Black Phantom ‘Memento Mori’
The Cellars Collection
Eau de Parfum by Kilian Paris
Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Sidonie Lancesseur
Black Phantom ‘Memento Mori’ is inspired by the moto of the pirates ‘Remember you must die’. The scent is a sensual and surprising twist on an Irish coffee created for those who live for pleasure.
Head Notes – Cyanide Accord, Rum
Heart Notes – Ethiopian Coffee Absolute, Javanese Vetiver, Indonesian Patchouli, Sandalwood
Base Notes – Sugar cane Accord
Heir to a long line of cognac makers who were pioneers in luxury, Kilian decided to take up the torch of family tradition. Creating a new luxury brand was definitely a challenge worthy of his predecessors.
His childhood haunts included the family cellars in Cognac. Before graduating from CELSA, he wrote a thesis on the semantics of scent, in search of a ‘language’ common to gods and mortals. Remembering the “angels’ share” as part of his heritage, he was led into the world of perfumery. The “angels’ share” is what the House of Hennessy calls the percentage that – inexplicably – evaporates from cognac cellars, like an offering to the gods.
Many of Kilian’s fragrances today carry this childhood memory as they are reminiscent of the sugar in the alcohol and the wood of the cognac barrels