By Kilian • Love and Tears • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It doesn not happen very often that a perfume leaves me so confused. I have little experience with jasmine and the middle notes of Love and Tears are pure jasmine.
On my skin Love and Tears start as a lush floral garden Ė it is an overwhelming mixture of lavender, jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom and daffodils. It is very intense and almost off-putting. After half an hour all other flower notes start to weaken and the jasmine notes really come through. The fragrance calms.
The perfume on my skin holds up pretty well Ė 14 to 16 hours of the scent which doesnít weaken. After 10 hours, I can smell cedar notes which ground the jasmine.
Iím really in love with this scent and I regret not taking the 50ml bottle. After the initial several minutes, the scent is a true, elegant floral which Iíve been wanting to find for a long time.
By Kilian fragrances are available in 30ml travel spray ($135), 30 ml refill for travel spray ($70), 50 ml bottle ($225) and 50 ml bottle refill ($125). The cheapest solution is to buy 30ml refills, but keep in mind that you donít get a spray bottle with them, so you will have to transfer the fragrance into your own bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Simply beautiful. Lots of freshly picked jasmine flowers and a hint of lily of the valley. The base notes are smooth, and the staying power is nice. HG for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not bad. Definitely has that off-the-plant scent, but that unfortunate edge of mothballs is lurking. It smells like the flower is just starting to die and release lots of indole. Just too much indole. Totally not my thing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This starts off as a heavy hitter but dries down to nothing in less than an hour. As it dried down, an indolic jasmine replaced the fine & luxurious jasmine that initially appeared. This was at its prettiest when it had almost entirely dissipated. I'd reccomend this to any jasmine lover, IMO, however, it should last much MUCH longer based on the price...but we all wear things differently!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
One of my fav jasmine perfumes after Serge Lutens a la Nuit.
Love everything about this perfume but the price of $225 with the beautiful bottle and packaging. So just buy the refill at $175 for the same amount of perfume 1.7oz. It comes with a little funnel. Buy a lovely glass perfume bottle and fill 'er up, voila! You will smell divine!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like it. I layer it with Creed's Royal Oud.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Floral. If you want to smell like flowers, this is for you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Jasmine plain and simple on me. Not indolic. No extra spices or fruits or flowers or musks. It's a refreshing lack of drama; just a true, cheerful, soliflore-feeling jasmine. I like how it feels all purpose/all occasion, day-to-night, in any season. But the price does make me hesitate, for what this is. Low sillage, and average/below-average longevity.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Killian's Love and Tears is an absolutely beautiful, floral jasmine fragrance. It's lush and has a very tropical feel to it. What is odd about the fragrance is that it is marketed as a unisex fragrance. Intensely floral fragrances like this generally dont get marketed as unisex fragrances but Love and Tears is. I like that. People should wear scents they like so maybe Love and Tears will open up more guys to wearing florals like this. The packaging is elegant. It's housed in a sleek black bottle and a beautiful case.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Ick. To be honest, Jasmine is not my favorite, but this is a really indolic version on me - I sprayed it on and immediately started to panic as I got that awful burn in the back of my throat. The perfume, according to The Scented Salamander, includes notes of jasmine, bergamot, petit grain, orange blossom, Cypress and Ylang-Ylang. It's hard to see past the headache-inducing yowling of the jasmine in this, but I can get the orange blossom once this dries down for about an hour. I gave it a two because after an hour this settles down into a more wearable orange blossom, but it's on the same level of the knockoff bottle of Orange Blossom I bought for $5 that is supposed to be the same as the SL version.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
Just called Bergdorf's to actually BUY Love & Tears after getting a sample in the store! It's a pricey fragrance [$225 for the first bottle, the refills are cheaper], but it's great! Not cloying, not overpowering but still present. I'm not a "nose," but I smell the jasmine with some orange blossom, too. I usually like green & floral-y scents, btw. Fragrance is SO personal, reviews don't really matter!, but wanted to add my two cents. It's worth the $$$ -- I wanted something you don't smell on someone else every time you get into an elevator. :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love and Tears "Surrender" conjures up a mysterious, smoky, gloomy 80's soundtrack of Siouxsie Sioux & Robert Smith, dripping with smudged-eyeliner angst.
Surprisingly, it's quite joyful and pretty, an "ode to jasmine". My initial reaction was how similar it smelled to J'Adore, Dior's feminine floral, with the jasmine pushed up and the rose pulled back. In fact, it most closely resembles J'Adore L'Absolu, a limited edition edp with the jasmine note amplified.
Not surprisingly, Calice Becker is the perfumer behind both J'Adore and Love & Tears. Hmmm.
I compared it to the other great jasmine, Serge Lutens A la Nuit, and found that A La Nuit gives the impression of a soliflore, but Love and Tears is more multifaceted, with the orange blossom and other notes adding a sparkling quality that is still big and heady, yet shimmers and flirts with a more youthful insouciance.
This fragrance is very wearable, very layer-able. I think it was a smart move to create something accessibly pretty, that can be the "bread and butter" that brings in a wider audience, and steady stream of profits (just look at J'Adore's long life), allowing Kilian to create other outrť scents and concepts.