Jungle pour Homme (1998) Eau de Toilette

Jungle pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Kenzo
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Jungle pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Kenzo for men and was released in 1998. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by LVMH.

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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLime, Nutmeg
Heart Notes Heart NotesMate, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Gaiac wood, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (144 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (97 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (96 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (104 Ratings)
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Galahad
Galahad
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Mashed potatoes with house dust
As a big fan of Kenzo Power and Kenzo Homme, who both know how to express the soft tones of a men's perfume in a noble way, Kenzo Jungle PH can't convince me at all. Because - and this should be said in advance - Jungle remains too quiet on my skin, even after an hour it is barely perceptible; even very close.
Now a few words to explain my title: Nutmeg is the main spice for me when tasting mashed potatoes and Jungle actually smells like freshly grated nutmeg with a pinch of cinnamon. But not sweet, but dust-dry and unfortunately too little citrus-fresh for my taste despite the lime indicated. Unfortunately, the course of the fragrance on my skin remains very monotonous. From the given mate, which I really appreciate as a cold drink meanwhile. I admit, the first sip of Mate tea was unusual and didn't really taste good, probably comparable to the first beer. Unfortunately Kenzo-Jungle did not get away from my initial judgement even after several tests. For me, the fragrance dominates over the entire course of a rather unpleasant musty-dry tendency that reminds me of sweat. I had expected a noble, clearly reserved, but less stale overall impression from the ingredients listed. What you have to credit to the fragrance: in my opinion, the bottle is extremely successful, looks high quality and extremely suitable for the concept. The spray could be better.
Unfortunately Jungle PH doesn't come close to Power and Homme and has to clear the space in the collection very quickly. Maybe the subsequent owner has more luck with the chemistry between scent and skin ...
ColinM
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Another Kenzo weirdo!
Kenzo Jungle Homme opens with a really peculiar, distinctive and to me totally pleasant accord composed by a sort of odd spicy-green-fruity blend, much aromatic and slightly milky, with sharp lime notes juxtaposed to a creamy, fruity, slightly synthetic feel of tropical fruits (banana, a bit of coconut too), enhanced by carnation and spices – notably nutmeg and cloves. Beyond this, a perfectly-blended note of sandalwood, which is quite sweet and creamy as well. Overall the name fits this scent perfectly, as it is quite an exotic and bizarre Oriental scent which surely conjures a “jungle” mood. What I admire the most is the effort to create something less usual than predictable “green-forest” clichés, trying to evoke a whole “raw nature” ambiance – spices, woods, leaves, even a sort of aqueous-mineral feel. The opening is quite bold, then it suddenly tones down to a nutty-citrus green and creamy blend with a prominent sandalwood note, all well wrapped up in a sort of “balsamic” creaminess that tames down both the fruity-sweet side, and the spices, avoiding to become either “too gourmand” or too spiced. Totally creative and distinctive, but well balanced and restrained enough to be perfectly safe, pleasant and unisex in any circumstance. Finally, on the drydown it becomes more quiet, more gentle and more dry, with spices and woods (cedar too) emerging to the point of bringing Jungle Homme almost close to a woody fougère territory – still with a balmy-sweet Oriental vibe all over, also with distant echoes of Opium pour Homme. A bit synthetic (this meaning “cheap”) here and there, but really nice and creative, also smelling fairly “niche” (in the positive meaning).

7/10

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