For his newest scent, Aqua Vitae, or “water of life,” Francis Kurkdjian was inspired by “the space between two people, especially two lovers,” he said. “Aqua Vitae is not just about yourself, but yourself for the other [person], your partner. There is an intimacy, which is more seductive and more sensual. I wanted to work on the idea that perfume is also essential to life.”
Following his fresh scent Aqua Universalis, which is a top seller for the brand, Aqua Vitae, $175 for 2.5 oz. and $245 for 6.8 oz., is meant as “something more related to the skin,” said Kurkdjian.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"