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In 2021, Francis Kurkdjian released three new variations of the Aqua collection under the name Cologne forte. Each of these eaux de parfum is a luminous olfactory journey filled with freshness. Aqua Universalis Cologne forte, Aqua Vitae Cologne forte, and Aqua Celestia Cologne forte express freshness in their own way, with a long-lasting and intense sillage carried by the top notes of bergamot, hallmark of the eau de Cologne.
This summer, two new formats join the trio, just as colorful and just as forte. Ideal for travel, to promote discovery or to vary the pleasures, the Aqua Cologne forte Collection comes now in a set featuring the three opuses in a 35ml format. And for an even more generous experience, each eau de parfum is now available in a 200ml bottle, to endlessly enjoy your favorite scent.
“The radiance of white and the sensation of freshness they provide, the sun caressing the face, the line on the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Aqua Cologne forte is all that, a palette of emotions induced by light.”
Francis Kurkdjian
Aqua Universalis Cologne forte
Aqua Universalis Cologne forte is the notion of radiant white light pushed to the extreme, a pure breath of fresh air, the feeling, not the smell, of cleanliness. Bergamot from Calabria and the sweetness of a white musk accord are intertwined with an effervescent surge of diaphanous white flowers, such as mock orange and sweet pea. Aqua Universalis Cologne forte embodies the joy of a brisk, radiant sunrise filled with pure, fresh, enveloping air.
Olfactory family: musky, citrusy
Ingredients: essence of bergamot from Italy, essence of rose from Bulgaria, white floral accord (mock orange, sweet peas), white musk accord.

Aqua Vitae Cologne forte
Aqua Vitae Cologne forte symbolizes the sun at its peak with a floral blaze crossed by a surge of hot air. Mandarin from Italy gives bright freshness to the bergamot, leading to a luminous, citrusy, and sunny floral scent where the notes vibrate in unison in a halo of warm light. Aqua Vitae Cologne forte’s trail is saturated with sun and sensual musks, boosted by sandalwood from India.

Olfactory family: citrusy, floral
Ingredients: essence of bergamot from Italy, essence of mandarin from Italy, sunny floral accord, sensual musk accord

Aqua Celestia Cologne forte
Aqua Celestia Cologne forte is the encounter between the blue hues of the sea and the sky, a horizon beckoning you to evasion. The bergamot becomes tinged with the fruity notes of blackcurrant, mimosa (with its raspberry and blackberry facets), and jasmine (with its strawberry, apricot, and peach accents), before gradually melting into the mellowness of a fruity musky accord. Aqua Celestia Cologne forte releases a bright, crystal-clear aura and offers a serene escape towards the horizon.

Olfactory family: citrusy, fruity
Ingredients: bergamot from Calabria accord, blackcurrant bud absolute, jasmine from Egypt absolute, mimosa from France absolute, fruity musky accord.

Aqua Cologne forte Collection
Eau de parfum – Natural spray
200ml, 70ml, 35ml
Discovery set with the three Aqua Cologne forte in 35ml
Available in authorized Maison Francis Kurkdjian points of sale and on the online boutique.