Sacred Wood by Kilian Paris
15th Anniversary Collection – numbered 1 – 1000
The Cellars Collection
50ml refillable eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
Sacred Wood by Kilian Paris conjures the mythical side of a fragrant wood leading East, honouring both nature’s sensory pleasures through the art of perfumes well as one of the most coveted and forbidden perfume ingredients in the world: sandalwood from Mysore, India.
Sacred Wood recreates the incredible complexity of this raw material, drawing an olfactive loop around its spicy, woodsy and milky facets making it a cult ingredient in modern perfumery and ancient Eastern ritual. Opening with Ambrette Seed Absolute and Carrot Seed Oil for a touch of earth and spice, the fragrance unfolds into a deep sandalwood accord: Amyris Oil, a powerful woody note blends with Cedarwood. Myrrh and Copahu Balsam Oil add warmth as well as a balmy aspect, malted milk vapour lifting the senses like incense.
Scent Profile – Ambrette Seed, Amyris, Mysore Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Tolu & Copahu balm
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