Francis Kurkdjian creates and launches a new, stronger version of Aqua Vitae as a sort of meeting between water and sun. The fragrance was named AQUA VITAE FORTE and unlike the first unisex version from 2013, the new version will contain richer, fuller floral and citrus notes enhanced with hot spices creating a bright and solar composition.
Top notes of the fragrance are based on luminous citrus notes among which the main role belongs to Sicilian mandarin and Calabrian bergamot and lemon embellished with a spicy trio of Ceylon cinnamon, Guatemalan cardamom and Sichuan pink pepper. The heart encompasses Tunisian orange blossom extract and Madagascar ylang-ylang, while the base is constructed of woody notes of Mysore sandalwood and Haitian vetiver.
A beam of light bursting through darkness, Aqua Vitae forte is pure yet solid, a citric scent that withstands the test of time. Sicilian mandarin, Calabrian bergamot and lemon are paired with Ceylon cinnamon, Guatemalan cardamom and Sichuan pink pepper to great effect; spice – highlights fruit, and stabilizes the refreshing sharp sweetness of the – citrus, lending the top notes a caramelized, marmalade consistency. This concentrated opening puts Aqua Vitae forte on the road towards its – eventual amber-thick intensity and golden resonance. Bergamot, Lemon, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Orange Blossom, Pepper, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.