Aqua Celestia Forte (2018): Maison Francis Kurkdjian Brings a New Sillage of Freshness

???? Aqua Celestia forte embodies the radiance of a fresh, citrusy fragrance.

In 2011, when he dreamed up the forte version of Aqua Universalis – an iconic fragrance in his eponymous house – Francis Kurkdjian added a new word to the language of perfumery. He also conferred unprecedented intensity to the eau de Cologne’s spirit: a fresh, modern sillage, bursting with radiance and ensuring long-lasting hold. After Aqua Universalis and Aqua Vitae, Aqua Celestia, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s third ultra-fresh eau de toilette created in 2017, is now being unveiled as an eau de parfum.

Gazing at the horizon in an ambiance of absolute serenity, you notice a dazzling space between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea. It widens to allow a sparkling sun to burst forth, featuring accents of petitgrain and jasmine. In the top notes, petitgrain bigarade from Italy, at once sweet and bitter, adds a sparkle to the fruity, sunny facets of Aqua Celestia brought by lime from Mexico and Mitcham mint. Middle notes of blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy and mimosa absolute from Provence are enhanced by a delicate touch of jasmine absolute from Egypt. In the base notes, a musky accord crowns and envelopes this fragrant tableau. Aqua Celestia forte embodies the radiance of a fresh, citrusy fragrance.

“In an aura of absolute serenity, the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea separate allowing the glow of a radiant sun to spring forth. This energizing freshness, embodied by jasmine from Egypt and petitgrain from Italy, offers a forte to the intensity of Aqua Celestia. A light and musky burst of heaven.”

To lend a deeper visual meaning to his creation, Francis Kurkdjian sought a special decor for the box and the bottle label. In a serene setting where body and mind are one, a sun is visible amid silver reflections.

Aqua Celestia Forte Olfactory Description

The fragrance has a musky, floral and citrus accords. A rich yet delicate blend of air and sea freshness, spiked with lime and cool mint, caressed by tart, juicy blackcurrant, softened with deliciously full mimosa blossoms from Provençe


  • Top notes: Lime from Mexico, Cool Mint (Mitcham), Petitgrain Bigarade.
  • Heart notes: Blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy, Mimosa absolute from Provençe, Jasmine absolute from Egypt.
  • Base notes: Musks.
Aqua Celestia Forte 70 ml


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