By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi

By Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi is the latest release in the Garden of Good and Evil series, but with the “Night in the Garden of Good and Evil” slant.  Created by Alberto Morillas, it has notes of gardenia, ylang, tuberose, rose, vanilla and cedar.

Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi

Can we take a moment to look at this little clutch Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi comes in?  I hadn’t gotten one of the GG&E clutches in my clutches before, but this thing is so darn cute.  I never use a clutch, but it will go perfectly in my cut little used Vuitton black doctor bag purse I finally gave in and bought at a great price as an early birthday present.  Yes, you get a picture of it.

Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi

Soooooo Gardenia? Is it too much to hope for a big, stinky bleu cheese gardenia?  yes, yes, it is.  But given that most people don’t agree with us stinky gardenia lovers, it’s probably a smart choice to tone that down so Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi has a broader appeal.  There is a bit of gardenia tang on a longer open that never fully resolves, which is great, but this is an elegant floral with some opulent tuberose and ylang. I don’t think this is really unisex or at least not comfortably unisex. I think a guy could wear it and smell amazing, but I think it’s a tough sell as unisex.

The gardenia, tuberose and cedar are used judiciously to give it a subtle undercurrent of darkness.  Hard to say why, it just doesn’t feel that wholesome as an elegant floral, but it’s not dirty or naughty pungent.  Just slightly morally askew.

Hey sister! Go sister
soul sister
go sister.

He met Marmalade down in Old New Orleans
Struttin’ her stuff on the street
She say
Hello, hey Joe, you wanna give it a go?
Getcha getcha ya ya da da
getcha getcha ya ya here
Mocha chocolata ya ya creole Lady Marmalade.

I wound up loving it, but I think if you’re looking for something making a big statement with that name – Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi – well, you’ll probably be disappointed.  I loved the beginning of it much more and wished that could have lasted all the way through – that  bite.  It turned into a really beautiful floral that is easy to wear and that biting quality got smaller when I wanted it to get bigger.

I’m not crazy about the name, though I do love the song and, honestly?  I think the name fits for at least part of the life of the perfume. It’s a seductive floral that has that little hidden bite to it that should scare you but doesn’t.    And that clutch!!   I have to admit that I’ve taken the perfume insert foam out of all of my Kilian boxes and turned them into knitting supply boxes.  I know, I know, that seems so wrong to take such beautiful things and make knitting notion containers, but they are really perfect!

Winners of the Ormonde Jayne Vanille d’Iris samples – foxbins, eleebelle, nancysg and cookiequeen.  Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top of the blog, send me your name and address and remind me what you’ve won.  I’ll send you a quick “got it” e-mail so you know it didn’t drop into my spam filter and then get it sent to you.

Of course we will do a drawing for this!  Just drop a comment with either your favorite Kilian, or tell me if you like or hate the line or never even tried it, or you can tell me all the ways you hate the name of this perfume and will never tell anyone what you have on when they ask – and they will ask, I promise.

24 Comments
Sadra October 16, 2015

I love Sweet Redemption and Beyond Love. I wore Bamboo Harmony last night!

Elizabeth October 14, 2015

I enjoy a few: I like Straight to Heaven, Rose Oud, and Amber Oud. I'd love the chance to smell more of the line!

finanna October 12, 2015

The clutches look fab in pictures, but I am wondering whether one could actually use them as, well, clutch when going out. Any idea about the dimensions? The notes sound good too, but there's only one gardenia for me (Une Voix Noire) so this one might be a miss. My favourite Kilian is Straight to Heaven.

Kandice October 10, 2015

Thanks for the opportunity to try this. I have tried several other fragrances By this perfumer, but my favorite has always been, and may always be, Sweet Redemption.

Julie October 9, 2015

Love kilian fragrances....liaison dangereux and flower of immortality my faves to date. Looking forward to trying this. Live bulgarian rose and gardenia....tuberose as long as its not screechy.Thank goodness for the travel size and refills

Natalie October 9, 2015

Ohhh mine is good girl gone bad. I do love it so!!!

Rina October 8, 2015

I'm a huge Kilian fan-girl! It was my gateway drug with Love and Tears and Straight to Heaven! So excited to try this!

springpansy October 7, 2015

Hi - I'm in the US and would love to try this one. I like several BKs, including Taste of Heaven, Love and Beyond Love, and Liaisons Dangereuses.

Patti October 7, 2015

I love every single listed ingredient so this falls into my dying to smell it category. The name is too long , if nothing else but that's not important to me.

fleurt4fleurs October 6, 2015

that is supposed to be fleurt4fleurs (along with other typos..)

fleurt4feurs October 6, 2015

I love, love love both By Kilian Rose Oud and Amber Oud (and I'm not usually an Amber fan) and. Only the price prevents me from a full bottle. I love white flowers so I would love to try this one! I love your purse: I'm partial to doctor bag/purses and elongated "bowling" bags, myself

Solanace October 6, 2015

Back to Black is my favorite Kilian, and since I love white flowers, I'd very much enjoy to try this. Thank you for the draw. In spite of the quirky names, there is something about the kilians - other than the price - that put me off, a certain pretention, or lack of humor. Great purse, Patty!

Maureen October 6, 2015

Have not tried anything from this line, but I like the name, and might actually tell some people (non-judgmental friends) what I was wearing...I'd love to try it.

dremybluz October 6, 2015

anything with gardenia and tuberose is great

tiffanie October 6, 2015

The only Kilian I've tried is Love and Tears, a jasmine which I couldn't quite like, not for lack of trying though. It smelled great on paper. I don't hate the name of Voulez-vous. It will be good for a laugh in some circles. I know several people who refuse to share their fragrance choices for fear of being judged one way or another. This one takes the cake, and I admire the effrontery. Love the clutch and the doctor bag. Re-purposing containers for my knitting notions is one of my pet habits, too. Finding just the right box is always so pleasing.

Heidi October 6, 2015

That clutch! And your gorgeous bag! I die! Also, I snorted coffee out my nose at "morally askew" -- that must become my new motto. I'd been hearing about this perfume, and I have to admit the name stuck in my head -- I'd love to try it! Thanks for doing a drawing for it! I'm pretty new to the Kilian line, but I've sampled Rose Oud and Pure Oud, both of which I thought were interesting but not for me.

Lisa Stephen October 6, 2015

I heard about this one through a niche fragrance group a week or so ago and kind of regret not having gotten into the split. It sounds right up my alley, though I haven't yet tried any By Kilian scents. Thanks for the drawing!

Caroline October 6, 2015

Think I've only tried one or two Kilians, and they didn't differ enough from what I already have to inspire further decants or a purchase. But as a BWF afficianado, I'd love to give this one a shot.

Ann October 6, 2015

Hi, Patty! This sounds surprisingly lovely, thanks to your excellent review. And Mr. Morillas has done so many great scents that I really can't say "no" to anything he's created. Must try ASAP. Thanks! P.S. Purse is adorable!

Laurels October 6, 2015

I like the name. It reminds me of the song, and I would find it amusing to tell people what I was wearing. Love the packaging, don't love the price, haven't fallen for any of the handful of BKs I've tried. And rather than using perfume boxes to hold other things, I tend to repurpose other boxes to hold perfume. Happy early birthday!

Patchgirl October 6, 2015

Well, I don't love the price point, or the black lacquered boxes, but I LOVE Rose Oud and Amber Oud. Thanks for the drawing — would love to try this.

Izabella October 6, 2015

I really enjoy this one by Kilian. I love the scent and I think the name totally fits it as well. It is so different from all the other fragrances out there. I agree it would be a hard seller as a gender neutral. It is so warm and so very feminine. Very different and very sexy.

Janet in California October 6, 2015

I hate to love this line. Does that count? So many that work so well for me, but the price and the whole elusive BS (which I wish I could afford to buy) just is too much.