When it comes to fragrance, strategies are varied. Some women like their scent to make an entrance, announcing their presence from a few feet away. Others prefer something more subtle that is only noticeable to those who come within a whisper’s distance. For an even more intimate approach, consider scented lingerie, which is now a thing thanks to a very sexy collaboration between Fleur du Mal and By Kilian.
Led by Jennifer Zuccarini and Kilian Hennessy respectively, the two-equally chic brands have just produced lingerie that incorporates microencapsulation technology to keep lace fragranced for about six hand washes. It’s based off something that happens everyday without us even realizing it, Hennessy explains to CR: “When you wash your clothes, you have microcapsules in the powder that contain scent. When you wear the clothes, by breaking the capsule, you release the scent.”
While the most unique thing about the capsule collection is that it is indeed scented with By Kilian’s blend of orange blossom, iris, rose, and amber called Love, Don’t be Shy (which Rihanna said was her go-to perfume in 2016) the pieces are stunning on their own. The lineup features three sets that consist of lingerie basics, pajamas, and accessories like collars and garter belts. The panties and bralettes are probably the most wearable, but we can see ourselves in the camisole for years to come. And if you’re into cuffs, there’s those, too.
“We work with some of the best lace mills in France, so we picked our favorite mill and worked on this process together,” says Zuccarini. As it turns out, the exact mills also happen to work with the likes of Chanel and Valentino, which validates the price tag. Prices for the sets range from $345 to $595, a small price to pay for arguably the sexiest accessories ever.
Prepare to wear these pretty little things long after the scent wears off, but ladies, use your six washes wisely. As Zuccarini puts it, “It’s a special little secret you have with someone, like if you’d leave your panties at someone’s place. Although these are too nice for that.”
Fleur du Mal x Kilian is now available for pre-order online.