Some days I wish for a very special fragrance, a special creation that only suits me personally and no one else.
Of course, there is no such thing, although I have a number of creations with which I am basically very satisfied. However, no principle without exception and especially on wintry days I have the vision of something special every now and then. Which does not necessarily have to be suitable for business, which can simply get out of line. If you have the necessary change, you can have the big names in the business mix your own water, but most of the participants here will not have this pleasure any more than I will.
If you are still looking for something extravagant, you might find it at Kilian. The family name of this gentleman, Hennessy, alone indicates to the avid connoisseur of the industry that something is offered here that is not off-the-peg. Starting with the packaging, which reveals a bottle that is almost simple in comparison, but nevertheless beautiful, all Kilians are special. Sometimes dangerously special, because not everyone comes with these fancy creations claw, perhaps even finds them abhorrent. Definitely no fragrances for newcomers, beginners or low cost consumers.
So today is the day when, after my first Kilian, the Intoxicated, I take a closer look at the second. In general my recommendation to never test Kilians on days with important appointments, some people might be a bit irritated because of the distinctive sillage.
Straight to heaven, that's a pithy name, let's see if it really takes me straight to heaven or rather to the hell of the instant-again-washing-up reflex
The start: Typical Kilian, bämmmmm, the thing knocks you out or your smell receptors mercilessly. Two sprayers are enough, three crass, with four you sit alone in the office, with five the whole city knows you.
So let it sit a little bit first and then sniff it very carefully. Hmmm, not bad, rather feminine for me at first, but let's see. It smells kind of like alcohol, quite heavy and slightly sweetish. After a few hours the whole ensemble becomes more masculine in my eyes/nose, the sweetness gives way to a woody note, and smoky undertones are added. And in this station wagon the scent slowly fades away. Emphasis on slow, mind you, because sprayed on at 06:45 in the morning, I was asked in the evening which scent I was wearing (!!!). What I'm saying is, this thing here is really big. Right. In case of an overdose, filling the room, which is not everyone's cup of tea.
The scent itself: Extravagant, I honestly can't really classify it between full, pompous, enormous, woody, alcoholic.....somewhere in between. Only a test can help you to get an idea of yourself. But somehow cool, clearly beyond the mainstream, it takes courage to fog in.
Sillage and durability: Exorbitant, pay attention to dosage!! for side effects consult your doctor or pharmacist!! Do not use in combination with other Kilians!!!
Flacon and "carton" fit the brand perfectly. If you like high quality packaging, you will get it delivered here. Mr. Hennessy has mixed with a large trowel and made a lot instead of spilling. The unpacking is fun and leaves at least for the second time after the purchase the feeling of having acquired something very special.
At an equally special price, however.....Whether this is justified, everyone has to decide for himself, everyone has his own monetary pain threshold.
The fact is: Kilian Hennessy shows courage with very special creations that are not necessarily suitable for everyday use, but certainly provoke comments. Pleasantly different in the mass of the countless synthetic mixtures that are piling up on the shelves nowadays. The fragrance has not taken me to heaven or hell, I still have my feet on the ground and am in the middle of life. But the high quality of straight in heaven is undisputed.