Kilian (By Kilian)
By Kilian Noir Aphrodisiaque is a unisex Oriental woody fragrance. It is a limited edition fragrance in the Arabian Nights collection and is available only at By Kilian boutiques. Launched in 2016 at the Paris Boutique and created by Calice Becker, it has notes of bergamot, cinnamon, dark chocolate, jasmine, iris and citron. A dark, not sweet, chocolate layered over jasmine and cinnamon. Beautiful.
Kilian Hennessy launched by Kilian in 2007. Yup, that 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.
The Candy Perfume Boy - "Noir Aphrodisiaque is not your typical chocolate scent. Where most gourmands go for sugar, syrup and stewed fruits, this one opts for something altogether more dry. In fact, the clever trick here is that it doesn’t feel particularly gourmand, boasting a dark chocolate note that is powdery and bitter, but also abstract with a real sense of greyness to it. The jasmine adds a slightly jammy warmth hidden amongst a weightless cloud of iris. There’s little to take away from the dark and dry qualities here – no citrus to brighten and no plushness to soften. It’s a curious essay on the subject of chocolate, that’s for sure."
Fragrantica: "This is hands down the best chocolate scent I’ve ever smelled.
It opens citrusy with orange and immediately you get a warm melted chocolate. Reminiscent of those orange chocolate you gotta smack on the table to break."
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|Perfume Name||By Kilian Noir Aphrodisiaque|
|Strength||Eau de parfum, edp|
|Notes||Bergamot, cinnamon, dark chocolate, jasmine, iris and citron|
|Country of Origin||France|
Kilian (By Kilian)