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    I recently tried a variety of By Kilian Fragrances, Single Malt, Apple Brandy, Straight to Heaven Extreme, and Straight to Heaven. I love the fragrances, however, noticed some really weak sillage and performance especially from Single Malt and both Straight to Heavens. Is this my skin or do these fragrances have relatively poor performance?

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    From my experience they do vary. I know for fact that older bottles will be more potent so it might be worth seeking out older juice.
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    I was going to buy Single Malt for my birthday, sprayed three times from a sample and 2 hrs later its gone. Such a shame!

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    I have noticed the same. I have a bottle of Straight to Heaven, and while it is a beautiful scent worth owning, the longevity is not great. Have you tried spraying your clothes directly? That should help. Personally, I don't let longevity completely deter me from buying a frag. If you love the scent, you should get it!

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    My experiences have been very good performance with very few exceptions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCradle View Post
    I recently tried a variety of By Kilian Fragrances, Single Malt, Apple Brandy, Straight to Heaven Extreme, and Straight to Heaven. I love the fragrances, however, noticed some really weak sillage and performance especially from Single Malt and both Straight to Heavens. Is this my skin or do these fragrances have relatively poor performance?
    I have tried several of their fragrances. I will add that as a house they are just not my cup of tea. They really don't do anything for me. But in answer to your question, other than Black Phantom I found that they were all lacking in the performance department.
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    I only own straight to heaven and love it.
    Projection is minimal for 2 hours then it remains close for another 4-5 on me.
    I’m happy with that.

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    That varies. Some performs better than others.
    Sacred Wood is a beast. Lasts 10+ hours on me, yet it doesn't project loudly and it does stay in your personal space. A pleasant one that leaves a weak trail behind you.

    Single Malt didn't last long on me neither, but Straight to Heaven stayed for 6-8 hours on me,but it isn't strong.

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    I have always had very good results in terms of longevity with all mine from this house. Possibly olfactory fatigue.
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    same for me, as with creed

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    Default Re: By Kilian Performance

    I wore Intoxicated last week and lasted for over 10 hours, STH is a little weaker on my skin but not below average, have not tried single malt to opine
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    Certain fragrances in the line seem to last longer than others on my skin.
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    I think this entire brand is a scam, aside from beautiful bottles and presentations, like Bond No 9, very minimalist juices inside, composed by amateurs, or at least not well planned. Everything I've tried from Kilian has been flat in feel, and fleeting, or just linear as hell. I think they need to lower their prices, slash them in half, for what they are selling, and Bond as well. Both have released way too many unnecessary releases, many redundant, and obvious they are just capitalizing on the market. Brands like Creed, Parfums de Marley, Pennhaligon's, even less accessible brands like Diptyque and Byredo don't try to shove it in your face like Bond, Kilian, Mancera, Montale.. with the same old same old, something a little different but basically the same. It's just becoming a fad I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidoff_Bogart_Jacomo View Post
    I think this entire brand is a scam, aside from beautiful bottles and presentations, like Bond No 9, very minimalist juices inside, composed by amateurs, or at least not well planned. Everything I've tried from Kilian has been flat in feel, and fleeting, or just linear as hell. I think they need to lower their prices, slash them in half, for what they are selling, and Bond as well. Both have released way too many unnecessary releases, many redundant, and obvious they are just capitalizing on the market. Brands like Creed, Parfums de Marley, Pennhaligon's, even less accessible brands like Diptyque and Byredo don't try to shove it in your face like Bond, Kilian, Mancera, Montale.. with the same old same old, something a little different but basically the same. It's just becoming a fad I guess.
    I have to disagree with this one. Kilian has some great, unique offerings such as Back to Black and Dark Lord. Linearity isn't necessarily a bad thing in a fragrance, IMO. Look at Tom Ford for example.

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    I think their scents are amazing, just wish some lasted longer and projected. I must admit that Back to Black and Intoxicated do project and last quite well on me. Its just curious that their is such a gap in performance between those and the rest.




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