Kenzo • Parfum d'Ete • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Like many other have noted, the original is BY FAR superior to the Kenzo d'ete of today. The original formula in the massive leaf shaped bottle is fresh and beautiful. clean and long lasting. I wore L'eau de Chloe (green bow) most recently -- it's a great scent, but it doesn't last. Notes of jasmin, fresh and slightly sweet, but not overpowering, it's still my all time favorite, even after 17 years. It's really hard to find these days, so if you happen to see it on the cheap, I'd recommend buying and trying.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I LOVE Kenzo d'ete! I was first attracted to the beautiful bottle - shaped like a Leaf (which I have forever called it - Leaf!)!
It is such a mesmerising, stunning smell! If you are a 'lillies of the valley' kind of girl - I feel this scent is for you!
I wear D'ete in the warmer spring/summery months! It's so light - playful and alluring, yet makes me feel sexy and feminine! It's such a unique smell, and completely different from Kenzo Flower - which is my other 'summer scent'! I prefer D'ete over Flower EDP and wish it was more readily available here in New Zealand!! It deserves to be flaunted in every department store - it's worth it :-)
I will continue to buy Kenzo D'ete, it is my signature summer scent!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this one off a friend once since she was moving abroad and could not take all of her scents with her. OK, if I evaluate this basing my comments on the smell quality only - then it is a 4 out of 5 for an absolutely lovely summer frag: a freshly cut green grass bathing in the rays of sunshine. But when it comes to staying power/silage - on me it had NONE. Then again, my skin is like a void where so many fresh scents vanish without a trace into, so perhaps it is not entirely Kento's fault. On the other hand, Coco M stays through the day, and it is also fresh, so go figure ( perhaps it's the patchouli that hold on to me for dear life ). Anyway, this scent is inoffensive and more interesting than many summer perfumes out there, but it does lack a certain something for me. I just love a twist in perfumes, something that makes them memorable : Jardin Mediterrane is my HOLY GRAIL ( giant red letters with flashing lights meant here! ) for a summer frag, so this was nice to wear ( in the first 30 mins when it was still detectable ), but I would never buy this myself again.
City association: any in Malaga
Persona association: Bridget Bardot
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Attention: I am reviewing the older version in opaque velvety bottle.
This sent has been part of my signature image since 1990s. I adore this fragrance because of many reasons. It does not remind any of the present day perfumes to me and stands out of the crowd. It is also not a plain monotonous sent but rather multi-layered and sophisticated although not heavy and overpowering. Parfum D'ete is easy to wear and the pay off is good - a lot of compliments and fresh floral aura around me all day long. I keep searching for the older version as this is the only Parfum D'ete for me. I own the latter bottle - it is not the same.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Kenzo parfum d'ete is a floraled green late spring morning in a bottle. It is fresh, it is clean, it is green, but in a softened way, a sort of Diorissimo after the lily of the valleys have begun to slow their bloom. It smells like a Chloe silk chiffon dress looks- sort of delicate and watery in its movement, exquisitely constructed but without any real support system.
I love the idea of it, the name of it, the notes of it, but it lacks the kind of heft and tenacity that makes me committed to owning it. I'll put it this way- if you told me this was a L'artisan, I'd believe you entirely. The notes make me think of Chamade, but..no. Or Jour de Fete, but again...no. I get no fruit but a very restrained hyacinth and the 'leafy green' of a mannerly touch of galbanum. Not the kind that makes you sit up and take notice, but gentle, a walled garge of green- not a forest.
If you want to smell like a moist, fresh, sunny morning when the birds are singing and you're romping through the garden of life like like a one-woman ad for a personal hygiene product, this scent may inspire such feelings. If you're wanting something that you can actually smell on your person or your clothing after a half hour, despite copious spraying I find this one sadly remiss. Remiss enough that I've burned through a half bottle in an effort to leave even a mild sillage. The only time I managed to smell it on me was during a sudden bout of the stomach flu and accompanying fever. The unfortunate side effect of actually smelling it being a certain reticence to wear it again.... I'm not sure I can attribute that to the Parfum d'ete in all fairness.
Still, in every area, there's a perfume that just does it better in my opinion. Fresh green? Diptyque L'ombre dans l'eau. Sweet green? MMM untitled l'eau or Cacherel Eden. Floral green or classic green? Chanel 19 edp and edt, respectively. Lily of the valley? Diorissimo. Of all my greens, this is the one I reach for to pour on so I can be rid of the guilt of purchasing it...not because I yearn to myself with it's aura.
top notes (Osmoz.com)
Peach, Hyacinth, Rosewood, Leafy green
Lily of the valley, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Cyclamen
Sandal, Musk, Cedarwood, Amber
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this perfume......it's somewhat fresh and warm mixed together.Fresh green and with a hint of lily...mmmm...just love it.
I am not a fan of sweet and heavy stuff, so this is just right balance..love this during the winter, stays on clothes for ages.
The only thing that I have to keep it in a carton cos bottle wouldn't stand without it...but the shape of it is realy cute))
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I was looking for a daytime, wear-to-work, rose-smelling perfume when the most ironic thing happened; a coworker, who also happens to be one of my best friends, gave me this perfume by Kenzo. My expectations weren't too high, considering the fact that I knew how picky I am with fragrances, but I gave it a try nevertheless. Little did I know what door my open-minded personality would open.
This perfume was everything I had been looking for in a perfume and more. I sensed a fresh, green base note intermixed with rose. But wait; that wasn't it- this fragrance, being as sophisticated and multi-faceted as it is, grew into a spicy, oriental exotic rose which left an enchanting and awe-inspiring aftermath. Sophisticated, sensual, sexy and clean, my signature daytime scent has been found.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
The original was one of my favourite fragrances for a long time and I still love it dearly. This has very little to do with the original, it is more bitter, green and stemlike whereas I find the original more ethereal and like some sweet water from a pond in a fairy-tale place. The jasmin also smells more synthetic. I think they jazzed up the older version and made it kind of more sporty, but it lost some purity during the process. The bottle is very cool though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a modern take on a delicate floral that has become one of my signature scents - it is the scent I was married in. Starts with a green top note and quickly fades into a nice jasmine/lily of the valley scent that is nearing to but not overly sweet. A subtle green undertone remains under the jasmine. The drydown is a combination of green, floral and musk - at least on me. Very good staying power, with my chemistry one application will last all day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow, I did not expect Parfum d'Ete to smell the way it does. I guess I thought this would smell more citrusy than anything. In actuality, this is a warm, sophisticated scent with a hint of sweetness. The fact that the name of this fragrance is in French should have tipped me off. Definitely a very "French" smelling perfume. Initial spray is a heavy floral (almost aldehydic) - I smell mostly Jasmin. Then I detect a touch of fruitiness. Parfum d'Ete does smell wonderful but I'm not sure if this is my thing for the summer. So, for now, I will say yes will most likely purchase. Not long lasting on my skin but lasted for hours on my clothes. Absolutely love the clear leaf bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I don't know about these other people, but I love this scent. I get compliments all the time. It's strong when you put it on, but 10 minutes later smells great. It's pretty unique.
I also really love the leaf shape and holder-added bonus for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Synthetic green leaves + synthetic lilies of the valley. Not my fav.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very sweet in the topnotes, but dries down considerably and wears like a sheer aquatic floral on me. I like it, but I suspect I like the packaging even more.
I do love the lotion, though! I love all the Kenzo body products I've tried. High quality.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Smells like fruit of some sort in the topnotes. A sweet fruit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this many years ago. It was the older packaging, and I just adore the scent. I would say it the scent is not overly young (like a teen) but rather sophisticated. Some people really like the smell, others dont. If I had never tried it I would go to a fragrance counter and test it first before purchase.
Now that ive read the reviews about the "new" version, I will also test before I buy the new one. As for the older version- if I see it somewhere I will buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Parfum D'ete comes in the most beautiful yet simple leaf-shaped clear glass bottle with a frosted silver cap. It's a really stunning and inspirational bottle, like most of Kenzo's fragrances.
The scent itself starts off with fresh green florals and leaves, imagine an early morning walk in an English garden in spring with fresh dewy leaves and tiny blossoms....leading to a trail in a late summer afternoon full of headier blooms. The whole bouquet is not strong although Lily-of-the-Valley and Rose stands out the most, so it would be suitable for perfume-shy or non-floral wearers. There is a gentle and slightly musky dry-down which melts into your skin, so you don't really notice it because it smells like it's 'you' but better (and fresher!).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
NOTE: I am reviewing the original formula that had long been replaced by new "re-invented" one. As for the new one, I'm not even going to bother, it's nothing like the original. The notes are similar, but the formula had mutated into something completely different. But enough about that, I do understand why people like the new one, it's still a nice fragrance (just not the same!). The reason why I am reviewing the old one, even though it's been discontinued for a few years now is because I've found the original version in some obscure perfume store last month and apparently, you can still find it (but very rarely). The packaging of the original perfume was so much better. Sure, the new clear glass leaf is interesting, but completely impractical and unable to stand on its own, which was not a problem with the previous bottle. The perfume itself had a unique quality to it, very distinctive and original. The staying power was better and it stood out in a crowd. It was deep and fresh at the same time. I'll never find this scent again, which upsets me. What can I say, they destroyed a classic and for all those out there who miss it, my sympathies. So yes, I would buy it again, but only the old one, not this strange new hybrid.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i love this scent - it is in my top 5 for sure - fresh, clean, flowery but not overpowering - everything i love in a perfume. i can't describe it as well as my fellow MUA'ers here, but i have to say the packaging is ridiculous. when i bought my bottle about 3 years ago, it was about $50 for the smaller leaf shape bottle. but then they tried to sell me the "stand" for the bottle for i think upwards of $20!! WTF?!?! i was peeved but i loved the perfume THAT much, i had to have it anyway. i didn't buy the stand (gimme a break!) so unfortunately, it is stored in the box it came in to assure it stays upright (i had an entire bottle of DKNY tip over on my car seat - completely gone in a matter of 3 hours...boo!).
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
smells great but gives me a rash. very unusual for me but i guess that means that this frag is not one i should be wearing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
ahhhhh- so cleanly sweet, soft and summery. I have had so many compliments while wearing this frangrance, and it dries down so well without disappearing. It's not a wildly unique floral frangrance but unique enough and soft enough that people won't smell you coming from 10 feet away. The bottle is so pretty (frosted tear drop leaf shape) just not SO functional.