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.

Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm

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For the past two decades, scent storyteller Chris Collins has been a brand ambassador and face of Polo Ralph Lauren, where he has worked with some of the most famous photographers to create countless campaigns for the iconic brand.

Years of working in the fashion industry has introduced to many cultures around the globe, establishing himself as a fashion icon and becoming the face of the luxury brand market. He has appeared in GQ, Fortune, Yahoo Beauty, RL Magazine, and more. Gotham Magazine named Chris as one of the ‘Boys of Gotham’, touting him as a lifestyle expert and man of luxury. He has also appeared on the cover of Vue Magazine, sharing his outlook on the life of luxury and style.

Inspired by his earliest scent memory of his father wearing Geoffrey Beene’s iconic Grey Flannel cologne, he was fascinated by everything about it: the flaco, the label, down to the flannel bag it came in – Chris Collins launches three exciting new scent ‘stories’ that truly embody his love of all things lifestyle and luxury.

Harlem Nights, Renaissance Man, and Danse Sauvage are the result of a love affair with fragrance, dating back to his teenage years when he first got his hands on Calvin Klein’s iconic Obsession for Men. A meeting with famed French perfumer Kilian Hennessy later on led to Chris spending months in Mougins and Grasse, France – the birthplaces of fragrance – learning the process of transforming notes into memorable scent experiences, immersing himself in its unique artistry. There he learned how to transform individual notes into something of greater value: the fragrance.

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From his life-changing immersion in Paris and life as a New Yorker in his historic brownstone in Harlem, Chris has brought on these three new fragrances to tell the story of a man and the love affair between these two places close to his heart. The line of three fragrances called Harlem Renaissance (Eaux de Parfum) were very well received by the fragrance community, so soon they were followed by even more luxurious and refined Extraits: Sweet Taboo and Tokyo Blue.

I myself am not a perfumer, I am merely the author of stories, of life’s experiences. This trilogy of fragrances begins the narrative of my scent journey.

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These fragrances formed the Dark Romance Collection of Extraits, which is now complemented with a new fragrance called Autumn Rhythm. Its composition, signed by Nathalie Feisthauer, is ‘like melodic and harmonic beats that will make you dance’.

To me the perfumer is an artist, like Picasso, Basquiat, or Pollock, making olfactive masterpieces.

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It is a fragrance of abstract expressionism. It isn’t deliberate nor is it random, it exists in a place in between. This fragrance is a mere explosion of random energy, reminiscent of the Fall. It is Entropy, an increase of disorder.

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Autumn Rhythm is a fragrance of abstract expressionism. It isn’t deliberate nor is it random, it exists in a place in between. This fragrance is a mere explosion of random energy, reminiscent of the Fall. It is Entropy; an increase of disorder. Imagine the chaotic mayhem of leaves and branches drifting in the wind as the temperature slowly starts to drop.

Top notes: Bergamot Oil, Green Notes
Heart notes: Mate, Lily of the Valley, Cashmeran, Orris
Base notes: Leather, Cedar wood, Tonka Bean, Ambrette, Musk

The air is crisp and earthy, the changing colors of the leaves are bright and vivid. With the a sexy skin-like leather note, this fragrance is sensual and intimate. Mate abs, a South American guarana-like tea note, is energizing and mouth watering. Ambrette and racy Orris dresses the fragrance in suede. Cashmeran and Cedarwood adds an elegant dark tone, while the Amber and Musk makes the fragrance deep and comforting. The arrangement of the notes in Autumn Rhythm are like melodic and harmonic beats that will make you dance.

Chris Collins Autumn Rhythm is available as 50 ml Extrait de Parfum through the official website of the brand. Come into the beautiful world of Chris Collins.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

By Kilian Black Phantom

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By Kilian has released a new oriental unisex fragrance in the Memento Mori series called Black Phantom.

A ghostly pirate treasure-ship which forever silently cruises the Seven Seas without wind or air, but with her empty sable sails drenched in perfume – and the eerie clash of spectral cutlasses still resounding from her decks. Kilian Hennessy intrepidly explores these dream-like visions in a unique, surreal & supremely sophisticated new gourmand-woodsy fragrance. He weaves in, too, the dark and ancient concept of the Memento Mori: the death that sits unseen beside us in this life.

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Created by Sidonie Lancesseur, By Kilian Black Phantom features notes of rum, sugar cane, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, almond, heliotrope and sandalwood.