APOM is short for “A Piece of Me”—“a piece of oneself that one leaves on others”, says Francis Kurkdjian. In other words: APOM might well be a kiss-and-tell, which doesn’t matter since the fragrance comes in a feminine and masculine version, both drenched in orange blossom as lusciously honeyed as a bite-sized oriental pastry.
The headiness of the orange blossom is underlined by the suave spiciness of ylang-ylang, with just a hint of green to freshen it up and a cloud of powder to smooth it down. This sultry white floral bouquet reclines like an odalisque on a dry cedar bed, ready to rub off on her male counterpart, APOM Homme.
This extract version of APOM Femme is enhanced by a case made in France. The hand-engraved bottle sits at the center of an immaculate case, whose every feature has been manually positioned. The case was made in France and adorned with mirrors to enhance the precious extrait.
- Key notes: Orange Blossom from Tunisia, Cedar Wood Accord, Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.
- Extrait de Parfum: Women.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
At the age of 15, when he decided to become a perfumer despite his complete lack of knowledge about the profession, Francis Kurkdjian couldn’t possibly have imagined where this path would lead him. However, he quickly understood that it would be replete with discipline and perseverance—values he learned during years of piano and ballet lessons.
For the past twenty years he has channelled his passion, determination and devotion into perfume, which fills his days, and sometimes his nights. His relationship with perfume has deepened over the years while remaining true to the values and tradition of fine perfumery. Yet he consistently seeks to break the moulds, free perfume from its bottle and open up doors leading to new lands.
French duo Francis Kurkdjian and Marc Chaya co-founded Masion Francis Kurkdjian in 2009 with a vision to create scents that encompass one’s lifestyle. Advocates of haute parfumerie traditionalism, the collection of exquisitely-crafted fragrances offer beautiful expressions of sensuality for the free spirited. Renowned for fragrances which reflect a sense of timeless sophistication or femininity, their diverse collection, ranging from the musky Baccarat Rouge to Turkish rose-based Satin, personifies every individual mood and whim. Perfectly balancing the line between practicality and creativity, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s luxurious collection of fragrances and gifts for men and women is ideal for all personalities, for every occasion.