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FRAGRANCE REVIEW: Kenneth Cole For Her

October 22, 2019


 There’s something about this time of year that makes me feel good to be alive; the warmth of the sun on my skin, the bougainvillea in full bloom outside the back door, the trees in shades of green and masses of blossoms everywhere; that sounds a bit melodramatic for a Tuesday morning, but I’ve been booked off work for a couple of weeks as I landed up with pneumonia, so am taking it slow and trying to be more mindful - and catching up on blogposts I hadn’t gotten around to scheduling, like today’s post on Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance I’ve been wearing for the past couple of weeks; I’m a sucker for peonies and as they’re in the top notes was smitten already….


Kenneth Cole wanted to create a perfume for the modern woman, who has the freedom to express her individuality. It’s described as a floral musk, a dynamic and sophisticated fragrance that blends invigorating citrus notes with vibrant florals. On first spritz one can smell a slight lemon note infused with florals (jasmine, violet and lily of the valley at the heart) settling down with  warm notes of sandalwood, musk and heliotrope.

 Senior perfumer at Givaudan, Nicole Mancini says, ‘The signature is centred around musk providing this effortless, easy comfort that is extremely wearable and pumped throughout the fragrance in a non-traditional way. The edge comes from this unique duo of Carrot Seed and Ambrette, providing a touch of warmth to increase the mellow expression. Beautiful fluid florals envelop the musk in a stunning contrast. The finished composition has a cool factor that is very addictive.’


Isn’t it amazing how certain scents bring back memories or feelings - I love that about fragrances and this one resonates with me, as the perfumer says, its comforting and wearable.  I think this makes for a great daywear fragrance - the smell of a fresh gigantic bouquet of spring flowers you’ve just popped into a vase! 


 If you have a chance to try Kenneth Cole for Her fragrance EDP out, tell me what you think?  


Goodness believe it or not I’m feeling weary so I’m off to make a cuppa tea and jump back into bed (decadent or what!) 


Happy Tuesday!



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