There’s an indescribable feeling that comes with fragrances. In many ways, it mirrors the moment you are struck by cupid’s arrow. It’s the notion that something wonderful is about to happen. The importance of perfumes and the mood it creates cannot be underestimated. While the world of perfume is vast and beautiful, there is one brand that exudes luxury in every form.
Rooted in one of France’s most distinguished dynasties in fine liquors, Kilian Hennessy translates sensibility and vision inherited from his ancestors into the realm of perfume. He traces back the origins of perfume and captures the essence of the spirit transforming it into a mist that transcends time and fate. Heir to a long line of cognac makers who were pioneers in luxury, Kilian decided to pursue a similar path. His childhood haunts included the family cellars in Cognac but it’s significant to note that even before graduating, he wrote a thesis on the semantics of scent manifesting his real passion for perfumes. It is evident that Kilian’s fragrances today carry so many of his childhood memory and somehow gives his output an exceptional character of its own.
After graduating, he was able to train with the greatest noses in the world of scent. Killian worked for the most prestigious perfume houses such as Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen, and Giorgio Armani. Kilian eventually launched his own namesake brand in 2007 with great ambitions. His unique style of merging elegance and luxury has made a mark in the lives of many who fell in love with the brand. His “eco-luxe” philosophy that each bottle can be refilled and kept for a lifetime catapulted the brand to the top of the fragrance market and into a niche of its very own.
The Art and Craft of Killian
Kilian Hennessy is absolutely honest about the quality of ingredients he seeks when it comes to products. He regards the raw and rare with great value. His groundbreaking concept in making perfume visible is revealed by linking his scents, and the stories they tell, with signature lacquered clutches, engraved travel sprays as well as art deco carafes, objets d‘art in themselves.
Moving high up in the beauty world, Kilian fragrances have also debuted as delicately scented make-up, Le Rouge Parfum. Killian explains his foray into make-up, “My objective was to create a collection that allows women to find their perfect red in gorgeous, scented lip colors—for lips that make a woman feel daring and elegant at the same time.” He describes the red lips as iconic and expresses a timelessness and sophistication that is a true Killian aesthetic signature. These coveted beauty buys are now available in various stores in Hong Kong and Macau.
Kilian Lane Crawford, Podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 3101 0053
Kilian 2/F, Lane Crawford, Ocean Terminal, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3101 4738
Kilian Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, Harvey Nichols Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Kilian New Yaohan Macau, G/F, New Yaohan, Av. Doutor Mario Soares, Macau, +853 2876 8872, www.bykillian.com