Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, April 20, 2012

Love and Tears by Kilian

Bergamot, Petitgrain, Lavender, Galbanum.
Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Lilly of the Valley, Daffodil.
Cedar, Oakmoss, Ylang Ylang.

The first thing I took notice of when wearing Love and Tears was its opening presence and how feminine this was. Not quite a soliflore, it is an interpretation of Jasmine with some very mild accents. I believe this is marketed as shared, so this should be kept in mind when ordering a sample.

Love and Tears cannot help but lean a bit sweet. The Jasmine is front and center and the first, subtle shift in gears seems to be hints of Petitgrain and Blossom. Everything here is simply augmenting the Jasmine note, but they do succeed in altering the texture just enough for the wearer to take note.

The floral character of Love and Tears never sways. Ylang and Muguet make sure of that and on my skin they propel the Jasmine on its merry way. A subtle, underlying green is present and it reminds me of the tender stem taken from a flowering plant. It's as if you snapped it off, broke the stem and then put it under your nose. It's a mild characteristic, but I like it. There's a fruit aspect also which performs rather well by staying in the shadows and never evolving into an overtly sweet intruder.

Love and Tears retains a moist aspect throughout the wearings. This is floral through and through and as the scent progresses, the sweet quality dissipates enough to allow whiffs of tender wood to poke its head. Once again, everything in play here is designed to pay homage to the Jasmine note.

As always ( with me ), the price point for Kilian's is an irritant. Love and Tears smells ( and wears ) like a quality fragrance. The cost per bottle is somewhat irrational, but this isn't the only house charging top dollar. The law of chance dictates that there's a similar composition out there for quite a bit less. If money isn't an issue however, then Love and Tears may be the answer for your Jasmine fix.

Sillage is extraordinary during the opening and then subsides to a very acceptable level. Longevity is also extremely commendable on my skin and 6 hours is no problem from applying small amounts. Never does Love and Tears lean masculine, so a sample wear is definitely recommended. Thumbs up from Aromi for Love and Tears by Kilian.


  1. I agree this is a very feminine fragrance. I had a hard time choosing a Kilian scent and I picked this one at the end. It is my current go to jasmine scent.

  2. I'm sure you smell terrific when you wear it. I enjoyed it and thinks it's extremely well made.