“Luxury, like happiness, is the blurry notion of something good that happens. The art of Kilian is to capture it, like a whiff of the times, and make it last. His perfumes are messages conveyed in a mist, or a gust, to defy fate, and that may just take hold, endure; slide into a heady, addictive eternity.
Luxury should always be lasting, and that is a voluptuous challenge, to capture what is ephemeral to better savour it. To slow down time and enhance the sensations. To go back to the origins of perfume, when bottle and box were its coat of arms; the embodiment of a spirit.”
The Liquors is a brand new collection designed by Kilian Hennessy. As heir to the renowned French cognac making family, this new collection is a tribute to his heritage. The bottles are styled as a speakeasy essential, like art deco glasses to recall the most fabulous bars. The weighted glass is engraved with the emblematic K motif to throw and catch light at all angles, finished with a golden, diamond-shaped plaque signed in white serigraphy.
These details bring a guarantee of luxury that should not be ephemeral, but should last a lifetime. As such this perfume is refillable.
Discover the 2 new scents in store and online, exclusive to Skins Cosmetics.
Roses on Ice
Anyone for notes of gin, distilled with rose and cucumber?
As a first-time collaboration with perfumer Franck Voelkl, Kilian Hennessy wanted to recreate the tasting of “gin on the rocks” with a splash of lime—recalling his wife’s favourite drink.
The perfume opens with the aquatic freshness of cucumber and the aromatic uplift of juniper berries, creating an icy sensation, rounded in an accord with voluptuous Rose Centifolia. Upon a drydown of sandalwood and musk, the scent expresses the sharp—yet deeply infused—character of gin.
Perfume notes: Cucumber, Rose Juniper and Sandalwood
Another first-time collaboration, this time with French perfumer Benoit Lapouza, the perfume Angel’s Share is Kilian Hennessy’s most personal fragrance creation yet, inspired by his eighth-generation inheritance of Hennessy savoir-faire in cognac making.
The perfume goes deep into the cellars of founder’s mind and memory, and into its most mysterious dimension: “la part des anges” or “angels’ share”— an evaporation of liquor in oak barrels that lifts, while aging, like a silent offering to the gods.
Much like a Master Perfumer who crafts accords and essences in a perfume, a Master Blender combines the eaux-de-vie in perfect proportions for an exceptional cognac. Angels’ Share contains the essence of Cognac derived from the liquor to lend it a natural caramel colour.
Opening with cognac oil, upon a blend of oak absolute, cinnamon essence and Tonka bean absolute, the scent’s long-lasting notes of sandalwood, praline and vanilla make for a delicious finish, a rare concoction only angels should experience.
Perfume notes: Cognac, Hazelnut and Oak wood
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