I'm a Kenzo fan girl. Kenzo Flower is the white button-up shirt of my perfume wardrobe, Jungle L'Elephant is on my to-buy list, his Yuzu and Plum Blossum soliflores are fixtures and UFO (Unidentified Fragrance Object) is as gorgeous as it was rare (marble accord! Only 1000 bottles made!)
So when I saw the new Madly Kenzo's pretty, bright and butterfly-y box, I was on it like a seagull on a hot chip, desperate to smear it all over myself, similar to seagull upon receiving their hot chip. Sadly it wasn't to be, and Madly Kenzo will not be my salted, greasy summer lover.
|Cool box = cool perfume? Nope!|
It's a little sad, because without a strong design or memorable fragrance, I can see Madly Kenzo quietly slinking off to the discount retailers by the end of the year.
I still have faith in the house noses and will look out for the next Kenzo release, but Madly Kenzo is not for me, or anyone slightly adventurous in their scent choices.
Official notes are orange blossom, pink pepper, incense, heliotrope, rose, vanilla, Virginia cedar and musk.
I reviewed this from a sample vial included with an order from Sephora and judged to bottle solely on its appearance in David Jones.