Kilian elite living africaElite Living Africa attended the launch of the Black Phantom fragrance, a new scent in the By Kilian perfume range, exclusive to Harrods and available to buy in the boutique in the salon de parfum


Kilian Hennessy, founder of By Kilian, explores dream-like visions in a unique, surreal & supremely sophisticated new gourmand-woodsy fragrance.

He explores the ancient concept of the Mememnto Mori: "the death that sits unseen besides us in this life". 

"A flower-wreathed skeleton at the feast which grins as it bids us enjoy the present; to seize the day; to gather rosebuds while we may," is a representation of the scent by the fragrance house. "The jet black flacon reposes in a black lacquered coffret from which a smiling skull rises like a monument on a grimly magnificent Jacobean tomb." 

The new fragrance, which blends the intoxicating swetness of rum with the aromatic bitterness of coffee, reflects Kilian's motto: "Eat, drink and be merry! For tomorrow we die". 

 "If it's dirty, kinky, naughty, messy or just plain wrong, I want it," says Kilian. 

The new fragrance will be unveiled on 5 April at Harrods. For more information on the By Kilian fragrance range visit: