Playing with the Devil

Eau de Parfum

by By Kilian

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The Scoop

Playing with the Devil is the fourth edition in Kilian’s series of tributes to forbidden fruits. Here, as with the rest of the series, he uses the concept of good & evil as inspiration for a modern fruit-led composition. And as with the three previous scents in the series, naughty always wins out.

The nectar freshness of lychee and the crispness of white peach playfully engage black pepper and pimento. The effect is a top with both a flirty tartness and a soft, powdery gauziness. All the crispness in the opening eventually gives way to a woody floral heart, wherein May Rose and jasmine Sambac soften earthy wood notes of cedar, Sandalwood and patchouli. The rich, woody heart grows softer, even more powdery, and increasingly sensual as it dries down into its final animalic-tinged oriental base of tonka, benzoin and vanilla.

Whatever games Kilian and perfumer Calice Becker were intending to evoke in Playing with the Devil, it seems the fun takes a delightful turn for the risqué - perhaps like a seemingly innocuous game of Truth or Dare. It never fully abandons its freshness, and never gets too dark or dirty, but rather hints at a sensuality that every girl (good or bad) would want in her scent arsenal.

Playing with the Devil  Notes

Blood orange, black currant, white peach, lychee, pepper, pimento, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, rose, jasmine, tonka, benzoin, vanilla

Playing with the Devil Sizes Available
50ml $260.00
50ml $160.00
4x .25oz $160.00
.7 ml $4.00
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Here's what other people are saying about Playing with the Devil...
Remember Malibu Musk? It was a department store perfume for Tweens in the 90s and this smells exactly like that melon-y mixture to me. Not a fan of green scents, it smells like the body odor of a man who mowed the lawn in a heat wave and then sucked on a jolly rancher. Not for me...
By Anonymous - Fashion from New York on 1/23/2014
A very incredible scent. The dry down of this scent lasts forever. It is very pungent lechee on first spray and then it goes to a delightful mix of wonder. It is very much like its title. Bravo!
By Lynn Manieri - Instructor from San Mateo on 8/20/2013
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