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Kenzo Power (2008)
by Kenzo


Kenzo Power information

Year of Launch2008
Average Rating
(based on 272 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerOlivier Polge
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Kenzo Power

Kenzo Power is a masculine fragrance by Kenzo. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Polge

Kenzo Power fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Kenzo Power

My initial impression of Kenzo Power is that it resembled The Dreamer in certain ways, minus the tobacco of course, after it progressed from a fruity opening and into the powdery, floral drydown. I was pleased to read that Colin Maillard saw similarities with Escada Magnetism for Men in his review, which is a scent that also reminded me of The Dreamer. Looks like the Escada and Kenzo Power both share Tolu balsam, which is nowhere to be found in the Versace. Maybe it's the floral-amber drydown that I'm getting from all of these. It’s very casual and pleasant from beginning to end, very nice.

Projection is average for the first few hours and then it sits close to skin for 8-10 hours.

01st February, 2019
His flower powder
Was subtle yet tenacious
Like a dandy's charm.
08th August, 2017
Another example of a “potential niche sensation” in a “neglected mainstream bottle”. Give this an obscure hipster name, make 50 bottles per batch when you feel to and get rich (if not in money, in praise and hype). Jokes aside, Kenzo Power is an extremely interesting fragrance, surely one of the most creative ones by this brand, and most important, tremendously easy and enjoyable to wear regardless of any added value. Power is a really bright, white, talc-like powdery scent with a fantastic bergamot opening, a sort of gassy-spicy vibe and a really recognizable tolu balsam note, which brings it really close to that other tolu bomb – Escada Magnetism for Men. Both share that same exact sort of “creamy-powdery-medicinal Cola feel”, and while in Escada it was bolder and more predictably integrated in a YSL M7 kind of structure, Kenzo Power brilliantly and perfectly fits it in a completely different, almost opposite ambiance – a delicate, weightless, futuristic sort of abstract floral whiteness, which gets some “substance” and a sweet darker shade precisely thanks to this odd balmy feel coming and going, cleverly balanced by a subtle but persistent feel of aromatic zesty freshness (bergamot). The only far comparison that came to my mind at some point was some sort of translucent lab hologram of a grandnephew of Jaipur Homme and Escada Magnetism for Men – fresher than both. Quality-wise the blend smells synthetic in a really pleasant, creative way, somehow soothing and somehow aloof, the kind of synthetic which you quite never smelled before (who said syntethics don’t require as much talent and creativity than naturals?). The result is a really clean and bright scent with a ton of personality, some really charming and enigmatic shades, decidedly androgynous, creepy and comforting at the same time. Fantastic for summer days. Really well done.

06th July, 2015
Genre: Floral

Power goes on as an understated, crisp green floral composition with a soapy-clean undertone: in other words, Alliage Lite. After a time the merest touch of indole begins to rise from the depths and ruffle’s Power’s squeaky clean surface. Not much later comes a note that reminds me disturbingly of Froot Loops. The resulting heart accord smells like a bright, synthetic floral grafted onto a hackneyed fruity-aquatic fougère men’s fragrance structure.

Unfortunately as far as my enjoyment of Power is concerned, it’s the artificial “froot” flavoring that grows to dominate the composition. So much so in fact, that after an hour on my skin, Power feels a lot like one of those crass fruit concoctions in candy-colored bottles that are sold to teenage girls. The drydown is powdery coumarin and fabric softener, which I suppose is meant to leave you feeling well scrubbed. Personally, I find that bathing works just as well. I imagine the folks at Kenzo think it's daring to hawk this kind of scent to men, but if your chromosomes read “XY” and you’d like to wear a green floral, I say just suck it up and buy Chanel No. 19.
19th June, 2014
I rarely hate a fragrance but definitely this is one of them!
Start fresh, spicy and a little sweet which is pleasant but nothing special.
After about an hour the floral note comes in and say everybody get the hell out of here, this is my house!
The floral note here is very unpleasant, feminine and I can't stand it at all!!!!
I don't hate floral note in masculine fragrances but this is not masculine floral fragrance!
I hate it!
05th May, 2014
How does Kenzo wield POWER ?

"Speak softly, and carry a big stick." ...Theodore R. Roosevelt Jr.

Musky springtime florals sharpened gently by citrus, and sweetly spiced by cardamom...floating over a creamy soapy base -to produce a JONES CREAM SODA like effervescence on my nose. But as the title quote portends, POWER's floral-centric character speaks with delicate diction. Recommended ONLY for the guy with a big enough "stick" to pull this off !

Easily unisex. A unique spring/summer spirit lifter !
24th July, 2013 (last edited: 28th June, 2020)

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