Paul Kiler, Perfume Composer of PK Perfumes has spent many years learning this Art and Craft, and has finally taken this step of releasing his line. Paul does this with full confidence of issuing great products of extraordinary quality. He is a leader in the new “Real Perfumery” movement, which consists of perfumers who believe that Real Perfumery uses the best ingredients available to them, to make the best possible fragrances, and composes to Standards of Excellence, instead of standards of weakness. Paul (at least hopes to know) knows what is important to consumers and fragrance fanatics, to have eco and body conscious beautiful fragrances that last well, and are importantly different and beautiful, but are certainly not bland. Paul’s fragrances are a fantastic blend of the world’s best naturals and aromatics creating stunning and new creations.
PK Perfumes employs and enjoys the best of all materials available.
Natural essential oils, Absolutes, resins, and resinoids all figure prominently in all formulations, and range from between 20-50% of the fragrance.
Natural elements bring a full and beautiful rounding grace to the longevity and strength offered by other materials. This is what he calls, “Real Perfumery”, which is the classic style of the great perfumers of the early 20th century. With the inclusion of so many naturals in the mix, the fragrances hearken back to the early years of Guerlain and Ernest Beaux. The vast majority of mass market fragrances have little to zero naturals included in their formulations, because naturals are more expensive to include. And most all natural fragrances seem to last for but a few hours and then they are gone. PK Perfumes fragrances last all day with aplomb.
With every bottle of PK Perfumes fragrances purchased, 10 trees will be planted with the help of our reforestation partner, The Eden Projects. That’s 10 trees planted in places like Madagascar, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Nepal. Trees help purify water sources, clean the air, and keep our earth a greener place. Eden hires local people to plant the trees, also providing work and economic improvements in the local economy too. (sizes 15ml and larger)
Awards are part of the pattern – 19 Awards in the first 10 Months.
In the first ten months of business, PK Perfumes has now won 19 awards, 10 of which were from a National Judges Panel. Five Awards came from the San Francisco from the March 2013 Artisan Fragrance Salon event, and received four awards at the September 2012 Los Angeles Artisan Fragrance Salon event. The Gold Award for “Best Aroma”, a Silver Award for “Best in Salon”, and two Bronze awards for “Most Unique”, and “Most Seductive Scent”.
What Inspired Paul to Learn the Art and Craft of Perfumery?
Paul’s inspiration to start learning the Art and Craft or Perfumery came from his love of beauty in all forms, and his love of Nature and scents around him that he has enjoyed since being a boy, and also a fascination by that which cannot be seen, but simply experienced. Paul sometimes wonders about planes of existence when he smells what comes from around him. And in the late 90’s, he found himself wanting great fragrances to wear for himself, but the scents on the market were weak and circular referencing self-imitations of each other, with zero originality and interest. Paul then began his journey and quest to see what could be done about this standard of weakness in the men’s fragrance world.
He started to make for himself, and has now masterfully composed fragrances for all people.
“I’m about the Art of Perfumes, not artifice.
I’m about the form and composition of perfumes, not conformity.
I compose to a standard of Real Perfumery Excellence, not to a standard of weakness.” – he says