“A perfume must be at first a story long before being a beautiful olfactive harmony. A film director first writes the script and then begins the production… this is exactly how I went about developing each perfume.” – Kilian Hennessy
Founded on the philosophy that true luxury should be the essential in the excessive, internationally revered French fragrance house by Kilian returns perfumery to its pedestal by seeking the truth about perfume and the way it was crafted in the early 20th Century, embodying ultimate sophistication but with a contemporary twist.
Heir to a historic line of Cognac makers and pioneers in luxury, creator Kilian Hennessey – grandson of the founder of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group – launched his eponymous fragrance house with ambition to reflect not only his distinctive personality but also to achieve a perfect alliance between elegance and uncompromising luxury.
Training with the masters behind the fragrances of houses Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani, Kilian’s departure to create his own brand was a yearning to return to his first love: pure, divine and incandescent creation.
With a childhood spent haunting the family cellars in Cognac, the brand’s collections are redolent of the sugar in alcohol and the wood of cognac barrels, offering a distinctive Kilian signature that has come to define the brand.
Believing that true luxury should never be thrown away but instead passed on from one generation to another, all by Kilian fragrance bottles are reusable and refillable, making the brand a true statement for ‘eco-luxury’, where a customer who buys a Kilian bottle keeps the piece for a lifetime.
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