French niche line By Kilian will launch Black Phantom - Memento Mori, a new unisex fragrance.
A ghostly pirate treasure-ship which forever silently cruises the Seven Seas without wind or air, but with her empty sable sails drenched in perfume - and the eerie clash of spectral cutlasses still resounding from her decks. Kilian Hennessy intrepidly explores these dream-like visions in a unique, surreal & supremely sophisticated new gourmand-woodsy fragrance. He weaves in, too, the dark and ancient concept of the Memento Mori: the death that sits unseen beside us in this life. To enjoy life fully and wholly, just as we love perfume: reveling in a sensual but inescapably transient moment which can be remembered and treasured - but never preserved. If it's dirty, kinky, naughty, messy, or just plain wrong, I want it. Kilian Hennessy Black Phantom - Memento Mori opens with an accord of 'Shin Shin', that fiery drink of strong coffee laced with Caribbean rum that was quaffed at the times of the old pirate kings. But the coffee hides a deadly secret: what appears to be the fragrance of almonds is actually the scent of the bite of deadly sparkling cyanide. A Memento Mori indeed! The aromatic bitterness of the coffee is enhanced by the earthy warmth of vetiver from Java. The intoxicating sweetness of the rum is reflected in the luscious scent of sugar cane at the base of the fragrance, blended with darkly fragrant creamy sandalwood. The result is sheet voluptuous sensuality created for those who live for pleasure.
Black Phantom was developed by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur.
By Kilian Black Phantom is available now for pre-order at saksfifthavenue, in 50 ($295) or 250 ($780) ml Eau de Parfum.
(quote via saksfifthavenue, additional information via extrait.it)