Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian is back with his newest fragrance, Aqua Media. As the newest edition to the Cologne forte collection, Aqua Media goes back to the beginning and finds balance in some of the creation’s essentials—water and light.

Courtesy of Maison Francis Kurkdjian

With notes including Calabrian bergamot, verbena, sweet fennel, and a hedione-woody musk accord, Aqua Media is equilibrium among multiple facets of freshness. Anchored by the herbal citrus notes, hints of floral, woody, and aromatic scents flow in and out of the long-lasting fragrance.

“Aqua Media Cologne forte smells like happiness and caring, vitality and energy, reassuring in its apparent simplicity.” shared Francis Kurkdjian. “It puts me in a good mood, that’s all. I have nothing else to add, everything is already there, written in the formula.”

Courtesy of Maison Francis Kurkdjian

The bottle shines in a celestial green signifying the center of a rainbow, reflecting Kurkdjian’s sentiment that Aqua Media Cologne forte puts freshness at the center of creation. As if looking up at the sun while underwater, the bottle reflects light in an aqueous manner. Together, the fragrance meshes light and freshness, just as a rainbow is born from sunlight and water.

Aqua Media Cologne forte can be found at

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