The Narcotics Collection
Eau de Parfum by Kilian Paris
Olfactive Family – Floral Oriental
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
True spirit of temptation, this perfume is a nectar of fruits prohibited to mortal. The fragrance opens on a potpourri of fruits – Apple, Peach, Plum – spiced by Cinnamon bark from Laos. Then the perfume advances into a lush, exuberant floral heart – Rose from Turkey, Geranium from Egypt, and Sambac Jasmine before disappearing slowly into a sweet confection of Madagascar Vanilla, Laotian Honey and the spellbinding resinous oil of Opoponax.
Presentation – The bottle comes in a white clutch adorned with a gold snake.
Head Notes – Cinnamon, Apple, Peach, Plum
Heart Notes – Geranium, Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose
Base Notes – Opopanax, Vanilla, Honey 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