Drench Yourself in the ‘Water of Life’

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If you're zipping through New York's streets on a motorbike, you'll get exhaust, more than a few bugs, and definitely some airborne dirt and dust in your face. However, if you're French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and you're zooming through the island roads of Formentera, an itty-bitty island located just south of Ibiza, then you're getting a whole different experience — one that is more delicious, luxurious and hedonistic. For his newest scent, Aqua Vitae ("water of life"), he's sourced the rarest of ingredients (Sicilian mandarin, Calabrian lemon, Brazilian tonka bean, and guaiac wood) to create one helluva transportive moment. Aqua Vitae, take us away.

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