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.
Francis Kurkdjian had already featured orange blossom in a masculine fragrance, Jean-Paul Gaultier’s aptly named La Fleur du Mâle (“the male’s flower”, a slightly risqué pun on Baudelaire’s “Fleurs du Mal”, the flowers of evil). In APOM Homme, he butches up the floral note with a smoky, balsamic amber glow… But this particular piece of man is still pretty sweet.
- Key notes: Orange Flower from Tunisia, Cedar Wood Accord, Amber.
- Eau de Toilette: Men.
- 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.