Pretentious? Mais Oui!

Kilian Hennessy, heir to the Hennessy cognac family, is a perfumer whose fragrances come in swanky black packaging. He looks kind of   faux-decadent, in a good way. I would totally go shopping with him, at the very least. Here is Hint Magazine‘s description of his newest perfume, called “Prelude to Love: Invitation.”

Prelude to Love: Invitation ($225 for 50 ml, $2,500 for a liter barrel) keeps lockstep with its brethren in its ridiculous name and orgiastic theme, but it’s instantly forgivable once we smell the contents. Inspired by a Rimbaud poem, it’s flavored like a leaf-flavored pastille pierced with lemon pepper, an off-limits candy greenness reminiscent of when you start to feel naughty down there. At Bergdorf Goodman.

Hahahaha! Check out his other “quietly lewd” fragrances here.

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11 Responses to Pretentious? Mais Oui!

  1. Imelda Matt says:

    the copy writer how wrote ‘an off-limits candy greenness reminiscent of when you start to feel naughty down there’ needs to give The Despot a call, I could do with a spare set of nibble fingers!!!!!

    By all means lead the charge…I’d be interested to here if you got a response!

  2. Imelda Matt says:

    oops should read ‘who wrote’…

  3. Skye says:

    “Rum, a life-giving alcohol” – if the life they are talking about is the one conceived after mummy and daddy downed that one litre keg of rum, I mean “A Taste of Heaven”. The fact that it comes in a keg does make me suspicious that old Kilian has just bottled up a few gallons of cheap rum and packaged it as fragrance.

  4. enc says:

    Gawd, it comes off as so desperate! And he looks like a greasy Lothario!

  5. WendyB says:

    The copy-writer dropped acid before writing that thing.

  6. wow, he looks like a velasquez painting of one of those naughty priests.

  7. Sister Wolf says:

    fashionherald, thanks for seeing this quality. I’m sure there is spanking involved, one way or another.

    Can we create a fragrance called Apres Spank: The Sting? It will be “redolent of stinging nettles, with basenotes of aloe and cortisone creme.”

  8. hammie says:

    he he he he (girly laugh with hand over mouth japanese style0
    he he he.

  9. Mark says:

    The Sting is a totally good idea. It should be in a fleshy pink-colored bottle.

  10. this is fantastic. I’m sold! I’ll buy the perfume and the copywriter’s services. The words – lockstep, brethren and orgiastic in one short sentence? oh me oh my.

    he’s so sexy vampire.

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