Scent-sational pick: By Kilian fragrance trio
By Kilian "In the Garden of Good and Evil" Eau de Parfum Collection
By Kilian has come out with a killer edition of three expensive yet transcendent fragrances around the theme of cloak-and-dagger illicitness.
Forbidden Games, created by Calice Becker, is a sexy scent that struts out in black stilettos strewing jasmine, Bulgarian roses and geraniums. A noirish concoction corseted with a mix of honey, Madagascar vanilla, myrrh and Opoponax, Forbidden Games reigns as the queen of this sophisticated trio.
Becker adds a sultry, dangerous twist to what would otherwise be a souk full of bright spices for In the City of Sin. The effulgent fruits, roses and cardamom are undercut with a dash of pepper and patchouli.
Good Girl Gone Bad, concocted by Alberto Morillas, is an audacious dominatrix. What would otherwise be a light blend of tuberose and Osmanthus is roughened up with cedar, amber and a sambac-soaked jasmine. $245 each (1.7 oz.); at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., 212-753-7300 (avail. Nov. 1)