By Kilian Angels Share is an oriental vanilla launched in fall 2020. It was created by Benoist Lapouza. The Angel's Share (la part des anges) is the part of the wine that evaporates from the barrel of wine in the aging process - that's the part the angels take, like an offering to the gods. Notes of cognac, cinnamon, oak, tonka bean, praline, vanilla and sandalwood.
Review of By Kilian Angels Share
From Fragrantica - "best release of 2020. ... I literally cannot express how much I love this. It's like waking up in the morning to your mom baking sweets".
From Colognoisseur - "When you enter the cellar of any aging spirit the scent of the angel’s share is a combination of the alcoholic liquid and the wood of the barrels. M. Lapouza begins the perfume in the same way. A strong oak combined with an equally potent cognac form the accord named on the bottle. What I especially enjoyed was both parts have a bite to them. This is the sting of cognac as it slides down your throat and the roughness of the staves making up the barrels. I would’ve enjoyed this, but M. Hennessy seemingly wanted the angel to have dessert. The second phase of Angel’s Share is a full gourmand accord which smells like a cinnamon bun. Vanilla, tonka bean, and cinnamon form a sticky bun accord that is delectable. Sandalwood completes this fragrance."
From Perfume Posse - "In the waft, I get the cinnamon-vanilla-praline just gently spinning around in the air like some magic invisible fairy dance. And I’m thinking, is that intentional? Is it just my skin? Is it just how I smell things? I don’t know. But if it was intentional, it is genius. It really feels like the angels are taking their share. You have been left with something, and they are taking theirs, but it is still there, swirling about you, not really leaving you. There and not there."