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A vital link to keep us in touch with nature. Flower By Kenzo, the power of a singular, strong, pure and sensual flower. A nomadic flower, taking root in the asphalt. A flower in the city. The red poppy has no scent. Kenzo created its fragrance.
Created in 2000 by perfumer Alberto Morillas. Available in 10, 30, 50, and 100ml sizes, for $25 to $94.
Top notes (via fragrantica.com)- Black Currant, Hawthorne, Bulgarian Rose.
Heart notes- Opponax, Jasmine, Parma Violet, Rose.
Base notes- Vanilla, White Musk.
Ah, again, perfumes and memories. I wore Kenzo Flower throughout the latter half of my college years, and used up an entire bottle of it. My roommate, a close friend, was gifted this, and she didn’t like the scent, so she sold it to me for almost a giveaway price, just to add a little bit to her allowance. I didn’t own a single perfume back then, not even a body mist, and I was glad to have, well, something.
Recently this became another unwanted gift, to my mother this time, who received it from a client and in hindsight felt it to be too extravagant a gift and is content with the one or two bottles of perfume she already has. So she gave it to me. It still smells the same way to me now as it did back then—delicate, powdery, light, with a tinge of sweetness.
This 100ml bottle looks huge in actual, mainly because it’s tall— it’s nearly a foot long, seriously. I always thought the simplicity of the bottle with the long-stemmed, thin poppy flower embossed very pretty, and in this big size it looks like it deserves to be displayed.
Flower by Kenzo, is, in a nutshell, a powdery floral.
It starts off light, powdery, floral, and sweet. Black Currant is listed as one of the top notes, but at no point do I smell anything fruity in this fragrance. This is very soft and not overpowering, and to my nose it smells delicate, like an object that’s very small and fragile in my hand.
After thirty minutes or so I begin to detect some greens in it, and it is slightly sharp, but also incense-y, and I find it pleasant since it sort of prevents Flower from being just monotonously powdery all throughout. It’s a nice break and I enjoy this stage of the perfume as much as the opening.
Flower dries down to a soft powdery scent with a little vanilla. It’s very nice and relaxing, it feels very comfortable and of course it’s a very familiar scent to me, having worn this scent exclusively for more than a year in the past. It’s a casual scent, although it is a touch mellow, and I think this probably might have made me feel sleepy sometimes in class back then. I found one or two sprays to be just right, and the scent would last on me for hours.
My mom did try to give me her new bottle, but I handed it right back to her. It’s time for someone else to enjoy this fragrance. If you like powdery florals, or just powdery scents, definitely give Flower By Kenzo a try.
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