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    Pure Oud.
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    Back to Black, honey honey honey

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    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.

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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy1985 View Post
    Pure oud almost made me throw up on the fragrance woman.
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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

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    I really appreciate that my first experience with real oud was chaperoned by an oud expert. He really set up the experience carefully, so that we knew what to expect. That enabled me to have a truly enjoyable experience, and to get an idea of which kinds of ouds I liked, and which kinds I didn't. I liked the really sharp and chypre-like ones, as opposed to the more complex "barnyard" varieties. But they're all pretty neat stuff. It's just an order of magnitude more fragrance than one gets in Western formulations.

    My favorite By Kilian has to be Back to Black, but Straight to Heaven is a close second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    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.
    I bought a full bottle of rose oud because when i was sniffing it at saks it smelled great. Then when i took it home and sprayed some on the next day it gave me a bad headache. I dont know why it did given it smells wonderful in the store. Stuffs potent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
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    I know. True story.

  9. #39

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    Back to Black..why? because I like it!
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    Back To Black !
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  11. #41

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    Back To Black is fragrance heaven.

    Liaisons dangereuses comes second. Delicious plum in the likes of Montales Dark Purple.

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    Straight to heaven.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    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 "

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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    Back to Black. Best honey I know of at the high end, though a nice old Perlier bain moussant would do just as well.
    Currently wearing: Agar Attar by Agar Aura

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    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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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    My second post here,
    Pure Oud: best oud sprayer ever produced
    I do not care for the rest

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    Incense Oud...rich "in-your-face" incense and spice fragrance.
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    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

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    Straight to Heaven; its great for winter.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Back to Black will always be my favourite.

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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    Tough question. I have grown to like the house over the last 2 years.
    Currently own:
    Pure Oud & Extreme Oud
    Incense Oud
    Eternal 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.
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    Current favourites:
    Frederic Malle The Night
    Creed Spice and Wood
    Creed Pure White Cologne
    Kilian Extreme Oud
    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    Roja Dove UAE
    Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme/Puredistance M
    Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Ormonde Jayne Black Gold

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    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.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    I live in a hot climate... Out of these, which would be most appropriate for daytime wear?

    Incense Oud
    A Taste of Heaven
    Straight to Heaven

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    Anyone want to take a shot at the above question a few months on?

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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    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. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)

    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    5. Puredistance Black


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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    Straight to Heaven, Back to Black and Musc Oud, I find them very versatile and work in any season for me..

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    Default Re: What's your favourite By Kilian fragrance and why?

    Straight to Heaven by far
    Summer rotation:
    Xerjoff Uden
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Aventus
    Frapin L'humaniste
    Dior Homme cologne 2013
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès

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    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.

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