Inspiration: “A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feeling—unintentionally,” the quixotic Oscar Wilde once noted of the elite race of men who are shamelessly, unapologetically themselves and with perfect aplomb. They charm by their character, and please only those who are refined enough to receive them.
Fragrance story: DARK LORD ‘EX TENEBRIS LUX’ is a gentleman of the night. Meet him in the most surprising of circumstances and his mystery slowly unfolds: A head-twisting mix of shadows and light, it seduces in seconds with its elegant, long-lasting accords of leather and strong vetiver, its jasmine drenched in rum, and a dandyish entrance of bergamot and pepper. From darkness, into light.
Key notes: Vetiver essence, bergamot essence, pepper essence, Rum accord, jasmin absolute, cypriol essence.
Unearth Dark Lord "Ex Tenebris Lux". Under lock and tasseled key, a 50ml flacon is carved with the Achilles’ Shield as a symbol of protection and finished with monogram-engraved gunmetal details. A smiling skull rises like a monument atop a black lacquered wooden coffret, illuminating a display of grim magnificence. True luxury should last a lifetime, and as such, all KILIAN PARIS fragrance flacons are designed to be refilled.
Character: Floral Woodsy Harmony
Fragrance Group: Oriental
Fragrance Family: Oriental
Kilian Olfactive family: The Smokes
Kilian Collection: Carpe Noctem
Perfumer: Alberto Morillas