Descended from a long line of cognac makers, Kilian Hennessy spent his childhood among the scents of woody barrels and sugary alcohol in the family cellars. He went on to work for prestigious perfume houses such as Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne and Alexander Wang before launching his namesake brand in 2007.
Reminiscent of his early experiences with the power of scent, Kilian fragrances embody ultimate sophistication and timeless luxury. All By Kilian perfumes are designed very delicately, look stylish, and smell refined and elegant. This fall, a very lingering composition appears in the By Kilian line of perfumes.
Created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux By Kilian has a balanced composition made of opening notes of Sichuan and bourbon peppers along with fresh bergamot accords. The heart of the perfume is made of exclusive davana, rum and Indian jasmine sambac along with woody base notes of cypriol, Atlas cedar, patchouli, and Haitian vetiver.
Top notes: Bergamot, Bourbon pepper, Sichuan pepper
Heart notes: Davana, Rum, Indian jasmine sambac
Base notes: Atlas cedar, Haitian Patchouili
Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux is a gentleman of the night. Meet him in the most surprising of circumstances and his mystery slowly unfolds: A head-twisting mix of shadows and light, it seduces in seconds with its elegant, long-lasting accords of leather and strong vetiver, its jasmine drenched in rum, and a dandyish entrance of bergamot and pepper.
From darkness into light. Under lock and tasseled key, the flacon is carved with the Achilles Shield as a symbol of protection and finished with monogram-engraved gunmetal details. A smiling skull rises like a monument atop a black lacquered wooden coffret, illuminating a display of grim magnificence. True luxury should last a lifetime, and as such, Kilian fragrance flacons are designed to be refilled.
By Kilian Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum.