Vodka on the Rocks
Eau de Parfum by Kilian Paris
‘The Fresh Collection’
Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Sidonie Lancesseur
Vodka on the rocks evokes the smell of vodka cooled by ice.
New Presentation – without coffret
Head Notes – Cardamom, Coriander, Red Berries
Heart Notes – Lily of the Valley, Rose, Vodka, Rhubarb
Base Notes – Leather, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Ambroxan
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.
In 2007, Kilian launched his own namesake brand with the ambition of reflecting not only his distinct personality, but also to achieve a perfect alliance between elegance and uncompromising luxury. His “eco-luxe” philosophy that each bottle can be refilled and kept for a lifetime catapulted the brand to the top of the fragrance market and into a niche of its very own.