When it comes to fragrance shopping, it’s very rare that I find myself drifting away from my cherished favourites. My dressing table is adorned with a mixture of reasonably priced perfumes for everyday wear and of course, an array of luxury scents for more special occasions. To me, there is so much more to a fragrance than just its smell, every perfume has a unique personality that sparks a different mood or feeling with every spritz. If I am going to invest in a high-end scent, it must instantly seduce my senses as soon as the aromas unfold. Cue my latest luxury buy, Love, Don’t Be Shy by Kilian (£195, bykilian.com).
An oriental fragrance made for women, Love, Don’t Be Shy by Kilian, was formulated by perfumer, Calice Becker, and launched in 2007. A perfect match for someone who likes a soft scent, Love, Don’t Be Shy by Kilian is bound to take you on a sensual adventure. Opening with tantalizing top notes of neroli, with sambac jasmine that were inspired by the sweetness of a marshmallow, the fragrance gracefully transforms and develops a musky depth as it lingers on the skin. The middle notes in the perfume such as iris, rose, honeysuckle and orange blossom add a delightful floral feel to the fragrance. Meanwhile, the base notes of musk, vanilla, civet, caramel, sugar and labdanum give Love, Don’t Be Shy by Kilian a surprise dose of sophistication. Consider it the grand finale.
Worth the splurge, Love, Don’t Be Shy by Kilian, is available in boutiques across the UK, £195 for a 50ml bottle. However, the great thing is that refills of the fragrance are available at selected boutiques in UK for just £100. What’s more, the fragrance is currently comes complete with a limited-edition packaging in the form of a stunning gold-detailed clutch bag.
Tempted to splurge? Get your purse out love, don’t be shy!