Light as air but you can feel its presence.
Kenzo Air is the poster child for sheer and transparent fragrances. Light, airy, barely there, thin, almost invisible – I can go on and on with the list of words to describe Kenzo Air but in a nutshell, this fragrance is light, simple as that. Perfumers Maurice Roucel and Elizabeth Carre created this fragrance in 2003. Vetiver and anise are the prominent notes.
A simple, direct, olfactory construction made with high-quality raw ingredients: star anise, vetiver and light amberwood.” (kenzoparfums.com)
At first sniff, Kenzo Air is close to disappointment because the scent is so faint you can hardly detect its presence. But if you allow it to develop with an adequate amount of time, you’ll notice how the scent brings forth a surprising ambiance. The accords blend in naturally. The sillage is nothing much to rave about because Kenzo Air is a light fragrance to start with. Longevity, however, is somewhat aggressive, on my skin that is. But some reviews thought otherwise. When I sampled this fragrance, it didn’t vanish minutes after application. In this aspect, skin chemistry can be tricky.
The bottle is a work of art. The frosted blue-colored glass sculpture is like a window in the sky. The design adds value to the overall fresh character it aims to project.
In the same year, Kenzo Air Intense was also launched. The same fragrance notes as Kenzo Air but with cumin and angelica added.
Kenzo Air is available in 1.7oz and 3oz at discount perfume online store, scentiments.com