In celebration of Kilian’s latest scented jewelry collaboration with Loree Rodkin and his new fragrance “Vodka on the Rocks,” we sat down with the luxury perfumer to talk inspiration, collaboration, and of course, fragrance.
Meet Kilian tomorrow, Thursday, December 22 from 4-7pm on the Beauty Level.
Bergdorf Goodman: What inspired your collaboration with Loree Rodkin? Have you always been a fan of her jewelry collection?
Kilian Hennessy: I met Loree at Omar’s in NYC a few years ago and we’ve been friends ever since. I have always been a huge fan of Loree’s jewelry. Her pieces of jewelry are like erotic armor, mixing Gothic style and Art Nouveau in a truly unique way. Her jewelry makes you feel sexy, yet shielded at the same time. In that sense, she is the exact translation in jewelry of what I try to convey in my scents.
BG: There are so many incredible designs in this capsule collection. What is the once piece from the collection you feel every BG woman must own?
K: Thank you! I think the Pave Bracelet is a great piece because it can be worn as wrap around bracelet or as a chocker, which is a huge trend right now in fashion.
BG: With the option to mix and match scents in each piece, which of your scents do you feel incorporates Loree Rodkin’s modern gothic aesthetic the most?
K: I think “Good Girl Gone Bad” is sensual and unrestrained, which is perfect for the woman who is game for anything in the world of love, of desire, of naughtiness. Or “Love, Don’t Be Shy” unfolds into the intensity that graces truly great seductresses.
BG: Your fragrance collection includes everything the fashion it-girl could need from intoxicating fragrances to an evening clutch and beautiful jewelry. What can we expect next?
K: Next year is By Kilian’s 10 year anniversary and we have some special plans to celebrate, including new fragrances and additional collaborations with people we admire – so stay tuned for what is to come!
BG: What’s on your wish list this holiday season?
K: I will be spending this holiday season with my wife and kids in NY so my wish has already been granted!