The finest aromas fascinated even the ancestors of Kilian Hennessy, even though traditional Cognac manufacturing appealed to other senses. How did Kilian Hennessy come to realise that fragrances were his passion? During his university studies, he wrote a dissertation discussing the semantics of fragrances. On a quest for answers, Kilian began to create perfume himself and discovered his calling. In doing so, he came to understand that the composition of perfumes is always an art. With this high aspiration, he devoted himself to luxurious labels such as Dior, Armani, and Paco Rabanne. Since then, his poetic interpretation of fragrances has influenced the success of the Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group (LVMH).
What are the parallels between the compositions by Kilian Hennessy and literature?
The French perfumer loves the works of great authors and poets such as Balzac or Baudelaire. At one time, these classics provided new stimuli and were a little rebellious. That’s why this is no different from his passion for rappers like Kanye West and Snoop Doggy Dog. Quite the opposite: thanks to his appreciation of these parallels and contrasts, Kilian Hennessy developed fragrances with a unique thumbprint. One great example if the Kilian perfume L’Ouevre Noire. This isn’t just come down to aromatic brilliance. The finesse of a fascinating perfume deserves appropriately sensual presentation that is, for example, as mysterious as the signature black colour of the Kilian collection.