By Kilian Love Don't be Shy Extreme was launched in 2021, a deeper, richer version of the version launched as part of original Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece). It is an oriental launched in 2007, created by Calice Becker. The original version of this was sweeter, almost verging into too sweet. The extreme version isn't sweeter or more gooey, it is richer, deeper, much more satisifying.
Notes are neroli, bergamot, Bulgarian rose, orange blossom, marshmallow, vanilla, musk and pomegranate.
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. Collection Arabian Nights was launched in 2009, Asian Tales in 2012, and In the Garden of Good & Evil will launch fall 2012.
Fragrantica - "to me Extreme is not about a stronger scent but more of a twist to the scent."
Fragrantica - "if you find the original creation too sweet, you might enjoy this composition with an increased and powerful note of bulgarian rose more, as it changes the experience of the fragrance to something more mature and mysterious. Very strong performance on skin."