1 novembre 2010
APOM (A Piece of Me) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
The fragrance reveals satisfyingly powerful since the first spray, with a beautiful orange blossom note, where natural note is coupled with a synthetic counterpart enabling it a full-bodied presence and a longer life. The orange blossom with its thrust is reached by ylang ylang, with its joyful and feminine twist, a flower and generous and sound, which again raises the volume and adds a voluptuous floral feeling. The pyramid also says cedarwood, perceptible in the base, dominated by an almost rough, woody sensation, offering a minimum of rigor and balance to the composition, allowing it not fall into the “cloying” side.
I also detect an aldehydic-fruity note that I don’t recognize, but whose presence is indicated by a thick and waxy sensation, which carries the fragrance in a fruity direction; and musk notes of aquatic, ozonic kind (reminiscent of calone) enveloping the flowers and refracting them in a neon light.
This fragrance shows power, is projected into the air with a certain exuberance and even if its tone gets smoother after a couple of hours, is still clearly present, although without intrusiveness. It lasts a lot on your skin: at least 4-5hours.
When FK works for himself (ie without a specific brief from a customer) he doesn’t always excite me, but here he’s been able to find the perfect balance between flower and fruit without getting in the gourmand side, and has managed to maintain a high volume for a long time without ever becoming intrusive. A good test of both talent and great skill: FK started working with Quest at a very young age (while a minor), so even if he's still very young, he's piled up many years of experience, and in this scent, you can smell them all.