Periods and continents diverge to give birth to a new oriental collection.
Pure Oud by Kilian is an invitation to discover the olfactive charm of the Middle East. In order to create this interpretation, the oud oil has been layered with other essential oils such as cypriol oil, gaiac wood oil, copahu balm, and saffron oil. Thus, the perfume was not composed as a literal translation of the oud oil in its purest form, but rather as a contemporary interpretation of oud for those who appreciate the value and richness of the fragrance note itself. The fragrance takes on a gold coloration which seems only fitting given the symbolism of gold throughout the scent's theme. The scent remains warm and woody, yet evokes a sense of modernity and elegance.
About the Collection:
The Arabian Nights Collection by Kilian will be composed of five perfumes and five olfactive harmonies. The collection launched with Pure Oud, and the four scents to follow will combine Pure Oud with essential oils that have strong symbolic values from the Middle East such as Turkish rose, incense, amber, and musk. Oud is an extremely rare and precious oil found in agarwood, the resinous heartwood of the aquilaria tree from Southeast Asia. In many Middle Eastern countries, oud is believed to be worth more than its weight in gold. The oil itself is dark in coloration and has a complex scent, being warm and woody, yet strongly animalistic at the same time. The Arabian Nights collection has golden decorations on both the bottle and the coffret to echo the luxurious nature of oud's spirit.
Having trained with the greatest noses in perfumery and worked for perfume houses such as Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen, and Giorgio Armani, Kilian launched his own brand that reflects not only his expertise but his heritage. Heir to a long line of cognac makers, Kilian has put a personal spin on his family's tradition by creating uncompromisingly luxurious fragrances that are redolent of the sugar in alcohol and the wood of cognac barrels. Kilian Hennessy answers our 5 Questions.