Can a scent be sexy? Yes, just ask Kilian Hennesy.

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KILIAN Paris was founded over a decade ago by Kilian Hennessy. His ambition was to achieve the perfect balance between elegance and luxury.

Today KILIAN PARIS offers a menu of fragrances within olfactive families – The Fresh, The Narcotics, The Cellars and The Liquors. From the dark cognac cellars of his childhood memories to elegant Parisian evenings where desires roam free, KILIAN Paris offers a wide selection of unique creations. With sustainability in mind, insisting on well-crafted design with timeless style, a KILIAN PARIS flacon is refillable, making it an everlasting collector’s piece.

Good Girl, Gone Bad enters the KILIAN PARIS universe. Nights are set to get inspired by Parisian style, by KILIAN PARIS’s unique sense of party.

The Narcotics

Good girl gone Bad

Good girl gone bad by Kilian was created as an olfactory metaphor for the original sin. Of course, Good girl gone Bad by Kilian is a metaphor for Eve, the good girl, created by God, who goes bad by tasting the forbidden fruit. Kilian Hennessy mentions that one of his earliest olfactory memories is of his mother wearing tuberose, so he associates it with femininity and glamour. In a way, all the important women in his life, including his wife, love tuberose, and here it is, masterfully used in a whirlwind of absolute flowers (from orange blossom to osmanthus, from rose to jasmine and narcissus) wrapped in a cocoon of white musks.

The Fresh

Moonlight in Heaven

Kilian Hennessy created a perfume inspired by his honeymoon. During one of his tropical getaways in Thailand, he discovered a local specialty, sticky mango rice pudding. The velvety and starchy texture of the rice, drizzled with aromatic coconut milk, contrasts with the freshness and silky texture of the refreshing mango. Kilian Hennessy indulged in this tropical dessert during his stay in Thailand and when he returned to Paris, he decided to repeat the same experience with a new fragrance. The box is inspired by Belle Epoque jewellery and materials (mother-of-pearl and enamel) in fashion in the 1920s.

The Cellars

Straight to Heaven

“My grandfather used to take me to the Hennessy cellars, and there was always that unique scent of oak barrels soaked in Cognac. He would ask me to look at the ceiling of the smoky cellars and explain to me that it was caused by the evaporation of the alcohol in the barrels. He said, “It’s called the angels’ share”. The creation of Straight to Heaven, white cristal is directly inspired by this olfactory memory. It’s a unique combination of rum, nutmeg, patchouli, cedarwood, vanilla. I’ve never seen a fragrance act as an aphrodisiac like Straight to Heaven, white cristal acts on people. All my male friends call it “the sex magnet!”— Kilian Hennessy

The Liquors

Angels’ Share

Angels’ Share is perhaps Kilian Hennessy’s most personal fragrance yet, inspired by his eighth-generation inheritance of Hennessy savoir-faire in cognac-making. A collaboration with French perfumer Benoist Lapouza, this creation goes deep into the cellars of founder’s mind and memory, and into its most mysterious dimension: “la part des anges” or “angels’ share”— an evaporation of liquor in oak barrels that lifts, while ageing, like a silent offering to the gods.

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