Angels’ Share By Kilian is an Amber Vanilla Eau de Parfum for women and men. This is still a relatively new fragrance launched in 2020. The nose behind this fragrance is Benoist Lapouza.
Angels’ Share By Kilian is part of Kilian’s The Liquors collection. This new fragrance has been very popular since its release, but it still seems to keep growing in popularity. The keynotes of this Amber Vanilla fragrance are Cognac, Hazelnut and Oak wood
A note from the brand:
Much like a Master Perfumer who crafts accords and essences in a perfume, a Master Blender combines the eaux-de-vie in perfect proportions for an exceptional cognac. Angels’ Share contains the essence of Cognac derived from the liquor to lend it a natural caramel color. Opening with cognac oil, upon a blend of oak absolute, cinnamon essence and Tonka bean absolute, the scent’s long-lasting notes of sandalwood, praline and vanilla make for a delicious finish, a rare concoction only angels should experience.
|Perfume Name||Angels’ Share|
|Concentration||Eau de Parfum|
|Scent Family||Amber Vanilla|
A good friend recently gave me a small sample of this scent. I’ve been trying to get my hands on this fragrance since its release, but it seems to be always sold out. This is my long-awaited experience of trying out this gorgeous scent by Kilian.
What does Angels’ Share By Kilian smell like?
Angels’ share smells boozy, woody, sweet and sexy. It smells like expensive cognac, apples, and warm spices like cinnamon.
You could be a very sexy woman wearing this or a well-dressed man, and I don’t think anyone is going to think it’s masculine or feminine.
The opening of Angels’ share bears some similarity to Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain but with more honey. Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry also comes to mind as the scent develops on my skin.
This scent makes me think of cozy winter nights and Christmas, but not in a corny Hallmark movie-type way. It’s more sultry than that. In fact, it’s seething with warm, cozy, comforting sex appeal. It’s a scent that also just makes you happy on the inside. I suppose that’s where that cozy Christmas feeling comes from for me.
|Middle Notes||Cinnamon, Tonka Bean and Oak|
|Base Notes||Praline, Vanilla and Sandalwood|
This scent opens up with warm apples and caramelized brown sugar Think of warm apple pie straight from the oven. After the pie cools down, you can smell warm woods – almost like a sauna – mingled with the scents of a Christmas fair, like candied apples and caramelized nuts.
After a while, the cinnamon, vanilla and tonka bean take center stage, and this is where the fragrance really comes to life for me. It turns into this beautiful boozy cinnamon.
Into the dry down, it brings a nutty undertone that really fills out the life of the fragrance. To me, it’s very unique, and unlike anything else I currently have. I absolutely love this fragrance! It’s beautiful from beginning to end.
Sillage & Projection
On my skin Angels’ share performs quite well, with very loud projection to start. The sillage was strong for 1-2 hours and noticeable for another 6+. This is the type of quality I expect from a scent at this price point.
Longevity & Versatility
This fragrance was made for the cooler months. I don’t think you could pull this off in the warmer months because the sweetness might get cloying. When it comes to the colder months in fall, spring, and certainly in the winter, the scent of this fragrance will cut through the cold and make a huge impact on those around you.
I could see myself wearing this on a date or in any casual or formal setting. I wouldn’t wear it to work. It’s quite intense, and I wouldn’t risk choking out a room with this at the office. The longevity of this fragrance is also really good.
Ths fragrance is really expensive, but a little goes a long way. Ultimately this makes this a much better value than some other perfumes that are much less expensive but last a fraction of the time. If you are looking for a sweet cinnamon fragrance – you will most likely fall in love with Angels’ share.
That being said, it’s blind buy safe if you enjoy such gourmand vanillic ambers that don’t lean feminine or masculine. Although given the price tag, try a sample first.