Liaisons Dangereuses (2007)

Liaisons Dangereuses by Kilian
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Liaisons Dangereuses is a perfume by Kilian for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is fruity-sweet. It is still in production.

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Calice Becker

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPlum
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Sandalwood



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261 Reviews
From the autumn
Fruits buried under the soil, bark and autumn with deep yellow sunshine.

LIAISONS DANGEREUSES grants me a creamy, intensive treat. It is not erotic, rather a contemplative scent, slow, autumnal and resinous. There is still something dangerous in it, as in a vast forest, as a hard staring beast behind the redolent bushes. The fragrance itself is also leathery and persistent as a hunter.

In view of the novel, I have to say, LIAISONS DANGEREUSES is fume of the heartless seducer, who shows smiling face to the person who will be destroyed by her cruelty, and the perfume brings you only till this gentle, smiling face, but not till the realization of awful truth.
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44 Reviews
Peach Champagne
The beauty of LIAISONS DANGEROUS is that the dry down is still breathtakingly beautiful. It's easy for a fragrance to open on a high, but to unfold, and ultimately end where Liaisons Dangerous does is remarkable.

It's gorgeous on clothes, in your hair, kissing your skin. It's peach blossom glory. But, it's far from dangerous. It's flirty and safe--all girl, not woman.

It also has a sparkling note, as if it's part Champagne.

Far better than Jo Malone Nectarine & Honey.

484 Reviews
rose quandry
Rose is a difficult flower in perfumery.  It is both common and beautiful, two facets that can be difficult to reconcile.  A wild rose bush is simple and pretty, yet a formal rose garden can seem conventional and staid in a way that makes rococo architecture seem light and breezy.  Consider also that the rose is the most symbolically overburdened flower in history, and you’ll realize the rose is anything but easy. And then, the inherent conundrum of the solifor: is it worthwhile to attempts to re-create the scent of the rose?  

So, what to do with the Rose?  Do you dress it to the nines, gilding the lily, so to speak?  Did you give it the sexy librarian trick, tying up it's hair, putting on clunky glasses, and just letting a little bit of slip show through on the stepstool?  Should you play it like a fresh scrubbed youth, all heart-aching freshness and promise?

In perfumery, the Rose speaks with many voices. From the screaming queen (see Guerlain Nahema) to the seductive vampire of Rossy de Palma, to the boys' choir of Noontide Petals. I love rose chypres for the combination of rose’s growl and the huskiness of the chypre base.  It’s an inherently sexy form.   Patchouli-roses combine the woody aspects of the two elements, leaving a perfect balance of crudeness and chic.  Musky, ambery  and vanillic roses demonstrate the opulence and exuberance of the floriental.

Liaisons Dangereuses is one of my favorite roses for its simplicity. It is gorgeous and direct, neither pristine nor unapproachable.  It has that simple desirability of a perfectly honed object or piece of clothing. Not easy, but perfectly simple. A well-worn saddle, a perfectly fitted shift dress, form-fitting jeans, old work gloves.   No adornment necessary. The beauty is implicit and complete.

High-priced perfume lines are generally known for their most opulent, their grandest perfumes.  Look closely, though, and you’ll fine that some of the best fragrances put out by luxe, niche, high-end, exclusive… firms are the simplest.  I could happily toss the whole Tom Ford grand-poobah line, but Azure Lime is perhaps the perfect eau de cologne if you can afford to spend so readily.  Francis Kurkdjian’s Cologne pour le Soir is the most beautiful and simple reinvention of the cologne concept.  by Kilian line has two simple, wonderful perfumes:  A Taste of Heaven’s acerbic lavender and Liaisons Dangereuses. (I'm a fan of perfumer Calice Becker's work, and her work for this line is well-edited and smart. Could we rename the line by Becker?)

In this post-bling era simple, precise luxury might be harder to come by than shallow extravagance, but Liaisons Dangereuses demonstrates that it’s worth the search.

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68 Reviews
Kilian is having a laugh!
How utterly boring.

There’s nothing dangerous about it, and nor do I ever intend to develop a liaison of any kind with this fume.
I can’t believe you would practically have to remortgage your home in order to acquire a bottle, when frankly it’s on par with any generic supermarket body spray scent wise.

Talk about hype!
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Helpful Review    5
Pseudo-hyacinth opening; Unsweetened plum drydown
I am fascinated by the range of responses to By Killian Liaisons Dangereuses. Some people find this composition very sweet, even too sweet, while others not at all. My own idiosyncratic experience consistently involves a hyacinth-like opening, which makes it seems as though this will be a floral green perfume. But then, as the opening fades, the plum facet comes through along with a chypre-like texture, leaving a much longer-lasting impression that this really is, when all is said and sniffed, a fruity chypre perfume.

Although this is not a linear composition, it is a strictly two-stage perfume on my skin. First the pseudo-hyacinth green opening; second, the fruity chypre drydown. I have encountered a few other plum chypres of late, the most surprising of which was undoubtedly Kate Walsh Boyfriend, which I assumed was going to be a horrible dirty sweat sock facsimile. Instead, Boyfriend turned out to be an olfactory neighbor of the much-lauded niche perfume Liaisons Dangereuses!

I like Liaisons Dangereuses. It is not very sweet at all, but quite fruity, and the drydown is similar to a no-sugar-added plum compote. The composition does not strike me as very floral at all--the rose geranium, characteristically a strong note to my nose, does not manage to break through the thick layer of plummy chypre as an independently distinguishable component. I honestly have no idea why anyone would call this a rose perfume, to be perfectly frank (quoi d'autre?). But, given the wide range of responses, it is clear that the various notes are amplified on some wearers' skin, and probably also variably detectable to their noses.

In the end, I can recommend this perfume to those who appreciate fruity chypres, although I do not believe that it is as complex and well-constructed as some of the others familiar to me (Guerlain Mitsouko, Yves Saint Laurent Yvresse, Femme Rochas, Ineke Gilded Lily, et al.).

As blasphemous as this may sound, I think that Liaisons Dangereuses is closer to the quality of the mass-market launch Boyfriend. Lest I be misunderstood: I intend that as a compliment to Boyfriend, not an insult to Liaisons Dangereuses!

81 Reviews
sweet plum
This is a very sweet plum scent. I find it a bit cloying. So not a perfume for me. I wanted to scrubb it of


Lexa 3 years ago
A plastic fruitchouli,not inspired,even though the projection and longevity are pretty good.Smells of a plastic bag on my skin.Nope thx!+3
Hermesh 5 years ago
Beautiful interplay of slightly tipsy plum, fruity peach, delicate rose, gentle musk and fine sandalwood.

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