Kilian Hennessy worked with Sidonie Lancesseur to create an Irish coffee with a twist by replacing the traditional whiskey with the liquor of the pirates: rum.
BLACK PHANTOM - "MEMENTO MORI" opens with an accord of 'Shin Shin', that fiery drink of strong coffee laced with Caribbean rum that was quaffed at the feasts of the old pirate kings. But the coffee hides a deadly secret: what appears to be the fragrance of almonds is actually the scentof the bite of deadly sparkling cyanide. A Memento Mori indeed!
The aromatic bitterness of the coffee is enhanced by the earthy warmth of vetiver from Java. The intoxicating sweetness of the rum is reflected in the luscious scent of sugar cane at the base of the fragrance, blended with darkly fragrant creamy sandalwood. The result is sheer voluptuoussensuality created for those who live for pleasure.
The jet black flacon reposes in a black lacquered coffret from which a smiling skull rises like a monument on a grimly magnificent Jacobean tomb."Eat, drink and be merry! For tomorrow we die."