Timeless Beauty Award. Actress Ming-Na Wen was honored by longtime friends Joe Manganiello and Chaz Dean.

Marc Chaya, Elsa Esnoult, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Hollywood Beauty Awards

Fragrance House Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540 was created by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian in 2014 in celebration of the crystal manufacturer’s 250th birthday. Since its release, it has become a worldwide success and a top 10 seller in the U.S.. Maison Francis Kurkdjian was brought to life by co-creators Marc Chaya, CEO and Francis Kurkdjian, artistic director in 2009. Baccarat Rouge 540, with its unique olfactory signature, is a true example of Kurkdjian’s ability to capture lightning in a bottle. As with all Maison Francis Kurkdjian creations, careful and meticulous consideration went into every facet of creating this iconic perfume, from its name to its color, no detail was spared. In a stunning metamorphosis, clear crystal gradually fuses with 24-karat gold powder at 540 degrees celsius and turns bright red: it’s the rouge à l ’or (red made of gold). That is how Baccarat Rouge 540 was born.

Now, ten years since its inception, Baccarat Rouge 540 continues to inspire and demonstrate Francis’ unique ability as a perfumer to transform the world of fragrance. It is one of many within the Maison’s collection that evokes a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume.

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The HBAs award ceremony will benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Christopher Guy is the official designer of the HBA’s Holly statuette.

Galderma and Wen by Chaz Dean are supporting sponsors of the 9th HBAs.

Fiji Water, G.H. MUMM, Tequila Comisario, HAYARI PARIS, Sebastian Cruz Couture were among the HBA supporting sponsors.

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