I have had my ‘hits and misses’ experience with Kenzo perfumes. I liked L’eau Par Kenzo but not too crazy about Kenzo Flower. But when I saw the ad for Kenzo Amour a few months ago, I can’t help but lusting over the bottle. So chic!
The bottle was designed by Karim Rashid, who also designed Kenzo Ryoko packaging and Kenzo Summer bottle. It comes in 3 colors, the orange one is 100 ml, the white 50 ml and the pretty fuschia one is 30 ml.
The notes in Kenzo Amour are cherry blossom, white tea, frangipani, heliotrope, tanaka, wood, incense, vanilla and musk.
When I first sprayed it on, I could definitely smell cherry blossom and white tea before it settled into a creamy vanilla and musk scent. Some people claimed they could actually smell ‘steamed rice’ in this perfume but I haven’t got that at all. I mean, I eat steamed rice all my life, I should know, right?
Anyway, I love the drydown of Kenzo Amour. It’s sweet (but not overly sweet), comforting as well as quietly sexy. It’s definitely a perfume for those of you who don’t like complex scents and something you could actually wear everyday.