As autumn is well and truly under way, I'm reaching for the muskier, more intense fragrances and this one one is a cracker. The original Flower by Kenzo is celebrating it's 15th anniversary and has been joined with the new Flower by Kenzo L'Elixir in it's sleek red bottle featuring a gold poppy.
Flower by Kenzo L'Elixir is the type of fragrance that makes me want to snuggle up in lots of layers and scarves. Even by looking at the bottle you know it's going to be a darker, more intense fragrance than the original. It starts off with sweet and fruity notes of mandarin and raspberry before evolving into the floral heart of bulgarian rose and orange blossom. The base has notes of bourbon vanilla absolute and powdery notes and that's what makes me feel all cosy and squishy when I wear it. It lasts for ages and when we got mam to try it out, she loved it and as someone who's very particular about what scents she likes, we were delighted!
It's a big, bold, in your face fragrance that smells good enough to eat, but do resist the urge to lick yourself. Unless that's your thing. Then go wild!
Flower by Kenzo L'Elixir is available in shops and online now and will set you back €57/30mls or €80/50mls. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to spray this onto a scarf and inhale it for the rest of the day!