True Luxury is meant to last‘ – Kilian Hennessy. To mark the occasion of ten years in the perfume industry, Kilian Hennessy created the ‘From Dusk till Dawn Collection’ in homage to one of his favorite artists, Gustav Klimt. The collection comprises of two new fragrances, ‘Woman in Gold’ and ‘Gold Knight’. Both the scents play with dualities: darkness and light, feminity and masculinity, modernity and proud tradition. As with all Kilian Collections, From Dusk till Dawn is about seeking luxury in every aspect of one’s life, finding elegance in every day. ‘I wanted to mark this milestone with something unexpected. Something out of the norm, where I would be able to take inspiration from fine art and translate it into the world of perfume.’ – says Kilian Hennessy.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

The fragrance is housed in a magnificent coffret, beautifully embellished in homage to Klimt’s masterful signature style. The black bottle is adorned with Kilian’s signature finishes including the engraved plaque, galvanized cap, both rendered in gold tone – comes inside its own sculptured enameled box. Once opened, the mirror metal lid inside reflects the luminosity, mysterious glamour, and jewel-like quality of each bottle.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

The faceted flacon is inspired by the timeless cognac carafe and is created by a traditional glass-making technique requiring 12 craftspeople. The bottle is finely engraved in a light reflecting pattern that replicates the brand’s iconic ‘K’ and also bears the golden plaque, finished with a heavyweight stopper, fashioned from metal and glass.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

‘Woman in Gold’ is inspired by 1907 portrait of leading Viennese art patron and taste-maker Adele Bloch-Bauer who was the only woman Klimt painted twice. The perfumer for ‘Woman in Gold’ is Calice Becker. The paintings fascinating contrasts and complexities, bewitching glamour, and intrigue inspired Calice to create this ‘texturized and brilliant, rich and voluptuous scent’. The top notes are Bergamot, middle notes are Rose and Vanilla Absolute, and base notes are Patchouli and Akigalawood.

Woman in Gold By Kilian

To me, the notes that stood up on my skin are the rose, vanilla, and patchouli, in a delicate, expensive, and feminine manner. The Akigalawood, which is an exclusive patchouli molecule, give the sophisticated and expensiveness feel to the scent. It is delicately powdery at the same time as well as clean and light-weight, not very overpowering but warm. The dry down of vanilla is absolutely delicious. The scent does not change much on my skin and the staying power is good, lingers around for the whole day. I would not wear it every day but it is a special occasion scent, when you feel the best, when luxury is your agenda.

It is indeed ‘A Perfume as complex and dazzling as the woman who wears it’. Kilian is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Harrods.

  • Daria Gora

    love tasteful content like yours, the packaging of the perfume is very art noveu

  • pnkgirl25

    Wow, that fragrance must be fabulous! I can tell it by its box, it’s absolutely amazing!

  • Cia Black

    So this case is amazing, it looks as it could a great clutch or wristlet. If it smells half as good as the case looks it seems like it would worth investing in.

  • Everything about it exudes luxury! I bet it smells very expensive! xx


  • Shubhada Bhide

    Kilian looks like it has a really good smell. I love the beautiful packaging. I want to try this interesting perfume.

  • I’d love to smell this scent for myself. I love the packaging and inspiration behind it, so classic looking!

  • Stephanay Jnote

    I could see this scent really complimenting my body. Black and gold are admittedly two of my favorite colors. That case is so beautiful. I would be drawn to it because of that.

  • Tizzy-Licious

    I really love the way this is packaged. That golden box is gorgeous. I might need to hunt this down and get a whiff for myself.

  • Emily Vinyard

    I love the packaging for this and would think it might be a nice scent to try. Especially if rose is part it.

    • Yes, I like how it is both feminine with some masculinity, woman of today 🙂

  • Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    Love this luxurious packaging and that black and gold seems wonderful combination. Would love to get one for me.

  • Ra’Nesha Wilson

    I love the packaging I wish I could smell the scent I’m not a huge fan of rose normally, but this might change my mind.

  • Travel For Change

    Beautiful design and I really like the scent of Vanilla as well. I wonder if this would be too strong for me however I will try and find it in my local store because it sounds like it would be nice for that special occasion.

    • Yes, it is really something for special occasions, when you want to feel the real you, let me know if you try it

  • Maria Miguel Zamith

    the packaging is for sure on point. So elegant and well put together. usually I only like floral sweet fragrances, so I’m assuming this one would be up my alley 🙂

  • The packaging looks really luxurious and high end. I had never seen a black bottle but it does look good. Rose and vanilla are amongst my fav scents!

  • Sounds good, thank you for reading

  • Alicia Taylor

    I love the box! That is awesome. Also, Pathouli! Talk about a throwback! I would love to try this.

  • I am intrigued to try it out .. the packaging looks attractive.


  • It sounds like a lovely fragrance to have in your collection. I love the simple yet elegant bottle. The scent is not something I would wear everyday but I’d love to have it!

  • The packaging looks so elegant and luxurious. I love a good brand fragrance with distinctive scents. This one is right up my alley.

  • Alaina-Lee Monster

    I defiantly love anything with a more distinctive fragrance. Also, is it weird that Id totally keep that box? It’s so pretty!

  • Gluten-Free Spirited

    I’m not familiar with this brand. It’s cool to read about what inspired the perfume. That’s not something that you really think about when buying perfume. “Woman in Gold” sounds like it’ll smell really good.

  • I love receiving fragrance as a holiday gift! This is such a pretty gift-ready idea. Vanilla-inspired fragrance sounds amazing

  • Candy Rachelle

    I really like the color packaging of this product. Looks so classy and elegant. I think it is calling my name. Lol!!! Perfect gift idea for my mother-in-law.

  • Wow! This parfume looks so good, I would love to try it. Btw, I love the packaging.

  • Salwa Kisswani

    OMG the packaging is amazing.. I Love it <3 <3

  • Anaj Fidelis

    Wow what a great presentation. The packaging tells it all

  • jossy