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ANNOUNCEMENT & REVIEW
The Elements Showcase 2013
The Showdown of the FIFI Nominations &Winner
In my estimation it is never easy choosing one winner for the honor of the Indie FIFI award.
This category of fragrances is like no other because of the dreams, desires, creativity and style that goes into it. These natural born people of the arts cannot be compared with any other in the fragrance industry.
All of the creations are different, stylish, earthy and always good for mankind especially if it is a natural fragrance.
However, has it goes and the winner is...
AMBER OUD By Kilian!
For you that is new to the niche and natural fragrance industry and wondering who is By Kilian well if you have heard of Hennessey cognac then, Mr. Killian Hennessey is the heir to the Hennessey cognac and the entrepreneur behind By Kilian, a niche perfume line.
AMBER OUD Eau de Parfum is truly a soft and warm scent. I was surprised to feel this presence from the oud but it is apparent that Mr. Hennessey wanted an overdose of vanilla which comes from Madagascar (North Africa).
The fusion between the amber and vanilla gives its warmth and sensual vibe that is the main inner tensity of Amber Oud.
Oud is an ancient raw material that is powerful but created with other notes comes out to be a wonderful comprise.
Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world with saffron being the most expensive works so beautifully with any raw material, absolute or essential oil. Vanilla is my ultimate favorite for its versatility, longevity and endurance.
I can understand it being permanent due to the volume of the announcements sent worldwide.
It started with Dear Friend...
I actually smelled the fragrance from the envelope that it came in with the note card. It filled my fingers with this soft warmth that carried far beyond six hours. Incredible degree of range for a vanilla scent and amber.
This is what I truly smelled, the vanilla but with the oud as a back-up and the amber adding a mysterious notion was beautifully planned and created by award-winning perfumer, Calice Becker.
Calice Becker who no stranger to big name fragrances before her collaboration with Killian Hennessey.
AMBER OUD is the inspiration from By Kilian which makes the fourth creation of the Arabian Nights collection.
It became available as of March 2012.
Ms. Becker has been an adventurous pioneer in evoking and revolutionalizing the By Kilian brand. Prior to this fabulous colloboration, Calice Becker created fashionable fragrances for Avon, Christian Audigier, Dior, Donna Karan, Estee Lauder just to name a few.
AMBER OUD for women and men is the 2013 Indie FIFI Award winner that was highlighted in a rich and beautifully planned program at the annual ELEMENTS SHOWCASE on January 28-29, 2013 in New York. The Perfume Exhibition that finds each year more and more press, collaborations and events calamoring for the attention of the ELEMENTS SHOWCASE.
The ELEMENTS SHOWCASE is one of the most highly respected organizations giving niche and natural perfumers and designers a platform to showcase their unique and well-deserve recognition in the fragrance industry.
Here is a list of the Indie perfumes that were nominated for 2012.
Congratulations to the By Kilian house for representing a grand fragrance in a unique way.
Congratulations to all the nominees for their spectacular creations that are so memorable. Please keep up the fabulous work and I will be checking you out again.
AMBER OUD...By Kilian Inc.
BOUTONNIER NO.7...Arquiste Parfumeur
BOWMAKERS... D.S. & Durga
CALLING ALL ANGELS...April Aromatics
CUIRELLE... Ramon Monegal Perfumes-Barcelona
EAU DE FLOG...Opus Oils
EAU LA LA...Edward Bess
EAU MONUMENTALE...Third Man Inc.
GLAM MONSTER...Donato Style LLC.
HOTHOUSE FLOWER...Ineke LLC.
INTIMACY EAU DE PARFUM...JoAnne Bassett
LADY DAY by Maria Candida Gentile
Le CHERCHE MIDI NO. 30 EAU D' HIVER...Le Cherche Midi
LeSmoking FOR DENVER ART MUSEUM...DSH Perfumes
LIGHTSCAPE...Ulrich Lange NYC
MEADOW & FIR...Phoenix Botanicals
MOSS GOWN...Providence Perfume Co.
PARFUMS LALUN...Lalun Naturals
PURUSA ROOT...Sebastian Signs Fragrance Company LLC.
QAJAR ROSE by Lalun Naturals
RAW SPIRIT"Firetree"...Fragrance Oil World Senses Pty Ltd.
RIMA XI...Carner Barcelona
RODIN L... Rodin Olio Lusso LLC.
SPEAKEASY...P. Frapin & Cie P. Frapin
STRAWBERRY PASSION...Skye Botanicals
TERRASSE A ST-GERMAINE... Jul Et Mad
TRAYEE...Neela Vermiere Creation
TREAZON- Ayala Moriel Parfums
WILD ROSES-Aftelier Perfumes
AMBER OUD comes in a 50ml Eau de Parfum for $395.00 USD
It is also available for a sample in the 0.7ml size for $5.00 USD both available at www.luckyscent.com
Photos courtesy of www.nstperfume.com; www.frangrantica.com;
and By Kilian facebook page.