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Monday Quick Sniffs, part 31

Kilian has recently introduced Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi (eng. do you want to sleep with me) as a new fragrance joining In the Garden of Good and Evil… 535 more words

Perfume Review

Vanilla Fiesta: 11 Mini Reviews

To tell the truth, I haven’t been a big fan of vanilla fragrances. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the smell of vanilla itself. I have a whole bunch of vanilla beans that I brought back from Zanzibar stashed in my kitchen cupboard and I sometimes open the jar just to enjoy their heavenly sweet smell. 1,475 more words


Back to Black by Kilian (2009)

Who is the Man in Black?

Who is the Woman in Black?

Now.  Who is the Perfume in Black?

In my quest to personify perfume (Scents act as a companion and you should really know who you’re bumming around with, no?) I am a bit flummoxed as to Back to Black’s identity. 1,575 more words


On Slowness

Milan Kundera mused, “The religion of orgasm: utilitarianism projected into sex life; efficiency versus indolence; coition reduced to an obstacle to be got past as quickly as possible in order to reach an ecstatic explosion, the only true goal of love-making and of the universe. 188 more words

Maison Hayley

What's Your Poison? - Review: By Kilian Addictive State of Mind Collection

By Tara

While recent collections from By Kilian have left me cold, I was still interested to try this set of addiction inspired scents because they seemed to mark a return to a darker mood. 532 more words


An Interview With Kilian Hennessy

You had the opportunity to acquaint yourself with Kilian Hennessy a few weeks ago with my post “Just Who Is Kilian Hennessy.” This Extrait video interview is a nice followup to the information I presented. 21 more words


Just Who Is Kilian Hennessy?

Before Kilian Hennessy’s career evolved in the perfume industry, he spent his formative years in the shadows of a renowned 18th-century family business . If the name Hennessy sounds familiar to you, it should. 1,888 more words