The name is Latin for Universal Water, and the scent does what it says on the bottle. Francis Kurkdjian calls it the missing link between skin, clothes, bed linen and the air and he's spot on. This light, sparkling eau de toilette could be spritzed by anyone, anywhere, anytime – but you'll probably want to save it for your skin, since you can scent your house with the Aqua Universalis candle or incense paper, and launder your clothes with the matching detergent.
With its sweet-as-a-kiss orange blossom and lily of the valley bouquet, brightened with citrus notes and a burst of aldehydes on a cottony cloud of white musks, Aqua Universalis is possibly the most refined interpretation ever of the fresh-out-of-the-shower, fresh-out-of-the-dryer smell. In a word, the ultimate stealth scent.
At the age of 15, when he decided to become a perfumer despite his complete lack of knowledge about the profession, Francis Kurkdjian couldn’t possibly have imagined where this path would lead him. However, he quickly understood that it would be replete with discipline and perseverance – values he learned during years of piano and ballet lessons.
For the past twenty years he has channelled his passion, determination and devotion into perfume, which fills his days, and sometimes his nights. His relationship with perfume has deepened over the years while remaining true to the values and tradition of fine perfumery. Yet he consistently seeks to break the moulds, free perfume from its bottle and open up doors leading to new lands.
French duo Francis Kurkdjian and Marc Chaya co-founded Masion Francis Kurkdjian in 2009 with a vision to create scents that encompass one’s lifestyle. Advocates of haute parfumerie traditionalism, the collection of exquisitely-crafted fragrances offer beautiful expressions of sensuality for the free spirited. Renowned for fragrances which reflect a sense of timeless sophistication or femininity, their diverse collection, ranging from the musky Baccarat Rouge to Turkish rose-based Satin, personifies every individual mood and whim. Perfectly balancing the line between practicality and creativity, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s luxurious collection of fragrances and gifts for men and women is ideal for all personalities, for every occasion.