Kenzo • Vintage Edition (Peace) • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I tried to place the nauseating but familiar note I was getting from this... and it's fried chicken! There's a HUGE deepfry note in the decant I received... I don't know if the juice is off but I was so disappointed after reading the lovely notes. What a shame!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
As I understand it, this is a limited edition product. I love it! A little hippieish, woodsy and sweet all at the same time. The bottle is simple and gorgeous in purple glass. Its one of my faves for fall/winter but I had to take one lippie off due to its lack of staying power. It fades after a few hours no matter what you do to try to make it stay.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was interested in this fragrance because it contains tonka bean and vanilla, plus I really loved the design concept. I found a bottle at Ulta, sprayed it on, and immediately saw the connection between Kenzo Vintage and Bulgari Black. For me the initial wear is VERY similar. Kenzo's fragrance, however, fades much quicker, and now that I've tried the juice on my skin a number of times I can conclude that this isn't going to be a favorite of mine. I read that heliotrope is supposed to smell like vanilla, but I don't get any of that. For me this is VERY woodsy, and I tend to like "florientals" much more. I get a LOT of cedar and not a lot of the warmth I was hoping for. The scent quickly fades despite two spritzes on my inner elbow and leaves a faintly woodsy, salty smell on my skin that isn't unpleasant but also not what I look for in a perfume. The dry-down also reminds me a lot of YSL Elle. As for the packaging, I love the simplistic dark purple bottle. I've never been a fan of Kenzo, and although I wouldn't want a bottle for myself, I wouldn't mind smelling this on someone near me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This smells delightful! This is my first Kenzo perfume, although I've been eyeing up a couple of others. I hate floral scents, and from the reviews and description, this didn't appear to be very floral, so I ordered it, unsmelled. I tend to love unisex scents and I'm also a fan of woodsy scents, so why not? I'm so glad I ordered it! I just received it today and ripped open the shipping box and inside was a cute box with peace signs and multicolors. I love the purple bottle (it's my fave color...GO RAVENS!) and the simplicity of it. This was love at first spray. A very casual, every day perfume. Which I'm glad for, since it's a large bottle and I tend to reapply at least once throughout the day! I may even buy a backup before it disappears again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Adorable purple bottle w/ little peace sign. Juice is a powdery soft floral, that does remind me of patchouli, I can easily wear this scent..
Woody and very comfortable. Baby powdery almost. It's Heliotrope my first incounter with this and I'm loving it...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this! It's my new HG!!!! I read the fragrance notes on Basenotes and went right down to Ulta to try it. On my skin, I get a well balanced mixture of all the notes. It starts off hippyish--a little patchouli coming through even though it isn't listed, and the drydown is gorgeous with the vanilla, mandarin, cedar and musk coming through on me. I only get a little bit of floral out of it. I tend to accentuate vanilla so that makes it pretty girly and feminine on me, despite being a unisex fragrance. I could see how this would smell great on a guy too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This fragrance is a perfect example of fragrances wearing differently on different people. I do not get a floral scent from this at all, and I find it to be distinctly different from the typical Kenzo perfume (can you tell I hate florals?). This plays out very woodsy/musky on me. I was drawn to it while parousing through Ulta and was immediately drawn to the bottle, beautiful. I took a chance and sprayed it on my wrist (not a good idea, especially when you realize you hate that scent and have a 45 minute drive back home). Immediately it reminded of another perfume - Bulgari Black, which was also marketed as a unisex scent, so I can see how this could be for men or women. As another reviewer said, Gap Om. Yes! Its so true. Gap Om smells just like Black as well (the cedar? I dont know). This is ever so slightly more feminine IMO because of the vanilla and musk but still commands its presence.
UPDATE: As this fades, I am getting whiffs of Burberry Touch for men without a doubt. I dont exactly want to smell like my ex, washing my arm.....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this perfume, and totally agree with the reviewer who gave this a "salty heliotrope" review. I have been craving a salty scent, and this delivers it along with an amazing, heady true heliotrope that reads as clear as when you hold a cluster up underneath your nose. I can feel the smoky tonka bean, and there is a definite vetiver presence in the base of this that could read as masculine to some. This is the love child of Annick Menardo, and the first perfume I ever rushed out and bought a second bottle of. I love it, love the dusty slightly sweet aura that envelops the whole thing and reminds me of Olivia Giacobetti's masterpiece Dzing (another fave of mine).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, for a start there is no way this frag can be classified as unisex. To me, it is very, very feminine. Very powdery, sweet and cosy, I'd say.
This one is, however, not a very original fragrance.
In fact, at first spritz it seemed to me the exact copy of "Kenzo Flower" (that I like very much) only a hint more spicy and heavy on the Patchouli/vanilla side.
There is nothing really remarkable in this fragrance... very poor sillage and almost non-existant staying power (one hour max on me).
A lippie more for the packaging!! The violet-hued bottle, with “Peace & Love” logo, comes in a choice of 4 different coloured boxes... tempting to collect them all!
Lovely to try - but definitely you can live without.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Salty heliotrope and musk. Delicious. I want to lick my arm. Just responding to review right after mine, there is no patchouli in this perfume whatsoever. I can't stand it and could never wear vintage if it even hinted of patchouli. This fragrance is very special, completely unlike Flower, and is redolant of Heliotrope. If you love heliotrope, give this one a try...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I think it could be a very sexy and delicious frag..but not on women.
It is WAY too androgynous IMO. Maybe also appropriate for women who enjoy wearing mens frags.
I would never ever wear this coz i don't like the idea of smelling like a man.
I think the packaging and the concept is cool, and as i stated, i would appreciate it on a men, so i give it 3 lippies. Too bad it is advertised towards women.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Kenzo released this to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. When smelling this perfume, it's not something that you'd expect to come from a perfumery that is merely 20 years old. It is a very focused perfume...it aims to target the freedom and revolution that came in the 70s and does not budge from that goal. From the packaging and first spray to the dry down hours later, it's a beautiful fragrance that makes the wearer want to lay on their shag rug and listen to Janis Joplin singing the blues.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I totally expected to like Kenzo Vintage / Peace based on the description on Sephora.com... Soft? Mixed Floral? Smoky? Woody Musk? ...Please... this one had me at "Hello" so I bought a full bottle un-sniffed. ...And it is as wonderful as I expected! It's marketed a celebration of Kenzo's anniversary. "Peace", as the scent is called, is a fragrance that pays tribute to the era of the 1970s. And, it really does have an authentic 70s vibe. Let me take you back about 35 years...I remember my older cousins wearing perfume oils and such back in the 70s. One particular cousin kept her perfume oils on a glass dresser tray, and well, she was a little on the sloppy side, so some of her oils would spill and combine on the tray. Walking past the dresser, one could not avoid the wonderful hodge-podge of a "mixed" aroma coming from the combined oils on the tray. At first whiff, Kenzo Vintage reminds me of how my cousin's perfume dresser tray smelled back then, and oh, how I love that memory. However, this carries a complexity that was totally unexpected... after wearing it for a few hours, it evolved into a totally different, yet delightful scent full of soft spice, mixed floral and musk. Mmmmm... I love this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was initially drawn to this scent by the 70's psychedelic packaging, and a first spray revealed it as a subtle, "hippy" sort of scent. It's eclectic, a little spicy, and slightly androgynous, but my boyfriend loves it on me. It smelled good on the first spray, but the more I wear it, the more I realize how fully I appreciate the drydown as well. It changes from sharp spice to hints of musk and vanilla. The Vintage Edition is free-spirited and not overly pretentious. I love this scent for an every-day wear.
I don't really like scents that jump out at you, but the only downside to this one is that it's little light, even for me. With a re-application, however, it's perfect.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like Kenzo Vintage Edition, also called Peace due to the peace sign on its purple bottle. Sephora calls it a "mixed floral, woody musk" and lists its notes as "Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Heliotrope Flower, Mandarin, Cedar Wood, Musk." I realize it's not very helpful when people say one fragrance smells just like another because if you haven't smelled the referent, the reference is useless. Alas, I am compelled to do it here because it's something of an elephant in the room: Peace is almost a clone of Gap Om, that incensey persimmon-colored juice still available at Gap outlets. Which is to say, I love it. The key difference, to my nose anyway, is that Peace hits a point in its drydown where something very much like vetiver pops out and turns sour on the (my) skin--this is a problem I always have with vetiver, so YMMV. My overall impression of Peace is that it's more androgynous, even masculine, than Om, at least until the drydown, at which point it smooths out and clings to the skin as a softly smoky woody musk that would smell delicious on women and men alike. I don't know if it contains incense or patchouli but I detect traces of both, along with cool anise in the far drydown. This is a limited edition scent for 2008, so if you end up loving it, consider Gap Om as a backup.