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    Thumbs up 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Just saw this on nstperfume.com. The Addictive State of Mind series is going to be aimed at men- supposed to be out in October

    Intoxicated ~ developed by perfumer Calice Becker and inspired by Turkish coffee. The notes include green cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon.

    Light My Fire ~ developed by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur and inspired by Monte Cristo cigars. The notes include cumin, tedded hay, patchouli, vetiver, honey and vanilla.

    Smoke for the Soul ~ developed by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin and inspired by cannabis. The notes include eucalyptus, grapefruit, cardamom, mate tea, tobacco, birch and cashmere woods.

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/06/13...ew-fragrances/

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    I'm going to layer all 3 and party

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Thanks for the info. I'm a huge fan of [almost] everything by Kilian has put out, so I will really be looking for these when they come out.
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    Great news thank's for sharing!

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Thanks for this info!
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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Thanks for the info. Can't wait to try smoke for the soul. Sounds like a sure thing
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    It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the Kilian line. Straight to Heaven is my all-time favorite, Back to Black cuts through the winter like no other fragrance... heck, even though it doesn't get much love here, I'm a big fan of Flower of Immortality (the peach does it for me).

    That said, Smoke for the Soul sounds incredible. Heck, all three of these sound incredible. (Of course, like everything this house has done, the packaging is amazing - which is important for an ad man like me.) I will definitely have to sample all of them when I get the chance...
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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Looking forward to Smoke for the Soul.

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I haven't tried any of their fragrances but these ones seem worth a try.
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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Well, I do love Montecristo cigars, so Light My Fire sounds particularly interesting. The listed cumin is worrisome though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentAddicted View Post
    Smoke for the Soul ~ developed by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin and inspired by cannabis. The notes include eucalyptus, grapefruit, cardamom, mate tea, tobacco, birch and cashmere woods.

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I sampled all three (lab samples) in NY at Bergdorf Goodman and all will be worth sampling on the skin when released. Smoke for the Soul is the one I really want to revisit first. It has a very strong marijuana note...something I would not want to wear to work. I don't want to be drug tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Smoke for the Soul is the one I really want to revisit first. It has a very strong marijuana note...something I would not want to wear to work. I don't want to be drug tested.

    Now I really can't wait to try them. I love the way Mary Jane smells!

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    My impression of the house just went straight downhill. I find these names and the whole concept to be disgusting. I'd been contemplating an oud purchase from Kilian but upon reading this, that's never gonna happen.

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    I hate the smell of cannabis so that note ruins it for me.
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    By Kilian is one of my favorite houses, but lately I've been let down with the projection & longevity of their fragrances. Namely, Vodka on the Rocks, Musk Oud, and Sacred Wood. Really nice smelling, but they seem to turn to skin scents after a few hours. Will definitely sample out this new line.

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    By Killian is one of those few houses that I was never interested in. I dont know what it is, but everything I tried from them just never clicked with me. And besides, like Wheatstraw said, their conceptual image is highly pretentious and immature (imo). And the prices? Well, their prices are taking my disposition to a whole different level

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I just picked up samples of these three and as soon as I got home I sprayed a single spray of Smoke for the Soul on my wrist. Having read the notes, I wasn't expecting to actually smell cannabis, but immediately the opening was like a rich, fresh Baggie of strong Dutch weed, but unlike any strain I may or may not have smoked in my youth, it comes across as fresher and more herbaceous, and even a slight mintiness perhaps from the eucalyptus. So far...thumbs up, but not sure i want to smell this way personally.

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Has anyone received their mailing list samples yet?

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tollers View Post
    I just picked up samples of these three and as soon as I got home I sprayed a single spray of Smoke for the Soul on my wrist. Having read the notes, I wasn't expecting to actually smell cannabis, but immediately the opening was like a rich, fresh Baggie of strong Dutch weed, but unlike any strain I may or may not have smoked in my youth, it comes across as fresher and more herbaceous, and even a slight mintiness perhaps from the eucalyptus. So far...thumbs up, but not sure i want to smell this way personally.
    I agree! But I think I do want to smell like this...just not at work. This is likely to be my first By Kilion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I agree! But I think I do want to smell like this...just not at work. This is likely to be my first By Kilion.
    Sounds like you'll love it. A few hours in and that single small spray has quiet ended down on me, but hasn't really developed much, but is still convincing I can see its appeal, but for me, not FBW. I'll wear it to mess with some stoner friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyP View Post
    By Killian is one of those few houses that I was never interested in. I dont know what it is, but everything I tried from them just never clicked with me. And besides, like Wheatstraw said, their conceptual image is highly pretentious and immature (imo). And the prices? Well, their prices are taking my disposition to a whole different level

    I am going to continue overlooking this house completely... Next!
    These are my thoughts exactly

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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I haven't been a fan of recent Kilan releases although B2B is still one of my all time favs. This new direction though has caught my eye. Any comments or impressions from those with samples of Light my fire or intoxicated.
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    Killian is good. My favorites from Killian are: Pure Oud, Straight to Heaven and Imperial Tea. These are exceptional. All three sound fantastic and I am a big fan of these perfumers as well. Intoxicated, Smoke for the Soul, Light My Fire all sound worth testing!

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    Looks like Killian got a hold of some Tobacco & Cannabis oil.
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    It would seem. I'm interested in the one with strong cannabis notes.

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    Looks like Killian got a hold of some Tobacco & Cannabis oil.
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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I left some impressions in the other thread.

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    $200 plus cannabis scent-hhmmm-got me thinking-how would one explain to a police officer who will notice that scent emanating from you if you were to stopped for some illegal infraction?

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    I just put up reviews of Smoke for the Soul and Intoxicated on my blog:

    Smoke for the soul:

    The opening of Smoke for the Soul can almost be read as a riff on the classic Cuir de Russie genre, the smoky scent of rectified birchtar being offset by a bright citrus accord that incorporates a fresh, methyl pamplemousse-type grapefruit synth.
    The old idea however, is given a novel twist through the addition of eucalyptus whose camphorous, herbal vapours infuse the scent and serve to introduce a sweet-n-spicy green heart with vetiverish tones. As the phenolic aspects begin to recede, Smoke for the Soul takes on a more familiar character of slightly damp peppery woods (Iso E Super, Cashmeran etc) and musks, with some vanillic / benzoic and ambery sweetness.
    The publicity for the scent mentions cannabis, but truly, it smells nothing like ganja. That said, it is one of the better releases from the house in recent times.


    Intoxicated:

    Intoxicated sees By Kilian create a heavily Mugler-inspired gourmand, featuring a familiar coffee/cocoa/ patchouli blend that’s sweetened with enough sugary Maltol and Ambrox-type woody-ambers to turn its wearer diabetic. This is overlaid with a citrus accord that starts fresh-metallic-ozonic-grapefruit before turning aldehydic-waxy-herbal-agrestic-bergamot. Smuggled amidst it all also seems to be a pinene-y resin which idea could have been developed further.
    Intoxicated is a bit like a conversation where both sides are talking yet neither is listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    I just put up reviews of Smoke for the Soul and Intoxicated on my blog:

    Smoke for the soul:

    The opening of Smoke for the Soul can almost be read as a riff on the classic Cuir de Russie genre, the smoky scent of rectified birchtar being offset by a bright citrus accord that incorporates a fresh, methyl pamplemousse-type grapefruit synth.
    The old idea however, is given a novel twist through the addition of eucalyptus whose camphorous, herbal vapours infuse the scent and serve to introduce a sweet-n-spicy green heart with vetiverish tones. As the phenolic aspects begin to recede, Smoke for the Soul takes on a more familiar character of slightly damp peppery woods (Iso E Super, Cashmeran etc) and musks, with some vanillic / benzoic and ambery sweetness.
    The publicity for the scent mentions cannabis, but truly, it smells nothing like ganja. That said, it is one of the better releases from the house in recent times.


    Intoxicated:

    Intoxicated sees By Kilian create a heavily Mugler-inspired gourmand, featuring a familiar coffee/cocoa/ patchouli blend that’s sweetened with enough sugary Maltol and Ambrox-type woody-ambers to turn its wearer diabetic. This is overlaid with a citrus accord that starts fresh-metallic-ozonic-grapefruit before turning aldehydic-waxy-herbal-agrestic-bergamot. Smuggled amidst it all also seems to be a pinene-y resin which idea could have been developed further.
    Intoxicated is a bit like a conversation where both sides are talking yet neither is listening.
    How about longevity and sillage? great review btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc1987 View Post
    How about longevity and sillage?
    Intoxicated is certainly the 'bigger' of the two and has greater throw. Both however, are fixed down with plenty of persistent musks so last a good while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post

    Smoke for the soul:

    smells nothing like ganja.
    I'll have to smell it myself of course, but this is seriously disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    I'll have to smell it myself of course, but this is seriously disappointing.
    Agreed, was really hoping this note would come through stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    I just put up reviews of Smoke for the Soul and Intoxicated on my blog:

    Smoke for the soul:

    The opening of Smoke for the Soul can almost be read as a riff on the classic Cuir de Russie genre, the smoky scent of rectified birchtar being offset by a bright citrus accord that incorporates a fresh, methyl pamplemousse-type grapefruit synth.
    The old idea however, is given a novel twist through the addition of eucalyptus whose camphorous, herbal vapours infuse the scent and serve to introduce a sweet-n-spicy green heart with vetiverish tones. As the phenolic aspects begin to recede, Smoke for the Soul takes on a more familiar character of slightly damp peppery woods (Iso E Super, Cashmeran etc) and musks, with some vanillic / benzoic and ambery sweetness.
    The publicity for the scent mentions cannabis, but truly, it smells nothing like ganja. That said, it is one of the better releases from the house in recent times.


    Intoxicated:

    Intoxicated sees By Kilian create a heavily Mugler-inspired gourmand, featuring a familiar coffee/cocoa/ patchouli blend that’s sweetened with enough sugary Maltol and Ambrox-type woody-ambers to turn its wearer diabetic. This is overlaid with a citrus accord that starts fresh-metallic-ozonic-grapefruit before turning aldehydic-waxy-herbal-agrestic-bergamot. Smuggled amidst it all also seems to be a pinene-y resin which idea could have been developed further.
    Intoxicated is a bit like a conversation where both sides are talking yet neither is listening.
    Thanks for sharing your impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Thematt202 View Post
    I left some impressions in the other thread.
    Where's the other thread can't seem to find it
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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    I just put up reviews of Smoke for the Soul and Intoxicated on my blog:

    Smoke for the soul:

    The opening of Smoke for the Soul can almost be read as a riff on the classic Cuir de Russie genre, the smoky scent of rectified birchtar being offset by a bright citrus accord that incorporates a fresh, methyl pamplemousse-type grapefruit synth.
    The old idea however, is given a novel twist through the addition of eucalyptus whose camphorous, herbal vapours infuse the scent and serve to introduce a sweet-n-spicy green heart with vetiverish tones. As the phenolic aspects begin to recede, Smoke for the Soul takes on a more familiar character of slightly damp peppery woods (Iso E Super, Cashmeran etc) and musks, with some vanillic / benzoic and ambery sweetness.
    The publicity for the scent mentions cannabis, but truly, it smells nothing like ganja. That said, it is one of the better releases from the house in recent times.


    Intoxicated:

    Intoxicated sees By Kilian create a heavily Mugler-inspired gourmand, featuring a familiar coffee/cocoa/ patchouli blend that’s sweetened with enough sugary Maltol and Ambrox-type woody-ambers to turn its wearer diabetic. This is overlaid with a citrus accord that starts fresh-metallic-ozonic-grapefruit before turning aldehydic-waxy-herbal-agrestic-bergamot. Smuggled amidst it all also seems to be a pinene-y resin which idea could have been developed further.
    Intoxicated is a bit like a conversation where both sides are talking yet neither is listening.
    Thanks for sharing your impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Thematt202 View Post
    I left some impressions in the other thread.
    Where's the other thread can't seem to find it
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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    It definitely gives the impression of walking into an Amsterdam coffee shop whilst the top notes are present. I think it's mainly down to the eucalyptus.

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    I just opened all samples! I love all 3, but my favorite has to be Light my fire then intoxicated and last smoke for the soul! I am def getting lmf and intoxicated travel sprays!
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    I got mine as well but haven't tried them yet! can't wait to test them later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheatstraw2 View Post
    My impression of the house just went straight downhill. I find these names and the whole concept to be disgusting. I'd been contemplating an oud purchase from Kilian but upon reading this, that's never gonna happen.
    Why do you find the whole concept disgusting? Perhaps I can understand with the cannabis one but what is wrong with the other two?

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    Some first impressions of By Killian Addictive State of Mind fragrances. I have samples of all three and I have been able to easily talk myself out of a purchase on all of them. Too bad as I had high hopes here. I consider them average at best. (1) Smoke for the Soul smells nothing like cannabis but that is probably a good thing. It is constructed of a variety of ingredients designed to form a raw green grass smoke note impression, but doesn't succeed. It smells ok. I don't like it as much as Kinski or Yatagan for this type of thing. It's a no / maybe for me. There is a eucalyptus note in there that is interesting. All the elements are very loosely strung together - it might grow on me. (2) Light My Fire is maybe the best of the bunch as far as attractive aroma with its smoke, leaves and wood fire notes. The synthetic musks might be a little much in here, are there musks? - but the killer for me is the name. I guess that should not be a factor, but do I want to reach for a fragrance the called "Light My Fire"? Very Jim Morrisson, presumptuous, - A big no for me. (3) Intoxicated - is mildly intoxicating with a bit of gourmand and of a bit boozy cafe cordial type of aroma. A little too sweet with not enough firmament to the fragrance for my taste. It's lightweight and doesn't ask for more investigation, more searching or evoking a sense of wonder. Is it a chronic condition of the entire "addictive state of mind" series? Are they half hearted efforts towards towards a completed work of art? - Are they not really "all in"?
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    Default Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    To be honest I really dont like them, and now, I just gave it to a teenage friend who seems to like it cuz it's "expensive" I'm sure he means less economical than Axe....


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    I tried intoxicated today, it was boozy in the opening notes followed by chocolate gourmand. The drydown smells pretty "soapy" to me, it smells deep and dark and really reminds me of LIDGE and 24 Go dark, its possibly the bergamot coming through. Overall I like it, it smells like a dark version of straight to heaven but with something missing.

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    Smoke for The Soul is the most appealing

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    I am sampling these right now. Intoxicated is a sickeningly sweet chocolatey scent that reminds me of a bad imitation of A*men. Smoke for the Soul has a disgusting herbal smell to it, somewhat similar to oregano in the drydown. Light my Fire is the least offensive but only vaguely smells of smoke/tobacco and is totally uninteresting. Very disappointed in all 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I am sampling these right now. Intoxicated is a sickeningly sweet chocolatey scent that reminds me of a bad imitation of A*men. Smoke for the Soul has a disgusting herbal smell to it, somewhat similar to oregano in the drydown. Light my Fire is the least offensive but only vaguely smells of smoke/tobacco and is totally uninteresting. Very disappointed in all 3.
    Aw sheez, I was looking forward to these by the descriptions too.

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    Tried smoke for the soul today, my initial reaction was WOW, really did smell like smoke - sort of like a bonfire with smoke in the air!! It did smell a bit like cannabis but more earthy/leafy and it had a strong eucalyptus smell to it.I sprayed it around 8am , its not 4.30pm and I can only smell it a bit so around 8h longevity.

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    I'm not surprised by some of the feedback so far. After releasing so many syrupy sweet releases, By Kilian wouldn't know the first thing about creating both a genuine and satisfying masculine scent, IMHO.

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    Finally got around to trying the 3 new by kilians...

    Smoke for the soul I suppose I do agree it smells a little like black afgano. However I think it smelled better off hand. Also I dont really think BA smells anything like weed, nor did my more heavy stoner friends lol. However smoke for the soul deff although maybe not a weed smell per say, it deff smells like a stoner kinda smell lol. Got a lot of the eucalyptus or whatever which kinda makes me think a bit of vicks vapor rub. Anyway I thought this was pretty nice. However in my one testing this did horrible performance wise. Very light, maybe last 5 maybe 6 hours if that. And after that it was a skin scent at best and even then there were times I couldnt smell it. Just came and went. I also durning the first part of this got a sorta almost boozy or alcohol smell to it as well which was kinda interesting. But perhaps that was a placebo effect due to the brand cant say for sure.


    Rep told me light my fire was selling really well but i think it mighta been the worst for me. Cant think of really anything to relate it to, but for what its worth since it has honey hay and tobacco. I dont think it smelled like chergui. That being said I dont really get the hay note in chergui but in this I did.

    Intoxicated was the most interesting I thought. On paper it really did remind me a lot of Amen. However on my skin it smells quite a bit different with just a bit of amen in the background. I was kinda blown away by how much of a coffee smell I got. One of the most dominate coffee sorta smelling fragrances ive smelled period actually. Not sure what specific flavor it is, but I want to say its like a spicey chestnut? Hazelnut? Nutmeg sorta coffee. This also performed the best for me. However I also felt kinda bored while wearing it, like I also felt if I sprayed to much of it on it would actually make me sick as well. Go figure. For me this is probably what pure coffee should have been back in the day. But even so I still think im looking for a better coffee scent. I feel like this is probably great for some actually but it just isnt quite the coffee frag im looking for. But I am impressed that it made me think of coffee. So many times I smell all this stuff that is supposed to be a coffee frag and it doenst remind me of coffee at all this one deff did though.

    Anyway id like to try smoke for the soul again as I kinda did enjoy it in a novelty way but man it just did not do very well especially for the price.

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    I got a men vibe from intoxicated as well. Honestly for me this whole series was disappointing to me. Each fragrance reminded me of something else i had all ready owned or tried. And when spending the absolutely stupid prices asked for a by kilian fragrance I think they could be a little more original.

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    damnit Kilian, what are you doing to me? The packaging is beautiful, the concepts are a little eye-rolling but generally make sense, you've got good perfumers and presumably a budget to create some nice juice, and all of a sudden you're just pumping out the series's with mediocre juice. The branding, packaging, and copy isn't going to save the juice, it's got to actually perform too brother, and it's so damn close but you've got competition, good solid competition. Damn guy, get your juice together. PS Mr. Ford, if you're listening, same applies you too buddy.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ywtF5mH2AQ i made a video of my opinions on this as well if anyone cares... *shameless plug*

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    So is Intoxicated a bust?

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    I think its the best of the new 3 myself. Like I said in my video maybe its skin chemistry but on paper although it smells like a*men(or really more so pure coffee) I think on skin the differences are much more noticeable. Ultimately for me I guess I think its to expensive for what it is. But I might get a decant of it at some point. I was pleasantly surprised by it myself.

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    Just got samples of these and Smoke For The Soul is soooo awesome. I can totally smell weed. No question about it. I really need a full bottle of this.
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    2) By Kilian - Straight To Heaven
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    Just received samples of all three with a lucky scent order, so I'll report back soon. I've just had a quick dab of Intoxicated, first impressions? Somewhere between original A-MEN and one of it's flankers (as far as scent and lightness in comparison to the original).

    EDIT:

    Just had a dab of the other two. Unimpressed to be honest, Smoke for your soul, has a mentholated Vics vapor rub effect from the eucalyptus, although in its defense, it definitely does smell like weed (albeit a caricature version, but it's definitely there). Light my Fire is a little pedestrian and doesn't smell anything like Monte Cristo cigars (which I smoke often), it's like a more like a juvenile version of Chergui which Thierry Mugler would have released. Meh!
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    I finally got ahold of some samples, and am giving them full-body wears over the next three days and posting my thoughts right here.

    Today, I put on Intoxicated. Yes, as some have mentioned, this does have similarities to A*Men. But there are key differences. It's a significantly lighter scent, which can be either a blessing or a curse given how potent you like your scents. (For someone who gets overwhelmed by the potency of A*Men, it's a blessing.) There isn't the polarizing tar note, there's a spicy opening instead of the also-polarizing A*Men introduction, and there's coffee midnotes that make it smell a little like the A*Men Pure Coffee flanker. From the notes listing, this is exactly what I expected, and the scent is in line with my expectations. Gourmand? Yes. A friend of mine mistook it for the smell of sweets baking. Overall, if you're looking for a lighter, more wearable niche alternative to A*Men, give this one a try.

    Tomorrow, I will be wearing Smoke for the Soul, and I will be wearing Light my Fire on Friday. Look for reviews of both here. I have high hopes for the former, but when it comes to the latter, Kilian already came out with Back to Black, another tobacco scent - and one that will be a challenge to top.
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    Of the Addictive State of Mind series Apple Brandy is a decent scent that smells like I spilled Apple Brandy on self at Thanksgiving dinner with the older relatives and this after being doused in Smoke for the Soul from the younger peeps out back having a little weed. Light My Fire is OK, kind of smokey. Overall I think the series is kind of boring.

    It feels to me that Killian is really trying to pump up sales and create presence for his brand in the market during the last year. New product drives sales, especially in niche, luxury or prestige brands and By Killian has added lots of new products to their lineup. They have doubled their product selection in the last 14 months! Wow, that is impressive expansion of the brand. But, I have to give it to Killian for offering some really different fragrance options for the niche perfume faithful to ponder. What's new? By Killian has created and introduced: In the Garden of Good and Evil: Good Girl Gone Bad, In the City of Sin, Forbidden Games, Playing with the Devil, Asian Tales: Water Calligraphy, Imperial Tea, Sacred Wood, Flower of Immortality, Bamboo Harmony and Addictive State of Mind Smoke for the Soul, Vodka on the Rocks, Apple Brandy, Light My Fire, Intoxicated. Who can not find something to like in the barrage of newness from By Killian. My personal favorites in all these that are new are: Imperial Tea and Apple Brandy while I think Smoke for the Soul and In the City of Sin have mild interest. But, really there is not a great fragrance in the entire group of 14 new fragrances.

    Killian is acting like a company that is trying to get bought. Pump up sales, build brand diversity and weight, become a more attractive target for a buyout. More expensive for a buyout too by building that earnings multiple. Is Killian looking for a corporate home as in the recent purchases of Editions Frederic Malle, Le Labo, Tom Ford and Jo Malone? Why not Killian? The cosmetics giants are in a buying mood and the market appears to be undergoing consolidation. The best new product item that Killian has created is the company itself and it wouldn't surprise me at all if By Killian sells really well - the entire company. Is LVMH circling? Estee Lauder? Coty? Procter and Gamble?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Killian is acting like a company that is trying to get bought. Pump up sales, build brand diversity and weight, become a more attractive target for a buyout. More expensive for a buyout too by building that earnings multiple. Is Killian looking for a corporate home like Editions Frederic Malle, Le Labo, Tom Ford and Jo Malone. The cosmetics giants are in a buying mood and the market appears to be undergoing consolidation. The best new product item that Killian has created is the company itself and it wouldn't surprise me at all if By Killian sells really well - the entire company. Is LVMH circling? Estee Lauder? Coty? Procter and Gamble?
    I don't see Kilian selling, having read his quotes and met him in person. He wants to be the next big thing on his own watch. Kilian himself is no fan of the big cosmetics brands, having worked for Dior, YSL Beaute (he was the man behind Alexander McQueen's Kingdom), and L'Oreal's Giorgio Armani brand in the past.

    P&G has been selling fragrance brands right and left and plans to sell even more - expect P&G to focus on 4 or 5 power brands, down from today's 20 or so. He is a scion of the LVMH family, so if he does sell (unlikely), I could see him selling to them. Lauder seems to be hungry for more, but I see them making other niche acquisitions. Coty, I'm not so sure about, as they don't have much of a niche track record.

    That said, I'm wearing Smoke for the Soul today. I don't smoke pot (first of all, it's illegal in Indiana, and secondly, the former congressman for this area was a big anti-pot guy), and I don't smoke at all, but this is a very unique fragrance. It's green yet smoky at the same time, something few fragrances that aren't vetiver-based can accomplish, yet this one does. Regardless of the pot connection mentioned in the ads, I really, really like this scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Of the Addictive State of Mind series Apple Brandy is a decent scent
    Don't think that one is part of the series.
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