L’Eau Par Kenzo by Olivier Cresp for Kenzo 1998


Guest Post by EmmaKate


L’Eau Par Kenzo by Kenzo 1998

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

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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.

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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,

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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. :-/


  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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