Francis Kurkdjian is a highly acclaimed perfumer, who achieved the success by working for some of the most prestigious houses: Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Juliette Has a Gun, Kenzo, Narciso Rodriguez. Then, in 2009 he decided that it was time for more freedom, and as a result his own line arrived on the market, having Aqua Universalis as one of the main pieces from the collection.
The other fragrance introduced initially were Lumiere Noire pour Femme, Lumiere Noire pour Homme, APOM (A Piece of Me) pour Femme and APOM pour Homme and the line was presented in September 2009.
The fragrance mentioned earlier, is as citrus aromatic unisex, which like all the scent in the collection was developed by Francis Kurkdjian. On the official website, Aqua Universalis is introduced with the phrases “a fragrance that is quite simple and luminous” and “an exquisite sense of freshness in a musky and floral eau de toilette” and I was quite curious with respect to its behavior on my skin. Therefore, last year when I sprayed it in my wrist it offered me the feeling of a clean type of fragrance, which is ideal for wearing in any moment of the day and in any occasion.
Aqua Universalis starts off with an invigorating blend of citruses, which contains bergamot and Sicilian lemon. Then, in a couple of minutes, the heart of the fragrance is available, in the shape of a white bouquet made from Lily-of-the-Valley and sweet mock orange. The dry down takes places after approximately 2 hours and features notes of wood and musk, in a composition intended to leave a pleasant trail on the skin.
Aqua Universalis comes in the signature bottle from Maison Francis Kurkdjian in which the rectangular shapes with perfectly cut edges are made from a clear transparent glass that represents an allusion to the character of this fragrance.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Perfume Details
- Aqua Universalis by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is available in 70 and 200 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 150 ml Scented Shower Cream, 400 ml Perfumed Candle and Tour Atour hand-made bracelet; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual