Aqua Vitae Forte by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Perfume. A stronger version of the popular fragrance Aqua Vitae, Aqua Vitae Forte hit stores in 2015.
This sexy fragrance features spicy Guatemalan cardamom, pink pepper and Ceylon cinnamon that strength the notes of lemon, Sicilian mandarin and bergamot. The rest of the perfume also has an international flair, with ylang-ylang from Madagascar, orange blossom extract from Tunisia, vetiver from Haiti and sandalwood from the Indian city of Mysore.
Nose Francis Kurkdjian spent years working with designers like Guerlain and Jean Paul Gaultier. However, he soon grew tired of making products for other companies. So in 2009, he opened his own perfume house, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, with co-founder Mark Chaya. Kurkdjian now has the freedom to create his own custom products and is one of the rare perfumers who puts his name on his fragrance bottles. Kurkdjian has also worked on various art installations, and he has even produced scented bubbles and fabric softener.