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.
By Kilian Back to Black Reviews
Fragrantica: "I get a ripe yet slightly tart cherry note in the beginning, which gives way to rich honey and tobacco mixed in equal parts."
Fragrantica: "It's sweet and vanillic, yet dark and heady. Intoxicating, yet invigorating. It is the embodiment of sensuality, but it's also not a treat for the faint of heart."
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||By Kilian Back to Black
||Eau de parfum, edp
||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
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