Love, don’t be shy Extreme
50ml refillable eau de Parfum
By Kilian Paris
Olfactive Family – Gourmand Floral
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
Love, don’t be shy Extreme is a gourmet pleasure reserved for adults, the iconic Love, don’t be shy is taken to the extreme with an overdose of Bulgarian rose.
The Scent – From the olfactory family of Narcotic Flowers, Love, don’t be shy – Extreme is such an addicting pleasure that sensitive souls are urged to refrain. A variation that underlines the original version, Love, don’t be shy, with a sublime crystallised floral aspect. Orange blossom and rose overdose make up a luminous elixir that no gourmet can resist. Its rose petals are hand-picked at dawn to capture the scent in all its intensity – an artisan detail that reaches the subconscious.
Perfume Profile – Neroli, Orange blossom, Bulgarian Rose, Marshmallow
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