Black Phantom – “Memento Mori” is a blend of coffee notes, the dusky shade of a pirate galleon and the new magnificent KILIAN fragrance. Traditionally, coffee is drunk: as black as night, as hot as Hell, as sweet as love. Some say the word "coffee" derives from an Arabic meaning "the dark one".
What a fitting description of that ghostly pirate treasure-ship which forever silently cruises the Seven Seas: without wind or air, but with her empty sable sails drenched in perfume - and the eerie clash of spectral cutlasses still resounding from her decks.
Kilian Hennessy intrepidly explores these dream-like visions in a unique, surreal & supremely sophisticated new gourmand-woodsy fragrance.
He weaves in, too, the dark and ancient concept of the Memento Mori: the death that sits unseen beside us in this life. The flower-wreathed skeleton at the feast which grins as it bids us enjoy the present; to seize the day; to gather rosebuds while we may.To enjoy life fully and wholly, just as we love perfume: reveling in a sensual but inescapably transient moment which can be remembered and treasured - but never preserved.
“If it’s dirty, kinky, naughty, messy, or just plain wrong, I want it.” Kilian Hennessy.
Kilian Hennessy worked with Sidonie Lancesseur to create an Irish coffee with a twist by replacing the traditional Whiskey with the liquor of the pirates: Rum.
Black Phantom – “Memento Mori” opens with an accord of 'Shin Shin', that fiery drink of strong coffee laced with Caribbean rum that was quaffed at the feasts of the old pirate kings. But the coffee hides a deadly secret: what appears to be the fragrance of almonds is actually the scent of the bite of deadly sparkling cyanide. A Memento Mori indeed!
The aromatic bitterness of the coffee is enhanced by the earthy warmth of vetiver from Java. The intoxicating sweetness of the rum is reflected in the luscious scent of sugar cane at the base of the fragrance, blended with darkly fragrant creamy sandalwood. The result is sheer voluptuous sensuality created for those who live for pleasure.The jet black flacon reposes in a black lacquered coffret from which a smiling skull rises like a monument on a grimly magnificent Jacobean tomb.
|How to Use||A perfume can be a delicious whisper that reminds people "I'm here" Make sure your signature scent is saying what you want it to. Apply the fragrance to any of your pulse points, where the warmth of your body helps project the scent more: behind your knees, the inside of your wrists and elbows, at the base of your throat, and behind your ears or diffuse a 'cloud' of perfume in the air and walk through, this will give you an even, all-over scent. Your hair is an excellent perfume carrier (however, never spray directly onto the hair).|
|Size||The refill with its funnel and pump - 50 ml|