When you hear about Kenzo, the first thing that comes to mind is the clothing line that the brand launches. However, that is not the only venue that the house chooses to experiment with and succeeded. The fragrances from the known designer are as well-recognised all over the globe as his seasonal collections. Would you like to know how it all started?
Kenzo – a brief history lesson
When compared to other designed houses, the mentioned brand isn’t the oldest on the market. It’s barely 50 years old, but the fame it has gained over the past half a century deserves your attention nonetheless. Many people still think that the house is French, but in fact, Kenzo Takada is a Japanese designer who moved to France to get his business started.
From the beginning, the man knew who he wanted to be and what he wanted to do in life. So, after graduating the Tokyo fashion college, he moved to Paris. He was working for others for a while, but in 1970, he founded his boutique. The rumour about the unusual designer store spread at the speed of light, and there’s no wonder why. Takada mixed oriental and tropical themes with trending streams in fashion, and that helped his fanbase grow.
Soon after his clothing lines gained an excellent reputation, he decided to come up with a perfume line to match his outfits. In 1987, the work on the fragrance line began, and in 1988 the primary self-titled aroma for women was presented. After a while, the fragrance was renamed “ça sent beau”. If you don’t speak French, it may seem like a fancy title connected with beauty, while in fact, it translates as “something that smells nice”. What can we say – it is the truth?
Sadly, Takada retired from the house in 1999, but his significant scents passed on to LVMH, preserving the brand name and the quality of the products hasn’t lowered a notch. Instead, the conglomerate inspired new lines of fragrances, keeping the primary notes as the guiding lights. There are a few distinctive features that make the branded bouquets stand out. They are the following:
Ethereal and unique packaging.
Exotic after notes.
It is challenging to bring all the company’s scents to your attention. However, taking the prominent perfume – Flower by Kenzo – we will try to give a better understanding of what the fragrance represents.
When you think about inspiring flora, roses, peonies, tulips, and other gentle and overly beautiful flowers come to mind. However, the designer admired the pure blend of exotic and simplicity. Thus, a poppy has become the symbol of the bestseller among all the smells ever produced. For over a decade, women around the globe prefer this perfume to all the others.
Just as feminine and fragile a poppy is, so is the bouquet bottled. Even though the flower has no smell of its own, Kenzo entitled it with a wild mix of vanilla, white musk, hawthorn and Parma violet. While for some, it may seem that the presented fragrances don’t mix well – wait until you taste the bestseller that we discuss.
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