Pure Oud by Kilian Paris
Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Dry Woods
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
Pure Oud – once considered more precious than gold, hypnotises with an aromatic resin scent, slightly smoky and balsamic. Deep and animalic, Pure Oud captures the timeless scent of 1001 Arabian Nights, with an ink-dark, velvet quality. Tobacco, bakhoor and immortal absolute ignite nocturnal desires at the opening. Myrrh and cistus essences plus castoreum absolute with its leathery note, draw out desires from the corners of grand palaces and their smoke-filled rooms.
Presentation – The bottle comes in a black lacquered wood coffret.
Scent Profile – Arabian Nights Accord – Copahu Balsam, Oud Accord, Amber, Leather
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