Aqua Universalis Forte by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Perfume.
Aqua Universalis Forte, released in 2011, is a woody fragrance created for both men and women. It includes a variety of notes, starting with the citrusy scents of Amalfi lemon and bergamot. Its floral middle notes are rose, white flowers and jasmine. The perfume then finishes with musk and woodsy base notes.
Nose Francis Kurkdjian, who created this fragrance, was the son of a composer and a singer. He tried to follow his parents’
musical footsteps and auditioned for a ballet school but was ultimately rejected. Instead, he attended and graduated from a perfume school in Versailles. Soon he was making scents for Jean Paul Gaultier and Carven. Since then, he has won several awards, including the Prix François Coty in 2001 and a Nose of the Year honor from Cosmetique magazine in 2008. The following year, he joined with Marc Chaya to open Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The fragrance house has boutiques in Paris, Dubai, Malaysia, Taiwan and Miami.