Wednesday, June 28, 2006

fragrance spritzes

GF Ferre for Her - floral, simple, pretty. It's ok. Thumbs sideways.

GF Ferre for Him - darker, more woodsy? Reminds me of a fragrance that I can't talk about yet. Would like to smell it on a guy, but I think Omnia is more interesting. Thumbs sideways.

L'Eau par Kenzo for Women - light, methinks these are ozone notes. Not bad. Thumbs sideways.

Flower by Kenzo - what the heck? It smells... like some common chemical that escapes me at the moment. All I can come up with is fragrant nail polish, but that's not it. Household detergent? Ajax? Laf. I don't know what, but it's a very straightforward smell. Laf. Flower?!? Thumbs down, although it's not bad or boring; it just doesn't smell good on me.

And that was all the real estate I had available to test with.


Andrea Leite Marques said...

Hi Kuri!

Hope you are doing great these days!

I also don't like Kenzo's "Flower" at all, but love its "Oriental" version, the one with the black peony, calligraphy-style.

The little parchment roll inside the box says it's a combination of "Flower" (the original) with Kyara, "a rare and precious incense wood in Japan" - still according to the text.

While I cannot detect any simmilarities with the impulsive, in-your-face almost, floral qualities of the former, I think this new rendition is quite lovely: woodsy, slightly vanillic maybe, and subtly powdery in the base notes. Very comfortable, especially for those colder, windy days.

Did you try this already?


kuri said...

I'm doing ok. Hope you are doing well! I just read about Flower Oriental the other day at; it sounds lovely though I don't know much about incense notes. I haven't actually run across it in person yet. I'd also like to try Summer by Kenzo; have you tried it?

Andrea Leite Marques said...

Hi Kuri!

No, I haven't tried "Summer" yet, though I really love Kenzo's fragrances, and I'm always looking for yet another Summer scent. I still remember his "Le Monde Este Beau", from some years ago, a nice blend of passion-fruit and other citrussy notes. I am not sure if it's discontinued or not, for I did not see it anymore in the shelves. Ah well, it was sooo lovely...

I will read your new post now! Have a wonderful weekend,


kuri said...

Le Monde Est Beau sounds lovely. It does seem to be discontinued though, as I couldn't find it on the website. There seem to be quite a few online stores selling it though. I'll have to get a sample. I'm not sure where I can find Flower Oriental in physical stores here. I'll have to look around.