Hi there Posse! Aqua Celestia by Francis Kurkdjian came as a GWP when I bought some travels of Baccarat Rouge 540 and Oud Satin Mood. The travels are great because you can buy and split the travels between three of you and everyone gets 10ml. Seriously, who among us really needs more than 10ml of ANYTHING anymore?
There’s been loads of interest about the Maison Francis Kurkdjian line since it was sold to LVMH with both excitement and warnings of doom & gloom. I am ambivalent. On one hand it means the house will remain a contender. I also love that Mr Kurkdjian and his crew have been able to build something so left of centre that is still considered a sensible business proposition by the multinational sharks. Part of me worries though that they may move to eradicate some of the more fun and challenging scents leaving only the easy wear, department store styles with excellent ingredients and continue in this vein ad infinitum (just as a side note, why do I say ad infinitum?).
Aqua Celestia by Francis Kurkdjian for Maison Francis Kurkdjian 2017
Maison Francis Kurkdjian gives these featured accords:
Lime from Mexico, Cool Mint (Mitcham), Blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy, Mimosa absolute from Provence, Musk accord
Everything I have read about Aqua Celestia is true. It’s arctic freshness is a jolt through the heat. Interestingly while it is icy cold there also manages to be a creamy smoothness that keeps the whole fragrance from sliding into Malle’s Geranium Pour Monsieur territory. I know there’s no pepper in the notes list but my nose smells a white pepper and I love how the musk is like a puffer jacket agains the snowlike feeling the rest of the fragrance creates.
Slightly challenging, this sparkling diamond will be a stunner to beat the sultry summer humidity. It will be like opening the fridge door and stepping inside. Smells great, lasts well and has this wonderful odd mineral note that keeps me coming back to sniff myself again and again. It’s almost the smell of imminent snow. I bet Loral Gilmore would get what I mean.
From Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Celestia forms a seamless bond between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea, forging a path toward absolute serenity. A heavenly freshness tinted with lime, cool mint and blackcurrant, softened by the generous fullness of mimosa blossoms from Provence. A celestial, musk-scented escape.
I know you have an MFK favourite. which one and why?
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