KILIAN Body Pleasures - Bath & Body Collection
KILIAN is delighted to announce its first Bath & Body Collection for five of its iconic scents. This is a new chapter for the brand in its quest towards perfecting perfume as art, by further perfecting the art of perfuming.
Following several years of fastidious development, a shower gel and body lotion have been custom-formulated with uncompromising respect for the quality and integrity of each fragrance blend.
Furthermore, in line with the aesthetic ideals of Kilian Hennessy — based on the principle that luxury lasts and should convey a sense of tactile permanence — KILIAN has crafted a sleek and stylized vessel for the bath and body refills. It is a covetable object in itself designed to stand beautifully in our bathrooms.
The result is an enhancement of the bathing ritual as a genuine and total pleasure for the senses — whether touch, scent or sight.
A REFINED RITUAL
For years, those faithful to KILIAN perfume blends asked Kilian Hennessy to create a Bath & Body Collection around their favorite scents, in order to enhance their own private perfuming ritual.
The demands on such a project, however, were rigorous and two-fold: maintain true fidelity to the original perfume blend in a product with a touch and texture to the meet the standards of the KILIAN experience, that is, one in which sensuality reigns supreme.
After countless exchanges between KILIAN and its partnering cosmetics laboratory, the Body Pleasures Collection’s shower gel and body lotion rewrite the rules for scented bath and body products at large — the fragrance is true to itself and, when shower gel, body lotion and perfume are used in a three-part layering ritual, the perfume trail is profound, prolonged and absolutely pitch perfect.
The shower gel is the first layer, with its light yet effective lathering. Then, the hydrating body lotion contains an exceptionally high quantity of enriching shea butter; nevertheless, it applies with exquisite delicacy, is rapidly absorbed and blends with the skin for a silken, sheer sensation. Also high in Vitamin E and hydraulic acid, the velvety body lotion possesses both soothing and protective properties.
Through each gesture, the subtle structure of the perfume is intensified along with the essential impact of its olfactive message.
A FINE OBJECT
The Bath & Body Collection is made to live in bathrooms with timeless style.
Each shower gel and body lotion refill claims its own elegant, upright vessel made of melded and lacquered resin. It is meticulously hand-polished for a sleek, jet-black gloss—except for that of the fragrance GOOD GIRL GONE BAD, which stands innocently in white. Engraved on the sides of the vessel is an emblematic motif for KILIAN, a fragment of a circular pattern. It offers entry into some of Kilian Hennessy’s most intimate and interesting reflections on the role of perfume in our daily lives. The motif is inspired by Achilles’s shield, described in Homer’s epic poem The Iliad. Forged for the legendary warrior at a vulnerable time in his life, it eventually led him into victorious battle. The shield’s spectacular imagery is considered to be Western culture’s own ancient mandala, depicting the theater of human life.
“When you put perfume on,” reflects Kilian Hennessy on the symbolism of this singular motif, “I find you almost want it to function like a shield, a second skin to serve as a stamp between the body and the exterior, between me and the rest of the world.” Both an artful expression of self and a metaphorical form of armor that we wear before facing the world, perfume is as intimate as it is powerful.
The KILIAN Bath & Body Collection is a new adventure in the elaboration of the modern perfuming ritual. Scent meets skin, now in multiple forms, with the art of perfume always in perfect frame.