Love Don’t Be Shy by Kilian Paris
The Narcotics Collection
50ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Floral Oriental
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
Love Don’t be shy is a marshmallow inspiration, sweetened with Orange Blossom from Morocco. At first soft and tender, it unfolds into the intensity that graces truly great seductresses. Top notes of glorious Neroli from Tunisia are like a shy, tentative kiss given by fresh lips. At the heart of the fragrance, Sambac Jasmine caresses skin warm with Turkish Rose and Iris of Florence, reaching ecstasy in the embrace of Vanilla and Musk.
Head Notes – Bergamot, Neroli, Marshmallow
Heart Notes – Iris, Egyptian Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Orange Blossom water, Rose, Bulgarian Rose, Pink Pepper, Coriander, Honeysuckle
Base Notes – Cistus Labdanum, Civet, White Musk, Vanilla, Caramelised Sugar
‘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