Gold Knight by Kilian Paris
The Cellars Collection
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Woody Oriental
Perfume Author – Pascal Gaurin
A magnificent collector’s edition coffret, beautifully embellished in homage to Klimt’s unique signature style and masterful use of gold leaf, to house Gold Knight. The elegant black glass bottle is adorned with Kilian’s signature finishes – the engraved plaque, galvanised cap, both rendered in gold and comes inside its own sculptural enamelled wooden box. Once opened, the mirrored zamac lid inside reflects the luminosity, mysterious glamour, and jewel-like quality of each bottle.
Inspired by the dashing, golden armoured chevalier in Klimt’s 1902 Beethoven Frieze, Gold Knight contrasts the addictive dark sensuousness of patchouli with the effervescent brightness of bergamot, and warm golden shimmer of vanilla and anise
Head Notes – Star anise, Bergamot
Heart Notes – Honey accord, Cinnamon
Base Notes – Vanilla, Patchouli
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