Niche line By Kilian has launched Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy, the first two of a projected five fragrances in the new Asian Tales collection. Both fragrances were developed by perfumer Calice Becker.
ASIAN TALES was first conceived as an olfactive voyage, yet soon transformed into a spiritual journey as meanings behind symbols and words became increasingly significant and relevant. As the creation took shape, every detail was placed with careful attention and with the intent to pay homage to this great culture.
Bamboo Harmony (shown) ~ Inspired by The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. "Bamboo Harmony opens with luminous notes of Bergamot, Bigarade and Neroli. The perfume then evolves through a comforting combination of white tea leaves and Mimosa, highlighted with a touch of spices. The unique character of the trail is given by rare Maté Essence, interlaced with sensual fig leaves and oak moss."
Water Calligraphy ~ Inspired by the art of calligraphy. "Water Calligraphy is a scent built with simplicity and spirituality, like its Art. A harmonious duo of sparkling Grapefruit zest and Reseda blossom, underlined by dewy Water Lily to awaken the senses. In the heart, the majestic Jasmine Sambac enhances the evanescent magnolia giving an impression of quiet water sliding over Cardamom and Vetiver, like Chinese ink slides over rice paper."
By Kilian Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy can be found now at Saks Fifth Avenue, in 50 ml refillable Eau de Parfum, $225.
Update: see reviews of Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy.