BDK: Noble fragrances from the heart of Paris
In the first district of Paris, not far from the noble Palais Royal and its picturesque gardens, the ideas and formulas for a collection of high-quality fragrances are born: BDK Parfums. David Benedek, founder of the young perfume manufactory, studied economics in Beijing and New York. In 2012, he specialized in perfumery and cosmetics at the Institut Français de la Mode and took lessons with the world's largest fragrance manufacturer Givaudan. With his perfume label BDK, launched in 2016, he continues a family tradition that began with his grandparents: Immigrating to France from Romania, they opened their first perfumery in Paris in 1959. "My grandmother," recalls David Benedek, "gave me a passion for perfume - I was really close to her."