The grandson of the founders of the LVMH group, Kilian Hennessy has forged his own path as an emerging star in the world of luxury fragrance.
Perfumer Kilian Hennessy creates his scents with a story in mind. His latest effort, Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi, explores the biblical narrative of Adam and Eve with notes both bright (ylang ylang, tuberose, Bulgarian rose) and seductive (vanilla, cedarwood).
“It took us about a year to get the scent exactly how I envisioned it,” explains Hennessy, who worked with renowned nose Alberto Morillas to craft the nighttime fragrance.
Since launching his own scent label in 2007, Hennessy—an alumnus of such houses as Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen, and Giorgio Armani—has made it his mission to put fragrance first.
“I like to create objects that are very contemporary but have the quality to last a lifetime,” says the native Frenchman, whose hallmark is environmentally friendly refillable bottles and reusable packaging. “For me, real luxury cannot be disposable luxury.” $285; Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500