When I was into perfumes (and I was for a spell – it was expensive :P ) and use them everyday, I used to wish my perfume bottles were refillable. I mean, there you have a pretty glass bottle you are finished with, but its such a waste to toss it out.
Yet, if you don’t toss it out, what are you going to do with it? Conundrum indeed. So it is with gratification that I found out that some fragrances these days come in refillable bottles. Flower by Kenzo is one of them.
When you have finished your perfume, you can go out and get the refills or get it refilled at the counter. You save a bit of money, do your bit for the environment and stop tossing out empty bottles.
Everyone wins! Yay! :D
I remember Kenzo Flower from quite a while back. This fragrance is 10 years old this year after all. I love the simplicity of the tall slim angled bottle, because it stood out from the rest of short squat perfume bottles around, just like a tall poppy flower among the daisies.
Like Kenzo, the fashion brand, the bottle embodies the smooth simple lines of the fashion house. I used to find the scent a little sweet for my nose though while I was younger.
But recently, I had the chance to spritz it on again, and perhaps my body chemistry now suits the fragrance better, because it did not smell as cloying anymore. In fact, I find the light powdery flowery scent almost comforting, and very feminine.
Although the name of the fragrance is delicate, Flower by Kenzo feels a bit strong to me so about 2 spritzes is enough for me. The notes are bulgarian rose, parma violet, wild hawthorn, vanilla, white musk and incense.
To my untrained nose, it starts out a little sweet and flowery but then dries down to a lighter softer more powdery scent on my skin with an almost musky vanilla base note that I particularly like. I live for that base note :P
It also lasts on me… but I have to be economical with this, because as I have noted, it opens up a bit too floral for my tastes :)
I’m not quite sure why Kenzo uses the poppy flower as its symbol. Perhaps its because its addictive, just like poppy juice :P
Flower by Kenzo has been around for ages and I’m sure you’ve either smelled it or used it at some point in your life. So, what do you think of it? :)
Flower by Kenzo EDT refills come in 50ml only and retails at RM 188. FlowerbyKenzo EDT RM 175/30ml; FlowerbyKenzo EDT RM 250/50ml; FlowerbyKenzo EDT RM 335/100ml; FlowerbyKenzo EDP RM 275/50ml; FlowerbyKenzo Essentielle RM 290/45ml; FlowerbyKenzo Essentielle RM 375/75ml