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Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux (2018)
by By Kilian


Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux information

Year of Launch2018
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 10 votes)

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HouseBy Kilian
Parent Company at launchEstee Lauder Companies

About Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux

Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux is a masculine fragrance by By Kilian. The scent was launched in 2018

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Reviews of Dark Lord Ex Tenebris Lux

It's weird watching established luxury niche brands trying to reach out to fans of indie perfumes. Dark Lord contains a lot of the DNA often used by new upstart perfumers in a clear attempt to feel more cutting edge. There's the heavy reliance on smoky cade and natural cedar, as well as a Tauer-ade of green resins, and also the use of jasmine paired against dark woods to act as a sweetener. Dark Lord matches all of this up against an Encre Noir-inspired mix of vetiver and geranium.

As such, Dark Lord smells more like a Bruno Fazzolari or an Olympic Orchids than a Saks Fifth Avenue prestige perfume - not that there's anything wrong with that. Personally speaking, I find it a bit harsh and oddly unbalanced, like it has a few too many ingredients for its own good, so I'm voting neutral, but this has made for interesting sniffing.
08th January, 2019
Mix medicinal leather with the TdH Parfum and you get Dark Lord. After the opening you start to get the jasmine but it never overwhelms the leather.

Feels like a versatile fall/winter scent.

Has good projection and longevity.
20th August, 2018

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