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Perfume is a piece of art which belongs to the patrimony of intimacy

Francis Kurkdjian

You might have read about this incense papers in my previous blog posts. And seen them in oh, so many of my Instagram photos! They are my favourite ambient perfumes. So easy to use… Definitely the ones I always turn to when I want create a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. They are the luxury home scents from Maison Francis Kurkdjian House of Perfumes and come in the form of an innovative product and very different from the usual candles or room sprays everyone is using.

Incense papers are stripes of paper soaked in the perfume oils from the Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfume collections, dried and then cut in small pieces, and packed in compact, elegant boxes.


APOM Pour Femme, is the short term for the “A Piece of Me” fragrance, one of the best sellers of the House. It is a perfume inspired by the trip the parfumeur took to Liban. APOM is a sophisticate and classy perfume, in which the notes of the Oriental orange blossoms and those of the ylang-ylang flowers create a perfect harmony combined with the woody notes, making this perfume quirky and unique.


Aqua Universalis is a perfume with beautiful woody notes and musk as a base, complemented by fresh bergamot and topped with Sicilian lemon, sweet oranges and lilly-of-the-valley. This is Francis Kurkdjian‘s interpretation of the clean and fresh Aqua Universalis Perfume.

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Each strip of paper has small cuts in it and it is better to fold it before burning it! Just one strip is enough to spread the perfume on a surface of over 60 m², so I definitely advise you to burn the small pre cut pieces one by one. Like this you will also have control on the intensity of the perfume inside your space.

Each slim box contains 25 strips of paper and some handy, elegant matches. You only need to light the paper, then blow out the flame. It will continue to burn slow, without a flame, gently discharging a perfumed smoke in the air.


Available for purchase in Beautik Haute Perfumerie, Liberty London, or Neiman Marcus.

What are your favourite home scents?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie


INTERESTING FACTS about Monsieur Francis Kurkdjian:

– at the age of 25, Francis created his first perfume for Jean Paul Gaultier, called Le Male.

– also created for Acqua di Parma , Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Guerlain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Juliette Has A Gun, Kenzo, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent.

– at 30, he received the the Coty Prize for his entire career.

– 10 years later, at 40 he received the important distinction of “Chevalier des Arts et Des Lettres”.