Kenzo • Jungle L'Elephant EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Great bottle but the fragrance may be unwearable for me. It is very LOUD, very clovey (like a trip to the dentist), with a nice plummy quality. I prefer I coloniali Spirit of Africe which is similar or Dolce Vita which has a softer edge. This is an interesting scent but would make a better room spray imo. Not for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Oh, the dreams this scent could evoke! I'm not much of a nose, so I think all the other reviews have pretty much summed this up: LOUD, spicy, sweet, velvety, gourmand, intriguing, sexy ..... to me it is evocative of those spice bazaars everyone keeps referring to, but one not far from a lush, dripping wet Thai rainforest sheltering ancient ruins and beckoning the brave. Image-wise, the desert from the ad isn't too far off [though I question the girl]. There is a huge interplay between you wearing the scent and the scent trying to wear you - frankly, I can't imagine anyone that can't handle the scent's 'presence' even liking it in the first place, but for the rest of us, I think it will always be a struggle between who is wearing whom. I WILL say, even though the cap is cute, I hate the bottle itself. Really, Kenzo? You use the same thin rectangular bottles a lot. Not a fan. If I'm going to pay THIS kind of money for a fragrance [and despite having no money, sigh, once I fall in love I just can't help it], I would think it should have a nicer bottle. In my head I see the same cap, but on an oval shaped bottle of heavy glass [think: roughly the egg shape of Flowerbomb] but composed of long vertical palm leaves curving in on every side. And *imagining* that makes me feel a bit better, as it suits the fragrance SO much better. I will always want to decant this into something very elegant and ornate, except that every drop wasted and evaporated would break my heart a little.
It's heavy, but not cloyingly so, as, say, Guerlain's Insolence.
I can see this being a winter or summer scent, surprisingly enough. I can see myself wearing this in the heat and humidity of Disney World's Animal Kingdom on a summer day, where it would perfectly match the environment; I can see myself wearing it in the blustery Canadian December cold, wrapped up in scarves and sweaters and more scarves, where it would invite all in the nearby vicinity for hugs and warm us all up from the inside; I can see myself wearing it provocatively to bed while making huge fluttery come-hither eyes ... this is the type of scent that permanently affixes itself to imagery, emotions, atmospheres, and memories; from the first sniff, and dives deep into your heart and surrounds it [and if we're going to wax poetic about it, pulls your soul out into the open for all to seemingly see, while at the same time being so strong as to hide it, every little secret remaining a mystery]
Overall, the most unique, sexy, captivating scent I can think of. Should not have been discontinued! Will swap my butt off and stock up for the rest of my life, lol.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
My first impression upon sniffing was 'Christmas potpourri', but the top notes quickly faded to a warm, spicy, comfort scent. This does have a lot of sillage, but imo it's not enough to scare innocent bystanders. This is a nice winter fragrance, well constructed, and fun spirited. This would make a great scent to dab onto a scarf, as someone else mentioned.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First on, I get a sheer, soft spice, a hint of wood, but definitely cardamom. Vanilla is definitely present, so it's a bit foody. There's a cashmere soft downy feeling, a bit like the Infidel on the silky wood/patchouli feeling, plus a suggestion of musk. It's nice but there are many listed notes I never get. Mostly it's a woody soft spice scent. I can see this being someone's all time fav, but it's not mine. Nice, okay, wearable, but not me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
NO.. Never...I was about to get tempted and buy it..because of good packing and because I love kenzo perfumes for their good composition and super lasting power
My good luck that I tried it yestrday...Oho ..CLOVE will sting your nose..There is nothing else there..Clove in all the notes..top, middle, and bottom..I like clove but I would like it as one of the notes...and not the ONLY.EEKS..Tremendous lasting power... even after bathing it didnt go...a no no for me.
May be a tiny tiny bottle in winters may help me to cure stuffy nose...
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
A giant migraine inducing masculine mess!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I adore Jungle L'Elephant. So why am I only giving it two lippies? Because it's supposed to be a perfume, not a Christmas candle (although it's so deliciously warm and spicy that it'd put a lot of Christmas candles to shame). But to be fair, I've always been the type of girl who'd rather smell like an orchard or garden than a spice rack or forest. If you do decide to wear L'Elephant, be careful, as it could very easily end up wearing you!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Absolutely love this, so delicious! my husband once said that he hates me smelling like flowers, it is so old-lady-ish, and that I should smell like food! Well, Jungle is yummy. The more I wear it the more I like it, it really grows on you. And I get compliments all the time. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Mmmm. This opens with a big, yummy musk lollies explosion. And keeps it up all day, in the best possible way.
But it's not sickening or girlish. It's like the woman in her late thirties who can pull off Princess Leia buns with red lipstick.
Or perhaps it's like the 5 star chef who creates a very grownup signature dessert that captures "essence of musk lollies": yet is so much better.
N.B. This enveloped me in a cloud of sexiness and sophistication and a knowing sense of fun, but it verged on headachey by the end of the day. Might be one to spray the air and walk through.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My daughter and BF both remarked that I smelled like Christmas potpourri. I couldn't disagree with them. I didn't find it quite as bothersome as they seemed to, but still don't want people to be thinking potpourri when they smell me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
My first reaction when I first smelled this was "yikes! It's awful!" . However, after half an hour or more, I kept smelling my wrist and actually came to like it. A week or so later, I put on the coat I wore when I tried this on and the smell was still there, better than ever. I tried it again and finally bought it, because although I can't stand the opening, the drydown is simply amazing to me. A kind of spicy vanilla -and not in a cinnamony, friendly way but a very exotic vanilla- comforting but also sexy, that reminds me of incense despite it not being one if the listed notes. It's sophisticated and different from any other perfume out there and the lasting power is fantastic: this lasts all day on me, even after a quick shower, while my clothes smell for days. I bought a small bottle, but I can definitely see myself going for the larger one when this ends.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I need to admit I bought this unsniffed!
That cute bottle with elephant was calling my name. And good thing I bought a 5ml mini because I can't imagine ever buying a larger bottle of this stuff. It's been on my arms for about an hour and the crazy cinamon nose-tingling sensation is finally dying down a tad. I don't think I can say much more than I feel like a walking Christmas dollar store dried pot-pourri package, the kind with that background floral thing happening amidst the heaps of spices. And this stuff is potent!
Actually I would recommend it as a cost saving way to air freshen you home during the holidays.
I still love the bottle. Sigh.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this one-great bottle and I wear several other Kenzo fragrances. All I get from this is Estee Lauder Youth Dew-not a bad fragrance, but my 96 year old grandmother wears Youth Dew. I love my Grandma, but I don't want to smell like her.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
What a surprise this one is! Great soft spicy...Leaves a lovely waft in your wake!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Beautiful review IrisNobile, thats ecxatly how I feel about it, letīs make mine your words, thanks!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I have finally tried this and Oriental Spicey For sure! I get a lot of cloves and cinnamon. Very rich and reminds me of a good cigar. Don't think I would wear this often enough to buy a fb but this is a very nice scent. Unique for sure..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
elephant definitely comes at you with power. after a bit though, the yuletide part wears out. then you're left with a creamy, spicy stunner. very enticing. i find it difficult to wear though. i feel a little too much like a candle in it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have been wanting to try this for ages. It was even on my wishlist, unsniffed.
Coming back home from a trip to Barcelona, I saw this at duty free at Girona airport.
I was so happy! I sprayed it on my wrist, and before thinking, on my neck/cleavage area...
Oh my lord! I have never hated a perfume with such intensity in my whole life. I immediately washed off as much as I could but man this lasts... I couldn't get it out. And I had to sit with this unbearable smell on me for hours in the plane then train then bus back home.
It was 1 am when we got home but I showered and washed everything I was wearing, including my scarf and jacket immediately.
I know, it's my fault for spraying it on without thinking...
I think the point of this review is, don't buy this unsniffed no matter how appealing it sounds. Clearly it works for some people. But for this person, it was the worst perfume experience ever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I tested this fragrance recently and to me it smells exactly like some flower; unfortunately, hard as I try, I can't remember which one. Seriously, I get no other notes of any kind, just that, plain and simple. Also I find it way too strong and overpowering. When I sprayed it on, it was atrocious, I tried to wipe it off to no avail. When it dried down, the smell became softer, more feminine and less offensive. However I wouldn't buy it. The male version (which I heard has been discontinued) is amazing though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This is a chrismassy elephant and it reminds me of the christmas soap Lush had. In the opening stage, however, things are a bit different. L'elephant opens with a disconcerting array of notes, in an avant-garde fashion. It is heady, sweet, perhaps cloying, definitely animalistic, and bordering on the verge of madness. This is the drunk grandmother elephant that has come out of an opium den, and should be put in a time capsule as a bad joke. L'elephant would be unbearable if it stayed there, but after ten solid minutes, it evolves into the most magical chrismassy smell. It reminds me of baking, but gourme baking with just the right dose of cloves. This is the elephant under the christmas tree. It has a sweet, almost powdery base that is balanced with spicy sexy aromas, and the effect is a fragrance that makes a big impression but also preserves some kind of subtle quality. Then it turns into this ultra long-lasting and pleasant smell, both sweet -maybe slightly old ladyish and almondy, almost like Guerlain l'instant magic without the syntetic sharpness. This is the cute elephant.I like it but the hideous gran elephant makes our relationship very difficult. Still,four lippies as I believe that something that stinks so prett has its own aesthetics. Kudos to Kenzo for such a brave act