It is such a shame that Kenzo Air was discontinued, because this was an incredible fragrance, the perfect example for a day to day type of a clean perfume. Introduced in 2003, Kenzo Air was developed by perfumer Maurice Roucel, and is woody floral musk with a strong accent on the anise note.
First time that I sniffed Kenzo Air it was a couple of years ago, not because it caught my attention, but due to the fact that I encountered a review that described it in more than positive terms. To me, this fragrance embodies the idea of freedom associated to the clean air, a concept that was imagined in a minimalistic style, one of the attributes of Kenzo’s creations. The video advertisement illustrates perfectly this concept, in a 40 seconds film that presents the French actor Vincent Martinez (the younger brother of the more famous Olivier!) and the French fashion model Katy Braitman.
The composition of Kenzo Air starts off with a pungent combination of bergamot and anise, which announces something special for the upcoming notes. The heart notes are represented by vetiver oil and Haitian vetiver, in an elegant mid development, replaced subsequent to a couple of hours with a mixture of light woods and amber that is shaping the dry down.
The bottle that encloses such an ineffable fragrance was conceived by Laura de Santillana, a renowned Italian designer and is meant to represent a window to the sky. The rectangular opaque glass with uneven edges is revealing a blue shaded liquid that instantly brings to mind the color of the sky in summer time.
Kenzo Air Perfume Details
- Kenzo Air is available in 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 150 ml After-Shave Lotion, 150 ml After-Shave Balm, 150 ml Shower Gel, 150 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is below average (5 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Floral Musk
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2003
- Perfumer: Maurice Roucel
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Vincent Martinez and Katy Braitman Video for Kenzo Air