One of the great things about buying cologne is that usually receive samples along with your purchase. In December I was in NY and stopped at MiN New York in Soho (love the store, but that’s another story). I received a few samples, a couple of them were from Kilian. Today I thought I would try out one of the samples, Sweet Redemption. This apparently is part of the Kilian L’Oeurvre Noire collection. One word: Ugggggh! This is labeled as a unisex perfume, but it definitely leans toward the feminine side. So how do I describe this perfume??? I keep coming back to the thought that this reminds me of what a Pier One store used to smell like in the 1970s! It smells of sweet incense and oils. It is what I would consider to be a “hippy chick” kind of perfume. Bottom line, it’s not for me.
I looked at the Kilian website and I couldn’t find an official overview, but I did find the following at the Lucky Scent website (another great store and website):
Sweet Redemption Notes
Orange blossom, vanilla, myrrh, opopanax, benzoin, incense
- Bone Rating: 1 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Very sweet incense
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: Very; $225 for 50ml