By Kilian: In the Garden of Good and Evil & 50 Shades of Grey

I love perfume as much as I love reading. The only problem is that I don’t have enough time to read as much I would love to. Usually I manage to stick some pages in to my busy day only during my summer holiday.

I went to the library to get the famous book Fifty Shades of Gray by E L James and in the same day I got some samples from generous Kilian Hennessy. If that wasn’t lovely coincidence or what! But…

Fifty Shades of Grey and By Kilian samples
Fifty Shades of Grey and By Kilian samples

The book is nice, easy summer reading. The perfumes from The Garden of Good and Evil collection: In the city of Sin, Good girl gone Bad (I believe to think that of myself ;-) ) and Forbidden Games are the same. Not so much adequate to the names given. But they fit the story.

Good girl gone Bad, created by Alberto Morillas, has some twist I like. Jasmine, tuberose, osmanthus narcissus and cedar give the composition nice impression of stale air. That’s not of sweat, but hall full of above mentioned flowers (starting to decay – I guess this is due to indoles) and some smoke of good aromatic cigarillos. This perfume reminds me of Jasmine et Cigarette from Etat Libre d’Orange, only that I get here more ashtray effect than nice cigarillo smoke.

I admit I have expected story to be more rough and feelings were similar for the fragrances. I find Good girl gone Bad pretty enough to wear. The other two created by Calice Becker are nice, but to me they don’t differentiate enough from all similar perfumes on the market for much lower price.

Forbidden Games is my least favorite. I think here it was the intention to recreate the forbidden fruit, not just one, but bunch of it.

I must say that I like the bottle design and the box with snake that comes with it.

The final conclusion is, that this is a little girl who want’s us to think she is grown up and  unfortunately she is not quite up to it.

If you have read 50 Shades of Gray, what perfume would you suggest for Mr. Grey? I think Bulgari Black would suit him quite well.

The other reviews about these three: The Black Narcissus, Extravaganzi, Perfume Posse, EauMGEnhanced by Zemanta

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