Kilian Hennessy debuts an ultrasexy and playful arsenal of scents.
Simplexity. “It’s the idea of blending both simplicity and complexity,” says Kilian Hennessy of the core principal of his newly unveiled My Kind of Love fragrance collection. “I wanted this collection to have the multilayered notes and accords I’m known for, but built around a key ingredient that’s unusual, surprising and instantly recognizable,” he explains. Even the bottle is designed to seduce. A sensual black orb rests on pedestals emblazoned with sassy catchphrases. For Princess (green tea and marshmallow accords), he offers an empowering edict: “I don’t need a prince by my side to be a princess.” Adults (a blushworthy blend of skinwarmed fig milk, cedar wood and vanilla) suggests getting physical to resolve a lovers’ quarrel: “Let’s settle this argument like adults, in the bedroom, naked.” Kissing (hot milk with a trail of sugar candy) propositions: “Kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. Wanna work out?” The power of suggestion, indeed. 100 ml for $135, Sephora, Georgetown; bykilian.com
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