Luxury niche fragrance line established by Kilian Hennessy, grandson of the founder of the Hennessy cognac company (which now forms part of luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). Kilian Hennessy reportedly became interested in fragrance while studying at the Sorbonne. He interned at Firmenich and worked for a number of fragrance brands before launching his own line in 2007. Hennessy has noted that he wants to "put perfume back on a pedestal" and that he "he has no interest in the current trend of bizarre fragrance combinations".1
The brand was sold to Estée Lauder in 2016.
Recent fragrances from By Kilian
2008: Prelude to Love
2012: Extreme Oud, Black Oud, Amber Oud, Bamboo Harmony & Water Calligraphy, In the City of Sin, Forbidden Games and Good Girl Gone Bad
Where to buy
There are Kilian boutiques in Moscow, New York, Paris, Lugano Switzerland and Doha Qatar.
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