The perfume Black Phantom – “MEMENTO MORI” is part of the KILIAN Cellars family.
Woodsy perfumes in all their forms – from sandalwood to cedarwood, from patchouli to Vetyver – but always with a Kilian twist: rum, coffee, cacao, cognac, whisky, as a reminder of Kilian Hennessy’s heritage. A lot of attention is taken in each KILIAN refillable perfume bottle, to make them real precious objects. The perfume bottles of the cellars family are adorned with a distinctive black lacquer and meticulously engraved on each side, with the representation of the Achilles shield. Like Kilian Hennessy says: “In perfumery, it is as much about seduction as it is about protection.” A gold metal plate on which the name of the perfume is engraved by hand adds an extra touch of sophistication.
These details bring to the KILIAN creation a guarantee of luxury, that should not be ephemeral, but should last a lifetime. That’s why the bottle of this cellar perfume can be refilled indefinitely.
Inspiration: On turbulent seas, an inescapably transient pirate ship braves black waters, leagues deep in mystery. Black Phantom “Memento Mori” reveals its hidden treasures to the curious nose in waves.
Fragrance story: Rum accord from Martinique, akin to ‘pirates water’, spikes the scent of strong coffee at its heart, balanced by vetiver essence. A deadly bite of cyanide accord hides menacingly, like the smile from death itself. Smile back as sugar cane and dark, creamy sandalwood assures a trying journey holds a sweet reward.
Key notes: Rum, Coffee, Cyanide
Olfactive Family: Cellars – Woods in all their forms – from sandalwood to cedarwood, from patchouli to Vetyver – but always with a Kilian twist: rum, coffee, cacao, cognac, whisky, as a reminder of Kilian Hennessy’s heritage.
Perfumer: Sidonie Lancesseur