L’Eau Par Kenzo by Olivier Cresp for Kenzo 1998

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Guest Post by EmmaKate

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L’Eau Par Kenzo by Kenzo 1998

This fragrance marks the beginning of my love affair with all things fragrance.

L'EauParKenzo FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Green lilac, mint, reed, mandarin orange, red pepper
Heart: Water lily, amaryllis, white peach, rose, pepper, violet
Base: White musk, cedar, vanilla

I was sitting in the perfume connection, in a group interview for Christmas casual positions and they were testing our noses. They sprayed about 12 fragrances and I can tell you nothing about them, except for l’eau par Kenzo. This fragrance struck me from the very first moment I smelt it. It is light and fresh, with a slightly spicy edge. It opens with a cucumber/watermelonesque fresh aquatic feel, dries down with a subtle peppery warm feel.

When I wear L’Eau Par Kenzo I feel clean, fresh and summery. I have this sense of calm joy, like walking through the shallow waters of a tropical beach.

tropical-beach ClearViewTravelPhoto Stolen ClearViewTravel

It is my quintessential fragrance, so much so that when a friend has worn this out she has been told she smelt like me. I have even been snorted by a good friend in David Jones (Ed: one of our prestige department stores in Australia) whilst wearing it. 😉

It is a very easy fragrance to wear that makes you feel great!

L’Eau Par Kenzo is becoming harder and harder to find. If you see it buy it!

FragranceNet has 50ml around $35

See you next month,
EmmaKate

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10 thoughts on “L’Eau Par Kenzo by Olivier Cresp for Kenzo 1998

  1. I got hooked on fragrance about 4-5 years ago – this is one of my first real loves, too! I’ve never smelled the femme version, but homme is so clean and modern and fresh and … optimistic. I was smelling modern futuristic asian metropolises for a whlie (* I’ve found out that they don’t actually smell like this) and it just smells young and optimistic to me these days . Alas it doesn’t last for more than about 10 minutes on my skin. :-/

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  2. I always adore tales of first forays – I posted my own dalliance with ‘the dark side’ of female perfumery and I’m now trying to dredge up the thought as to what my first ever fragrance was. I have a feeling it was very old school. Roger et Galllet perhaps.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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