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Instead of Cognac, Perfume

I came from a family of tuberose wearers, my mother wore tuberose, my grandmother wore tuberose, so I always knew I would make a tuberose perfume.

Kilian Hennessy is a modern perfumer. Memories of tuberose, an intensely fragrant white flower, aside, what’s striking is that Kilian’s family is the Hennessy family, as in Hennessy Cognac. Hennessy is known for a premium label Cognac. Not so much known for a tuberose fragrance. But Kilian Hennessy is hoping to make his perfume line, By Kilian, as well-known as his family’s Cognac label.Read more

SHOP – by Kilian Fragrances

  In San Francisco I had a few mintues before meeting a friend for drinks, so I popped into Saks Fifth Avenue.  The have a really small perfume counter, but they carry a well-edited selection.  Bond No. 9 is there, as well as Tom Ford’s line of exotic fragrances (I love his Velvet Gardenia and Black Violet scents). By Kilian is another line, and it is from Kilian Hennessy.  His name may be familiar should you be a Cognac drinker – yes it is that same Hennessy.  So it should be no surprise that this is a lux line.  The juice is $225 for a 50 ml bottle.  Why?  Just like wine, by Kilian says they source the highest quality ingredients, from flowers to spices.   While I’m not buying any time soon, I am intrigued by the scents.  The first thing you notice is all the bottles are black.  The second…