Kenzo Peace Vintage Edition (2008)

Kenzo Peace Vintage Edition by Kenzo
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Kenzo Peace Vintage Edition is a perfume by Kenzo for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is woody-powdery. It was last marketed by LVMH.

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Annick Ménardo

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesHeliotrope, Musk, Tonka bean, Vanilla



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Submitted by Sani, last update on 14.04.2018
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Smooth and Powdery
I absolutely adore this fragrance. I am very thankful to Sherapop for having given me the opportunity to try this rare gem.

Kenzo Vintage Edition has all the qualities I enjoy smelling in a fragrance. It is both powdery and feminine on my skin, but also quite complex and intriguing. I've worn it out in public twice since being given a sample, and on both occasions I received some positive comments from strangers.

This fragrance opens with a sweet and juicy mandarin accord. However this note is fairly short-lived as the scent quickly dissolves into a smooth, powdery heliotrope and tonka bean blend.

When I first smelt Kenzo Vintage Edition I swore that I could detect an almond note, and was rather confused when I saw that it wasn't listed in the scent pyramid. Even to this day, I can still smell almonds, even though it may just be the tonka bean playing tricks with my senses. Nevertheless, Kenzo Vintage Edition has a slightly nutty texture which makes it smell quite foody and delicious at times.

This fragrance soothes me. It never overwhelms me with its presence, and I find it to be the perfect choice for a windy, overcast day when I need a touch of warmth. It's a pity that this fragrance has since been discontinued. I consider it one of Kenzo's best.

Although the sillage is fairly moderate, the longevity is outstanding. I'll spritz this on in the morning before work, and return home in the evening to find it still lingering on my skin. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this fragrance to anyone, even men, seeing that it has slight unisex tendencies.
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
calm and gentle
Thanks to Sherapop for introducing me to this pretty, heliotrope-centric scent. While the heliotrope is predominant to my nose, this is very well-balanced, with the musk and tonka keeping it from descending into powder hell. (This is what I was looking for, and not finding, in Stella Cadente Miss Me and Castelbajac.) There is a very faint hint of cherry (which is probably the heliotrope and tonka mixing together) which is not at all cloying (as I find a lot of cherry blossom scents to be). The vanilla is a very faint echo of perfumer Annick Menardo's masterpiece Bulgari Black, with the slightest hint of B. Black's rubber/leather.

To my nose, it's the olfactory equivalent of floating on my back in a cool pond on a summer day, looking at the sky and thinking only pleasant thoughts.
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Limited Airiness
Not all Kenzo fragrances are available anywhere at any time. Again and again, this well-known brand has issued perfumes that are hard to get. Currently, the leftovers of Kenzo Peace are sold cheaply – so hurry up if you want to have it!

I owe this experience to Sherapop and her idea of a perfume guessing game on Parfumo – it was last week’s candidate. Without her generosity, this beautiful perfume would have passed without coming into my view.

The distinct tonka bean and musk base was easy guessing – I wasn’t so sure about the vanilla. A citric top note was so discreet that anything sharp and lemony was out of question – it could have only been the more discreet mandarin, and it blends in very well up to the point of being hardly noticeable.

Except for the notes listed here, Kenzo peace seemed to have something slightly green – so I was guessing green apple or the like. I suppose I was wrong. I got completely confused by the quite dominant powdery aspects that this fragrance has. Sherapop gave us the choice of a number of purple florals. At first, I thought lavender could make sense. But then the distinct powdery side of Kenzo Peace led me towards iris or violet. However, no result of the Parfumo search seemed to match with the other hints Sherapop had given. It was heliotrope which I did not recognize – well this note is something you do not come across too often, at least not in men’s fragrances.

A powdery appeal can also be produced by certain musks, and I would generally categorize Kenzo Peace as a woody-powdery oriental. It is a light perfume, and the discreet floral note gives it a special, unique character that also has some vague green-herbaceous echoes.

Kenzo Peace is a very appealing unisex fragrance that rather stays in the background. It is a good recommendation as an every day’s fragrance, especially for the warmer season.
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Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Clean, Discreet, Sweet Musk
Kenzo PEACE VINTAGE is primarily a clean musk composition. The musk really does dominate, but it is light and limpid rather than dark and skanky. There is a sort of sweet-soapy quality to this creation, as self-contradictory as that might at first seem. Although I am reminded a bit of cherry blossom or osmanthus, I believe that the effect in this case is caused by the give and take between the heliotrope and the woods, on the one side, and the vanilla and tonka, on the other.

Still, because all of the non-musk components are so gentle, PEACE seems to me in some ways more like a base or an aromatherapeutic scent than a full-fledged perfume. I'm fairly optimistic that PEACE will blend well with other creations, so I'm going to trying mixing this with CdG ZAGORSK, which to my nose (or on my skin...) has the opposite problem: nearly all incense, virtually no moderating base...

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