By Kilian Grooming For Men
This Eau de Parfum is the olfactive impression of a subtle sip of white tea taken in the heart of a bamboo. It opens with luminous notes of Bergamot, Bigarade and Neroli. The perfume then evolves through a comforting heart combining white tea leaves - known for their sumptuous flavor and lustrous color - and Mimosa, highlighted with a touch of spices. The unique character of the trail is given by rare Mat? Essence, interlaced with sensual fig leaves and oak moss. Notes: Bergamot, Citrus, Neroli, White Tea, Mimosa, Mate, Fig, Oakmoss Signature Baccarat bottle and lacquered box, with red lettering on the silver lable and opulent red satin lining the box. 50ML
Oud is an extremely rare and precious oil found in Agarwood, the resinous heartwood of the Aquilaria tree from southeast Asia. The oil itself is dark in coloration and has a complex scent, being warm and woody, yet strongly animalistic at the same time. In many Middle Eastern countries, Oud is believed to be worth more than its weight in gold. To echo this belief, the Kilian bottle has a gold top. Incense, mystic perfume whose smoke was said to be one of the links between mortals and Gods, is combined with oud, giving birth to a fragrance that is mysterious and warm, yet stunningly modern. With the creation of Incense Oud from the Arabian Nights collection, KILIAN invites us once again to discover the olfactive charms of the Middle East.
In the opening, an overdose of fruity notes - Blood Orange, Blackcurrant buds, White Peach and Lychee - combined with hot spices ? Black Pepper from Madagascar and Pimento Berries ? to bring the olfactory "forbidden fruit" signature that I wanted. The heart is a woodsy accord - Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli - dressed by the femininity of the Rose of May and the more sensual femininity of the Jasmine Sambac from India. In the dry down, Cistus and Ambrarome were overdosed in a classic oriental accord - Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vanilla - to bring out the animalic sensuality.
Kilian products achieve a personal alliance between elegance and absolute, uncompromising luxury. Back to black: aphrodisiac is an olfactive composition built on notes that range from honey to fruity, to woody and ambery, combined to reconstitute a ?tobacco? accord. The freshness of the Bergamot contrasted by the heat of the spices ? Nutmeg, Cardamom and Coriander ? creates an elegant yet unusual opening. A touch of fruit ? Raspberry ? and a hint of aromatic note ? Blue Chamomile ? accentuate the originality of the top. The heart is composed with the Honey from Laos, the Oliban from Somalia and with rich and sensual woods ? Cedar from the Atlas and Vetyver from Haiti. A few notes of Oakmoss and Patchouli coat this woody marquetry. This ?Tobacco? composition is further intensified by powerful ambery notes ? Cistus labdanum from Spain ? reinforced with a soft accord of powdery vanilla ? Vanilla from Bourbon islands and bitter Almond ? which provide the power and tenacity to the perfume.
A burst of blue eucalyptus and rosy grapefruit which takes you by the hand and leads you through dizzy fumes of cardamom, thyme and fir balsam into an inhalation of mind-turning accords of tobacco, birch and cashmere woods.
Kilian Hennessy and Calice Becker conjure up the steam from an eggshell cup of rich viscous Turkish coffee laced with green cardamom in double strength - in oil and absolute - to glow as the opulent heart of the scent. Around this swells the warm spicy fragrance of hallucinogenic nutmeg & powdered cinnamon. At the base is the crystal sweetness of burned caramelized sugar.
Kilian products achieve a personal alliance between elegance and absolute, uncompromising luxury. The Straight to Heaven White Cristal Candle is inspired by Rum, a life-giving alcohol blending the heat of Caribbean islands. Notes: Cedarwood, Indonesian Patchouli Oil, Martinician Rum. The 50ml bottle comes in an elegant black lacquer box.