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KL Homme (1986)
by Lagerfeld


KL Homme information

Year of Launch1986
Average Rating
(based on 83 votes)

People and companies

Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige
Parent Company at launchEli Lilly & Co > Elizabeth Arden

About KL Homme

KL Homme is a masculine fragrance by Lagerfeld. The scent was launched in 1986

Reviews of KL Homme

Sweet and sour geranium rosewood and orange balsam. Stifling and monotonous. */*
06th November, 2017 (last edited: 13th November, 2017)
Wish I still had my bottle...gave it away too quickly!

KL Homme is a pleasant, multi-faceted and smooth experience. It starts out with a spike of tanginess that blends into a leathery, amber and floral heart. As other reviewers note, it also exposes a mysterious, musky element nestled within that echoes classics like Versace L'Homme and a BIG favorite of mine, Aramis JHL (also discontinued, *sigh*).

Well made and worth a try!
15th January, 2017
Another Lagerfeld worth the hunt. The Adelehydic Citrus is
quite startling in it's effect, initially. It moves into the good stuff quickly. The Civet is there but is carefully groomed to spread it's charm gently.
Like it's brother it suggests a quiet elegance, dries down super smooth. Warm, Ambery and comforting for Fall and Winter.
21st May, 2016 (last edited: 05th November, 2016)
KL Homme is a spicy oriental, and to me smells mostly like a sweeter, more amber-y, less spicy version of Pierre Cardin Pour Homme. It's smooth and rich, quite concentrated, and elegant. I get the similarites with JHL, but KL Homme is a bit lighter, with the carnation and geranium prominent in the heart. The aldehydes in the opening are front and center, but blended nicely with the citrus and lavender, rendering the whole effect quite natural rather than synthetic. To my nose, Pierre Cardin is more pleasing, but KL has its charm too.

H & R's Guide lists the notes as:

Top: Lemon, bergamot, rosewood, lavender, orange, aldehyde
Middle: Carnation, jasmine, geranium, fern, cinnamon, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood
Base: Vanilla, benzoin, olibanum, musk, amber, civet
01st August, 2015
drseid Show all reviews
United States
KL Homme opens with a very nice amber and orange duo leading to a smooth rosewood note that blends right into the opening accord. During the heart phase the rosewood remains as does the amber, now with the orange fading but still detectable while a supporting floral carnation and rose duo joins the party as well as some mild nutmeg-like spice. As the scent enters the dry-down the amber remains as the rosewood and floral notes dissipate, while a sheen-like slightly powdery vanilla joins in as well as a moderate amount of castoreum to give the base a bit of supporting weight. Projection is average and longevity is very good, with the scent lasting 10-12 hours on skin.

KL Homme is really one of a kind. Its dark orange juice gives a great idea of what the scent smells like, as it dominated by a soft orange and warm amber tandem at its core. The scent of the whole is just slightly sweet and powdery overall, never getting even close to becoming overly so on either count. Also it should be noted that KL Homme is very potent, so a little goes a long way providing excellent value. There are some notes in the official pyramid that are a bit misleading as I really do not smell a few of them, instead swapping in similar notes like animalic castoreum for the listed civet, and nutmeg spice for the cinnamon. That said, while I may find the official notes listing somewhat wanting, there is absolutely *nothing* wrong with the end result, however it was achieved. The bottom line is the sadly discontinued KL Homme smells absolutely fantastic and is definitely worth seeking out for trial and prospective purchase on the aftermarket, earning an excellent rating of 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5.
10th February, 2013
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is a tad too aldehydic for my taste, but has an orange and lemony zest to it. After about 15 minutes a flowery geranium and jasmine tone with rose leads to a great drydown, which includes patchouli, a strong wood note, a strong amber component, good civet, a touch if leather, and lots of musk with vanilla sweetness. This second phase adds up to a classic spicy-oriental fragrance with a delicious incense character that has good silage and projection and lasts for seven hours. A classic.
31st December, 2012

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