Kenzo • Kenzo Amour le parfum • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Kenzo Amour Le Parfum is a warm and cozy winter scent. It features notes of cherry blossom, rice steam, white tea, frangipani, heliotrope, thanaka wood, incense, vanilla and musk. Itís casual and pretty and, unfortunately, I donít love it.
Please, donít get me wrong: I will try to make this review as positive as possible, in respect to the ones that love this scent. This is not a scrubber, it is nicely done, smells good, but itís not for me. I like the ďideaĒ of itÖ steamy rice pudding and incense, two things I love, but the result on my skin is less than remarkable, sorry.
Kenzo Amour Le Parfum starts off with an overload of cherry blossom and heliotrope. Funny enough, the heliotrope here doesnít smell like play-doh. Cherry blossom is not one of my favorite things in the world, so I am quite happy when it starts to vanish in the early drydown, giving space to the incense and the vanilla. Ten minutes through the drydown, there are no more traces of cherry blossom, just a dusty floral undertone that is quite pleasant.
After 30 minutes or so, it is quite good: rice pudding and incense, grounded by woods and musk. It is almost a skin scent after that. But it smells lightly synthetic and this is the deal breaker for me. I know perfumers use synthetic notes in their compositions, I just donít like them that obvious. Again, I donít hate it, I have a bottle and wear it sometimes, but this is not something I would repurchase.
The silage (in the first hour or so) is powerful and the lasting power is very good. Definitely a winter scent, this can be very cloying in the heat. Anyway, it is still a good choice for a department store winter scent. There are things much worse than it, but there are also a few better ones out there. If you like it and it works with your skin chemistry, just ignore me and wear it happily.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Lovely. While Kenzo Amour is more the vanilla cookie on me and comes out pretty virtous, this is a curring scent with more depth. I like the normal Amour EdP version as well, but, while both are cuddlers, I prefer Le Parfum when I go out. Still being a tiny little bit too spicy-sweet lacking a real darksexy part it is whatsoever a pleasure to wear. Longlasting as well.
Plus, the bottle is gorgeous, I love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. I have no words for the rich, sensual warmth and depth of this perfume. I'll let everyone else go on with their notes and descriptions, all I can say until I get my paws on a bottle and more time to study it is .... this is MY version of sex in a bottle ...in the most creamy elegant, luxurious, comforting way. I have NEVER fallen in love with a scent quite like this. Smells like a woman lying on her fluffy silk bed wearing only the softest thin robe with a cashmere soft fur throw thrown messily over the bed, candles lit everywhere, gold shimmer on her face and tousled hair, waiting for a laugh and a snuggle and the a very good night, the air perfumed with warm tonka beans, vanilla, sandalwood and musk ... yum :)
EDIT: The following day!
Sooo. I went back to try this on my skin, and although I thought it could never happen to ME, all I got was a giant, honking loud play-do note. I could cry! On my skin, on my clothes; all I smell is play-do with what could be a very nice, fuzzy warm scent in the background. Shoot :( So goodbye, three lippies, keeping the remaining two for the beautiful bottle and the fact that it doesn't smell like play-do on everyone. Confound it! Back on the hunt, then. SO GLAD I tried it first - the lesson here is, ALWAYS try before you buy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky Eyes: Brown
I purchased this unsniffed because I LOVE Flower Oriental and Amour Indian Holi, but the original Amour got only an "eh ok" reaction from me. I definately agree with the reviewer below me that this is definately a richer, warmer Amour and I can see the comparisons to Kenzo Oriental; both are warm, sensuous and intimate fragrances. BUT for me, there is "something" that keeps this from being in the "OOO I LUV" category alongside Oriental. Maybe it's a little too powdery and too warm, for my tastes??? Maybe it's the the "Flower DNA" in Oriental or vise versa that makes the difference for me. I'm not sure. I do like it though and i will wear it but just not with the same sensual intensity I feel with Flower Oriental.
I also agree that if you like Flower Oriental you should def give this a try. If the original Amour was just ok for you or you're looking for its seductress alter ego, give this a try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i love this perfume. i can't really describe the smell but the perfume smells wonderful and lasts forever. i spray it on one of my shirt then wash and dry that shirt. guess what!!! the smell is still lingering on the shirt when i iron it. it's amazing; definitely a great buy. the price is a little hefty but well worth it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is one of my all-time favorite perfumes! I just got a new bottle yesterday as a late Christmas present from my aunt (who obviously is forgetful) and I'm so excited to have Amour again. It reminds me strongly of incense, although there is also a sort of fluffy rice note mixed with some vanilla and the warm, powdery woody-resinous base that is present in many Kenzo fragrances (particularly Kenzo Power and Kenzo Peace). If I had to, I would dub this a grown-up version of Bath and Body Works' Warm Vanilla Sugar- it lacks the abject sweetness and instead adds lots of depth and originality. Because of the rice milk undertone and the vanilla, I'd say Amour is gourmand- though not in a conventional sense. The dry down is faintly sweet and comforting, but very feminine without being floral (which I don't really prefer anyway). Since it is a parfum, it lasts a good while on me. I love the packaging, but usually I end up fiddling with it a while to get the top back on since it is asymmetrical and artsy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is exactly what i wanted Kenzo to deliver: a deeper and more "oomphed" version of the original Amour which i loved per se but still found a bit lukewarm after a few uses. A bit too shy and very much oriented on Asian perfume needs (light, decent, fleeting). Lasting power wasn't what i had expected, i wished for a little more woods and resins and so on...
Now here's the grown-up version for Amour: amber, benzoe, woody patchouli (slightly resinous in the beginning, almost bitter), smoky incense and a good portion of the original ingredients (frangipani blossoms, cherry blossom, steamed rice), tonka, vanilla ... make an absolutely seductive version of this scent! The beautiful bottle in the original shape is painted matte golden and reminds me of an Southeast-Asian temple roof, leaf-gold covered figurines etc.
Long lasting, high quality stuff, absolutely worth its price! If you loved Flower Oriental you might like this one, too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I remember when Kenzo Amour first came out and the excitement I felt for it and then the extreme let down, when it was a very soft anemic vanilla floral...two years later Kenzo answer my excitement with Kenzo Amour le parfum. First off the packaging is gorgeous with a old gold color and a lovely weight in the hands. The fragrance: like surrounding yourself in perfect creamy cashmere with a bit of gold embroidering. The scent is perfect and might answer some peoples need for POTL. The drydown has hints of patchouli, vanilla, myrrh, and almond with bits of rice steam. Plus the price for this is excellent. Couldn't recommend it more.