Liaisons Dangereuses by Kilian Paris
The Narcotics Collection
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Floral/Rose
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
Inspired by the Damascus Plum, a delicate fruit with a smooth note whose scent evokes an exotic lovers nest. Rich and complex, this fragrance has the heady charm of alcoholic vapours. At the heart of the fragrance, the floral breath of Egyptian Geranium is warmed by Cinnamon from Ceylon. Sandalwood from India structures the composition, which reaches fruition in a bouquet of sensuous musk notes.
Presentation – The bottle comes in a black lacquered wood coffret.
Head Notes – Blackcurrant buds (Cassis), Peach, Plum (Damson), Prune
Heart Notes – Geranium, Rose (Damascene, Turkish/Ottoman), Cinnamon, Ambrette seeds, Coconut
Base Notes – Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Vetiver (Java), Musk (white), Vanilla
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