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