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Perfume Description

Perfume Name By Kilian Back to Black
Year Introduced 2009
Perfumer Calice Becker
Gender Unisex
Strength Eau de parfum, edp
Notes honey, fruit, wood, amber and tobacco, with a hint of citrusy tacts of bergamot, spicy nuances of saffron and cardamom, and sweet touch of raspberry
Country of Origin France

 

By Kilian Back to Black is part of the Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece). While the first six By Kilian Perfumes in the series were well-received, that many at one time was a  little overwhelming.  When By Kilian Back to Black was released in 2009, that changed everything.   It's deep honeyed tobacco notes, fully spiced was a huge break-out hit, and we couldn't keep it in stock for months, as well as just trying to hunt it down as supplies dwindled.  During that holiday season, everyone wanted this warm comfort scent to wear, it was the perfume "sit by the fire and cuddle up with" fragrance.

Kilian Hennessy launched By Kilian in 2007.  Yup, the Cognac Hennessy, grandson to the founder of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group, he followed his interest in scent, writing his thesis on the semantics of odors.  After spending time with leading perfumers, he launched By Kilian with the Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece) series.  There are now 10 fragrances in that series.  The over-the-top marketing copy drew a lot of criticism in the early part of his launch, but the gorgeous packaging - black lacquer boxes and black bottles - started to win us over, as did the artistry of the fragrances. 

 

More information and By Kilian reviews can be found at:

Basenotes     Fragrantica    Perfume Posse    Grain de Musc   The Non-Blonde


By Kilian Back to Black
Perfume Name By Kilian Back to Black
Year Introduced 2009
Perfumer Calice Becker
Gender Unisex
Strength Eau de parfum, edp
Notes honey, fruit, wood, amber and tobacco, with a hint of citrusy tacts of bergamot, spicy nuances of saffron and cardamom, and sweet touch of raspberry
Country of Origin France

 

By Kilian Back to Black is part of the Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece). While the first six By Kilian Perfumes in the series were well-received, that many at one time was a  little overwhelming.  When By Kilian Back to Black was released in 2009, that changed everything.   It's deep honeyed tobacco notes, fully spiced was a huge break-out hit, and we couldn't keep it in stock for months, as well as just trying to hunt it down as supplies dwindled.  During that holiday season, everyone wanted this warm comfort scent to wear, it was the perfume "sit by the fire and cuddle up with" fragrance.

Kilian Hennessy launched By Kilian in 2007.  Yup, the Cognac Hennessy, grandson to the founder of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group, he followed his interest in scent, writing his thesis on the semantics of odors.  After spending time with leading perfumers, he launched By Kilian with the Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece) series.  There are now 10 fragrances in that series.  The over-the-top marketing copy drew a lot of criticism in the early part of his launch, but the gorgeous packaging - black lacquer boxes and black bottles - started to win us over, as did the artistry of the fragrances. 

 

More information and By Kilian reviews can be found at:

Basenotes     Fragrantica    Perfume Posse    Grain de Musc   The Non-Blonde

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  1. Dried fruits 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2018

    Great performance. A little sour, a little sweet. Lots of honey.


  2. Quality honey 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2017

    This fragrance is complex that wears down to sweet scent. The honey scent sticks around past a full day. If you like sensual food this may be for you.


  3. weird tricks 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2015

    This one plays really curious tricks with my mind. Sometimes I interpret it as gorgeous cherry/tobacco, but most of the time the same smell gets interpreted as strong baby powder. Very curious from psychological point of view, but I am not quite ready to have this quality in wearable perfume.
    I am quite fascinated with it as a toy though.


  4. LOVE THIS SCENT! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2015

    This smells exactly like an old, beloved candle I used to have, and I thought I'd never find anything close. But I have! This fragrance is deep and dark, but doesn't make me think of tobacco. I don't know what it reminds me of, but it's thick and luxurious and you can get absolutely lost in it. And by the way, I think it's totally unisex.


  5. Agree - seductive and lovely! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2014

    I love this fragrance. Cherry, tobacco, and vanilla, among other delectable notes, all blended in a wonderful way. Very sexy, more feminine than masculine, and lasts a long time. Probably better for winter, but I can't stay away from it in the middle of June in the south!


  6. Seductive 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2014

    Give this a chance. It's vey rich and smells much better once it's on the skin. I've had several ppl tell me they've never smelled anything so delicious. Great scent!


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