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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Parfum d'Ete by Kenzo c1992

Parfum d'Été by Kenzo: launched in 1992. Created by Christian Mathieu.

The name means "Perfume of Summer" in French, summer just happens to be Kenzo's favourite season.




Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh floral aqua fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: green sap notes, cactus flower, 
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, peony, narcissus, freesia and hyacinth
  • Base notes:  musk, amber, iris, sandalwood and oakmoss

Parfum d'Ete was available in the following:
  • 0.25 oz Parfum Spray
  • 0.25 oz Parfum Spray Refill
  • 0.17 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray


In addition to pure perfume and eau de toilette, the original version of Parfum d'Ete was also available in bath and body products such as Soap, Body Lotion, Shower Gel, Deodorant Stick, and Deodorant Spray. For the health conscious, by 1998, the scent was also available in Vitamin Enriched Body Lotion and Shower Gel and an alcohol free fragrance.



Bottles:


Parfum d'Ete was originally presented in a frosted glass bottle which fits neatly into the hand, designed by Serge Mansau and replicates a finely veined leaf on which rests tiny dewdrops. This vintage bottle is presented in a turquoise box with grass-like embossing and features the round Kenzo seal.

Below is a 5 ml miniature version of the bottle from my own collection.



The vintage deluxe purse size Parfum Spray bottle is a frosted stylized leaf shape, without any molded decoration, instead, it is fitted with an atomizer which is refillable. This 7.5 ml purse bottle is presented inside of a gorgeous frosted resin leaf box that imitates the leaf design from the original Mansau leaf design bottle. Today, it is uncommon to complete set of the spray and leaf box. Shown below are photos of the bottle and refill bottle from my own collection.



Parfum d'Ete has been reformulated and repackaged and may not smell the same as the original vintage version. However, it is quite easy to tell the difference right off the bat. The new bottles are very simple, leaf shapes, clear glass, with no molded details. The boxes are white with a vivid green leaf motif on the front. See the example below.


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