Incarnating light and luxury: Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Extreme

Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy is a Kilian Paris fragrance icon, with its delightful marshmallow accord resonating from its heart. Created over a decade ago by founder Kilian Hennessy in collaboration with perfumer Calice Becker, they worked together again on Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Extreme adding a sublime crystallized floral aspect to the original.

With Love Don’t Be Shy, created in 2007, Kilian Hennessy and perfumer Calice Becker wanted to create a sweet perfume without the use of a caramel-patchouli combination. It became one of the most characteristic fragrances of Kilian Paris. According to the Maison’s founder Kilian Hennessy, the ‘iconic’ Love, a gourmet treat reserved for adults, has been pushed to its extreme in the new release.

If the best-selling blend Love, Don’t Be Shy is a command, an imperative to go boldly into the art of love, Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Extreme goes deeper into the dare and the deliciousness. Orange blossom and an overdose of rose make for a luminous elixir, irresistible to incurable gourmands.

Top notes: neroli, bergamot
Heart: orange blossom, Bulgarian rose
Base: marshmallow, pomegranate, vanilla, musk

The fragrance opens with pure sunlight, crystallized into essences of Bergamot and Orange Blossoms sourced from North Africa. It then unfolds in full bloom: Orange Blossom Absolute and Rose Essence from Bulgaria are fresh and powerful, rounding off into a sensual breakthrough of inhibitions with Amber, Vanillin and the perfume’s signature Marshmallow accord. Its rose petals are hand-picked at dawn to capture the fragrance in all its intensity.

Incarnating light and luxury, the Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Extreme perfume flacon is an unexpected interplay of contrasts in warm white glass and cool gold details, signed in engraved white. Its form remains true to Kilian Paris’ signature style: angular, elegant and urbane with art deco design undertones.

Love, Don’t Be Shy Extreme is not an invitation to love. It is a dare, an impulsive dive into fearlessness and sensuality where heart, body and spirit spread their light reflecting in the crystallized petals. Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Extreme is available as 50 ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Kilian Hennessy.

Harvest time for Christian Dior J’adore


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Created by Calice Becker in 1999, J’adore is a modern, glamorous fragrance, which has become incredibly popular, and for that reason developed in number of variants and different concentrations. J’adore is a luminous fragrance. It’s opulent, golden scent shimmers on the skin like sunbeams.

J’adore presents a new conception of the French Maison’s feminity, a scent so new and so in line with Dior style at the same time – sweet but balmy, slightly sharp floral with fresh mandarin in the top, Grasse jasmine, plum, rose and orchid in the heart. Amaranth musk and blackberry in the trail.

Grasse Jasmine is a unique and intense flower harvested from July to October in Christian Dior’s beloved region in the South of France. More than a flower, it is the symbol of a terroir and is unique in the world with its powerful olfactive qualities. This exceptional flower reveals the plural richness of J’adore.​

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The classic and ambitions of this fragrance reflects in the now iconic flacon shaped like a Greek amphora.

Christian Dior J’adore is available in different sizes , concentrations and a wonderful matching bath series at Dior Boutiques, online, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of French Maison Christian Dior.




By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud


Kilian’s classic Love, Don’t Be Shy gets interpreted in the new limited edition for 2019 with Rose & Oud. The edition is the first of the new Special Blends series that highlights the incredibly rich and varied aspects of oud oil.

Love By Kilian Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud gets its name inspired by love and of the exquisite composition of expensive oud oils. Created by the famous perfumer Calice Becker, the new edition perfume is a powerful, and tantalizing fragrance made of Bulgarian roses, oud, and agarwood. 


Called the ‘Wood of Gods’, oud is formed in the truns of Agar trees where black resin produces a captivating fragrant oil. Like a fine liquor, each year this Agar tree produces a vintage that is then blended to perfection by Kilian Hennessy.

Love, Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud celebrates the floral facet of the original fragrance with the warm, beautiful and iconic Bulgarian Rose. It also unveils a new facet through an intoxicating Oud from Southern Asia. Two precious oils, so celebrated in perfumery for centuries, make the core marshmallow delicacy into a deeper dare to love like its home.


As it is engraved on the bottle, this is a Special Blend for 2019. The black lacquered flacon is decorated with a gold plate with handmade carvings of precious ingredients. Oud and gold are synonymous with their value and rarity. The flacon comes in a black lacquered wooden box with a golden key.

Love By Kilian Don’t Be Shy Rose and Oud is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum.





By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau Fraîche


Kilian is celebrating over ten years of its first fragrance Love, Don’t Be Shy with a new Eau Fraîche. The company has also re-launched Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme and added Body Products to the Black Phantom Memento Mori line-up.

Love, Don’t Be Shy is the first scent I created under Kilian. My goal was to create a gourmand scent unlike any other on the market. This meant staying away from the well-known gourmand accord, Ethyl Maltol in combination with Patchouli. More importantly, I wanted a scent that would be so yummy it would make you almost want to ‘take a bite’ at your partner.

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When you seek for more love, the answer is simple: Love By Kilian, Don’t Be Shy Eau de Fraiche. This perfume is an elixir full of love, passion, and true sensuality. Love By Kilian, Don’t Be Shy was launched in 2007, while this year the new edition appears in a fresh composition, Eau de Fraiche.


Love is life’s narcotic – its folly and its freshness. It is something we return to, in spite of ourselves, like any proper addiction.

Kilian Hennessy


Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau Fraîche was created by perfumer Calice Becker, who also created the original scent, Love, Don’t Be Shy.

Top notes: Neroli, Petitgrain
Heart notes: Freesia, Peony, Jsmine,
Base notes: White musk, Marshmellow

Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau Fraîche is a sweet treat for adults with its base of Marshmallow and Musk, yet it is more candid than the original Love, Don’t Be Shy. Neroli sourced from North Africa and Petitgrain from Paraguay add freshness and delicacy to the core composition. Structured like a delicate veil with its tender heart of florals such as Peony and Freesia, Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau Fraîche expresses the sensuality of the game of love.


Becker says: “Don’t Be Shy takes inspiration from Orientale pastries and Turkish delights with a note of rose petals from Southern Europe. Don’t Be Shy is more intense, while Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy Eau Fraîche expresses petals more fluidly, enhancing the scent of musk and is slightly less gourmand”.

Destined for lovers in springtime, almost trembling with newness and the promise of what’s to come, Love, Don’t be Shy Eau Fraîche revisits the first step in the game of love, where risk is the precursor to reward.

The flacon has the same rectangular shape as all By Kilian perfume editions, yet this time it comes in a frosted white gold massive crystal bottle inspiring an expensive, luxurious and priceless accessory.


Each Kilian flacon is transformed into a precious object. Served in a flacon of frosted white with gold hardware, its aura is one of luxury and light. The flacon is engraved on its various sides with a ceramic fresco representing the Achille’s shield and decorated with a golden plate where the name of the fragrance has been carved and manually filled with white enamel.

Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy Eau Fraîche is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

Kilian have also relaunched Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme as part of the permanent collection. The scent was originally launched in 2017 as a limited edition and has notes of Indian Jasmine Sambac, Egyptian Jasmine, Turkish Rose, Moroccan Rose, Indian Tuberose, Orange Blossom and Milky Toffee Elixir.

Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme and Black Phantom Memento Mori Body Products are available now. Love, Don’t be Shy Eau Fraîche is available from April. Come into the beautiful world of Kilian.





Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue

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Italian fashion house Versace launches a new perfume for women Pour Femme Dylan Blue with a stunning design to quickly catch the eye as well as to warm any woman’s heart. Versace is always delighting its wearers with intense, tempting and daring aromas as well as gorgeous feminine design. Pour Femme Dylan Blue is the counterpart to successful and handsome Dylan Blue Pour Homme.

Dylan Blue pour Femme is my tribute to femininity. So I created a strong, sensuous yet refined fragrance for a woman who knows her own power.

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Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue is described as a fruity/floral perfume mixed with woody notes. This new innovative perfume with a beautiful design opens to impress with delicious top notes of Blackcurrant sorbet, Granny Smith apple, Peach ice along with floral accords of Clover, Forget-Me-Not, Jasmine, Eglantine rose, spicy green Givaudan molecule Shisolia®, and the Givaudan molecules Pétalia® and Rosyfolia®. The base seduces with woody notes made of Musk, Patchouli, Styrax and Woody notes.

Top notes: Forget-Me-Not, Black currant sorbet, Clover, Granny Smith, Shisolia
Heart: Jasmine, Eglantine rose, Petalia, Rosyfolia, Peach ice
Base: Musk, Patchouili Couer, Styrax, Wood notes

Signed by Calice Becker, the Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue bottle is the expression of innovative design. Its elegant curves bring to mind an acient amphora, evoking Greek culture and mythology. The color of the bottle and packaging is as intense as the Mediterranean Sea: strong, deep and mysterious. Gold details and the iconic Medusa – a bridge between past and present – embellish its precious content.


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For the creation of the sensually stimulating scent and the campaign, the fashion house worked with one of the world’s top perfumer Calice Becker (Executive Perfumer, Vice President Perfume at Givaudan and since this year Director of the Givaudan Perfumery School), and fashion photographer, filmmaker Bruce Weber who shot already the Visuals for the’Dylan Blue Pour Homme (released 2016) campaign short film with Gigi Hadid: the black and white film reminds Italian Neorealism cinema. Ad the ads’black and white pictures for the promotion of Dylan Blue Pour Femme, Croatian model Faretta appears together with male models like Christian Hogue, Noel Kirven Dows, Michael Gioia,…. to name a few.

Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue is available as 30, 50 and 100ml. Eau de Parfum.







L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere L’Eau


Famous French house L’Occitane launches a new fresh version perfume for women Terre de Lumiere L’Eau – flanker to last year’s bestseller Terre de Lumiere. Last year’s edition earned big success among its fans, one if the fans were me. I bought the perfume and body care products as a gift this summer and because of it’s pleasant, yet intense and long-lasting result – but they have to be used together (body-washer plus the perfume). It is not that kind of a very expensive perfume, nor too cheap, yet with a satisfying and airily enough aroma to make your day happier.

Top notes: Cassis
Heart: Freesia, Roses
Base: Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli

This autumn, Terre de Lumiere L’Eau appears as a soft/floral perfume for women created by famous perfumers: Nadège Le Garlantezec, Calice Becker, and Shyamala Maisondieu. It blends fresh bergamot, spicy pink pepper, and blackcurrant along with bitter almond, peony, Tonka bean and musk notes.

In Provence, there exists a unique moment where the light of the dawn ignites the sky and nourishes the Earth of a moment of ephemeral grace. When this light in the perfume is born it creates a tender, feminine and emblematic signature. The perfect match between the blossoming of a luminous floral heart, delicate like a cloud of petals and the unique and enveloping sensation of the sweetness of dawn.

L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere L’Eau is available as 50 or 90ml Eau de Toilette and body care products.

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The light of Provence: L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere

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Inspired by nature, beauty and light, L’Occitane’s new fragrance is the season’s olfactory must-have.

Fragrance and beauty specialist L’Occitane is set to launch its highly anticipated new fragrance, Terre de Lumière. Created by a trio of master perfumers – Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu and Nadège Le Garlantezec – the new olfactory must-have captures the golden glow of the Provence sky during dusk, dubbed the Golden Hour, and transports the user onto the vast, colourful and scent-filled fields of the French region.

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Terre de Lumière is a smooth aromatic gourmand that is sweet, yet sophisticated and feminine. I love the concept of it being inspired by light, and I almost want to describe the fragrance itself as ‘glowing’ even though I know that doesn’t really make sense. The top notes are actually quite fresh, with Bergamot and Pink Pepper, but they dry down quickly into an intoxicating, velvety veil of scent.

Terre de Lumière plays on the tension between masculine freshness and delicious feminine softness. It’s a very innovative scent, the first gourmand aromatic fragrance from L’Occitane, absolutely addictive.

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The smooth sweetness is thanks to the dominant heart note of Lavender Honey, although neither the lavender or the honey stand out alone in the scent. It’s balanced out by a musky base of White Musk, Tonka Bean and Bitter Almond. It’s warm, comforting and feminine.

The multi-faceted nature of the fragrance is owed to the combination of different experiences by its three creators; from Shyamala’s memory of lavender honey to Nadège’s subtle additions of almond to Calice’s final touches of a floral element.


To complement the breathtaking scent a special bottle had to also be created. “To find the ideal shape, we decided to focus on the luxury of simplicity, which Provence embodies,” said Olivier Baussan, Founder of L’Occitane. “The bottle is iconic and elegant. The cap represents a pebble picked up in a field of lavender as the sun sets. There’s something very sensorial about it”.

Terre de Lumiére is available now from L’Occitane stores, retailers and online here. It’s available in 50ml and 90ml and there’s also a shower get and body lotion as part of the collection.






Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Eau Sublime

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Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Eau Sublime is a new limited edition feminine perfume that will be released only for the upcoming holidays. It is a luminous, fresh, rich and dazzling perfume ideally representing the sensuality of carnation notes warmly calming on the skin. L’Air du Temps Eau Sublime is the updated composition of the brand’s legendary L’Air du Temps perfume.

Top notes: Yuzu
Heart notes: Tuberose, Carnation, White flowers
Base notes: Musk

Created by Calice Becker, Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Eau Sublime will warm up with its delightful aroma composed of the main and the most prominent note Carnation along with floral facets, and the refreshing and sparkling Yuzu (Japanese citron) notes – the most vibrant and solar of all flowers. The base calms with Tuberose and the voluptuousness of musky notes.



This new limited edition of the legendary flacon with the iconic doves comes this time entirely covered with gold.

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Eau Sublime will be available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.





By Kilian Moonlight in Heaven


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Moonlight in Heaven By Kilian is a thrilling perfume for men full of strength and masculinity. Moonlight in Heaven is a bright and exotic scent, a supposedly candid fragrance. Moonlight in Heaven perfume is described as spicy/aromatic with an elegant and seductive aura. Any man, just like any woman, will be fond of its intense, but not overpowering aroma truly enveloping and mysterious.

Top: Lemon, Grapefruit, Pink pepper
Heart: Coconut, Rice, Mango
Base: Tonkabean, Vetiver

Created by perfumer Calice Asancheyev-Becker, the perfume opens with a splash of citrusy notes of lemon and grapefruit, spiced with a pink pepper berry note along with a unique accord of mango rice and coconut milk. The base dries down with the smell of the tonka bean enveloping a delicate vetiver note.

By Kilian Moonlight in Heaven bottle and box

Moonlight in Heaven By Kilian is available in 50ml Eau de Parfum wrapped in a beautiful Art Deco style coffret.

The coffret and flacon (a small box and bottle for those of us who don’t speak French) consist of the Kilian clutch. The clutch comes in black and is decorated with an Art Deco jewel and Mother-Of-Pearl, while the deep blue flacon design was inspired by the reflection of the moon on the sea.


Tom Ford to launch new fragrance: Velvet Orchid


Fashion designer Tom Ford will bring out his new fragrance Velvet Orchid this year, the brain child of a creative team that consisted of no less than five persons including Ford himself – working with expert perfumers Yann Vasnier, Calice Becker, Shyamala Maisondieu and Antoine Maisondieu from the fragrance company Givaudan.

Velvet Orchid retains Black Orchid’s instantly recognisable elements: a fresh, lush petal facet; animalic notes and skin-lacquering warmth, and re-imagines these elements into a fragrance with a uniquely compelling nature.

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Tom Ford Velvet Orchid opens itself with bergamot, mandarin, Succan absolute (purified rum extract) and honey. At the core of this creation (made of ‘corporeal floral notes’). is Tom Ford’s distinctive, ‘timeless’ signature – an imaginary accord of black orchid blended with notes of velvet orchid, which gives the perfume its name, with intense Turkish rose oil and jasmine and a new accord of purple orchid that grows in the wilds of southern Brazilian coast. There are also additional floral notes of orange blossom, rose absolute, narcissus, hyacinth and heliotrope. The base is warm due to the rich flavors of Peru balsam, myrrh, labdanum, sandalwood, suede and vanilla.




This new luxurious perfume is available in beautiful purple bottles of the classic Tom Ford design in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum concentration.

Come in the world of Tom Ford.