Kilian (By Kilian)
By Kilian Flower of Immortality is the third fragrance in the Asian Tales Collection, which will eventually feature five fragrances. Kilian pays homage to the Chinese tale “A Tale of the Fountain of the Peach Blossom Spring” and to the peach blossom itself. The peach blossom is believed to have the power to bewitch the human soul and make it immortal.
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.
Fragrantica - "Mu favourite from the house. It’s unique, fresh and uplifting. It opens with rum/wine scent and dries down to this fruity summer vibe. Definitely peach. There’s peach in here. Easily become my signature scent"
Fragrantica - "One of my favourites from Kilian, and one of the best most elegant peach fragrances I have ever laid my nose on. It's nothing like the overly sweet and fruity, or tacky kind of smell, far from it. It is peaches done elegantly- delicate but dark. It has the subtlest dewy sweetness a white peach would have, with a hint of bitterness to balance, coated by this soft velvety texture. This slightly airy velvet reminds me of the delicate fur, and velvety feel on the skin of white peaches."
Fragrantica - "I've been using Kilian's Flower of Immortality for over a year now, and I love how different it is from most of the popular perfumes out there. It's such a bright, sophisticated fragrance that is mysterious and delicately sweet without being cloying. I was looking for a fragrance that was reminiscent of peaches but didn't smell like Jolly Ranchers or those in-your-face "fruity" perfumes, and this is perfect. It smells expensive, youthful, summery, and doesn't give me a headache (like some perfumes do). If peaches wore stilettos and carried designer bags and flew to Paris in their private jets--this is what they'd smell like. I'm all in with this one."
|Perfume Name||By Kilian Flower of Immortality (Asian Tales)|
|Strength||Eau de parfum, edp|
|Notes||White peach, carrot, iris, black currant, rose, freesia, vanilla, white musk and tonka bean|
|Country of Origin||France|