Sorry for the extended absence.. been caught up in a whirlwind of things over the past few weeks. Thanks a lot for all the great advice, I'll definitely check out Luckyscent's decants.
As for what kind of fragrances I like.. I think my wardrobe speaks for it fairly well. I like strong, dark fragrances like London, John Varvatos, and Kiton Black. While I do have a few spring / summer fragrances, I find I'm more drawn to the fall / winter type, so were I to drop such a hefty investment into a bottle of By Kilian, I'd probably want it to be a darker, richer fragrance rather than a light aquatic or floral.
edit: Looking at the page on Luckyscents, I have a question or two:
"L’Oeuvre Noire Collection
He’s named his first collection of fragrances L’Oeuvre Noire and broken them into three distinct parts: feminine (theme: ingénues, a mix of tender sweetness and awakening wiles); masculine (theme: artificial paradise, the dark side of beauty) and unisex (theme: the Parisian orgy, a source of desires, transgressions and pleasures of the flesh).
1. What does "L’Oeuvre Noire" translate to?
2. Which of his first collection are considered which, when it comes to 'masculine,' 'feminine,' and 'unisex'? Basenotes has them all listed as unisex.