There is definitely a Romance.Gone.Bad vibe to the By Kilians. After their foray into ouds this last year and an aphrodisiac (if you like your aphrodisiacs of the spice variety and not oyster’ish), they’ve returned to the “love” theme with Love and Tears.
Calice Becker is the creator of this one, and it is beautifully done. Notes of Bergamot, petitgrain, cypress, jasmine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang and cistus make up the perfume. It’s not over in the very indolic range of jasmine, but more in the greenish tropical jasmine range. Makes sense if you want your love with pristine tears instead of dirty, rutting goat sex. I’m more in favor of the latter, but I wouldn’t turn down a bottle of Love and Tears or even a more pure love full of happy tears. Not that I’d want to live with it regularly, but it would be worth a visit. Brief. The perfume I could live with a lot longer, it really is lovely.
So if you want jasmine to be a little more green with a light indolic touch (no fecal for you, thanks!) and more tropical, you should definitely look into Love and Tears.
Denyse has reviewed this too. It’s due out late September at Luckyscent, but they included a sample with an order, so I think you can sample earlier than the release date.
Which for you, nice, happy love or something more smutty?