Kilian Hennessy…if the last name rings a bell, your instinct is right. Kilian is the heir to a long line of French cognac makers which bear his name. Grandson to the founder of the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group, Kilian is looking to make his legacy one of finely crafted perfumes that spare absolutely no expense. With the launch of his first series, Kilian also unveiled exactly what was in his rare blends down to the percentage of each ingredient, and his peers gasped. By Kilian fragrances follow that time-honored tradition of you get what you pay for…go for the best and you’ll never be disappointed.
L’Oeuvre Noire Collection He’s named his first collection of fragrances L’Oeuvre Noire and broken them into three distinct parts: feminine (theme: ingénues, a mix of tender sweetness and awakening wiles); masculine (theme: artificial paradise, the dark side of beauty) and unisex (theme: the Parisian orgy, a source of desires, transgressions and pleasures of the flesh).
Arabian Nights Collection Periods and continents diverge to give birth to this oriental collection. The Arabian Nights collection will be composed of 5 perfumes, 5 olfactive harmonies, all built around essential oils with strong symbolic values from the East: Oud, Rose, Incense, Amber and Musk. 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 plaque engraved with the name of the perfume and the box is decorated with a gold plate on the top.
Each perfume is housed in a stunning satin-lined black lacquer box complete with lock and key. Inside, the thick glass bottle bears an engraved plate and beautifully embossed sides featuring an Achilles shield design.