The chicly maverick house of Kilian have upped their artistic game by introducing limited Art Ediion bottles excluively designed by Sophie Matisse – great granddaughter of the famous artist, Henri. Founder Kilian Hennessy is, himself, heir to the Cognac dynasty and grandson of the founder of the LVMH group. Grand children of great names they may be, but these latest generations leave you in no doubt they are very much forging their own creative paths.
Harnessing the artistic heritage that grounds both their family names, while infusing each creation with their own uniquely vibrant styles, these colourful new bottles are a step forward into the light from the distinctly darker previous flacons in the black and white anthology. An homage to freshness, they’re a welcome pop of colour that arrives just in time for Summer and the (hopefully!) warmer days ahead.
Offering a crisp, almost creamy woodsy scent while seductive undertones of white neroli and sandalwood offer rapturous warmth. Additional notes: pure bergamot, jasmine, vetiver and patchouli.
Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
The perfect pairing of fresh citric lemon and bergamot with a trace of rum. Promising a softer, subtle side than its originator, this version is fresh, light and addictive. Additional notes: patchouli, rosewood and cedarwood, nutmeg, musk, sweet vanilla, and warm amber.
Perfumer: Sidonie Lancesseur
Bright, airy – a clean creation of white tea leaves taken from the heart of a bamboo mixed with delicate hints of bergamot, bigarade and neroli. Additional notes: mimosa, touches of spices, fig leaves and oak moss.
Perfumer: Calice Becker
Kilian Sophie Matisse Art Editions, £130 for 50ml refillable spray.
From Harrods Salon de Parfums