By Kilian Prelude to Love

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Perfume Name By Kilian Prelude to Love
Year Introduced 2008
Perfumer Calice Becker
Gender Unisex
Strength Eau de parfum, edp
Notes bergamot, Seville orange and lemon, ginger, pepper, neroli, orange blossom and Florentine iris, cardamom, freesia, rose, cypriol, russian leather
Country of Origin France


By Kilian  Prelude to Love is a part of the Collection L'oeuvre Noire (Black Masterpiece) and takes its inspiration from love and its prohibition, remembering a first date.  Ginger and Pepper close around the iris and orange blossom, with the citrus notes brightening - hopeful, joyous, full of zest and life.

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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