Inspiration: “One of my earliest childhood memories is going into the Hennessy family cellars in Cognac,” describes Kilian Hennessy. “There is a very strong woodsy, vanilla smell that is a combination of the oak barrels with the sugar of the spirits.”
Fragrance story: Straight to Heaven, white cristal brings a splash of rich dark rum softened by an addictive vanilla and dried fruit, Black Phantom - "Memento Mori" expresses the feeling of danger and darkness through a beautiful coffee creation filled with cyanide and rum, Intoxicated is an interpretation to rich Turkish coffee laced with green cardamom as well as spicy cinnamon and hallucinogenic nutmeg, and Gold Knight contrasts the dark sensuousness of patchouli with the effervescent brightness of bergamot, a warm golden shimmer of vanilla and anise.
Straight to Heaven, white cristal: Patchouli, Nutmeg, Cedarwood
Black Phantom - "MEMENTO MORI": Rum, Coffee, Cyanide
Intoxicated: Mocha Coffee, Cardamom, Vanilla
Gold Knight: Bergamot, Honey, Patchouli
Olfactive Family: Cellars - Woods in all their forms - from sandalwood to cedarwood, from patchouli to Vetiver - but always with a Kilian twist: rum, coffee, cacao, cognac, whisky, as a reminder of Kilian Hennessy's heritage.
Straight to Heaven, white cristal / Intoxicated: Calice Becker
Black Phantom - "MEMENTO MORI": Sidonie Lancesseur
Gold Knight: Pascal Gaurin