Francis Kurkdjian is one of the famous names of perfumery in France: he founded the same name brand in 2009 with Marc Chaya, the co-founder, and CEO. Kurkdjian makes a unique fragrances wardrobe, made with an ultra-contemporary vision. We can name the iconic Baccarat Rouge 540, recognisable by its ruby red bottle, the oriental Grand Soir, and l’Homme à la Rose, one of the rare floral-based men fragrances. With Aqua Universalis, a fresh Eau for everyone and everything, the brand revives and reinterpret the spirit of the eau de Cologne. Two additional olfactory silhouettes will follow, as Aqua Vitae and Aqua Celestia. They have today their variation within the new Cologne forte collection.
« I wanted to bring a new light to this Aqua collection and a new caliber to the forte range, keeping in mind that the idea of freshness could also be explored starting from the sensations induced by light. This is how Cologne forte became a reality: a modern, long-lasting Cologne, showcasing the idea of light, color, and sensations which was already in the genesis of the original eau de toilette fragrances. » Francis Kurkdjian.
For these three new scents from the Kurkdjian’s olfactory wardrobe, freshness plays the leading role. An opening on landscapes beckoning to evasion, invitations to travel towards a destination steeped in light, colours, and, of course, freshness thanks to the bergamot, the traditional Eau de Cologne’s fundamental ingredient and often enriched with lemon, orange, and neroli notes.
With its transparent and colourless bottle, Aqua Universalis Cologne forte is the notion of whiteness pushed to the extreme, a pure breath of fresh air, the feeling, not the smell, of cleanliness. Beginning with the Bergamot from Calabria, the evolution goes to sweet white musk accords, intertwined with an effervescent surge of diaphanous white flowers, such as mock orange and sweet pea. The fragrance embodies the joy of whiteness, radiance, the purity of a breath of fresh, enveloping air.
Aqua Vitae Cologne forte symbolises the sun at its peak with a floral blaze crossed by a surge of hot air. The mandarin from Italy combined with the bergamot give a bright freshness, leading to a luminous citrusy and sunny floral scent, with sensual musks boosted by sandalwood from India.
In its light blue bottle, Aqua Celestia Cologne forte is the encounter between the blue hues of the sea and the sky, a horizon beckoning you to evasion. The bergamot becomes tinged with fruity notes before gradually melting into a musky fruit accord. It releases a bright, crystal-clear aura and offers a flight towards the horizon. Time is now to discover which one(s) fits perfectly on us.