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Apple Brandy (2013)
by By Kilian


Apple Brandy information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 57 votes)

People and companies

HouseBy Kilian
PerfumerSidonie Lancesseur

About Apple Brandy

Apple Brandy is a shared / unisex perfume by By Kilian. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur

Apple Brandy fragrance notes

Reviews of Apple Brandy

probably my first scrubber. the initial blast is amazing, exactly like apple brandy, boozy and fruity. but drydown turns into medicinal cough syrup type vibe. very cloying, dense and nauseating. i love calvados (french apple brandy) so this was a blind buy for me. and sold it off after 1 use for less than half. you know what they say about blind buys... Don't!
11th March, 2019
Reminds me of sliced apples in caramel sauce that has some booze in it. There's also something that reminds me of maple syrup.

I didn't like it upon first wearing but second time around it quite nice. I can see this as something others would want to get close to and smell more of on you.

Best in cooler weather. Can't decide if this is casual or more formal but it doesn't smell cheap.

I get all day longevity and the scent doesn't change much other than just losing some of the initial punch in the opening. Projection is good, you won't need but a few sprays.
09th February, 2018
Eager to try this after hearing that it was very similar to By Kilian Single Malt, which I loved, Apple Brandy did not disappoint. First, it is, as I'd seen reported, very similar to Single Malt, which itself came out only last year, two years after Apple Brandy. Both are very boozy and sweet. Whereas Single Malt doesn't branch off too much from the main sweet whiskey vibe, Apple Brandy, as expected, ever so slightly veers in the direction of apple and spices. So it's Single Malt with a slight transformation that highlights a spicy apple vibe.

Great on projection and longevity, this expensive fragrance (like Single Malt, $295 for 50ml) merits a try and comparison to Single Malt. Apple Brandy seems slightly more popular than Single Malt, and I admit that I still need to compare them side by side at the same time on skin, but I can offer that I like the balance of Single Malt somewhat more, though Apple Brandy is a superb fragrance. Both are standouts, and Apple Brandy delivers the sweet whiskey vibe with the apple and spicy highlights--I don't get much in terms of individual notes beyond that.

8 out of 10
17th February, 2016
Upon initial spray, I got a strong fermented apple vibe (in a good way). The cedar soon kicked in and balanced things out. The vanilla played a nice role in the drydown. I've always said the Kilian fragrances were overhyped and overpriced. I still feel that way! Overall a decent fragrance. 7/10
17th August, 2015
Emoe Show all reviews
United Kingdom
I also have a sample, and not really blown away with this.

i had great expectations for this, i love boozy scents, and anything brandy sounds like a hit, but this is a little flat.

first spray and it doesnt have the same hit like many other kilians, and is definently much less potent, but perhaps thats their intention.

i too, get a kind of cider, or apple sauce aroma, close to the skin, and perhaps a hint of brandy but not shouting brandy brandy brandy.

as the drydown continues, it turns to a more burned wood kinda smell, with a tiny touch of incense, and a little more alcoholic tinge, but honestly, it isnt what i would describe as a pleasant mix. its a bit muddled.

Sadly, i have to say Meh.
26th May, 2015
Well, I just got my 5ml in the mail yesterday..yeah. Nevertheless, try it this morning an am using it today as my SOTD and really struggling to reconcile with thi juice as opening is very pungent and cough syrupy reminescent of a Vicks flavored cough drops at the outset but after a minute or two I get Apple tart with a cloud of cedar dipped in amber and at minimal a bit of clusters of oak in the blend : As I am typing on the iPhone at the moment is the second hour and it's still pretty linear with that cough syrupy vibe(propably the boozy cognac) embellished in a pillar of cedar with vanilla sprinkled in there also a bit sweet but not bad sweet but an opulent elegant kind of sweet ....nice but not worth what they charge for a full bottle, so I'm sort of ok with a 5ml but not blown away.
31st January, 2014

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