Kenzo is one of the fashion houses that have something to say in the perfumery business, due to the fact that originality and innovation represent one of their main assets. Therefore I tried to sample the Kenzo perfumes, every time the opportunity occurred, and taking into account that one of their most recent creations was pending on my list, yesterday I finally managed to sniff it.
Introduced in October 2010 as part of a fragrant duo that included also its feminine counterpart, Kenzo Pour Homme Once Upon a Time is a woody spicy fragrance described in the official press release with the taglines “fresh and intense” and “an insolent originality”. Available as a limited edition scent that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the brand, Kenzo Pour Homme Once Upon a Time was developed by perfumers Christine Nagel and Benoist Lapouza and the first thing that you will remark is the flacon made from opaque glass and having a cylindrical shape.
This “patchwork of flower print” seemed to me quite dull in the first moments, subsequent to spraying it on my skin, however in the mid development, dry down and also extreme dry down, it managed to convince me. Another interesting aspect is the persistence, which is ranging in the average. The accords of nutmeg and ginger were the most obvious in this case, although the rest of the listed notes include (besides the ones just mentioned): vetiver, coriander, cedar and labdanum.
Overall, Kenzo Pour Homme Once Upon a Time is an interesting masculine perfume, with a classic and subdued character that turns it into perfect for almost any occasion.
Kenzo Pour Homme Once Upon a Time Perfume Details
- Kenzo Pour Homme Once Upon a Time is available as Limited Edition in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumers: Christine Nagel and Benoist Lapouza
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual