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For another distinctive take on vintage fragrance, try the original scent from Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Aqua Universalis.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Birchbox Breakdown

As the latest creation from the mind of Francis Kurkdjian, this landmark fragrance is bound to make some waves. With a warm, classic vibe that belies its complexity, the evolving scent saunters from citrusy top notes to a sweet and woody base. The resulting aroma is a lot like its designer: timeless and familiar, yet utterly unique.

How it Works

This scent is an ode to traditional high-end fragrance, with the innovative twist you can expect from Francis Kurkdjian. Top notes of Calabrian lemon lead to mid notes of smoky Guaiac wood, followed by a sweet, subtle base of vanilla and tonka bean.

How to Use

Apply sparingly to pulse points, like your wrists or neck. This scent has multiple layers, so allow a few moments for the aroma to unfold.

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It's Ok
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Not a huge fan, and definitely not feeling the price, but that's just me, it might end up spelling great on someone else.

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Too neutral
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I enjoyed the scent, but it was too neutral for me. It didn't stand out and wasn't bold enough for my own personal taste. It is a very peaceful and calming cologne though that's great for the summertime.

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When I first took this out of my Birchbox and smell it. the fragrance made me take a second look at what I've been doing with my cologne collection all this time. I will be buying this and making it a permanent addition to my cologne collection. this will be the fragrance I weigh other fragrances on.

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Love the fragrance
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This is the perfect fragrance for the summer season. I've gotten so many compliments about this product. Fellas, do yourself a favor and buy this product.

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crisp
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Love this scent. Crisp and clean smell with a slight citrus scent.

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Ok scent
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I didn't mind the scent, but I have a few colognes already that I like better. The price point is higher than I would consider.

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Not impressed at all
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Like with any other fragrance, the review is rather subjective. I feel that fragrance is, while pleasant, very unisex, which is not what I look in a cologne. When you factor in the price of it, it definitely not for me.

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Not Bad At All
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Don't mind this one at all. It's refreshing actually.

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Just ok
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smell was ok, not worth the price. Plenty of others that are much better.

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Smells nice
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Smells nice but I'm not a fragrance guy. I will use up the sample

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