Heir to a long line of pioneering luxury cognac producers, Kilian has decided to take up the family tradition. Creating a new luxury brand was certainly a challenge worthy of its predecessors. Many of Kilian's fragrances today carry this childhood memory as they are reminiscent of the sugar in alcohol and the wood of cognac barrels. While art leaves its mark, perfume has an intrinsically immaterial dimension.
The top notes, the heart notes, citrus or explosive. But there must be something that the eye can grasp: the bottle, the material, the vaporizer; and the box, the bed in which he lies, like an echo, an apparition, a passage to reality. Kilian and his craftsmen decided to risk coming down to earth, to work with silver, gold, Calais lace and lacquer; look for ways to refill (and not throw away); dare to interpret what they dream, draw its essence, immortalise. Translating with the risk of betraying, but also reconnecting. Find yourself.
Luxury, like happiness, is the fuzzy notion of something good happening. Kilian's art is to capture it, like a breath of the times, and make it last. His scents are messages delivered in a mist, or a gust, to tempt fate, and this might just take hold, endure; slip into an intoxicating and enthralling eternity.
Luxury should always be lasting, and this is a voluptuous challenge, to capture what is ephemeral to savor it better. To slow down time and enhance sensations. To return to the origins of perfume, when the bottle and the box were its emblem; the embodiment of a spirit.