The ByKilian Boutique is situated in the luxurious Burlington Arcade in London, and despite going to the wrong Burlington Arcade.. (Yes that actually happened, and yes I was and still am, absolutely mortified.) I had a fragrance consultation, and I gained a better insight to the relatively new brand to the fragrance world; ByKilian.
Each of the ByKilian fragrances are all classed as unisex, and each offer a different experience. We began with their best-selling fragrance, 'Straight To Heaven' which is a beautiful masterpiece, and certainly lives up to its name! I was lucky enough to have gotten a little sample of this, and Straight To Heaven begins as a woody, fruity fragrance, which then turns and settles into a sweet and spicy fragrance.
ByKilian has 7 fragrance categories which collates different fragrances within them. The categories are -
- L'ŒUVRE NOIRE
- ARABIAN NIGHTS
- ASIAN TALES
- IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
- ADDICTIVE STATE OF MIND
- BOUTIQUE EXCLUSIVES
- MIDDLE EAST EXCLUSIVE
Whilst I couldn't sample each and every fragrance in each set, I explained that my preference to fragrances were those which were powerful, in your face, and lasted a long time upon my skin. To cater to my preferences, I was then able to sample those which may have appealed to me best. Out of L'Œurve Noire: I sampled 'Straight To Heaven' and 'Back To Black'. The fragrance from Arabian Nights: I sampled 'Musk Oud,' which I must say became an instant favourite! In The Garden Of Evil: I sampled the best-selling fragrance which appealed more to the women than men, which was the 'Good Girl Gone Bad'. From the set Addictive State Of Mind: came the 'Vodka On Rocks' which was a rather apt choice for my kind of fragrance given the name... To finish off, I sampled the 'Single Malt' which is part of the Burlington Arcade, London Exclusive set.
Alongside the fragrances such as the perfumes and aftershaves, ByKilian also produces Home Scents and Jewellery. One particular item which caught my eye was what I thought was a decorative piece of artwork as part of the store's decor, which was in fact their Scented Tassels! Designed with the home scent as a unique gift, these can also be hung between each item of clothing within your wardrobe, allowing the fragrance to linger onto your clothes.
What I most enjoyed about my experience with ByKilian, was the quirky and unique names of each fragrance which have all been inspired by Kilian's love for Poetry. Each ByKilian bottle is designed black, creating a sleek and sophisticated look, and rather than throw away your empty bottle after its use, each bottle can be refilled!
I am hoping to sample the 'Single Malt' fragrance which was my favourite out of the ones that I smelt, and once I do so, a full fragrance review will be posted here, so be sure to check back for that! You can view the full list of ByKilian fragrances here.
Have you sampled any of the ByKilian fragrances before? If so, which one? Are there any from ByKilian you feel that I need to try out which I haven't mentioned yet? Do let me know your thoughts, and don't forget to click the 'like' button down below!