Aqua Universalis Forte (2011)
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian


Aqua Universalis Forte information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 85 votes)

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HouseMaison Francis Kurkdjian
PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian

About Aqua Universalis Forte

Aqua Universalis Forte is a shared / unisex perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Aqua Universalis Forte fragrance notes

Reviews of Aqua Universalis Forte

This is a floral fragrance in a concentrated eau de cologne style that comes across as more musky than woody in the dry down. Any citrus note is hard to spot as right off the start one perceives a wall of white flowers with jasmine being discernible. Initially it's a bit screechy, but is more rounded after about thirty minutes as it settles on the skin. Thereafter the rose becomes a bit more perceptible. The floral accord continues till the musks with hint of sheer woods creep in. Still, even in the far dry down - the floral accord is prominent, with the addition of the musky facet.

Overall this is on par, summery, and respectable. However, it is also quite monotonous, lacking in nuances, dull, and somewhat derivative. On the wrong day, the white floral - musk accord here can come across as jarring. Sillage is good initially and thereafter discreet but persistent, and excellent duration on skin.

06th February, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Right from the start do I the core notes of a delicious jasmin with rose. Initially there is a touch if background freshness, the result of bergamot and whiffs of lemon, but these are shaken off soon to lay bare the floral heart of this creation.

It is the jasmin that is most impressive. Intensive, full of natural richness and smooth. It is combined skillfully with a fairly bright rose, not the dark and velvety type bit more of an elegant and optimistic rose impression, with the slightly woodsy hints of rose stems further down in the development of the middle notes.

The other component is a basket of white flowers, and I am getting an especially prominent muguet. It is fairly sweet, grows to merge with the other florals and takes over in the base. This whole floral mix is sweet, but never intrusive or cloying; it is an elegant sweetness.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection and a splendid longevity of twelve hours.

This spring scent is unashamedly floral, pleasantly sweet and lovely. It is a bit linear and not supremely creative, but very well blended of excellent ingredients. The great performance is one of its fortes. 3.5/5
19th July, 2016
Kaern Show all reviews
United Kingdom
I agree with the 'aromatic' label here rather than a 'citrus'. The rose and jasmine create a wonderful accord which surprisingly lasts a very long time. Slightly veers towards a 'feminine' but not enough for me to worry about it. The EDP is much better than the original imo.
Versatile and gorgeous.
01st September, 2015
Absolutely love this and wear it all year. It is both enduring, sophisticated, elegant and simple.
17th February, 2015
Genre: Floral

A juicy bergamot top note introduces what is essentially a floral eau de Cologne variant ,with a core of citrus notes, clean jasmine, and dry rose. If this is “forte” I wonder at how the plain paper wrapper version plays, since this is still a very mild and understated fragrance. Longevity is pretty impressive for a fragrance of this buoyant, transparent style. The citrus and floral core holds together for a good three or four hours before yielding to a soft, non-descript, but relatively natural-smelling woody drydown. Nothing novel or earthshaking here, but a cheerful, lightweight, and comfortable fragrance that would make a perfectly nice summer refresher.
18th July, 2014

I get an aromatic tone that is unaccounted for in the pyramid list of notes – unless the aromatic emanation is an ever-present clean musk. Otherwise, except for a short-lived citrus in the beginning, at its core this is a gentle, airy-watery, non-indole clean floral (white floral if it’s a white rose being used).

Pristine… sophisticated white-sillage… subtle but tenacious… and a drydown that is airy-woodsy and airy-musky. Aqua Universalis Forte has good longevity and a debatable price. This is a great-performing, lovely, and unique warm weather fragrance.
14th April, 2014

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