Sorry about this one folks: it’s a post about an amazing product that I can’t find a proper stockist for. I’m well aware of how annoying that is, but bear with me and I’ll try to add some stockist information by the end of the day. I’m currently away from Mission Control (again) and Google isn’t being my friend on this one!
On Friday I briefly mentioned a perfume that I’m head over heels in love with: Lumiere Noir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. It’s a dark, sultry, almost-too-sexy-to-be-legal kind of scent that takes the classic “Girl Next Door” rose and turns it into a Lady Who Knows Many Things kind of rose. If you catch my drift. You can read about Lumiere Noir (and also about the new Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense that’s about to be launched) in this post here; but for now my love-in with Kurkdjian continues with his APOM body cream.
If you like Orange Blossom then by God you will love this. It’s a hundred heady summer holiday evenings all packed into a tube. The cream itself is rich and sumptuous, but it’s the fragrance that really catches your attention. And then lingers on. For days.
The cream actually seems to be longer lasting than even the perfume version; maybe because the body cream absorbs into your clothes or bedsheets? But on the downside, the cream does seem more difficult to track down online, whereas the fragrance version is stocked at lots of the major department stores. I can only find the cream on Amazon, weirdly, but you can buy the perfume version at Liberty (here) so I’m hoping that they stock the body cream, too.. I’ll endeavour to find out. Let me know if you have any information on the APOM Body Cream’s whereabouts! It’s pricey at £50 a pop, so definitely a bit of a treat, but really does smell incredible.
*Update: it’s on Kurkdjian’s official website here for €48. If you’re in Paris, you can visit the store and have a good nosey about. (Pun intended.) The address is 5, rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris. It’s also available in-store at Harvey Nichols.