Not a tribute to singer Amy Winehouse but the 8th perfume in the L’ouevre noire series of fragrances by Kilian Hennessy (yes that Hennessy), a former L'oreal executive and owner of By Kilian. Dubbed an aphrodisiac...does it live up to its name?
Working with perfumer Calice Becker this fragrance taunts and tantalizes with the “narcotic lure” of tobacco and a return to sensuality. Reportedly, women will find the ambery-woody scent feminine (let the men think it was made for them). The fragrance notes feature bergamot, nutmeg, saffron, cardamom, coriander, raspberry, blue chamomile, honey, olibanum, cedar, oak, tobacco accord, patchouli, vanilla, almond and labdanum.
So, is it a Chypre? A Gourmand? We don't know exactly and we don't care. Wearing it, we needed bodyguards....
Back to Black is available at LuckyScent.com.- Michelyn Camen
Camen is a New York City based fragrance specialist and the owner of FifthSense N.Y.C. where she consults for luxury, beauty and fragrance companies. She also provides personalized fragrance evaluations based on body chemistry, psychology, fashion, and lifestyle. She is an Editor for Fragrantica.com, the Fragrance Columnist for UptownSocial.net, the former Senior Contributing Writer for Sniffapalooza Magazine, New in Niche Columnist for Basenotes and Editorial Director/Fragrance Editor for Beauty News NYC & LA. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelyn AT Fashiontribes DOT com.
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