Travel with Kilian Set – Boutique Exclusive
New York, Paris, Lugano and London—the Travel with Kilian Discovery Set features four fragrances inspired by cities where Kilian boutiques reside and includes a cult object for keeping these scents on the go: a black lacquered refillable travel spray. Whether or not the cities of New York, Paris, Lugano and London are on summer’s destination list, the Travel with Kilian Discovery Set is an opportunity to experience trans-continental travel through iconic compositions, as distinctive as the cities that inspired them.
Royal Leather, Mayfair
Perfumer: Fabrice Pellegrin
An homage to British heritage and the emblematic uniforms of the British guard, Royal Leather is leather liquidised. Warm and strong, the opening surprises with a mix of hawthorn and black tea accord, balanced by layers of soft, powdery heliotrope flower. Leather accord at the heart is the main attraction, whose animalic quality is the perfect complement to oud from Laos and patchouli from Indonesia on the dry down, giving the fragrance dark appeal.
Noir Aphrodisiaque, Paris
Perfumer: Calice Becker
A chocolate overdose spiked with jasmine from India and luminous cedrat from Italy gives Noir Aphrodisiaque its sensual, aphrodisiac quality. Italian bergamot sprinkled with warm cinnamon drives the opening, melting into the heart, cocoa absolute, jasmine and cypriol dispel inhibition. In a state of total surrender, a warm ambery syrup of Indonesian patchouli, Australian sandalwood, tonka bean and tolu balm spills over with rapturous indulgence.
Lemon in zest, Lugano
Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
Yellow and bright in dimension, Lemon in zest is addictive and citrus-drenched, evoking the popular Italian liquor Limoncello. The lemon’s almost sour skin is palatable with a splash of freshness from sweet and juicy zest of lemon. Warmth deepens in the heart of the fragrance, where sensual vanilla accord blends with orange brandy. Addictive vetiver and powerful patchouli define the dry down of this refreshing scent.
Apple Brandy, New York
Perfumer: Sidonie Lancesseur
In the heart of a dense forest, the thick smokiness of scented wood is reminiscent of oak barrels that keep delicate distilled Cognac from spoil–a deepening amber-coloured liquid matures day by day. A heady combination of rum and manzanate entices the senses at the opening. Apple Brandy is ‘the liquor of the woods’, one might imagine tapping from enchanted trees in myth-based lore. One of Kilian’s most personal creations–the syrup-laden smell of alcohol is a fond childhood memory, perfectly recreated with vanilla and labdanum, punctuating the distinctive personality of the fragrance.
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. 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