I was at the gym last week, drying my hair and getting ready for the day, when a girl behind me spritzed on the most wonderful perfume. I actually had to stop blow drying my hair and turn around and ask her what she was wearing. It was gorgeous and intoxicating and smelled so different! Although, I will admit at first I thought it was my beloved Frederic Malle perfume...more on that another day. The girl was so sweet and totally told me the name and showed me the bottle: "Straight to Heaven" by Kilian...which, I think it potentially could be by By Kilian, but whatever you get it.
Turns out this Kilian is actually Kilian Hennessy...think, cognac heir. This scent has rum notes in it, which I thought was very unique, and different from scents I typically gravitate toward. (Oddly enough, I just discovered last year that I like rum in cocktails!) It's a warm, woodsy, smoky, sensual scent that is honestly something I want to wear every day.
This past weekend I dragged my husband into Saks Fifth Ave so that I could spritz some of this on again (you know, to make sure I reeeally like it...), and we ended up smelling different creations in the line. We even learned more about the products themselves, and how one of his perfumes smells like peach rings, no lie. My husband really liked one that turned out to be Straight to Heaven - Splash of Lemon, part of the Sophie Matisse Art Edition, so of course I was trying to justify the purchase by saying we could share the scent! It totally smells different on us, too, you know, all those body chemicals and hormones and whatnot.
Truth be told, I'm watching a couple on eBay as we speak.