Kilian Forbidden Games Eau de Parfum is a candy, fruity peach-heavy fragrance that has a floral background that ultimately loses focus and turns into extra honeyed peach with vanilla cream. It’s described as being “honey-drizzled peach” with “cinnamon bark” with a “floral nectar coronary heart” that additionally consists of “Madagascar vanilla, Laotian honey, and spellbinding resinous oil of opoponax.” It’s a part of the model’s Narcotics vary, which is devoted to highlighting floral notes. Here’s a extra full checklist of notes discovered on retailers:
- high notes: peach, apple, plum, cinnamon
- coronary heart notes: rose, jasmine, bourbon, geranium
- base notes: honey, vanilla, opoponax
It opened with plump, juicy peaches dribbling their candy nectar down your fingers earlier than a crispy, inexperienced apple burst onto the scene adopted swiftly by blooming jasmine, which dominated over the preliminary fruits discovered within the preliminary minute. Given one other two minutes, the jasmine softened, subtle into gentle, just-blooming roses; the florals blanketed ripened fruits with a delicate inexperienced fringe.
Within the first 20 minutes of damage, the florals and the fruits jockeyed for first place; generally the jasmine got here by extra, after which it will be peaches and plum with a touch of apple. It lastly appeared to settle on the hour-mark and was fruit-forward with candy, ripened peaches with slivers of apple and plum paired with a backyard of rose and jasmine softly blooming within the background.
By way of the subsequent hour, Forbidden Video games’ floral traits pale into the background as honey emerged and drizzled itself everywhere in the ripened peach and plum with a dollop of vanilla cream. The composition sweetened because the drydown emerged as gentle, candy peach, golden honey, and vanilla.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be aware of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable and dropping nearer to the physique after three hours of damage.
I appreciated it, however I’m not totally drawn in my heavy peach, so it’s one thing I’d put on often however not typically sufficient to justify a full bottle! I most popular the addition of lychee to peach present in Kilian’s Taking part in with the Satan.
- 50ml for $240
- 50ml refill for $195