Kilian Hennessy prides himself on providing women with what he called “weapons of seduction.” The latest in his arsenal? A line of scented lipsticks.
Hennessy and wife Elizabeth Jones-Hennessy feted the first lipstick collection, Le Rouge Parfum, from Kilian the brand, at their Manhattan home on Tuesday. The party, cohosted by friend Erin Hazelton, drew a range of editors, influencers, designers and celebrity makeup artists, including Vashtie Kola, Renata Zandonadi, Tanya Taylor, Daniel Martin, Troy Surratt and Romy Soleimani. In the spirit of social media — and, of course, good lighting — the celebration was complete with a photo studio where photographer Guillaume Roemaet lensed guests wearing their preferred shade from Kilian’s new line.
Le Rouge Parfum, Kilian’s first scented lipstick collection.
Le Rouge Parfum consists of six shades carrying Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy scent. The line launched exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue last month and has so far received a “surprisingly amazing” reception, said Hennessy, who revealed he tried the lipsticks himself before launch.
“A lot of people feel like lipsticks don’t have a smell, but actually lipsticks do have a smell,” he said. “If you smell a Dior lipstick, a Chanel lipstick, Saint Laurent lipstick, they almost always have this