Coming in February from Kenzo, Kenzo Amour Indian Holi, a limited edition fragrance named for the Indian Festival of Colors.
The original Amour fragrance has been reworked by perfumers Daphne Bugey and Olivier Cresp, and has...
...become more colorful with notes of rose essence, pink pepper and peony. Though it remains close to the original, changes have been made: the vanilla is less marked and the floral and musky notes have been accentuated, along with woodsy, fruity and balmy notes.
Kenzo Amour Indian Holi will be available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum. In some countries, it will be available in a special set with a book by Veronique Durruty, Indian Holi. (quote via osmoz, additional information via cosmetiquemag.fr)
Update: see a review of Kenzo Amour Indian Holi.
I look forward to this. I really love Kenzo (The Oriental Flower, the original flower and Amour are in my wardrobe, and I am thinking of adding Jungle Elephant. I imagine I will buy this. I cannot imagine not liking this version. (but one never knows!)
I really like Amour, and they've made the bottle even more compelling — unless they've fruited it up, I might need this one too!
And I did not really like Kenzo Amour but this one for sure gets my time and I will go, look and sniff – more than once.
I like Kenzo's fragrances except 'Jungle” and I love his bottles too.
!!! I love India-inspired fragrances (I'm Indian.) They used to be all the rage but I hardly see them anymore, so this is great. But peony? That's not a subcontinental perfume ingredient at all. Huh. I can only guess it's in there to keep the blend true to its Japanese brand name. Anyway, props, Kenzo, for reppin' India. I had no idea the brand had a consumer base in India at all; this may be targeted to Indian immigrants in England or the European continent.
I vaguely remember now that a year ago, I read that they would do a lighter Amour for the “Asian market”, which in perfume, usually means Japan. That would explain the peony.
And adding — might also explain the markings on the bottle???
Perhaps it will be more to your taste
Great bottle, even prettier than the original!
I'm curious about this flanker: I really liked Amour but unfortunately couldn't wear it because I somehow started to “taste” it on my tongue after a while (do you know this phenomena?). Perhaps I'm luckier with the new version.
That usually only happens to me when I sniff something too quickly after spraying it — how annoying!
I appreciate chandrarasa's complimentary comments, but I can't wait to tell my South Asian blog buddies about this twist on Holi being used as a marketing ploy. I think they'll really get a kick out of it.
Can fragrances called “Pentecost,” “Purim,” or “Vesak” be far behind!?
Enjoyed the original very much, and am intrigued by this one. Love the cross-cultural references, too, and the colourful packaging. Yes, easing off on the vanilla, which the Asian market tends not to appreciate in fragrance, is a sure sign of the marketing direction of this new launch. Bravo, Kenzo!
People have been making a profit off of Indian holidays for centuries if not millennia, whether they've sold devotional items, trinkets, or perfume. I think it would be a waste of time to get even mildly offended. It's not heresy, it's a reasonably-priced toiletry item.
That is a *very* photogenic bottle, isn't it?
omg this is exciting! lol
I love Kenzo. Probably like my third favorite fragrance house. Maybe second.
I liked Amour, but I dont know if I will like this one as much. Maybe. I'll have to wait and see.
It's Hindi script reading “Holi Hai” (or, “it's Holi').
Trying to stick to a one-bottle-a-month rule for 2008, and February is now booked!
LOL at Pentecost & Purim — those are probably on the way
I am probably better off waiting for the stronger, deeper flanker for Amour — but will certainly give this one a try!
Thanks so much!!!
And good luck with that 1 a month — it's a worthy project.
LOL, definitely – remember the actual incense trend!
Amour is one of my all time favorite comfort scents, and one of the few that doesn't make my boyfriend sneez. I'm looking forward to trying this new version!
It really is a perfect comfort scent, and hope this one will be too.