Intense & Unique
Despite the fact I'm not sure how I feel about Kenzo Intense (as I'll call this), the first time I smelled it I was entranced, I couldn't stop smelling it. It's been the same ever since even though something about it sometimes gets 'too much' at the same time! This is strong stuff, for me a little goes a long way and it's extremely longlasting, particularly on clothing.
Rather than any specific notes Kenzo Intense bombards the senses with a curious mix of fresh salty oceanic air, an exotic touch, some green vibes and woods, it's not light & airy. It kind of comes across as sweet & savoury at the same time, not sweet as in a sugary gourmand scent but, and this might sound weird kind of 'pickle' like! I remember Ash (Gents scents) said in his Youtube review that his wife hated this & said it smelled of pickles, I wasn't sure about that back then, but sometimes it does comes across that way to me too, strangely not in a bad way though! It's an interesting fragrance, I do like it but right now at least can't bring myself to 'love' it as something I want to wear all the time.
The closest description in relation to others scents which I know is; imagine a strange experiment where you mix Azzaro chrome Aqua, Kenzo Homme OG, Fusion d'Issey and maybe even a touch of Lalique Encre Noire you might end up with something like this. Maybe. Kenzo Intense is a modern, powerful scent which won't appeal to all - I think it'll drive some people wild as much as it'll repel others but it's a unique & strong release by Kenzo, definitely in keeping with the 'mood' of the original and much loved Kenzo pour Homme.
D.P. November 2021
PS; the presentation is superb!
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