Reviewing a Maison Francis Kurkdjian scent feels slightly intimidating, like entering a posh hotel in my oldest pyjama bottoms. I don’t feel as if I am qualified, if you like. I am pretty much in awe of M. Kurkdjian so spent a lot of time learning how to spell his surname for a start. Least I could do really.
I obtained a sample of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia from the recent Perfume Society Heaven Scents Discovery Box. It had an immediate impact on me. It felt like the ultimate in crystalline, fresh, pure scent. You know that feeling when you’re so hot that only an ice cold waterfall will do? Well Aqua Celestia is for when you can’t find one.
Opening with mint and lime in spades, this will make you smell impossibly clean: as if you’ve never sweated a milli drop in your whole life. There is a hint of mimosa, which is lightly floral with a faint tinge of sweetness around the edges, like a blurry border. The lime and mint meets a base of clean musk, and Aqua Celestia sits on my skin, like the tears of an angel. It smells like I live on a cloud. Pure bliss.
You can get a sample of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia from the Perfume Society Heaven Scents Discovery Box, or a full bottle from Selfridges in the UK or Neiman Marcus in the USA.Opinions are my own.