Kenzo's Latest Fragrance is "Out of this World"

Clinique Online The collaboration between designer Ron Arad and Kenzo has produced something truly unique that fragrance (and packaging junkies) around the world, will love.

The unique bottle, (pictured left), designed by Arad, is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Since each individual bottle is hand-polished, only 1000 units will be produced for the United States.

Aurélien Guichard, the creator of the scent, broke with industry codes to create this fragrance. He rejected the traditional "olfactory pyramid" and instead focused on balancing between a powerful heart, “the marble accord” and four natural raw ingredients.

I really enjoyed this fragrance. I would describe it a statement maker, very bold and "smoky" in it's feel, but in true Kenzo fashion, still very wearable and unique. The scent started out very warm on me, with lots of pepper, wood and incense notes. There was a very nice balance between this warmth/smokiness and the dry, streamlined quality it had - it never felt overwhelming or got too warm/smoky/strong.

The "dry down" was interesting in this fragrance, since it started out and continued to be so warm. It melded into a slighty less "dry" and more sweet scent, courtesy of the vanilla - all while carrying the main woody/smoky accords and becoming ever so slightly softer as time went on. The staying power was fantastic. This is a perfect scent to make a statement for a night out on the town or for a nice crisp fall day.

This one of a kind project will be in very limited distribution, only available at Bergdorf Goodman and in August 2009. - RLB

Fragrance Notes:

Floral: Orange Blossom, Bulgarian Rose



More photos of the unique limited edition bottle, below, (which is also being shown at the MoMA Museum in New York city 8/2/09-10/19/09 as "Kenzo UFO".

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