When it gets warm out, you want to smell gorgeously fresh and clean, so stay away from cloying olfactory notes and pick this pear – based perfume instead.
The packaging of the Kenzo World Eau de Toilette is so unique and artsy just like the brand. I’ve actually recently also taken a liking to Kenzo clothing including their signature tiger logo! The combination of baby pink and rose gold makes for a perfect vanity display item. The box of the Kenzo World Eau de Toilette is also gorgeous on it’s own. The baby pink box and the rose gold lettering is so elegant and luxurious.
The initial spritz of Kenzo World EDT was crisp and neither too floral nor too fruity. It was a lovely balance of the two top notes of pear and peony, and came across as clean, feminine and fresh. The pear note really is key in the scent, lending it a juiciness without being too sweet (like apple) or tangy (like citrus fruits). After spritzing it on a blotter paper, I decided that it was light and subtle enough that I could handle it and sprayed it on the skin on my wrists.
What particularly stands out for me here is the use of orris. It adds an iris and violet nuance with a sort of “clean piles of linen” vibe. When you put peony, rose and violet together, you get a beautiful Spring posy, but this doesn’t outstayed its welcome. The base notes bring everything back down into more of a cosy summer pashmina with vanilla, musk and woods as the flowers slowly close up for the evening.
The perfume settled into a gorgeous second-skin scent in about an hour and the base notes of almond and orris root emerged, making it powdery and a bit more sensual, without losing the softness and airy-light vibes it promised at the beginning.
The scent lingered for half a day and I even spritzed it on again after lunch, and most importantly it didn’t smell weird when the day wore on, even after I walked out for lunch in the hot sun. It kept its fresh, subtle and pleasant fragrance, which is really all I want in a perfume. Don’t we all?
The first time I used the Kenzo World Eau de Toilette I was surprised how sweet and floral the scent was. Sweetness, floral, fresh but with a romantic/mysterious twist at the end. The perfume will change over time to a more powdery scent which is the best thing you will ever smell! I love it when a perfume gets better over time.
I’m that kind of person who likes to be bitter from the inside, sweet from the outside. I don’t care about what you think of me, let me do my thing. But on the outside I’m that sweet little girl who is introvert and loves to play with cosmetics. Kenzo World Eau de Toilette describes me perfectly how I feel during the day. I think this perfume is universal and can be used on every person no matter what kind of scent you prefer. It has that hint of sweetness, powdery, floral and mysteriousness. Perfect especially now the spring has started!
Kenzo World EDT, available at $83 (30ml), $116 (50ml) and $142 (75ml), available at all Sephora stores and on Sephora Online and department stores
What are your favorite Eau de Toilette for the warm and bright day on the upcoming spring season?!