Dark Lord (2018)

Dark Lord by Kilian
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Dark Lord is a new perfume by Kilian for men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSichuan pepper, Bourbon pepper, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndian jasmine sambac absolute, Davana, Rum
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver, Indian cypriol, Atlas cedar, Indonesian patchouli



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Submitted by Cincy, last update on 03.10.2018
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
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Greatly helpful Review    15
In the dark is good rumor
With Dark Lord Kilian offers a kind of counterpart to the rather well-behaved sensual-gourmand Black Phantom in the best Fifty Shades of Grey manner. And this counterpart is not only dark and dominant in name, but makes the nine-tailed cat swing olfactorically neatly, so that you can see all black in front of leather and latex. That's a hell of an announcement!

However, you only get them peppered around your nose in the top note, which causes a mixture of amazement and an inner grin. If you are close to BDSM, you might experience some flashbacks, others might turn away irritated, because this scent not only wants to provoke, but will also definitely polarize. One reason for this is that this dark gentleman not only exudes a slightly wicked but also unnatural aura, despite a subliminal animal bitchiness.

Jasmine can't get through, the actually sweet and warm mango-like Davana goes down completely and the rum... well, forget wir´s!

Until then, it's still interesting. But in the further decaying course Dark Lord becomes rather "Lord Helmchen" (outsiders are then allowed to google), because the only thing that asserts itself from the base note is the cedar, which unfortunately seems as funky as a badly copied TdH including the addition of moist modelling clay. Schaaadeee!

Yes, if Dark Lord consisted only of the top note with leather and latex cover, it would be a real hit in the truest sense. Could be a perfume by ELdO, but out of the back everything that was so beautifully built up in front is torn down again with the butt, as long as there was not such an Ambroxan- or Iso-E-Super mixture processed, which I can not perceive.

Nevertheless, I believe that Kilian will find friends and enemies. And since I have my very generous and patronizing day today, I score 7.5 points (but only because of the exorbitant start).
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