Kenzo Flower in the Air

Kenzo Flower in the Air EDP

Probably everyone who knows a bit about perfumes know about Kenzo Flower. The powdery floral scent has been around for 13 years, and this year Kenzo brought the original team together (Alberto Morillas for the scent, and Serge Mansau for the flacon) to present Flower in the Air, a modern retake of poppy.

Kenzo Flower in the Air review

A poppy blossoms on the cap of the irregularly-shaped flacon. Visually it marks big break from the tall and slender flacon of Flower.

Kenzo Flower in the Air bottle

Kenzo Flower is often described as musky, powdery, and intense. Flower in the Air (RRP for a 30ml bottle as pictured: 56 euros) is pretty much anything but. The composition of Flower in the Air is far less complicated. According to Kenzo, the top notes include raspberry and pink pepper, the heart notes rose, magnolia, and gardenia, and the base notes musk. On me, Flower in the Air doesn’t “develop” as much as most other eau de parfums I have tried. It feels more like many good things rolled into one instead of something that has clear layers. I can easily pick out the rose (which is one of my favorite notes) and magnolia, maybe a little fruitiness and at the end some smooth musk.

Kenzo Flower in the Air

Flower in the Air lasts about 8-9 hours on my wrist, and another big longer on my neck (because it gets onto my hair and clothes). I wore it for several days before sitting down to read the PR material and writing about it. To my big surprise, what Flower in the Air makes me feel is exactly how Kenzo envisioned it: they want to interpret freedom with this perfume, and that’s what I feel when I wear it! It is light, light-hearted, and feminine in its own way. I see Flower in the Air as more of a daytime perfume for spring and summer. I would recommend this to a young(er) crowd, particularly if you’re thinking about transitioning from the citrusy fresh type of perfumes to more flowery and feminine ones. It’s young, it’s uninhibited, and it’s gloriously carefree!

You should really check out the commercial if you haven’t! From the nonchalant Parisian flair to the music, there is nothing about it that I don’t love! The fact that the beautiful actress Shu Qi also comes from Taiwan certainly helps as well!

Are you a fan of Kenzo Flower? What is a scent that makes you feel “free,” even though this is such an ambiguous thing that I can’t manage to put down in words!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I love ALL of Kenzo’s perfumes actually! This one sounds amazing too! I’ll be looking for this when I go to the US in a couple of months-duty free baby! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, duty-free is ALWAYS a good idea! I’d love to know what you think about this one :)

  • beauties

    flower by Kenzo is my favourite perfume :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I’d like to know what you think about this one!

  • Icaria

    This sounds lovely! I tried Flower this summer & if it hadn’t been for Cat pulling on my arm to get out of Sephora (she hates it) I probably would have fallen for it. I love the presentation of this one and the commercial is really gorgeous!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I think Cat might like this one! It’s very young and fresh :)

      • Icaria

        You’re right she might! She started to show more interest in La Petite Robe Noire, she might end up with it at Christmas! She may become a girl after all. :)

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          LOL she’s not in a hurry though! She’s still a kid! I went through a period during which I wanted everything unisex!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I really like the styling of Kenzo perfumes :-) Lovely presentation!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, I really like this bottle because it fits in my hand in a nice way :)

  • Lily

    Oh, I have to give this one a sniff. I have the original Kenzo Flower and I like the sweet-ish powdery scent sometimes. I love that you can detect the rose scent from this new one :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, same here! I think this is one of the reasons why I like it quite a bit!

  • Liz

    This one never really stood out to me, but I meant to give it another try at some point and forgot. Will do so next time… hopefully if I remember, lol.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, you should spray it on and see what happens!

  • Julia M

    So Beautiful) Love Kenzo so much!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Julia, I really like the packaging as well! It’s not something you see everywhere :)

  • Larie

    I like the original Flower, so I don’t know if I want a lightened up and flighty version of it. But the packaging is beautiful so if I see this, I’m gonna sniff it, LOL.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, I’m curious about what you think!

  • Cassandrapamela

    Hi Sunny! I remember my mom was a loyal fan of the original flower perfume..:)
    I have just received a mini 5ml sample of the new version and I think I like the new version better but I am not sure whether I like it enough to buy the fullsize bottle. 😀
    Oooh Shu Qi is gorgeous, isn’t she? I like her since I was in school, still remember I got a lot of her posters and pin ups back then ;p

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Pamela, I know what you mean! 5ml should last you quite a while though! You can decide when/if you finish it!

      She’s got am amazingly interesting face, and she’s a great actress!

  • Marijke

    I love the smell of this perfume!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Same here! It feels more spring/summer to me, but I’m going to wear it till it gets really cold 😉

  • Catherine

    For a year or so, I loved the original scent. I even bought the full-sized fragrance, which is rare for me. The packaging was also so pretty. But I don’t seem to use it nearly as much anymore. This packaging is totally different yet captures the same essence and simple elegance. I’m totally intrigued to try it.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Catherine, preferences for scents do change over time, but one day you might fall back in love with it! Do check this one out!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    The packaging is very pretty !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I am a BIG fan of the bottle! I like it more than the slender original version :)

  • LifeOfBun

    Seriously though, that bottle is just pure femininity.. so light.. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Anouchka, I agree! It really feels like holding a flower in my hand :)

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