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    Default Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    Hey guys:

    I've had this mini spray of Kenzo Power for most of the year just lying around in a drawer. As much as I like the concept of a masculine floral, I just can't bring myself to actually wear this stuff outside the house. I think it smells like crushed sweet tarts sprinkled over a bouquet of flowers. I finally let my stepdaughter (16) put some on her wrist, and I think she will probably wear it to school and such. Just glad I didn't just pitch it in the trash and lose my 10 dollar investment.

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    Default Re: Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    Good choice. I tried it when it first came out & thought it would be unisex. Didn't get the sweetarts, though. It was all about the floral notes on my skin.
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    I like the shower gel and wore the edt a few times, but I agree that it is not as masculine as it could be. It worked best for me when I wore it on runs but if you have to be drenched in sweat for it to work right, what's the point? I gave mine away too, kept the shower gel. I'm REALLY fond of Kenzo's subtlety and generally unisexish masculine frags but I couldn't get Power to work for me as well as the others.
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    I wonder how much body chemistry alters this scent. I tried it and yes... it's a masculine floral that leans unisex; however on me, it turns decidedly masculine. Same for a lot of scents that have either a touch of iris in them, geranium or labdanum. On paper, I hated Kenzo Power.

    Tried it on my skin, now I'm looking for a bottle of it or the cologne version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    Good choice. I tried it when it first came out & thought it would be unisex. Didn't get the sweetarts, though. It was all about the floral notes on my skin.
    I didn't think Power was that sweet, until I compared it side-by-side with Givenchy Insense. Then the sweetness of Power was really evident.

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    @ gerbic. I expect chemistry plays a huge role in how a scent develops on your skin: as will any medications you take or foods you eat & the dryness of your skin.

    My sister & I are fragrance opposites. If it smells horrible on me it will smell amazing on her. There are very few exceptions. It's how we select fragrances for each other long distance.
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    Default Re: Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    Hey, good call. It'd smell great on a teenage girl. I don't get the masculine classification at all, it's too sweet and fruity.

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    I didn't find Kenzo Power feminine or overly floral at all when I owned a bottle. Not that special of a scent, IMO. But not feminine or all that floral. The best part to me are the opening notes.

    The mens fragrance shelves are littered with "sweet and fruity" scents. Moreso than Power.
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    Default Re: Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    I find its closest relative to be a personal favorite of mine, Dior Homme Cologne. I find Power slightly sweeter, so perhaps Dior Homme Cologne may work better for you as a masculine floral scent.
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    Default Re: Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    I didn't find Kenzo Power feminine or overly floral at all when I owned a bottle. Not that special of a scent, IMO. But not feminine or all that floral. The best part to me are the opening notes.

    The mens fragrance shelves are littered with "sweet and fruity" scents. Moreso than Power.
    I agree. I didn't find it feminine - I just didn't think it was that great of a fragrance.

    I am still looking to try the elusive Kenzo Power Cologne.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I agree. I didn't find it feminine - I just didn't think it was that great of a fragrance.

    I am still looking to try the elusive Kenzo Power Cologne.......
    You can get it from the Kenzo website...

    http://www.kenzousa.com/item/kenzo-power-cologne

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    Default Re: Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    You can get it from the Kenzo website...

    http://www.kenzousa.com/item/kenzo-power-cologne
    Yeah, I saw it there last year when it was released. But was expecting it to be in a brick and mortar store (like Sephora) to be able to test it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Yeah, I saw it there last year when it was released. But was expecting it to be in a brick and mortar store (like Sephora) to be able to test it.
    Is there a Kenzo boutique in your area? You might be able to test it there.

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    Default Re: Finally gave my stepdaughter my mini of Kenzo Power.

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Is there a Kenzo boutique in your area? You might be able to test it there.
    Not where I live. Plus I am not really dying to try it that bad - especially based on the original not being that great. I just thought if I ever ran into it I would give it a sniff.....
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