Kenzo Power 2008 Eau de Toilette

Kenzo Power (Eau de Toilette) by Kenzo
Bottle Design Hara Ken’ya (原研哉)
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Kenzo Power (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Kenzo for men and was released in 2008. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Olivier Polge

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot CardamomCardamom CorianderCoriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesFloral notesFloral notes
Base Notes Base NotesLabdanumLabdanum Tolu balmTolu balm CedarwoodCedarwood

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8.0337 Ratings

Longevity

7.1272 Ratings

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6.5261 Ratings

Bottle

8.1274 Ratings

Value for money

8.167 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 21.09.2022.
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SchatzSucher
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Top Review    20  
As smooth, clean and fresh as baby's bottom....
... and that's what I'm talking about!
Due to the many good reviews and the appealing fragrance pyramid, I made a blind purchase. The scent is hardly to be found in the relevant perfumeries.
And I was absolutely not disappointed.

My very first impression was "Ha, that's how a freshly bathed, creamed, powdered baby smells. So clean, so fresh, so innocently clean and tender"
And so Kenzo Power also starts for my sensation. Ok, I don't have a freshly bathed baby right now that I could sniff to see if the association is right, but that's Kenzo Babypo, um, Power, to me. Like a happy and contented baby, who is completely at peace with himself and the world. In the background I can hear this heart-refreshing gurgling baby laughter, when baby really feels good all around.

And a feel-good scent is Kenzo Power really.
Spices should appear in the top note. However, these have been used very sparingly, because he starts off with the soft floral-powdery note right away. Too many and too strong spices would have had a disturbing effect.
Resin, balsam and wood have also been used very sparingly in the base note; at most they act as a supporting framework so that the fragrance does not collapse too quickly.
I think the durability is quite good. An office day without overtime should be enough The scent veil is also present, even if it is not extremely expansive. But one is perceived.
The bottle is very successful, puristic, without frills, good sprayer. Unfortunately prone to fingerprints. And you can't see how much you've already used.

Be that as it may, anyone who likes it fresh and flowery, pure and clean like a baby's bottom is welcome here. You don't have to ask if it's a boy or a girl. Kenzo Power is suitable for both.
There is also no need to fear loud shouting, it remains cheerful, sweet, cheerful and not too loud all the time. I wore Kenzo Power again today, it fits very well to the still very summery weather. And I haven't smelled like baby in a long time :-)
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Aglianico
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Aglianico
Top Review    15  
In the peace lies the strength
I get a little melancholic when I put on this scent. It reminds me of "Chihiro's Journey to the Magic Land", for me one of the best cartoons ever. An excess of fantasy, creative ideas and at the same time minor grounded, infused with a weightless melancholy.

Kenzo Power is the opposite of a power fragrance. He is no Wumser, no loud Oriental, screaming Synthetiker, no avant-garde precursor of the Egokultur today. He went out of style. A floral scent for the gentleman, flowers of all colours floating on an almost infinitely wide grey river, while warm summer rain sinks down on them. The - admittedly a little artificial - sea of flowers is flanked by a subtle citric freshness and for my nose a little powderiness. However, the latter is significantly less pronounced than in the "iris fraction" of Dior, Prada, Valentino & Co.

Synthetic? Probably. My impression, however, is, as I mentioned, above all: artificial. Just as an animated film does not depict or want to depict (photo) reality. For me, this fragrance goes just as well with grief as with spring or with the baby bottom mentioned below in a commentary, with the colour purple as with fresh green or a grey November.

Kenzo Power is a pure, quiet, flowery understatement with recognition value. An introverted emotional scent, but one that you can really wear and want to wear. I'd rather see him in younger people, but that's for everyone to decide for themselves. Shelf life and sillage are in the lower midfield. Sometimes this scent is accused of being "watered down". Wateriness and the accompanying restraint are indeed associations that also came to me. For me, however, this fits in wonderfully with the overall concept.
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Nikitos
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Very helpful Review    12  
Lipton Ice-Tea to apply
I apologize in advance if my comment is not written as professionally as most people here, but my first comment on a fragrance is dedicated to my first great love of fragrance.

I am really very "fragrant" and my collection is getting bigger and bigger from week to week.
I have only discovered this affinity for me since the beginning of 2020, when I blindly bought the Baccarat Rouge, but now it's about the Kenzo Power.

When I first smelled the power, my first thought was "Liopton Ice-Tea".
It smells very strong as the iced tea tastes. You'd think they both have the same bergamot. The fruity in this scent makes it an iced tea peach Many people say he smells flowery, but for me he absolutely does not. Flowery for me is for example a Soleil Blanc from TF.
The fragrance, however, is very fresh and fruity, so that you can wear it in spring and summer for leisure and sports. In the evening on a summer night it is just as well suited Too bad that the fragrance doesn't last that long, but I really enjoy the few fruity hours I have with the sprayers anyway.
An absolute fresh fruit bomb for young people! The good thing about the scent is that it is relatively unknown Treat yourself to it blindly if you like fruity fresh scents or if you are a Lipton Ice Tea fan.
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Webaslan88
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Top Review    11  
The darling of spring
Since I like to watch Yotube videos around the world of fragrances on occasion, I always discover interesting fragrances that are also considered niche. Goes to you certainly also so. Some time ago I discovered the Power by Kenzo in the net. Thereupon quickly researched here in the forum, what makes the fragrance so and what reactions there are to it. Because of the comments and the scent pyramid I finally decided to buy Power. Expensive he is anyway not.

The flacon is already quite attractive. Cylindrical with chrome optics he acts cybermäßig and already suggests a certain freshness. I call him affectionately the "T1000", based on the Terminator series. The spray cap and the sprayer itself also look very valuable. The only drawback is, as for example also with the AHSEE of Chanel, that the Falkon is not transparent and thus the remaining fill level is not visible. That would have to be determined by the weight loss. But who weighs because already his flacons?

To the fragrance itself. Start he does fresh spicy, almost already effervescent. The effervescence is not tingly and sticky, but soft and round, conveys a certain kind of coolness. The top note here gives a feeling of fresh lemon iced tea. After a few minutes, floral notes quickly join in and literally embrace the basket of bergamot and cardamom. The iced tea slowly becomes sweeter and warms up a bit. However, at no time does it become pentrant. I honestly don't know what labdanum and tolu balsam smell like. I can say, however, that the components from the top and heart notes determine this fragrance, until the power (on my skin) after about 5-6 hours is no longer or hardly to smell.

The Kenzo Power fits perfectly to spring, when it is slowly getting warmer and the flowers develop their splendor. The birds chirp merrily, the soft smell of spring hangs in the air. It lifts the spirits mothballed by winter considerably. A very great fragrance in an equally beautiful bottle, whose blind purchase I definitely do not regret.
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Very helpful Review    8  
Tolu flowers from outer space
Another example of a “potential niche sensation” in a “neglected mainstream bottle”. Give this an obscure hipster name, make 50 bottles per batch when you feel to and get rich (if not in money, in praise and hype). Jokes aside, Kenzo Power is an extremely interesting fragrance, surely one of the most creative ones by this brand, and most important, tremendously easy and enjoyable to wear regardless of any added value. Power is a really bright, white, talc-like powdery scent with a fantastic bergamot opening, a sort of gassy-spicy vibe and a really recognizable tolu balsam note, which brings it really close to that other tolu bomb – Escada Magnetism for Men. Both share that same exact sort of “creamy-powdery-medicinal Cola feel”, and while in Escada it was bolder and more predictably integrated in a YSL M7 kind of structure, Kenzo Power brilliantly and perfectly fits it in a completely different, almost opposite ambiance – a delicate, weightless, futuristic sort of abstract floral whiteness, which gets some “substance” and a sweet darker shade precisely thanks to this odd balmy feel coming and going, cleverly balanced by a subtle but persistent feel of aromatic zesty freshness (bergamot). The only far comparison that came to my mind at some point was some sort of translucent lab hologram of a grandnephew of Jaipur Homme and Escada Magnetism for Men – fresher than both. Quality-wise the blend smells synthetic in a really pleasant, creative way, somehow soothing and somehow aloof, the kind of synthetic which you quite never smelled before (who said syntethics don’t require as much talent and creativity than naturals?). The result is a really clean and bright scent with a ton of personality, some really charming and enigmatic shades, decidedly androgynous, creepy and comforting at the same time. Fantastic for summer days. Really well done.

8/10
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 2 years ago
This is a great fresh floral scent for men. It has a powdery feel a la Prada and a spicy kick in the opening. Unique and very pleasant. 3/5
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 4 months ago
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The top notes are amazing. It's great for work and social occasions. Good performance on hotter days.
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ApiciusApicius 7 years ago
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This fragrance wears the name 'Power' because it has none.
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HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
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Powdery-flowery, slightly tart freshness. Subtle spicy and pleasant (unobtrusive).
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 6 months ago
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Very heavy on the florals to a point at which it starts to smell stringy and strangely sweet like in daisy or rape fields. More feminine
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