By Kilian Discovery Set Giveaway

Today we have a generous giveaway thanks to Stephen, one of the Bois de Jasmin readers. Stephen has a set of by Kilian samples that he tried and no longer wants and he would prefer to sent it to someone else. The set comes in a velvet black pouch and it includes 10 x 0.05 oz/ 1.5 ml samples: Love, Liaisons Dangereuses, Forbidden Games, Straight Heaven, Back To Black, Playing With Devil, Voulez-Vous Coucher Avez Moi, Moonlight In Heaven, Intoxicated, and Black Phantom. According to Stephen the samples are mostly full, only Straight to Heaven, his favorite, is half-full. Stephen is in Germany but he can send his package anywhere, provided the customs restrictions don’t interfere.

We are not responsible for custom duties, leaks or damage during transit or for lost packages.

To participate, please answer these questions. I will randomly draw one winner.

1. Stephen would like to know your recommendation for a fragrance suitable for someone who likes lavender, green notes, woods, ambers, moss. He doesn’t like sports colognes, Cool Water or too much citrus.
2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Stephen?

The contest is closed. The winner is Jennifer Z. Congratulations! I will contact you via email.

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  • Nora Szekely: Hi Victoria,

    I believe the first question is incomplete 🙁 May 23, 2018 at 7:39am Reply

    • Victoria: Oops, sorry. I messed up the formatting codes, but it’s now fixed. May 23, 2018 at 8:12am Reply

  • Sandra: Caron pour homme if you like lavender and don’t mind vanilla.

    Yes you can contact me

    Thank you for your generosity May 23, 2018 at 8:41am Reply

  • Doris cho: Doris : Tom Ford Costa Azzurra

    Yes you can contact me . 🙂 May 23, 2018 at 9:21am Reply

  • Marina: Hello Victoria and Stephen! What a lovely giveaway, I am very happy to participate.
    1. My recommendations would be L’Art de la Guerre by Jovoy and Hermessence Brin de Reglisse.
    2.Yes, you can contact me by e-mail anytime.
    Thank you both again so much! May 23, 2018 at 9:24am Reply

  • Maria: Hi Stephen, your question make me think of Eau de celeri from Monsillage. It is a very green jasmine and vetyver, woodsy but fresh. It is available only online. I also love the lavender touch on Guerlain Eau de cologne du coq, it is not really mossy, but it’s a bit animalic, a light but complex cologne. Perle de mousse is also green and mossy, and I think it’s perfectly unisex.
    Please don’t enter me on the contest. May 23, 2018 at 9:31am Reply

  • Carlisle: Stephen, have you tried Azzaro pour homme? Its notes include lavender, anise, basil, oak moss and musk.

    Please do not enter me in the contest. May 23, 2018 at 9:58am Reply

  • Joeri Buhrer Tavanier: This is so kind of you!

    I would recommend two green fragrances: Mito by Vero Perfume and Tindrer by Baruti.
    Also, try Italian Cypress by Tom Ford!

    You can both contact me by email. May 23, 2018 at 10:02am Reply

  • Ann: thanks for the generous offer. yes, you can contact me.

    Maybe Stephen would be interested in trying an attar from Sugandhco, based in Lucknow, India. They will ship attars worldwide, but can’t ship perfumes to the US, not sure about Germany.

    Tilism (masculine attar, subcategory: Mossy)

    “The fragrance opens with citrus and a green effect thanks to bergamot. The heart reveals Lavender and precious woods. The trail unveils a blend of frankincense and Cedar.” May 23, 2018 at 10:05am Reply

  • Andrea: Hello Stephen and Victoria,

    1. I don’t like lavender at all but I love Bucoliques de Provence by L’Artisan Parfumeur, although you can perceive the lavender clearly. To me the perfume is warm and soft and calming. Beautiful.
    2. Yes, you can contact me. May 23, 2018 at 10:25am Reply

  • Nora Szekely: Hi Victoria and perfume lovers,
    Thanks to Stephen for this generous giveaway.
    1. I recommend Lavandula by Penhaligon’s and I second Caron Pour un Homme, both are great lavenders, Gris Clair by Serge Lutens and Guerlain Jicky are great too. Speaking of Serge , Ambre Sultan is teh amber lovers’ best friend.
    L’Artisan Timbuktu is a dry woodsy, incensy scent worth sampling.
    As for greens and moss, I love them too but nowadays it is rather difficult to find decent examples due to the restrictions. I recommend looking at vintage bottles from the 60s and 70s from trusted sources online.
    Correct me if I’m wrong but recently I purchased several bottles from that era and recognized a recurring theme of greenness above all 🙂 I would also try scents advertised for women or unisex from the 1960s as they are not anymore considered as feminine to cause unease when worn by a man. I think of Diorella, no. 19 (even today’s versions) , Givency III.
    Vol de Nuit of Guerlain is more fleeting nowadays but I love its green aspects and Mitsouko may steal your heart.
    31 rue Cambon by Chanel is great pseudo-chypre and Bois des Iles is a warm woody scent though I only can vouch for the EDT versions of these. I wish you good luck with the hunt!

    2. Victoria, please do contact me, in case I win 😉 May 23, 2018 at 10:29am Reply

  • Guillaume Malingri de Bagnolo: 1. Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford
    2. Yes May 23, 2018 at 10:30am Reply

  • Wendy Elofson: Greetings Victoria and Stephen! Thank you for the kind offer, and yes, you may contact me.

    L’Artisan Timbuktu is a beautiful woodsy frag that has lovely accompanying body products for layering
    Ramon Monegal’s Agar Musk (His Cuirelle is a great leather too) is a beautiful oriental woodsy frag with great longevity
    L’Artisan bucoliques is my favorite creamy, lavender, wrap myself in a chenille blanket scent. I absolutely adore a good spritz at bedtime or on a gloomy day.
    Histoiries de Parfums has a lovely amber perfume, Amber 114. This line has many gorgeous scents that you may want to explore given your note preferences via their affordable sampling set for around $20. May 23, 2018 at 10:33am Reply

  • Susan: Thanks for the generous giveaway! I would love to try these. I think you might like Cartier Roadster and, yes, I agree on Azzaro Pour Homme. For an inexpensive fragrance, it smells great and gives good performance. Yes, of course you may contact me by email if I win. Thanks again! May 23, 2018 at 10:37am Reply

  • Audrey: Thank you for the give away. It is very generous of you!

    I would suggest trying, Music for a while, a new Fredric Malle scent.

    Yes, please contact me by email. May 23, 2018 at 10:53am Reply

  • Cath: What a generous giveaway. By Kilian is not available in my country and would love to try them if possible.
    For the first question, I’m afraid I don’t have good ideas. My husband wore Gris Clair by Serge Lutens for several years, it’s a smoky lavender that still manages to stay crisp and I love it on a man.
    Question 2, yes you can contact me. May 23, 2018 at 11:13am Reply

  • Mridula: Hello Victoria and Stephen. Tom Ford’a Private Blend Lavender Palm might be one to try. I’ve never been drawn to lavender and only have my dept store sniffing experience to go by. (We now have a Sephora in Delhi with the full Tom Ford display.) However I see Victoria has given it 4 stars here. I have not seen By Killian in Delhi and would love to win this giveaway. Yes, please contact me by email. May 23, 2018 at 11:23am Reply

  • Karla Correia: Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Here are my recommendations:

    Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme, if you’re considering a sweeter/woodsier approach.

    Caldey Abbey Lavender, for a “study” through different facets of lavender.

    Ipanema, by L’Eau de Riô (brazilian brand), for a young, refreshing, afternoon-by-the-beach side of lavender.

    And Encens et Lavande, by Serge Lutens. Absolutely beautiful!

    Please, contact me by e-mail May 23, 2018 at 11:27am Reply

  • JillS: Hi, Victoria and Stephen,
    Thank you for your very kind and generous offer. Maybe Stephen would like Jo Malone Amber and Lavender cologne. It’s listed in the spicy category, and I love it,
    Best, Jill May 23, 2018 at 11:42am Reply

    • JillS: Ps you can contact me. thanks. May 23, 2018 at 9:55pm Reply

  • Monica: Thanks Stephen and Victoria for the giveaway.

    1. I would suggest Bond No. 9 New Haarlem that has a beautiful lavender note. Also Serge Luten Gris Claire.

    2. Yes, you can contact me via email. May 23, 2018 at 12:02pm Reply

  • Tora: Thank You, Stephen, for this sweet giveaway!! My two favorite lavender fragrances are Annees Folles by La Parfumerie Moderne, and Amouage Ciel pour Homme. The first one is a bit sweet and the second is aromatic and spicy. May 23, 2018 at 12:05pm Reply

  • Catherine: Thanks for the generous giveaway! Suggestions for a green-mossy fragrance, you might want to try the original version of Quartz by Molinard. No lavender note, but a nice, green but not bitter fragrance.
    Yes, you can certainly contact me by email. May 23, 2018 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Maria: And, why not good old Chanel 19EDT? It is an iris,but it is also green, mossy and woodsy (there’s vetyver on it). And it is really great on men, despite being offered as a feminine perfume. May 23, 2018 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Ana: Hello Stephen ans Victoria, thank you very much for this amazing giveaway!
    I would recomend you Serge Lutens ‘Gris Clair’, I think it could match in your descripcion of this lavender fragance with theese other shades.
    And, of course, you can contact me by e-mail May 23, 2018 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Gina: Thanks, Stephen! How generous. One of my faves with lavender and heather is a vintage that sometimes can be found on eBay by Brian Vincent Fragrances in Ireland called Fraoch. Another vintage is Colton My Islands Barbados. Still can find on eBay too. or Etsy. Another vintage is Dorothy Gray Dee Gee or DG. Gianfranco Ferre GFF pour Uomo is a modern one. Another modern is Rania J Lavande 44. Serge Lutens Gris Clair.

    Yes, you can contact me. No problem. May 23, 2018 at 12:57pm Reply

  • Cody Childers: Guerlain heritage would be great for someone who likes lavender/fougeres, and yes I can be contacted via email. Good luck everyone and thanks for the giveaway! May 23, 2018 at 1:03pm Reply

  • Jennifer Vincent: Hi Stephen! I would like to recommend Dior Homme, since I find it to be an irresistible lavender and iris cologne, which melts beautifully with the skin. Very elegant and mysterious!

    Thank you for the generous giveaway, and feel free to reach me via email. May 23, 2018 at 1:17pm Reply

  • rickyrebarco: Hello all, Stephen I recommend Chanel “Boy” for you and also Hermes Brin de Reglisse, both with lovely lavender notes and not much citrus.

    Yes, you may contact me via email. Thanks for the giveaway! May 23, 2018 at 1:18pm Reply

  • Lora: Thank you for the giveaway, Stephen!
    How about Atkinsons Lavender on the Rocks?
    I don’t personally know the fragrance but it seems to have the notes that you would like.
    Yes, you may contact me.
    Good luck on your hunt! May 23, 2018 at 1:42pm Reply

  • Undina: Do not enter me into the giveaway.

    My three absolutely favorite lavender perfumes are Krigler Lieber Gustav 14, vero profumo Kiki (EdP) and Parfums De Marly Darley. They all are unisex (maybe even leaning masculine a tad). May 23, 2018 at 1:51pm Reply

  • Daniel Jeter: Please enter me. My recommendation is Jean Patou’s Ma Liberte. It’s a gender-fluid blend that while it’s aimed at women, it struts very close to the masculine. It features some lovely caressing lavender and white floral notes. It’s radiant and solar, like they’ve been viewed through a prism of light. Although Moss isn’t listed, it’s structure gives a nebulous, gauzy impression.
    * officially discontinued, but available on discounter websites and eBay. May 23, 2018 at 1:59pm Reply

  • billie: Eau D’Hermes by Hermes. May 23, 2018 at 2:21pm Reply

  • Debi: Outremer (L’Aromarine) has a nice lavender cologne and they are a good value for people who want the best for not a ton of money. I don’t need the samples but how generous! I may have to look for Straight to Heaven! May 23, 2018 at 2:46pm Reply

  • madtowngirl: Ooh, a giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

    When I hear lavender, two scents come to mind for me: Caron Pour un Homme and Chanel Boy.

    Yes you may contact me by email. Thanks again! May 23, 2018 at 3:57pm Reply

  • Neva: What a great giveaway. I haven’t explored the By Kilian range so far. Thanks Stephen and Victoria!
    1. I know this one is hard to find but Givenchy Xeryus was one of the fresh spicy fragrances from the eighties with a good portion of oakmoss. Another one I like very much is more woody and spicy – Armani Eau d’Aromes
    2. Yes, please contact me via email in case I win the giveaway. May 23, 2018 at 3:59pm Reply

  • Tam: Thanks for your generous giveaway! I have really e enjoyed Estee Lauder for Men. This event isn’t citrus, but more a fougere that has a mossy and inviting balsamic, amber mood with an herbal aura.I love it and have given it for gift. Yes, you may me contact by email. May 23, 2018 at 5:46pm Reply

  • Severine: Favorite lavender: Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande
    Favorite Amber: Maison Francis Kurkdijian Grand Soir
    Favorite combination of green (vetiver) and cedarwood: Sarah Jessica Parker Stash
    During daytime, I love Serge Lutens La Myrrhe on a man. In the evening, Yves Saint Laurent 6 saint Sulpice would drive me wild. It is an oud, and what an oud it is. Creamy, velvet, and fresh. I don’t know how old Stephen is – I have many other recommendations. I do shop for fragrance for all the men in the family! 😉
    Yes, you can contact me. May 23, 2018 at 8:55pm Reply

  • Alica: I would recommend Bvlgari Au The Bleu or very cheap and excellent Ferrari Pure Lavender. Pls contact me by e-mail. Thanks. May 23, 2018 at 10:53pm Reply

  • Rox: How kind of Stephen. When I’m finished sampling and know a fragrance is not for me, I put my samples up for ‘adoption’. I don’t like to see them go to waste. Don’t enter me in the drawing, I’m not a fan of By Kilian. I have a suggestion for Stephen, Gris Clair by Serge Lutens. May 24, 2018 at 1:08am Reply

  • Cristina: 1. Gris clair is a warm sobering note
    Not too fresh but mysterious and unusual

    2.yes you may contact me of I Win

    Thank you! This is fun May 24, 2018 at 2:03am Reply

  • karima: Wow, what a giveaway! I have not tried anything By Kilian so far so am very keen.

    1. Jicky?
    2. Yes, please! May 24, 2018 at 3:47am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: A most generous offer! Please don’t enter me. I have so many perfumes already.
    Lavender: Maybe A Taste of Heaven by Kilian. and second Heritage by Guerlain.
    Green scents:
    Cristalle (Chanel): Eau de Toilette (not edp)
    Y (Yves saint Laurent)..dry, green chypre
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss (sharp, dry)
    Untitled (maison Margielis)
    And for a dark, green scent: Sherrer . May 24, 2018 at 4:11am Reply

    • Cornelia Blimber: As for amber: second Ambre Sultan! Of course!
      Prada Amber pour Homme is a favourite of Lucas (Chemist in the Bottle).
      A very refined amber is Sublime by Patou. May 24, 2018 at 4:16am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thinking of Lutens: you may love Fille en Aiguilles (woody), or Fourreau Noir (beautiful rich, dark lavender). May 24, 2018 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Elemi: 1)
    I recommend Spigo by Odori, a modern take on Carons Pour Un Homme. It is less sweet and more transparent.
    Somewhat colder and greener with mint in the top notes is Oxford & Cambridge by Czech & Speake.
    I second the recommendations for SL Gris Clair, although I prefer it for the colder seasons.
    2 .Yes you may contact me of I Win May 24, 2018 at 4:55am Reply

  • Austenfan: Gosh, I would love this set. Very generous of you, and thanks Victoria for hosting (once again).
    1. Nicolaï New York, just a top notch masculine, it’s a great pity she is no longer selling Nicolaï pour Homme as that was one of the best green lavenders ever. TDC Bois d’Iris for woods, Ninfeo Mio for a crisp, woodsy green fragrance. Do try first though as it is reasonably citrusy. But it’s a really great fragrance so you might still enjoy it.
    2. And of course you can contact me by email. May 24, 2018 at 4:57am Reply

  • Eszter Molnar: I think Rania J Lavande 44 is a stunning fragrance and the best lavender I’ve ever smelled. I think that would be well worth a sniff.

    Please enter me in the draw! My email is fine to be contacted on 🙂 May 24, 2018 at 5:39am Reply

  • Awfulknitter: What a generous giveaway.

    I’d recommend Stephen try two Hermes fragrances. Voyage d’Hermes for something fresh and green – I love its dry, sparkling start – as crisp as a gin and tonic! For amber, I love Ambre Narguile, it’s so plush and comforting, yet very elegant.

    So many other good recommendations! Homme de Caron is a great green-lavender.

    And of course, I am happy to be contacted. May 24, 2018 at 6:33am Reply

  • mj: Thanks for the giveaway, Stephen & Victoria!

    I love the mix of lavender, iris and cacao of Dior Homme. Also, Hermes Brin de Reglisse is great, fresh but not citrusy at all. May 24, 2018 at 7:15am Reply

  • Jennifer Z: Thank you Stephen! I would love to win this set.
    1) Caron Pour Un Homme and Le Troisieme Homme. Chanel Pour Monsieur. Someone already recommended Dior Homme to you, but it’s good enough to be mentioned again. Good luck testing!
    2) Yes, you can contact me via email if I win. May 24, 2018 at 7:57am Reply

  • Edward: Thank you Stephen and Victoria. I would like to participate.

    1) I recommend L’Occitane Lavande Cologne. It is a simple, straightforward Lavander that I find very pleasing to my nose. It does not last long though so you might want to pair this with their hand cream version.
    2) Yes you may contact me via email. May 24, 2018 at 8:30am Reply

  • Maria: Dear Stephen,

    That’s exciting!
    Boy Chanel is such a beautiful sexy lavender, I wear it myself and my husband, too. We can’t get enough of it, in the summer is gorgeous.
    Email is always ok. May 24, 2018 at 8:51am Reply

  • Patricia Mansfield-Devine: My recommendation would be Gris Clair, by Serge Lutens, which is a very dry, smoky lavender. Caron’s Pour Un Homme is a warmer lavender with vanilla – very wearable. May 24, 2018 at 9:48am Reply

  • AfonsoC: That is an incredible opportunity, thank you so much!
    1. Have you tried Jicky in the Parfum concentration? It’s a glorious creamy lavender. Although I don’t believe in gender in fragrances, I find it very “unisex”. For green, mosses, I recommend Esencia by Loewe, a beautiful “old-school” green perfume.
    2. Of course yes!

    Thank you for the opportunity and good luck everyone! May 24, 2018 at 10:24am Reply

  • James Dotson: Fou d’Absinthe is a fougere with cool mossy incense notes …
    yes email me! May 24, 2018 at 11:05am Reply

  • Helen C Payne: My favorite men’s cologne is Zino Davidoff.
    Such a SEXY smell! May 24, 2018 at 12:50pm Reply

  • Yumeyorimo: Perhaps Stephen would like to try Ma Griffe for its very green, floral notes with sandalwood.

    Yes, please do contact me if my name is drawn. Thank you! May 24, 2018 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Nancy A.: Thanks for the giveaway across the miles…
    Some of my suggestions that I favor:
    Diptique’s Vetyver
    Diptique’s Eau de Lierre
    And as a lover of niche brands I happened to stop off at the House of Hermes recently to smell the Christine Nagel additions to Hermessecence Collection: Victoria recent review of Cedre Sambac is an elegant and not a garish Jasmine at all — more in the green family. May 24, 2018 at 4:26pm Reply

  • Eudora: Hello and thanks for the giveaway!
    1. Caron Pour Un Homme! Smells so good!
    2. Yes, you can contact me! May 24, 2018 at 5:04pm Reply

  • lylian y: Lavender Bouquet by Haus of Gloi is lavender forward as well as being green and woodsy.

    Yes, you may contact me! May 24, 2018 at 6:43pm Reply

  • Caitlin: Thank you Stephen and Victoria! You may contact me.
    My favorite lavender perfume is Serge Lutens Gris Clair! May 24, 2018 at 11:07pm Reply

  • flowergirlbee!: thanks so much for the giveaway.i have been wanting to get more familiar with this brand for a while.i can recommend (untitled)by maison martin margiela for a green perfume and gris clair by serge lutens for a laveneder.oh and jersey by chanel is another lavender i like.please do email me : ) May 25, 2018 at 2:42am Reply

  • Klaas: Hey Stephen, I hope you got a chance to sample A Taste of Heaven from the Kylian collection. It is a gorgeous lavender perfume that gushes of the skin like a mistral wind! It eventually mellows down on a soft pillow of vanilla and tonka bean, without getting bland or too sweet. Brin de Reglisse (Hermes) is another great lavender, much more transparent, but its distinct licorice note is not for everyone.

    I am sampling Corsica Furiosa from Parfum d’Empire today, and I really like it! It is amazingly green, with tomato leaf, cut grass, mint, a bit of citrus and a healthy dose of moss among its notes. It has lots of character and is great fun to wear, especially in the sunny weather we’re having in Amsterdam right now.

    Please, do not enter me in the competition, I have more then enough samples as it is 😉 Schönen Tag! May 25, 2018 at 4:14am Reply

  • Lynne Petrie: Hi. I would like to take part and have the chance to win the perfumes.

    Mr favourite perfume that best fits the description is Bvalgari au the bleu. It is a beautiful scent. Fresh, uplifting and comforting. I love it. May 25, 2018 at 10:08am Reply

  • Erica Smith: 1. April Aromatics Purple Reign is a really interesting lavender — it is bright, but without citrus.
    2. Yes, he may contact me 🙂 May 25, 2018 at 12:09pm Reply

  • AW: L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere? and yes! May 25, 2018 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Berengaria: My friends at Attic Lab, a budding young perfumery in Arnhem of all places, made the most beautiful fougere I ever smelled, maybe best described as the love child of Caron’s Pour un Homme and Dior’s Homme (the one from 2011). It’s name? Alain… (dots included). Vraiment un parfum Beau Gosse. Alas it only exists in prototype and I have one of the very few bottles of it. Could always ask them to send a sample however… May 25, 2018 at 3:35pm Reply

    • Berengaria: and of course I may be contacted! May 25, 2018 at 3:36pm Reply

  • Savo Vulevic: I do like MUSAIC FOR A WHILE as a lavander scent and YES I’d like to.

    Savo, Milano, Italia May 26, 2018 at 7:24am Reply

  • Marina: Thanks for this generous giveaway!
    I would choose Caron Impact pour un homme, with its lavender-amber accord. Or Guerlain’s
    And yes, you may contact me. May 29, 2018 at 11:56am Reply

  • Cybele: Hi!
    Un Homme by Caron
    Fench Lover Federic Malle

    2. feel free to contact me by email
    Thanks! May 29, 2018 at 11:29pm Reply

    • Cybele: meant Pour Un Homme May 29, 2018 at 11:31pm Reply

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