A Kiss from a Rose by Kilian Paris
The Narcotics Collection
Olfactive Family – Floral
Perfume Author – Alberto Morillas
Rose de Mai absolute and Jasmine Sambac absolute from China have been perfectly blended to express the best of both cultures.Kilian Hennessy worked with Master Parfumeur Alberto Morillas to create this airy and vivid floral bouquet of rose and peony. Blooming between a fresh vegetal top note and a rich and textured musky dry down.
Head Notes – Blackcurrant, Vegetal Accord
Heart Notes – Rose de Mai Absolute, Jasmine Sambac Absolute from China
Base Notes – White Musk, Cypriol
When I launched my brand in 2007, my goal was to put perfumery back on its pedestal and return it to its former glory, the way perfumery existed in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
For me, perfume is the essential accessory of every man and woman. Each fragrance that I make is imagined and created as the ultimate way to express oneself and all the facets of our unique personalities‘ – Kilian Hennessy
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