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    Default Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance



    By Kilian will launch Sweet Redemption, the tenth and final fragrance in the L’Oeuvre Noire collection.

    The notes for the sweet powdery woods fragrance include orange blossom, vanilla, myrrh, opopanax, benzoin and incense.

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    Thanks - the name is pretty apt . . orange flower hovering over a biblical base - wow!

    I'm now officially hovering - look forward to hearing more about this, guess he saved dessert till last. I like benzoin, I can manage oppoponax if it's weighted right (Nereides is a bit much, but still cool), myrrh is intriguing etc. etc. Let's see where we get some news from on this one - interesting mix.
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    Yummm- sounds very good ! Thanks Teger !
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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Sounds delicious, if not hugely original, at first glance.

    I hope the "sweet" in "sweet powdery woods" will not provoke a massive pancreatic response.

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    Nooo Im fiending for Kilians at the moment and this sounds fantastic , is Calice Becker the nose ?

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    That sounds like something I at least have to get a sample of!

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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Sounds sort of interesting.

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    I am a HUGE By Kilian fan!!! I absolutely love A Taste Of Heaven!!! My wife wears Beyond Love which smells great on her...Sweet Redemption sounds interesting...it certainly has notes in it that I like alot in other fragrances.....

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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Probably too sweet for my tastes but anything with myrrh, frankincense & opoponax gets my attention.

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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    At the SF sniff in May, Kilian talked about this one. The notes sounded incredible to me...some of my very faves...so I really hope I don't like it or I'm in a few hundred dollars worth of trouble...
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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    It all depends on which note dominate, but I'd love an orange blossom and myrrh fragrance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Probably too sweet for my tastes but anything with myrrh, frankincense & opoponax gets my attention.
    That's what I thought + benzoin.

    But it depends on which note is prominent.
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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Hope that the oriental aspects are the most intense ones on this frag. Also, if this is the final scent of the series, will Kilian start another one or focus on the oud series?

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    Arent there 2 more to come in the Oud series ? Oooo I wonder what he has lined up for us next ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Nooo Im fiending for Kilians at the moment and this sounds fantastic , is Calice Becker the nose ?
    Yes, Calice Becker is the nose.

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    Mikey likey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Arent there 2 more to come in the Oud series ? Oooo I wonder what he has lined up for us next ?????
    They seem to anouce their scents years ahead of their actual releases. I think I remember that the next two ouds will be musk oud and amber oud. And when we saw him in SF he mentioned something called The Last Temptation coming also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    They seem to anouce their scents years ahead of their actual releases. I think I remember that the next two ouds will be musk oud and amber oud. And when we saw him in SF he mentioned something called The Last Temptation coming also.
    You are soooo fortunate to have gotten to go to the signings. I discovered the scents like a week or two after the signings were over so you know I'm PISSED since I am not obsessed with the fragrances! Can't WAIT to smell the Amber Oud and the Sweet Temptation!

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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    I've been sampling this for two days now. Calice Becker is one of my favorite noses. Longevity is short. If you enjoy sillage, it's room filling. It smells completely different if you sniff your arm or you just smell the room filling sillage, which is a major plus in my book.

    If there ever was a true unisex scent, then Sweet Redemption is one. Believe it or not, I think that's the main problem with it. It seems lost without a gender. Like a scent in need of a sex change. Like driving in a foreign city without a GPS. Like a blind date.
    Like a Deer on the freeway. Like a beer without hops.

    My wife was getting ready to buy me a bottle of Rose Oud (a Calice Becker Masterpiece) when I told her I wanted to sample Sweet Redemption first. When Kilian mentions "the dark and mysterious poetry of Jim Morrison as he seemingly forebode his own demise" I was interested. After all Jim Morrison did have a concert in my High School Gym in 1968, and I never did forget that wonderful night. Sorry, us old farts like to reminisce.

    The notes for this scent don't really give you any idea what it smells like. I'll just wait for others to comment while I go to The Kilian website to purchase a bottle of Rose Oud. A decidedly feminine scent, but one my wife says I manage to pull off because of my masculine personality. At least I won't feel lost wearing it.

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    Count me in as a Calice Becker fan too. I sampled this recently. If you like Orange blossom notes, like me, this is a beauty.
    The whole scent , especially the orange blossom note reminded me of APOM Pour homme from Francis Kurkdjian.
    APOM is more simple in structure though. Sillage is indeed great, and very natural smelling. It is unisex alright, but I am not sure if I have the guts to wear this, cause to me it´s slightly more on the feminine side. Maybe due to the vanilla note. This conclusion is after one sampling, I wil wear this more the next days, but so far I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Count me in as a Calice Becker fan too. I sampled this recently. If you like Orange blossom notes, like me, this is a beauty.
    The whole scent , especially the orange blossom note reminded me of APOM Pour homme from Francis Kurkdjian.
    APOM is more simple in structure though. Sillage is indeed great, and very natural smelling. It is unisex alright, but I am not sure if I have the guts to wear this, cause to me it´s slightly more on the feminine side. Maybe due to the vanilla note. This conclusion is after one sampling, I wil wear this more the next days, but so far I like it.
    I guess I just don't care much for Orange Blossom, because I don't like APOM either.

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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Where was everyone smelling this? My Saks in San Francisco was supposed to notify me when they got them available for pre-order. I ordered some samples of it yesterday but I would hope the SF Saks didn't get the tester in without notifying me :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PassionateJourney View Post
    Where was everyone smelling this? My Saks in San Francisco was supposed to notify me when they got them available for pre-order. I ordered some samples of it yesterday but I would hope the SF Saks didn't get the tester in without notifying me :/


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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by PassionateJourney View Post
    Where was everyone smelling this? My Saks in San Francisco was supposed to notify me when they got them available for pre-order. I ordered some samples of it yesterday but I would hope the SF Saks didn't get the tester in without notifying me :/
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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    Blah. It's orange blossom/neroli with no new twists or anything original. This series concludes with a dull fart.
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    Default Re: Sweet Redemption (The End) By Kilian ~ New Fragrance

    If it's anything like Narcisse Noir by Caron - I'll be interested. I should sample it.
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    Grabbed a sample at Bergdorf in NYC today. I am going to hold off on commenting at this point except to say it's not what I expected. Somehow I thought it was more of a gourmand. I need to revisit this with an open mind.

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    I just received a Lucky Scent sample and dabbed a bit on my hand. I like it. It is sweeeeeeet...almost like bubble gum. Actually, it reminds me a bit of Encens & Bubblegum by Etat Libre d'Orange, but it's way more potent. I'm still waiting for the 'encens' part, but I get a little hay, too (what is that?). Thumbs up from me so far. I love Calice Becker, and I love this style of fragrance. I'll be interested in hearing others' opinions, good, bad or indifferent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teger View Post
    Blah. It's orange blossom/neroli with no new twists or anything original. This series concludes with a dull fart.
    Thank you for being so succinct. You said it all with as few words as possible, and all true.

    Come on Kilian and Calice, Sweet Redemption could have, and should have, been a knock out.

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    I had hopes for this! From the notes listed I supposed this would be similar to APOM but deeper and more mysterious with the incense base. The notes are also a very close match to MPG Bois du Turquie which is a stunningly beautiful fragrance of orange flower over incense and woods; but BdT also suffers from lack of direction, no central theme, no backbone, all similar descriptions to thebeck's review of it. I guess I can pull back my eagerness to test it now . . . I'll get to it when I get to it.

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