Apple Brandy on the Rocks 2021

Apple Brandy on the Rocks by Kilian
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Apple Brandy on the Rocks is a new perfume by Kilian for women and men and was released in 2021. The scent is fruity-spicy. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
PineapplePineapple
CardamomCardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesRumRum
MossMoss
VanillaVanilla
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
AmbroxanAmbroxan

Ratings

Scent

7.630 Ratings

Longevity

7.327 Ratings

Sillage

7.027 Ratings

Bottle

9.027 Ratings

Value for money

5.820 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 26.09.2021.
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9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Sinairq
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Balmy summer night, apple spritzer with shot in the park
Kilian, even if again and again sharply criticized by some or mildly smiled at.
Still one of my favorite houses.
The big and older brother of the "On the Rocks" the former City Exclusive fragrance Apple Brandy - New York represented one of the first points of contact after the iconic Straight to Heaven for me with the brand.
And what a contact it was. Apples, brandy, wood - I was blown away, drunk with joy.
Deep, full-bodied, pleasant - warm pleasure somewhere between distinguished and drunk at the village fair.

Now so some years later the "Flanker". Clear was immediately: The must here. Blindbuy.
In most Cases....not the smartest move, but.....well. Kilian had disappointed me so far rarely.
And not this time either. At least in terms of scent.
On the Rocks smells a lot "softer", airier and fresher than the role model.
Starts a little "tangy" with a slightly fruity note, should probably be the pineapple.
In my nose, however, nüscht with freshly cut pineapple zutun, rather anklänge of bergamot, but not directly penetrating citrus.
Rather like a mixed with some rum and Berentzen sour apple apple spritzer from which one has shaken a large part of the carbonic acid.
Although directly Boozy in the top note, but less "heavy" and slaying, as in the original
This light freshness pulls through the whole fragrance, almost to the base.
Vanilla, I perceive only very subordinate so that no too sticky sweetness spoils the course.
Ambroxan + moss come through with time and the fragrance presents itself somewhat greenish background.
No gloomy forest, no clammy musty moss, more like the dewdrops on a damp meadow. Associations of fresh and cool could arise.
The rum is consistently perceptible, but without this warmth in the original of a quaffable glass in a wood-paneled well heated gentlemen - lounge can be thought.
Is really conveyed rather the modern club atmosphere that you expect in the Big Apple aka NY. Lots of cool glass, metal and undercooled disdainful facial expressions.

All in all, you get with the fragrance exactly what you expect from the name, the DNA of Apple Brandy with a fresh twist. Without drifting too much in the shower gel / Saubermann or Zitrik / Freshness direction. A Beautiful Balance - Act between Heavy - Boozy and Fresh - Airy.

Now to the drum around, because here I find Kilian has mined hard. I've always been a little flacon and packaging snob, if I pay good money it should not only smell good but also be presented appealing.
The bottles, the coffrets and the whole presentation used to be a huge plus for the brand.
I bought my first flacons before Esteé Lauder took over the brand and this is now my first one after that and what you get for the price is unfortunately a joke.

The flacon design is a very nice idea, but implemented absolutely cheap.
From afar Hübsch, but as soon as you have him in hand and pulls off the cap an insult to any sense of aesthetics. Cheap plastic, with a poor fit and hold. The badge on the front paper-thin, almost like a sticker stuck on it.
The whole thing packaged in a featureless tiny black cardboard box.
No metal box, no velvet, nothing. Cost saving where it only goes. Whereby for 180 euros....
Well, at least the sprayer is really good, fine mist. No coarse particles.

Durability and sillage both for the proud price and the fact that in addition to the fresh notes with other notes especially in the base is also worked rather in the lower midfield.
Starts the whole in the first 30minuten quite brachial and well erriechbar for the environment, so the magic after 4-5h is only Hautnahe for my nose perceptible, no comparison to the original.

Overall, an absolutely beautiful fragrance, round, pleasant Immergeher ( as long as you have no problem with being asked if you have a sit :D).

Price - performance but mMn only for fans of the brand or lovers of Boozy fragrances justifiable, who is looking for a nice Ausgehduft or just nen Freshie comes elsewhere even with 2 bottles cheaper away.
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Scent
6
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Schallhoerer
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The latest booze hound from Paris
So here we have the latest booze throttle in the Liqueurs series, the Apple Brandy on the Rocks.

I would classify Apple Brandy on the Rocks as sweet and spicy. Like all the fragrances in Kilian's Liqueurs line, this one comes in a bottle that resembles a whiskey glass. The workmanship is on an absolutely great level. Here, every euro spent is noticeable. The cap is unfortunately only plastic, but I understand the background to this. If this is also made of glass and would fall down, it would be a shattering nightmare. The plastic is thick though and doesn't look cheap. In the front we have a gold plaque with the fragrance written on it. The sprayer is signed with the Kilian logo on the top. The quality of the actual sprayer is good. A fine mist of fragrance comes out here.

But now we come to the fragrance itself. There is no apple listed and that although we have to do here with an Apple Brandy. The pineapple is but in conjunction with the bergamot an accord that comes very close to the smell of an apple. When I go very close to the skin with my nose in the opening, I actually smell more the pineapple out. The very fresh opening gives way relatively quickly to the heart notes of rum and vanilla. The rum really gives the scent an alcoholic note, which makes the name Apple Brandy fit very well here. The vanilla gives the fragrance some sweetness. For my perception even a little too much, but I'm also not a fan of very sweet fragrances. But it's currently 20 degrees outside and I tend to see the scent more in the fall and winter on cool evenings. From therefore, the sweetness in these environments or conditions can also act more appropriately.

From the more distant sillage, the fragrance has in places by the ambroxan, that here, by the way, not very scratchy or unpleasant, a slight shower gel note. This is then somewhat reminiscent of Mont Blanc Legend in a more upscale version. In the later drydown, the sweetness is cut back a bit and the cedar spreads out more. These woody aspects create the necessary variety to develop the fragrance not completely in a sweet-showery direction.

The performance of Apple Brandy on the Rocks is about 6-7 hours on my skin. That's not particularly long, though temperatures are also currently too high for this type of scent. The sillage is quite pronounced for the first hour, before the scent then becomes skin deep. You can't fill entire rooms with Apple Brandy on the Rocks. And I don't think that was the intention either. I see the scent more in a more intimate situation. Apple Brandy on the Rocks works on me like the perfect evening companion for a nice dinner, shared hours for two or at an event in beautiful evening wear.

Let's move on to the alternatives for Apple Brandy on the Rocks. The cheaper one would definitely be Boss Bottled Intense. Both scents have a distinct commonality due to the apple note. But while the Kilian goes more in an alcoholic direction, the Boss develops into an apple compote. The basic DNA share the fragrances but.

In the higher-priced segment, the Layton or the Carlisle of Parfums de Marly could please. Both also put the apple in the foreground here. The Carlisle goes then later rather in an apple tobacco direction while the Layton smells like the Boss Bottled Intense like a warm apple strudel. Performance of both PDMs is clearly above Apple Brandy on the Rocks. Price-wise, the scents don't take much away from each other on a price per mil. At discounters, however, the PDMs are even cheaper than the Kilian.

As a conclusion, I have to say that you get here from Kilian exactly what is advertised. A warm, spicy apple-dominated fragrance with a clear alcohol impact, which unfortunately leaves something to be desired in the performance, but is absolutely predestined for hours together for two.


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A crowd pleaser
Another one from the Liquors by Kilian that is going to make it into all top-whatever-lists on youtube afer last year's Angels' Share. The perfume is super likable. The fruity part is not too sweet, the woody not too tart. Together they are delicious, right in the middle of the balance between too straightforward catering to the tastes of the masses and the Kilian-esque elegance. Not super original, but super cozy and pleasant and probably going to be a success commercially.

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