Back to Black, honey honey honey
Sans parfum, la peau est muette.
What I'm wearing:
1. Annick Goutal Sables
2. Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
3. Lagerfeld Cologne (vintage)
4. Abdul Samad al Qurashi Dahn al Oudh Anteeque
5. Jil Sander Background
6. Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli
7. Yohji Yamamato Yohji Homme
8. Histoire des Parfums 1725
What I admire and spend time pondering:
1. Fendi Theorema
2. Christian Dior Diorella
3. Ralph Lauren Polo
Back to Black, honey honey honey
Pure oud almost made me throw up on the fragrance woman.
The best are Incense oud, Musk oud, Straight to heaven, Back to black, Cruel Intentions but this one is a little to sweet for me but still a great scent.
I've only tried Love Don't be shy, Back to black, pure oud, and rose oud. I really really like rose oud. When I run out of my decant, I could see myself buying a full bottle.
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My favorite By Kilian has to be Back to Black, but Straight to Heaven is a close second.
Back to Black..why? because I like it!
Back To Black !
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
Back To Black is fragrance heaven.
Liaisons dangereuses comes second. Delicious plum in the likes of Montales Dark Purple.
Straight to heaven.
My current top ten:
1. Oud Wood
2. Straight to Heaven
3. Epic Man
4. Santal 33
5. Tonka Imperial
6. Pure Malt
7. Jubilation XXV
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
10. Terre D'Hermes
Straight to heaven ...blended nicely
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Back to Black. Best honey I know of at the high end, though a nice old Perlier bain moussant would do just as well.
I have to give the nod to Straight to Heaven, but I also am a huge fan of Back to Black. Decisions, decisions.
Straight to Heaven is absolutely amazing, especially in cold weather. When Kilian himself told me at South Coast Plaza to smell Straight to Heaven even though I had pre-sniffed several other By Kilians because he thought it would be the best fit for me, he was dead-on. It transports you to an entirely different place from where you are every time you get a whiff of it. It is masterfully blended, has gotten me countless compliments, and is well worth the price.
Back to Black also transports me to another world; this time to PK's: a tobacconist and newsstand in Des Plaines, Illinois that I visited frequently as a very young child to look at kids' and computer magazines (and get candy on the side). It smells exactly like how I remember the shop: numerous pipe tobaccos mixed with candy, newsprint and magazines. And since I had fond memories of PK's, I fell in love with Back to Black.
Both have excellent longevity, though the drydown of Straight to Heaven is far closer to the skin than that of Back to Black.
I also like A Taste of Heaven, Amber Oud, and Prelude to Love as well, but Straight to Heaven and Back to Black remain my favorites from the By Kilian line.
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My second post here,
Pure Oud: best oud sprayer ever produced
I do not care for the rest
Incense Oud...rich "in-your-face" incense and spice fragrance.
I've only tried some from the line (A Taste of Heaven, Back to Black, Cruel Intentions, Liaisons Dangereuses) and "been there, done that, smell better" are the feeling I have for all of then. Lack of creativity and uniqueness is the common pattern I find from the ones I've tried
Straight to Heaven; its great for winter.
Is it a By Kilian fragrance that is spicy, oriental, strong and powerful with great projection? Not sweet, but maby just a tiny hint of sweetness. Something in the family with Amouage Epic, Honour, Silver, Frapin Caravelle Epicee, CDG 2 Man, etc.
Back to black then love, then straight to heaven. All the others are lost on me especially for the price. Even straight to heaven is kinda hit or miss for me the few times ive worn it.
Back to Black will always be my favourite.
Tough question. I have grown to like the house over the last 2 years.
Pure Oud & Extreme Oud
Straight to Heaven & A Taste of Heaven
Amber Oud (which I don't like and am selling).
I just tried Musk Oud today and really liked it. Eternal oud is the intense version of Musk Oud. Yet to try Rose Oud and Gold Oud.
My favourite is probably Extreme Oud at the moment. I like the Oud and Saffron combo in particular.
Prices Rreduced!UK Only:UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud
My UK Swapsies!
Frederic Malle The Night
Roja Dove Semi Bespoke 14
Roja Dove Roja (Haute Luxe)
Kilian Eternal Oud
Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum
Roja Dove Great Britain
Nabeel Spirit of Dubai Baz
I sampled Smoke for the Soul from a lab sample in NY and it may be my favorite. Why? Because it smells like marijuana and I like the smell of pot.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (26 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (25 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (20 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (16 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (16 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (14 wears)
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I live in a hot climate... Out of these, which would be most appropriate for daytime wear?
A Taste of Heaven
Straight to Heaven
Anyone want to take a shot at the above question a few months on?
To answer your question: Straight to Heaven. STH is the fresher of the 3, though the other 2 aren't really fresh fragrances and are more suitable for Fall and Winter.
Current top 5:
1. Frederic Malle The Night
2. Parfums de Marly Oajan
3. MDCI Chypre Palatin
4. MH Feuilles de Tabac
5. MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
Straight to Heaven, Back to Black and Musc Oud, I find them very versatile and work in any season for me..
Straight to Heaven by far
Clive Christian X
By Kilian Straight to Heaven
Dior Homme Intense
Xerjoff Casamorati 1888
Creed Original Santal
Creed Bois du Portugal
Guerlain Tonka Imperial
Roja Dove Creation E
YSL Body Kouros
Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
"Waste time wondering which "cologne" pulls better, and your genes will spread only by accident. A perfume should be right for the man, not for the job"
Smoke for the soul ...nothing else like it
It's actually quite unique but still very wearable for me . It smells similar to what I think a famous rock star would probably smell like after a big show.