||By Kilian Love and Tears
||Eau de parfum, edp
||bergamot, petitgrain, lavandin, galbanum, daffodil, Egyptian and Indian jasmines, lily of the valley, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, jasmine water, cedarwood, oakmoss, and styrax
|Country of Origin
By Kilian Love and Tears is a part of the Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece) and takes its inspiration from jasmine. While you would think this would be a sad, brooding jasmine, it is not, it is the beauty of love that comes with the tears, carrying green bright notes that make it sparkle. The jasmine is not heavily indolic. Daffodil provides a wee bit of leather to toughen up that heart, and then it all rests on a moss and woods base.
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.
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