L'Eau Par Kenzo Pour Femme by design house Kenzo was launched in 1996; and created by perfumer Olivier Cresp. L'Eau Par Kenzo Pour Femme is classified as floral aquatic fragrance, consisting of sparkling top notes of Frosted Mint, Pink Berries, and Mandarin, with a transparent heart of Lotus Flower Aquatic Accord, Peach, finishing with enveloping base Cedar Wood, and White Musk. Water is the source of all vitality. Kenzo's love of water sprang a fresh, aquatic scent, with a blend of frosted mint for precision and depth, lotus flower for purity, a delicate trace of pink peppercorn to sensually emphasise these two notes. L'Eau Par Kenzo is captured in a bottle that has gentle curves escaping on a wave of tranquil beauty.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, jasmine, freesia
- Heart Notes: Citrus, ylang-ylang, patchouli
- Base Notes: Cedar, sandalwood, oakmoss
+ fresh aquatic scent
+ non-committal unusual fragrance
+ cool 'melted ice cube' design of the bottle
- a 'cucumberish' scent (for some)
Kenzo L'Eau Par Kenzo Pour Femme EDT has won many hearts since 1996 however my heart surrendered only last year to my utter shame. I am still stupefied how I did not decipher this wonderful feather-light aquatic fragrance earlier. Perhaps, the other Kenzo prodigies which I did not admire are to blame.
However, L'Eau is truly an aqua incarnate, seems like once applied it trickles down my spine with a scent of fresh picked lily and frosty minty notes... It evolves into flowery notes of violet and amaryllis and drifts around like a breeze. It gives a strong sense of freshness and lightness - a perfect thing to combat a tedious daily routine. Even the design of the bottle so reminiscent of a melted ice cube or a flow of the steady river clearly states aquatic properties of the fragrance. The packaging is heavy due to a thick glass but it prevents from being easily broken.
As the majority of EDPs it is not very lasting one, and during the day has to be re-applied, but only once. The scent is universal - fit for work, festivities, romantic date etc. I use it all year round, however, it holds much better during the summer.
Some people say it smells like fresh cucumbers and are averted from this fragrance. Tastes differ, I believe or maybe I am prone to liking freshly cut cucumbers, thus I wholeheartedly recommend this unique refreshing scent.