A perfect sunny day after weeks of dry chill and no sunshine, as you soak the warmth of the sun while your body basks in this much needed respite from this unforgiving winter....
Top notes are bergamot and Amalfi lemon; middle notes are jasmine, rose and white flowers; base notes are woodsy notes and musk.
This fragrance is an interesting one, a composition that I find complex and layered, with a progression from cool citrus to warm spicy to aromatic woody.
Kurkdjian, made famous at only 26 for designing one of the world's best selling fragrances for Jean Paul Gaultier, boasts of an illustrious career that includes many best sellers and scents that gained worldwide acclaim. His versatility and ability to lend his signature flair while churning out trend-setting as well as timeless creations is what makes him one of the finest parfumeurs today.
Aqua Universalis is an invigorating and revitalising scent and Universalis forte is higher concentration with as much as 40% making it almost of an extrait. The composition with a few minor adjustments remains refreshing with bergamot, lemon and orange making a bold first appearance. The fragrance progresses to a fresh floral heart which smells more aromatic than floral at least on my skin. I pick up a slightly metallic rose and spiky narcotic jasmine. The fragrance upon drying down exhibits warmth and spiciness however the woods are very soft.
I get the sense of cool and warmth much like a bright perfectly sunny day in the middle of cold grey winters.
The projection on this scent is not as good as its sillage and longevity, and i find it more masculine inclined than feminine.
Wear it on a trip to the riviera, wear it on a yatch, as the cool water and bright sun heal your body and soul.
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