With its wardrobe of exceptional, avant-garde scented creations, Maison Francis Kurkdjian offers a contemporary vision of the art of perfume while writing a new chapter of French art de vivre and know-how.
Aqua Universalis is one of the Maison’s first creations since its launch in 2009, and remains an emblematic component of its fragrance wardrobe. Francis Kurkdjian concocted the scent as a modern, personal interpretation of the very classic eau de Cologne with a magnified signature. The resulting unique blend of bergamot from Calabria, citron from Sicily, lily-of-the-valley and mock orange leaves a bright and airy trail on the skin.
Ideal for all occasions, Aqua Universalis is a source of well-being that unites women and men around a single story. A refreshing, sunny fragrance that evokes the clean scent of a freshly washed and ironed garment. An irresistibly delicate and subtle bouquet that makes you feel as good as it smells.
Caring of your laundry is caring for yourself
What’s between your skin and the clothes you wear? A light breeze, a gentle touch. With Aqua Universalis laundry detergent, the bond becomes closer, the dialogue more intimate. For everyone and everything, it washes all shades, light or dark. Associated with Aqua Universalis Scented fabric softener, the everyday becomes enchanted, the unexpected incredible. Softness born of freshness.
Once washed and hung to dry or even ironed, the laundry exudes the crystalline scent of white flowers. And with a few sprays of the Aqua Universalis Scented linen mist, laundry and clothes regain the freshness of their fragrance. It subtly dresses garments in a wardrobe, blows like a caress the sheets and sublimates the nights when sprayed on the pillow.
Nothing is impossible for Maison Francis Kurkdjian: washing one’s laundry with refinement is a dream become reality. As a small gift for yourself or a loved one, the art of living can be shared ad infinitum.
New - Aqua Universalis linen Scented mist, 200 ml
Aqua Universalis Scented universal laundry detergent, 1 L
Aqua Universalis Scented fabric softener, 1 L
Aqua Universalis Fabric care Discovery set, 2 x 250 ml
Francis Kurkdjian shares his tips when it comes to laundry care!
Make laundry whiter
There is nothing better than baking soda, renowned for its whitening properties. A tablespoon
in the drum during washing and that’s it! From time to time, you can also use Bleu Guimet,
as my grandmother used to do.
How to hang clothes and avoid folds
In general, it’s best to remove wrinkles from your towels, sheets and clothes by shaking them firmly before hanging. It softens the fibers and prevents creasing. A tower dryer is preferable to a clothes horse, it takes up less space and much more laundry. A few golden rules:
- Dry your shirts on a hanger and stretch the fabric at the seams level, at the top of the back at shoulder level, along sleeves and cuffs, and along the front buttonholes and buttons. This prevents the fabric, especially cotton, to shrink.
- T-shirts should also be dried on a hanger, either from the top or bottom, but never from the middle, as it creates a fold very difficult to iron, and can also alter the pattern - if there is one.
- Wool or cashmere sweaters should be dried flat to avoid distorting the fabric.
- Pants and jeans should be hung by the hem.
- Dishcloths and towels can be hung on the washing line, on the half to be ironed.
Never dry your linen under direct sunlight, as it yellows the fabric and forget clothespins, they leave marks.
Miracle stain removers
Methylated spirit. It’s an excellent multi-purpose stain remover, for lipstick, blood or red wine for example. Whatever the fabric and its color, simply pat the stain with methylated spirit, then soak it with detergent before putting in the machine. There’s also white vinegar, an excellent anti-limescale product. One tablespoon with fabric softener will be enough.