Liaisons Dangereuses, typical me fragrance notes

    • coconut, plum, blackcurrant bud, crystallized peach, damascus rose, geranium bourbon, cinnamon bark, ambrette seed, australian sandalwood, oakmoss, javan vetiver, vanilla extract, white musks

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Latest Reviews of Liaisons Dangereuses, typical me

Beautiful fruity floral, albeit a bit too feminine for my taste.
27th October 2019
Opens with red fruit and rose, quite jammy. This is delightful, but the texture soon dries out and becomes a little sour. Remains fruity - theres something juicy and not-quite citrus (reminds me of rambutan), as well as an over-bearing note of peach, although it's rather a dried-up specimen. The cinnamon comes through as spiky to my nose - it's woody, rather than creamy.

As a feminine frag, it would have worked much better if a creamier base had been used, but the drydown really plays to a masculine market. As it stands, both the opening and the drydown are pleasant enough, but together, they seem mismatched and the transition is somewhat jarring as a result.
16th September 2017

Without looking at the notes, I would guess peaches and plums. But geranium and cinnamon? Possibly a hint of geranium, but no cinnamon at all. This is a sugary floral, rich with ripe summer fruit mixed with a hint of a sweet, velvety rose.
Normally I can't stand fruity florals, but Kilian is making me reconsider. This smells absolutely lovely and is perfect for summer, either for daytime wear or on a date. I can't help but associate fruity florals with younger girls though, and I feel that this may be a little too immature for me, and I probably wouldn't wear it to work. To me, it's a very feminine scent, and though unisex, I can't imagine it on a man. Then again, I've never smelled a fruity floral on a man before, and maybe it just needs the right person to carry it off.
I would buy this and wear it if it costs $60 or less, but I don't think it's worth the price.
9th August 2017
Excuse my French, it's pretty frightful, but I think it's pronounced "Liaisons Peachshampoo". I say this because 1) It's not dangerous, at all, and 2) It smells like, you guessed it, peach shampoo.

Not a bad fragrance, just a badly named fragrance. Oh, and wildly overpriced. It's a pleasant smelling, mellow fruity floral, but it's not dangerous by any stretch of the imagination, and it's not something I'd ever pay more than $0.40/ml for.

When By Kilian hits the mark for me, they leave me thoroughly impressed, but when they swing and miss, they end up coming across as middle-of-the-road designer territory to me.

Maybe the liaison took place in a hotel with nice toiletries and this is supposed to smell like the post-coital "wash off the shame and evidence" shower? Too complicated of a backstory, even if it's my own.

A delicate watery rose in the drydown provides a tad a of saving grace, but after trying 4 times over the course of a year, I keep coming to the same conclusion.
26th August 2016
Under-whelming dry peach!

Despite its many ingredients, all I can detect is a dry peach, initially mixed with a dry iris note, momentarily reminiscent of the classic Iris Gris. However, this combo is fleeting, and all I am left with is a dry peach scent, similar to a peach pit which has dried in the sun, but to which bits of the flesh still cling.

My husband is reminded of the rind of cumquats.

Odd that I get none of the four other fruit notes, nor the rose that so many reviewers, including Turin, spotlight. Ditto the geranium and cinnamon, nada.

Pleasant enough but hardly remarkable. Like all the other scents By Kilian produces, it is to my nose a one note scent.
17th February 2016
this opens with a very dominant peachy smell along with some pleasant florals in the background

the projection is minimal and longevity was average

where this really shines for me is the dry down unlike the opening which is very sensual and feminine the dry down was where i can see it appealing more to the masculine side

the dry down had this beautiful authentic rose scent that i was only fortunate enough to catch sparingly what mainly stuck around was a musky scent that even tho it didn't project to my standards it still was nice enough to please you and anyone who was lucky enough to be in close proximity

all and all this scent will appeal more to those who like to keep things low key and personal

this is perfect for a intimate and erotic encounter with someone you fancy

on to the next
22nd January 2016
Yes cinnamon and geranium, not much more though. Remains dull on my skin with extremely poor sillage for the whole six hours of longevity. Linear and dull - alas that's all for me, folks. Not bad but really not good either on me. 2.75/5
6th January 2016
I had to jump a few hurdles for this one. First, anything this sweet needs to be doing something extremely polished or daring to go beyond the baseline ‘humans like sweeties so let's give it to them' assumption. I'm not sure LD delivers – this is a cooked rose with the fresh aspects steamed right out of it. Then there were little glimpses of the much more provocative L'Ombre dans l'Eau – any perfume combining rose, geranium and blackcurrant is likely to evoke its ghost – but without the bracing slap of foliage that jerks me awake every time I try L'Ombre. Finally, this sits too close to my skin and I keep feeling tempted to top it up.
However, once I've accepted these challenges, I am left considering a finely balanced rose-prominent perfume in which the inclusion of the faintly nutty skin-like tones of ambrette provide a human warmth and fleshiness.
Please, ignore the name – sauciness and danger do not come to mind.
20th February 2014
Rose is a difficult flower in perfumery.  It is both common and beautiful, two facets that can be difficult to reconcile.  A wild rose bush is simple and pretty, yet a formal rose garden can seem conventional and staid in a way that makes rococo architecture seem light and breezy.  Consider also that the rose is the most symbolically overburdened flower in history, and you'll realize the rose is anything but easy. And then, the inherent conundrum of the solifor: is it worthwhile to attempts to re-create the scent of the rose?  

So, what to do with the Rose?  Do you dress it to the nines, gilding the lily, so to speak?  Did you give it the sexy librarian trick, tying up it's hair, putting on clunky glasses, and just letting a little bit of slip show through on the stepstool?  Should you play it like a fresh scrubbed youth, all heart-aching freshness and promise?

In perfumery, the Rose speaks with many voices. From the screaming queen (see Guerlain Nahema) to the seductive vampire of Rossy de Palma, to the boys' choir of Noontide Petals. I love rose chypres for the combination of rose's growl and the huskiness of the chypre base.  It's an inherently sexy form.   Patchouli-roses combine the woody aspects of the two elements, leaving a perfect balance of crudeness and chic.  Musky, ambery  and vanillic roses demonstrate the opulence and exuberance of the floriental.

Liaisons Dangereuses is one of my favorite roses for its simplicity. It is gorgeous and direct, neither pristine nor unapproachable.  It has that simple desirability of a perfectly honed object or piece of clothing. Not easy, but perfectly simple. A well-worn saddle, a perfectly fitted shift dress, form-fitting jeans, old work gloves.   No adornment necessary. The beauty is implicit and complete.

High-priced perfume lines are generally known for their most opulent, their grandest perfumes.  Look closely, though, and you'll fine that some of the best fragrances put out by luxe, niche, high-end, exclusive… firms are the simplest.  I could happily toss the whole Tom Ford grand-poobah line, but Azure Lime is perhaps the perfect eau de cologne if you can afford to spend so readily.  Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne pour le Soir is the most beautiful and simple reinvention of the cologne concept.  by Kilian line has two simple, wonderful perfumes:  A Taste of Heaven's acerbic lavender and Liaisons Dangereuses. (I'm a fan of perfumer Calice Becker's work, and her work for this line is well-edited and smart. Could we rename the line by Becker?)

In this post-bling era simple, precise luxury might be harder to come by than shallow extravagance, but Liaisons Dangereuses demonstrates that it's worth the search.

2nd November 2013
Definitely fruity feel comes along with this, my first association was pear, now an apple?green smelly one?.....yes as if someone tried to make a fresh fruit perfume, later, when i got familiar with this perfume i could imagine some roses, fresh one, it smells unusual for a perfume, because smells very natural, very fresh, and sweet at the same time

I find it very feminine, like one of the most unusual roses you have ever tried,spring time perfume, but its not very long lasting one, and i don't smell cinnamon in its usual form

I like it because its very natural smelling
29th March 2013
Not rose but strawberry jam.
28th November 2012
In "Perfumes - The Guide" Luca Turin describes Liaisons Dangereues as smelling like rose jam. I say a more confectionary rose. Anyway, the conbination of plum, rose, coconut and cinnamon smell absolutely delicious to me. While I have only a sample now, a larger bottle will be mine!
11th July 2012