Take the fig from Philosykos, so you have the green sap smell with a little ivy and then imagine gradually moving from that via a handful of dried leaves to something akin to Navegar. Eau de Lierre is a very pleasant scent that feels as though you are passing out of summer and into autumn. Unfortunately it passes all to quickly. Becomes a very close skin scent after an hour, but you can catch it occasionally as you move for a couple more hours
Tokyo by Kenzo, 2007
very light and subtle spicy scent. the dry down needs some tobacco or woods for it to project. after an hour or so poof!! it's gone. for the duration the ginger and green tea stand out mostly. nice for the guy that does not want to overdo it..
Kenzo Tokyo smells great but when you're enjoying it it's just gone. I smell a lot of spices in it and drydown is also good. My only complaint is about longevity, which is very weak.
I think that Tokyo does actually last a long time, but it is very subtle. I was still smelling it after an 8-hour work day, just not very strong, but the woods and spices were still there. And I love woods and spices so this makes me happy! It's a strange, light scent, but the composition is kind of busy and lively. There is a dry citrus in the beginning, mingled with ginger and pepper. Someone mentioned a milky sort of note and I agree, and there is a little sweetness also, complimenting the dry citrus. I tried this in the store before buying. I can see myself wearing this on a first date because it's interesting but very non-intrusive. If you are looking for something strong this is not it. But if you're open to a very subtle scent that teases for hours, you might enjoy this.
There is a lot of solitude under the Tokyo skyscrapers. Tokyo is a strange fragrance which i don't dislike despite being far from my usual olfactory taste. I use to appreciate the correct usage of tea note in the fragrances and this scent smells to me as an oriental (in its conception), bit moody and dark tea fragrance, watery and spicy. Closing my eyes with the whiff of this scent under my nose i figure my last holidays in tokyo and kyoto, i figure the smell, the taste, the flavour of meals and drinks from the far east. Tea, ginger, mate and spices are the soul of the scent and inhaling its fresh, sparkling lightness i don't know why but i tend to think to japanese light drinks and soya foods. The spicy, woody, hesperidic opening, very light and airy, is flooded by a water of tea and ginger in order to create, even thanks to orange addition, a sort of spicy, fruity, aromatic sort of tea based cocktail drink. The color of cocktail is dark brown. The woods seem to be dry and light. I don't perceive the strong, resinous texture of the wood. The base is woody and spicy and keeps on the masculine fresh sort of brown trait. The masculine trail is rised by pepper, ginger, cedar and other spices. There is not a lot of progression from the heart to the base. The heart is the featuring part of the scent after the first blast of citruses and spices. Unfortunately longevity and sillage are weak. There is a lot of solitude in this fragrance.
My favorite fragrance in 2008. At first it was a bit overwhelming: very spicy and and herbal--as the middle tones, perhaps more like moss or pine. However, after you wear it for an hour or so, you can tell the light notes (citrusy but with herbal spice), and the best is the woodsy lower tone. This stays on all day and it smells better as the day wears on. very good for my body chemistry. Love the mix of highs and lows. Don't be put off by the inital strength of church-like smells. In 2011, my taste has changed and I find this a bit synthetic now, almost medicinal.
Tokyo opens with a spicy / woody / citrus accord that seems stronger to me than most of the recent issues at least it presents a little something different from the other designer offerings Ive been testing. I enjoy the woods they are a bit aromatic and have a masculine feel to them. I believe that the rather unique and masculine opening aura comes from the fresh opening ginger note, the bases gaïac wood - cedar, and the peppery feel of the pink pepper: I can smell elements of all three levels at once and I find it refreshing and enjoyable. After a very long introduction I get the mate / green tea accord and it is identifiable but not very prominent in the structure of the mid accord: I still am getting a lot of the opening spices and the gaïac base, but now its over a solid green platform. Unfortunately the middle notes do not last very long. The basenotes are a real letdown: They come through very weak and thin. The aromatic aspect of gaïac wood and cedar is still there but not their olfactory substance. I agree with Matthewfoo that this has definite similarities to Burberry products. I liked the first levels of Tokyo but the drydown just didnt hold up to the standards set in the opening. Soft sillage at first, weakening to a very long lasting cedar skin scent.
This scent is in fact a copy of Azzaro Visit, but unlike Visit it is more citrusy, very much close to the skin and with poor longevity. I rated Visit neutral but I do respect it for it's tremendous sillage and longevity wich can be compared to Joop! Homme. Kenzo blew it with this one, though I have to admit the bottle looks very cool.
I tried this scent when it first came out and I think it smells exactly like a trash dumpster. Awful. Kenzo needs to rename this one and call it " KenzoTrash" This is the scent you get when you add TOO many scents together.. F-
This isn't bad. The spices are somewhat sweet and certainly generic -- I don't detect ginger at all. Some citrus-y notes brighten the mix. The scent is smooth, attractive, not heavy, and quite pleasant. There is a faint hint of smoke towards the end.
Tokyo by Kenzo, 2007
|Top Notes||Ginger, Grapefruit|
|Middle Notes||Maté, Green Tea, Pink Pepper, Orange|
|Base Notes||Cedar, Nutmeg, Cloves|
|Perfumer||Marie Salamagne [Firmenich]|
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