Well, mission accomplished. I have found my spring scent. While I swoon over NEST Midnight Fleur, I wanted to lighten things up as the weather warmed. And thanks to being a Neiman Marcus Beauty Ambassador, I learned about Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Eau De Toilette.
Keep in mind, I am loyal to woodsy and musky scents. But this one has a citrusy lightness, translating my favorite moody notes into a spring-worthy fragrance. The spiciness is softened with tonka bean and vanilla. Featured citrus includes Calabrese lemon and Sicilian mandarin. I had to Google Hedione but now that I know it is a floral Jasmine, I can detect just a hint of the heady flower. And of course, guaiac wood provides my beloved woodiness.
Much like Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris, previously reviewed here, the scent transforms as it dries down. But I get staying power with increasing softness throughout the day. And it seems to be a crowd-pleaser. Got to love the compliments!
Parisian Francis Kurkdjian built his career crafting fragrances for fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2009, he struck out on his own to create his own collection, Maison Francis Kurkdjian where he is known for unique scents inspired by the city of Paris.
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