We’re loving: FLOWER BY KENZO Eau de Parfum

In the beginning, there was a photo taken by Marc Riboud that went around the world on 21st  October 1967. It was in Washington – a young American girl, Jan Rose Kamir, took part in a protest march against the Vietnam war. In front of the Pentagon, she offered a flower to armed soldiers. Years later, the photograph remains a source of inspiration at the heart of FLOWER BY KENZO.

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FLOWER BY KENZO L’éLIXIR started to grow in the mind of Master Perfumer, Alberto Morillas, one day in June, after visiting a field of Bulgarian Roses. Enthralled by the experience, he imagined a new opus for FLOWER BY KENZO.

 

The Ingredients:

Pulpy Raspberry

Sparkling Mandarin

Bulgarian Rose

Orange Blossom Absolute

Bourbon Vanilla Absolute

Praline Accord

 

The Face Behind the Scent:
Ming Xi was born in Shanghai, China, in 1990 and rose to prominence in 2009, when she participated in the annual Elite Model Look contest and won 3rd place overall. She then walked exclusively for the Givenchy show and landing a spot in the prestigious brand’s Fall/Winter 2010 advertising campaign. She has since conquered the runways and fronted campaigns for Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, H&M, Kenzo, and Ralph Lauren. Alongside working with top brands, she has also been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, V Magazine, i-D Magazine, LOVE Magazine, and more. In 2013, she debuted on the runway of Victoria’s Secret.

 

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My verdict:

 

When I first sprayed this it reminded me of that smell of a dessert that you can’t get enough of and a flower garden which is not overpowering, but sweet and subtle. The bottle is majestic and so unique, I absolutely love it. A great gift for a close friend or family member. You need to put this on your Christmas shopping list.

FLOWER BY KENZO L ELIXIR 50ML EDP_DWL MOYENNE DEFINITION_010247

 

Buy it now:

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Kenzo+FlowerByKenzo+L’Elixir+Eau+de+Parfum/FlowerByKenzo,default,pd.html

 

Lauren Carbran

I’m Lauren, Online Editorial Assistant for Beauty & Kidswear at HoF. By night I’m an ice skater, so I’ve been training a few times a week for the last 15 years. As you can guess this meant I grew up around a lot of hairspray and glitter, hence my love for all things beauty (Urban Decay and M.A.C are my saviours!). The rest of my time is either spent devouring feta, beetroot and quinoa salads, watching The Millionaire Matchmaker or getting broody over super cute kids’ clothes.

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