Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In the Garden of Good and Evil Collection by Kilian

November 16th is the official launch of Kilian's new perfume collection called In the Garden of Good and Evil. Come check here all the details and my review of the perfumes BEFORE the launch!!

Here in this video you can get a small notion of how Kilian is present in every detail of the creation of his fragrances.

Inspired by the myth of the original sin, the new collection comes with 03 different fragrances called Forbidden Games, Kilian in the City of Sin, and Kilian Good Girls Gone Bad.
I had the amazing surprise at AEDES DE VENUSTAS in NYC last October when Miguel gave me the sample kit of the perfumes. Surprised because none of the Kilian's corners had them at that time. Aedes holds in the shop a lot of Kilian's fragrances and many other luxurious niche brands that I love.

Forbidden Game EDP by Kilian

FORBIDDEN GAMES embodies the spirit of a temptation that leads to total abandon. 
The fragrance opens on a potpourri of fruits—Apple, Peach, Plum—spiced by Cinnamon bark from Laos. Then the perfume advances into a lush, exuberant floral heart—Bulgarian Rose Orpur, Geranium Bourbon, and Midnight Jasmine—before disappearing slowly into a sweet confection of Madagascar Vanilla, Laotian Honey and the spellbinding resinous oil of Opoponax. 
+ Q Perfume Blog review of the fragrance: Oh no! One more Tutti-frutti fragrance for teenagers! As I am not a fan of peachy fragrances, besides the ones I have already mentioned here in the blog, this is no exception (Pêche Noir is one)... I washed my arm 5 minutes after the fragrance was applied...sorry to say Kilian...But Forbidden it is for me, as in FORBIDDEN IN MY CLOSET!

In the City of Sin EDP by Kilian

IN THE CITY OF SIN, a place of extreme temptation where every street corner offers the possibility of impromptu encounters and seductions. 
The perfume opens with an explosion of Bergamot from Calabria, pink Peppercorns and Cardamom from Guatemala. The perfume then evolves into a heart of Apricots and caramelized Plums held in check by the Turkish Rose Absolute. A light haze of Indonesian Incense entrances and then lends a profound depth, further sustained by Atlas and Virginia Cedar woods and rich Indonesian Patchouli.

+ Q Perfume Blog review of the fragrance: Exquisite opening of citrusy notes warmed with a pinch of spices. I loved it a lot. I may be wrong but I smell cumin too. It is a delicate fragrance; bringing a a close to the skin kind of intimacy. I don't see here lovers going dirty in a dark corner or alley...sorry. On the contrary, I see here a very polite person inviting you in the most elegant way to engage into a discrete love affair. But not a sinful one, a loyal, beautiful enduring love affair.
This is the fragrance I liked the most of all three. Calice Becker, needless to mention. As Kilian's jewels were designed by her, this one is not an exception! It contains the Bulgari Black discretion factor - click on the name for a comparison.

Good Girl Gone Bad by Kilian

GOOD GIRL GONE BAD typifies a special sort of woman. A perfume that represents a kind of voluptuousness beloved by Kilian: sensual and unrestrained. A woman who is game for anything in the world of love, of desire, of naughtiness. It opens on the fresh innocence of the petals of Jasmin Sambac and the apricot sweetness of Chinese Osmanthus. But that feminine ideal does not continue to fool anyone for long. Letting go of their demure appearances, the flowers toss off their inhibitions and reveal the other, decadent side of themselves. The Rose of May gives off its honeyed heat. The Indian Tuberose nakedly exhibits its milky roundness, while the narcotic sensuality of Egyptian Narcissus surges forth, uncontrollable and deliciously haunting. Notes of Virginia Cedar and Amber open up and try to assert their dominant character in order to contain that outpouring of opulence, but they never succeed in taming it completely.

The tension is palpable; the addiction exacerbated; the pleasure consummated.

+ Q Perfume Blog review of the fragrance: It is indeed voluptuous as it is a bombastic white floral bouquet perfume. Chic, hypnotic, intense, and somehow it does contain a fresh naivité of lolitas. I would wear it only at night, and in small doses, unless you are have the diva style of course. A fantastic fragrance for brides I must add. 
I also found more of a good behaved high society chic in this fragrance than a bad one...
It is a lovely perfume, but not my favorite floral...By the way, I have seen this before. I don't recall at the moment which perfume it is, but as soon as I figure it out I will tell you! It has something of Nuda by Nasomatto for sure, and the doll hair note (probably the lolita touch blooms from it)...but I have seen it before somewhere else...

Each bottle includes a white clutch embellished with a goldstone snake detail.

(photos of the fragrances and descriptions - credits for Bergdorf Goodman/photo of the white clutch - credits - Elle Magazine

Although I find Kilian very good looking and sexy, I find his picture in this campaign with the message "F. me, I am delicious" a bit too much Tom Ford-y...but this is me...I like men to look sexy, seductive, not bitchy...
Maybe there is a contest after all, of the sexiest show-off in the perfume industry? In that case, I vote for number one Pierre Guillaume of Parfumerie Générale and his sexy pics in facebook, half naked! Gorgeous! And you?

1 comment:

Juraj said...

I didn't have the opportunity to try them out but I am intimidated by the In the City of Sin. It sounds complex and more unique than the others!


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