Kilian Eau de Parfum is a peach-coconut dream that begins off candy and fruity with a creamy undertone that shifts to having a extra musky, rosy floral really feel, nonetheless extra beneath the fruits (dominated by peach and coconut). The drydown is woodier and a little bit smoky, however the different notes from earlier than had been extra dominant and noticeable.
It’s described as having “jammy rose essence” and a “juicy plum accord” and is a part of the model’s “Narcotics” household, which is devoted to highlighting floral notes. Here’s a extra full set of notes as seen on retailers:
- prime notes: peach, plum, black currant, coconut
- coronary heart notes: rose, geranium, ambrette, cinnamon
- base notes: musk, sandalwood, oakmoss, woodsy notes, vetiver, vanilla
It had a pointy twist of barely greener, woody black currant with a kiss of coconut creaminess that was then spiced with cinnamon and overtaken by plum. There have been just a few slices of peach that appeared so as to add sweetness however had been much less noticeable as precise peach in scent. The coconut actually tamped down the “fruity” aroma of peach, plum, and black currant and made it really feel extra indulgent and richer with much less overt sweetness.
After quarter-hour of deciding on my pores and skin, Liaisons Dangereuses turned smoother, creamier, and barely musky with a medley of fruit with coconut cream and a veil of rose. The fragrance softened additional, extra of a peach and coconut fruitiness over a creamy, vanillic base of musk and rose. It stayed in that area till in regards to the fourth hour throughout the drydown the place it was barely smoky and woodsy with peach, coconut, and vanilla that had been a little bit musky and floral.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average and dropping nearer to the physique after two and a half hours of damage.
I favored that the coconut was current however the perfume by no means felt like a beachy/sandy/sunscreen lotion type of perfume, so it was simply pleasant to see coconut in a unique mild than I’ve beforehand. The musk was extra a component of diffusion than heavy, which I additionally most popular. If I discovered myself desirous to put on extra fruit-floral fragrances, that is one I might contemplate.
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