29 August 2021


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Sun trail scent: perfume collection Cologne Forte by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, inspiring to shine from within

How do you feel, launching your palms into the glittering waves of the ocean, watching it merge with the sky on the horizon? What do you think about, admiring the dance of dust particles in the rays of the sun? Stop for a second. Enjoy a palette of emotions evoked by the light. This is what inspires new collection Cologne fortecreated by Francis Kurkdjian, one of the most famous “noses” of the planet.

Orchestra of fragrances

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The history of the series dates back to 2009, when a French perfumer rethought and revived the spirit of cologne – a fragrance with a low concentration of only 2-5%.

“Freshness is to perfume what water is to life on Earth,” Francis explained to his bet on an unconventional choice. – Do you remember the Latin phrase Mens sana in corpore sano, which means “a healthy mind in a healthy body”? In the 19th century, cologne consisted of natural ingredients, essences. And it could be eaten. He was useful both outside and inside. I was inspired by this idea: what is good for the body is good for the mind. ”

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Since then, it has become a tradition with two additional olfactory silhouettes released by the brand. This year, the perfumer continued the saga with three new versions of Aqua fragrances in the Cologne forte collection. Why “forte”? After all, the term denotes dynamics in music, when the sound is first loud and then quiet? Everything to express the idea of ​​the powerful intensity of fresh aromas.

“Imagine a song played on the piano. Then imagine it performed by a symphony orchestra. The melody stays the same, but you feel its intensity, it becomes more emotional, because it fills more space, explains Kurkjian. – The same principle applies to these fragrances. Their concentration has been increased to find the right balance between freshness and a long lasting sillage. The result is more sophisticated and reflects the flavor of my inspiration. ”

Equilibrium in Asia and inspiration in Europe

Three scents are like three invitations to travel to amazing places, saturated with light, colors and freshness. Escape from everyday life to vivid emotions and landscapes.

We asked Tatu Shapiro, one of the most famous Moscow stylists and presenter, to tell us what the Cologne forte fragrances are associated with and what emotions they cause.

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– Aqua Universalis is a glow of white light, a breath of fresh air. This scent reminds of calmness and harmony. Remember the journey that helped you achieve your cherished Zen.

– Balance is Bali with its atmosphere, meditations, people. One morning I realized that it was time to change everything. And bought a one-way ticket. Then there were many of them, but this one was the very first, special. I wanted to enjoy solitude, to get to know myself. I spent every day with my guru, found harmony with the world.

Now, when difficult periods come in my life, I mentally return to those times and take strength from there. At home, meditation and practice help. Now, after the release of the collection, I just need to put Aqua Universalis on my wrist and close my eyes. Breathe in and breathe out – and I’m there again.

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– Aqua Vitae Cologne forte is a sunny trail and hot air, saturated with aromas of flowers and citrus. If perfume compositions could paint, this one would create a picture of an adventurer. He turns his face to the gentle sun on the Mediterranean coast, meets new people and enjoys life. Have you set off on such spontaneous journeys, inspiring and surprising?

– Oh yeah! Seven years ago, I took one-way tickets and traveled through France, Italy and Portugal. I learned to love life. Delicious food: spaghetti, burrata, white bread with olive oil and salt … How incredible it was! There are only smiling people around. Every day is a new adventure. And in the evening I was expected to dance on the street with a guitar. With a glass of red, I sat on the seashore and dreamed of what I have today. I love to remember those times, they allow me to appreciate even more what I have achieved.

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– Aqua Celestia Cologne forte – a palette of shades of sky and sea, their gentle meeting on the horizon. Light, fresh, like a spring morning after a blessed rain – it is no coincidence that this fragrance was called “Heavenly Water”. Have you ever had such trips that seemed to breathe new life into you and inspire you to accomplishments?

– Rest in Greece. It was after a trip to this warm country that my new life began. It was a romantic trip with her beloved, now her husband. The best hotel, yacht, lots of fruits and the sea. We packed our bags in a day, dropped everything and went on our journey called “Love”. Aqua Celestia is my fragrance from the first notes, and it immediately transports me to those carefree days filled with joy and tenderness.

Aqua universalis

Eau de Parfum, 70 ml

Family: musky citrus

Ingredients: essence of bergamot from Italy, essence of rose from Bulgaria, white floral accord (imitation orange, sweet pea), white musk accord.

Aqua vitae

Eau de Parfum, 70 ml

Family: floral citrus

Ingredients: bergamot essence from Italy, mandarin essence from Italy, sunny floral accord, sensual musky accord.

AQUA Celestia

Eau de Parfum, 70 ml

Family: fruity citrus

Ingredients: Calabrian bergamot accord, blackcurrant bud absolute, Egyptian jasmine absolute, French mimosa absolute, fruity musky accord.

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