Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kenzo de Kenzo (Ca Sent Beau)

Many perfume houses and designers introduce a white floral (often tuberose-based) scent for their first fragrance launch: Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Parfums de Nicolaï with their award-winning Number One. Paris-based Japanese designer Kenzo's first fragrance is a lush tuberose-white floral with a bright, green bend and a touch of soft fruits (peach, plum, mandarin). It's a rich floral, reminiscent of Henry Dunay Sabi but less green and woody, more floral with a breezy, sheer citrus overlay in a spring-summery way. I'd say it's a sweet but delicate scent (but a very concentrated EDP), typical of subtle, clean Japanese taste.

The bottle is a frosted pebble-shaped body with wind-blown flowers on top; the box is a textured green Japanese paper in a leaf motif--all in all, a lovely presentation.

Notes on
Kenzo (classic)
The designer plays hide-and-seek with notes of white flowers, mandarin, sweet-and-bitter orange blossom and bergamot. And a touch of plum and peach.
Top note : Mandarin, Bergamot, Orange Blossom
Middle note : Tuberose, Plum, Peach, Orris
Base note : Vetiver, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Amber

Notes on Perfume Emporium:
Kenzo (1988 Aromatic, Floral, Fruity)
Kenzo perfume is a sharp, floral fragrance.
Top Notes: mandarin, tuberose, orange blossom.
Middle notes: lily of the valley, carnation, coriander
Base Notes: vetiver, patchouli, amber.