I’ve had zero luck with By Kilian “In the Garden of Good and Evil” Collection. They’re all “nice” fruity-florals but they lack personality. Or maybe I’m being really harsh because I expect more from luxury brands. And I expect more when a perfume costs a lot more than I usually pay.
Forbidden Games opens as peach blossoms and apples. It’s a fruity sweet fragrance with rose. My notes while sampling this one say “styling mousse“. I’ve had this complaint before with fragrances that do the floral/apple thing. It smells like mass market hair products. Pantene. It wears as fruity florals during the heart. With time it becomes a floral vanilla…the fruits are traded for a vanilla-musk. The base is a sweet honeyed vanilla with slightly powdery florals.
Overall, Forbidden Games reminds me of other stuff on the market that retails for much less. It’s a nice fragrance, not a scrubber or anything, but it’s a unremarkable fragrance in my opinion because it reminds me too much of drugstore hair products.
I can say that the packaging is prettier than drugstore shampoo.
Notes listed include apple, peach, plum, cinnamon, Bulgarian rose, geranium bourbon, jasmine, vanilla, honey and opoponax. Launched 2012. PERFUMER – Calice Becker
Try Forbidden Games if you like fruity florals. Or if you like perfumes like CREED Aqua Fiorentina, Tocca Giulietta, DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom, A Dozen Roses Shakespeare In Love, Jessica Simpson Fancy Love and/or Burberry Body. So really the only games being played here is giving us a Macy’s perfume at 4 times the price (OK, that was harsh).
I find projection and longevity average. I find the copy more ridiculous than average.
The 1.7 oz EDP retails for $245 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Fruity-floral with vanilla. Not impressed. At all. This collection is lame.
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