Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
Rose Oud by Kilian is a more feminine interpretation of Oud, perfected through the combination of Rose oils from both Turkey and Grasse in France. The unexpected encounter of these two roses, combined with the Oud, give birth to a mysterious, sensual and bewitching scent, yet comfortably familiar.
Presentation – The bottle comes in a black lacquered wood coffret.
Head Notes – Spicy Accord – Cardamom, Cinnamon
Heart Notes – Oud Accord – Atlas Cedarwood, Nargamota, Saffron
Dry Down – Rose Accord – Geranium, Bulgarian Rose, Rose Centifolia
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