Perfume - June 4th, 2010
The original FlowerbyKenzo fragrance has always been one of those that I *want* to like but don’t. It’s just a little too nose-tickling and powdery for my taste. The new FlowerbyKenzo La Cologne takes the powder down and notch and tosses in some bitter citrus notes that balances the whole thing out perfectly for me, so I’m in love!
Traditionally, cologne is a fragrance composed of citrus and herbal notes. The new FlowerbyKenzo La Cologne takes the original FlowerbyKenzo and mixes it up with the traditional notes of bitter orange leaves, bergamot, and neroli. All together, the notes are bitter orange leaves, bergamot, orange, mandarin, rose, orange blossom, neroli, musks, and vanilla.
The perfume opens with a burst of citrus-y freshness and the sharp, biting scent of bitter orange leaves. I LOVE this scent, so this is great! The floral notes are next, the rose and orange blossom, and then it all settles on just the lightest powdery vanilla base. This is a great summer perfume, not heavy or cloying, but rather a fresh, bright, cheerful scent.
I definitely recommend checking this out if you want something different and unique. I haven’t smelled anything quite like it! Two thumbs up!