Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir ~ perfume review & quick poll

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Kenzo launched Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir last year, and I preceded to pretty much ignore it. I did like a few of the earlier Flower flankers (Flower Oriental is my favorite of what I’ve tried so far, followed by Winter Flowers) but hours are few and perfumes, to say nothing of flankers, are many: you all know how that goes. But recently someone said in the scent-of-the-day that the Elixir was good, so I gave it a shot.

This one was developed to celebrate Flower’s 15th anniversary, and it’s billed as a “sophisticated gourmand floral”. If you took that to mean “fruity sugar bomb with a few rose petals”, you’d be right on the money…

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Amouage Opus VII & VIII ~ fragrance reviews

Amouage Opus VII and VIII

Wow! How I’ve fallen behind on the Amouages! Let’s skip the formalities and go straight to reviews of Amouage Opus VII and VIII from the Amouage Library Collection:

Opus VII was developed by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Pierre Negrin. Its notes include galbanum, pink pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, fenugreek, agarwood smoke, patchouli, ambrox, leather, ambergris, costus root, muscone, sandalwood, olibanum and cypriol. In short, it’s a rich and smooth, slightly funky, leathery fragrance. It skews masculine, but I’d be perfectly comfortable wearing it…

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