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    Default Meeting Francis Kurkdjian next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    So Francis Kurkdjian is coming to my Neiman Marcus next week and I'm going to get my Lumiere Noire bottle signed and plan on picking up one more. I am torn between getting APOM which has really grown on me after sampling a few times and Absolue Pour Le Soir which is an amazing unique scent that I love, but less versatile in my opinion. I know APLS has great longevity, but still unsure of how APOM performs. Thoughts?? Help me decide. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    APOM is great though can get a bit cloying in the heat, while the drydown of APLS is very good too. I would go for APOM for as its more versatile.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    I would go for the versatility of APOM pour homme which is great stuff.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    I would go for the versatility of APOM pour homme which is great stuff.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Have you tried his new one called Oud? I'd go with that one. But if it were based on the two you mentioned, I'd go with APOM. Or both?

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    This one is difficult! I own and enjoy both but as APOM was the first I purchased of these two, I'd say go with that.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    I would go for the Oud or Absolue pour le Soir. The Oud is not particularly oudy, but it's an exceptional scent.

    I am one who finds APOM to be cloying, but your mileage may vary.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Another vote for APOM.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    I would go (indeed, I do own) APLS. Rich and very elegant. Lucky you - I missed him when he visited the Chicago Neiman's.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Versatility shmersatility. Go for the APLS!

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Quote Originally Posted by eMCizzle View Post
    Have you tried his new one called Oud? I'd go with that one. But if it were based on the two you mentioned, I'd go with APOM. Or both?
    I really did like Oud, but not for the price they are asking.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    While I'd probably wear APOM PH more in Texas heat, I'd personally go with APLS to get it signed, without a doubt. IMO, if any from the MFK house can be called a 'masterpiece,' it's Absolue pour le Soir. If I could only have one MFK bottle signed, it would be APLS.

    That said, be sure you enjoy the scent. As much as I love it, it doesn't get a lot of wear (not too versatile). However, if you have a fairly robust wardrobe, then that is less of an issue. Also, Lumiere Noire pour Homme is extremely versatile, so that makes up for it somewhat.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    While I'd probably wear APOM PH more in Texas heat, I'd personally go with APLS to get it signed, without a doubt. IMO, if any from the MFK house can be called a 'masterpiece,' it's Absolue pour le Soir. If I could only have one MFK bottle signed, it would be APLS.

    That said, be sure you enjoy the scent. As much as I love it, it doesn't get a lot of wear (not too versatile). However, if you have a fairly robust wardrobe, then that is less of an issue. Also, Lumiere Noire pour Homme is extremely versatile, so that makes up for it somewhat.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    My pick would be APOM like others have said.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    AplS by default.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    My personal choice: APOM.

    I met MFK when he was at a Neiman Marcus in Chicago, and he is the most humble guy you can meet! Splendid individual!
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    I like both, but, for me, APLS stands out. APOM is good and well crafted, but may feel less unique.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    APLS without a doubt. It is less versatile than APOM, but it is masterpiece in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    APOM is, IMO, as much a masterpiece as APLS. And I find that APOM really shines in the summer heat.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    APOM is the more versatile but I still prefer LNPH

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    APLS without a doubt. It is less versatile than APOM, but it is masterpiece in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Have you considered CPLS? It still lasts all day but is easier to wear than APLS.

    Of the two you mention though, I'd probably end up getting APLS myself.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    I own and enjoy both, but I'd go for the uniqueness and strength of APLS over APOM.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    I much prefer APOM and since its 'a piece of me' it would probably feel more personal for him to sign it.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    ..............Absolue Pour Le Soir which is an amazing unique scent that I love........but still unsure of how APOM performs. Thoughts?? Help me decide. Thanks!
    focus... =)

    your answer might be in your original post already.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Easy for me. I like Absolue Pour Le Soir and I don't like APOM pour Homme, so...

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Um, I thought the "M" stood for "Maison." Do you mean "FK?"
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    He will be bringing his own house.

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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmopolit View Post
    Um, I thought the "M" stood for "Maison." Do you mean "FK?"
    Ha. Yes. I wasn't thinking. Corrected.
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    Default Re: Meeting MFK next week. Which bottle to buy and get signed? APOM or APLS???

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Ha. Yes. I wasn't thinking. Corrected.
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