I received the By Kilian Discovery Set for Christmas, and as grateful as I am, as bummed I also am, since I am having a hard time with these perfumes.
Why, you ask? Well, I can´t seem to find one to like. Yet. So no love at first sight, too bad when so many of them have the word love in their name 😉
Back to Black I had the highest expectations for. It is called an Aphrodisiac. The notes sound delicious. I was waiting to be blown away. Just last week I encountered a surprise, this time around I was surprised as well, only in the other direction. Back to Black to me smells like a honey pot exploded. Sugar overload, honey overdose, it all makes me long for a good shot of insulin.
I have to accept the fact that my skin seems to be a sweetness amplifying canvas. Many perfumes turn sweet on me, and so does this one, but it does it so well, it is no longer wearable for me.
Created in 2009 by perfumer Calice Becker, Back to Black´s notes include: bergamot, blue chamomile, geranium, raspberry, cherry, honey absolute, cardamom, coriander, saffron, cedar, vanilla, almond, vetiver, labdanum, patchouli, oak moss, olibanum, patchouli, benzoin, tonka absolute, amber.
Aphrodisiac not for me, more like Hyperglycemiac 🙂 Also I am terribly afraid of bees…
For other, more reasonable and more informed takes on Back to Black see the following blogs:
Katie Puckrik Katie and I at least agree that it is “too much”, although she likes that (I like it too when it comes to cupcakes, but not perfume ;))
I am sure this is a great fragrance on many, just not for me 😦
That is why I want to find a better, more deserving home for Back to Black. I have a 7,5ml, 0.25 fl.oz luxury travel size flacon to give away (from the discovery set, without pump).
Please leave a comment why you think you would provide a good home for this perfume.
I will pick a winner from the comments using Random.org in a weeks time, on January 19, 8 am GMT +1. The draw is open for everyone, worldwide!
I hope many of you will participate! Good luck!
EDIT: The draw is closed now!
Picture sources: bykilian.com, disney.com, some rights reserved thank you!