Discover KILIAN’s first lipstick line. Le Rouge Parfum is a wardrobe of iconic scented lipsticks, all available in matte and satin finishes. The line consists of the 6 original red shades and 10 new hues in red, pink and berry colors. Kilian Hennessy explains his inspiration in this little interview below. The photos were taken by Ellen von Unwerth.
What were your objectives for Le Rouge Parfum?
To create a collection that allows women to find their perfect red in gorgeous, scented lip colors—for lips that make a woman feel daring and elegant at the same time.
Why launch a range of lip color as KILIAN’s first foray into makeup?
My goal has always been to offer women beautiful weapons of seduction and strong shields of protection at once. Red lips are iconic and express a timelessness and sophistication that is a KILIAN aesthetic signature.
And why did you start with a collection of only reds?
Red lips are just so powerful! They are also one of the most universal weapons of seduction in all cultures.
How is Le Rouge Parfum lip color collection in sync with KILIAN’s values and heritage?
Le Rouge Parfum is the next logical step in my ambition to make perfume visible. The senses of smell and taste are intimately linked so, in a way, the scented lipsticks also make this connection visible.
What cultural references represent for you «the perfect red lip»?
One that immediately comes to my mind is the movie poster of Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of Vladimir Nabokov’s book, Lolita. Sue Lyon as Lolita sucking on a lollipop with her heart-shaped glasses… irresistible!
How do you want women to feel wearing Le Rouge Parfum?
In full possession of their seductive powers yet protected at the same time. A woman with the right red is invincible!
In Switzerland available for CHF 65.00 each at all Kilian counters and at Globus online.
Photos: © Kilian