Fragrance Friday #11 | By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy EDP

If you saw last week’s Fragrance Friday, you’ll know that I did a not so positive review on By Kilian Rolling In Love. I felt like this week, I wanted to share one of my favorites from the house of Kilian, Love, Don’t Be Shy.

Love, Don’t Be Shy isn’t a new fragrance for Kilian, but over the last year or so, it has gained more popularity because it has been said that this is Rhianna’s favorite perfume. We all know that if Rhianna loves something, it instantly becomes a hit! I decided to try this one, not because of Rhianna, but because I heard that it smelled like marshmallow and orange blossom! Yummy!

According to the Kilian website, the key notes in this fragrance are neroli, orange blossom, and marshmallow. When I smell this, I immediately get the orange blossom and marshmallow, but also what smells like caramel, honey, and a boozy vanilla. The scent is so intoxicating! It’s definitely one that I will keep sniffing my wrists to get another “hit” all day!

As far as projection goes, I think that this is one that people around me can smell, but it is not overbearing at all. It has good longevity; on me it lasts at least 6 hours. After that, it turns into a skin scent. I think because it is a heavy, gourmand type fragrance, it is probably best suited for cooler weather and/or night. However, I don’t think that it is so heavy that it will be suffocating in hot weather, as long as you don’t overspray. I definitely plan on getting use out of this in the summer, but I will probably only wear it at night.

Overall, I’m super happy with By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy. Something about it is very addictive and it is extremely sexy! It is one that I want to smell all the time! Sometimes even if I’m not wearing it, I will just sniff it for a little treat to myself! I might be wearing this one tonight for my Valentine’s date. I’m trying to decide between this or Tom Ford Lost Cherry.

By Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy retails for $295 (with coffret) or $240 (without coffret) for a 1.7 ounce bottle.

Have you smelled Love, Don’t Be Shy? Does it make you weak in the knees too? What fragrance are you wearing for Valentine’s Day?

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