Kenzo Flower in the Air Eau de Toilette

Kenzo Flower in the Air EDT

Remember Kenzo Flower in the Air? This summer, Kenzo is offering a lighter and fresher edition, *Kenzo Flower in the Air Eau de Toilette

Kenzo Flower in the Air EDT review

If you think the flacon looks practically identical, your eyes are not tricking you. In fact, they are. The only differences I can spot is the color of the writing (black/red) and the nozzle (black/silver).

The scent itself is similar enough to remind me of the original eau de parfum, but indeed lighter and fresher. Kenzo Flower in the Air Eau de Toilette kicks start with some pink grapefruit and pear. I get a good dose of grapefruit but almost no pear. Soon after, the freesia from the heart notes joins in. At this point, the fragrance is very clean and almost “soapy,” which is nothing like the original.

After about an hour, another heart note, rose, starts to take over. This is when the eau de toilette version becomes increasingly reminiscent of the original. The powdery rose is mixed with musk, and that is pretty much how it smells for the rest of its 6-hour life span. I have compared the original and the EDT side by side, and I find that the rose/musk mixtures smell really similar. The EDT version is not as potent, but that’s the only difference I can detect.

All in all, if a slightly citrusy and powdery rose sounds like your thing, you might enjoy Kenzo Flower in the Air Eau de Toilette. If you own the original eau de parfum, you might not need to rush out and get this one as well. It is more summer-appropriate for sure, but for the most part, the two might not be different enough to justify owning both!

You guys have a good Monday, OK? Work is finally slowing down a little here, so I have more time for the blog!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Nice! I like the original, and the Flower In The Air one too. I like Kenzo fragrances a lot actually. Just something about that jives for me.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yay! In that case, you should check this one out and see how you feel!

  • Pau B.

    That packaging is to die for!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It’s lovely! Like holding a real flower in your hands :)

  • Divya

    Hey Sunny! your descriptions for perfumes are always amazing! My mum loves the original Flower, but I wasn’t a fan of the powdery smell so much! haven’t seen these around yet, but will check at duty free!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Divya, this one does also have a slightly powdery dry-down, but not too much in my book. Sniff it if you spot it at duty free!

      • Divya

        Will do! there is already so much i want sniff and snap at duty free! lol!

  • Lily

    I actually used up my old Kenzo… but I’m staying off purchasing new ones until I use up another one!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha good idea! I was a little surprised when Francois Demarchy told me (OK the journalists) that perfumes start getting “old” after 2 years. This means if you own more than a few bottles, none of them would stay good till the end!

  • Diana

    Love the packaging!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I like how the flacon feels in my hand :)

  • Krithi Marla

    packaging so good like the original one :)
    i will see if i can get hold of this ,looks like a good one

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I think it’s better for warmer weather, but still the dry-down is quite similar to the original EDP!


    definitely worth a sniff for me!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Great! I hope you’ll like it!

  • Icaria

    I tried the original and liked it a lot. Would you say they last about the same?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I think the original lasts a bit (a couple of hours) longer! It doesn’t surprise me though. That one is an EDP!

  • Sofia

    I think I got some samples of these the other day at Sephora, I was thinking why on earth are you giving me samples of something so old and well known? (which I had never tried anyway). The branding of the sample looked just like the other one. I’ll have a go and see what I think.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha yeah I know! When I received the bottle I was like:” why are you sending me ANOTHER one?” Nope, they’re different! Give it a go and see how you feel :)

  • Jaa

    I’m not big on fragrances but I always enjoy reading your description! 😀 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Jaa! Do you not use any or do you not experiment much with fragrances?

      • Jaa

        I do have a few that I love and I’m very loyal to them haha! I’m very picky and most perfumes give me headaches so I hardly bother trying new scents. Although my new found favorite (and now staple) is the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White (both alone and layered over Black). Have you tried? 😀

  • fiona furtado

    Love the packaging. Always good to see more posts from you Sunny

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Fiona :)

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Not sure if the scent is quite up my alley (not so much into powdery fragrances), but the bottle is beautiful! xo

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jennifer, I’d say it’s powdery but not extremely so! I get it though. Powdery puts some people off 😉

  • 38noodles

    Lovely packaging! The citrus and rose combination intrigues, but the soapy element is a little off putting, at least it sounds like it’s not long lasting through the wear.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Noodles, I am not personally big on “soapy” and “clean” either, but I know some people are! It only smells that way for about an hour though. Try this and the original EDP. You might like one of them :)

  • Whitney

    cute picture! The only kenzo perfume that comes to my mind is the one with the really tall flash and the lone red flower on its side. This compact one looks much more space friendly! Will try to have a good Monday 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Whitney, I think that’s Flower! You’re right about the bottle not being the most travel-friendly though 😉

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    ha my eyes had to do a double take of the first picture. clever positioning.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha thanks, Jenn 😉

  • Syirael

    My mum has used the original Kenzo Flower before, but I’d never seen this one (or its previous edition). I think the last ‘new’ Kenzo I took note of was something in a purple ombre teardrop shaped bottle, that I thought smelled vaguely of cinnamon. I know, that’s really descriptive, right?

    I think the tester strips were little coloured paper butterflies…

    Sorry, total tangent, LOL! 😛

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I think it’s Madly!

  • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup

    The packaging is so cute! I’ve never tried Kenzo Flower so I’m curious to give this a whiff next time I’m at Sephora!

  • Sara_BeauTime

    I am not such a fan of the perfume one, so probably will be passing on that one too. I really like the flacon though. Thanks for the review.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sara, if you don’t like the EDP version, I don’t think this will change your mind. More money for something else!

  • Lena L

    I have the original and I really like the creamy powdery drydown of it. Still, I’m curious how Kenzo played this ultimate comfort scent more appropriately for summer. Plus the bottle is so so cute!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lena, if you like the original, you should check this out! I think the drydown of the EDT is a bit less creamy, but still it’s in the same vein.

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I have mixed feelings on their original! If I see this I’ll give it a spritz.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha what is it that you don’t like about the original?