Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Marine: The New Freshness of the Sea
Kenzo is often an overlooked house, but they have some nice fragrances. They seem to do new releases on a regular basis, but you don’t really hear about them, which is a travesty within itself. The Japanese-born Parisian house has released a new scent, Eau de Toilette Marine, to play its hand in the salty aquatic genre.
Marine, as I will call it from here on out, is inspired by a dip in the ocean on a sunny day. The aroma of salty and freshness that clings to you skin while glistening in the summer rays. An opening of marine water meets the smile of ylang-ylang. Creamy sandalwood and clean musk for the sensual base of the perfume.
Quentin Bisch is the perfumer for this one, and given what he has already done, I expect this one to not just be a simple aquatic. I expect there to be a bit of that airy mineral quality that he is known for, even if it is not listed. It would simply work in this composition, and I will be disappointed if it’s not featured. The lack of listed citruses makes me feel like this might not be a typical freshie, and I hope it’s not.
The bottle follows the Homme line in the likeness of a bamboo shoot, with the cut on the cap being inspired by a samurai’s sword cutting through it. The brighter, and more tropical looking color is an ode to the freshness within. The fragrance consists of ingredients of 95% natural origin, which some of the bottles being crafted of recycled materials to reaffirm Kenzo’s commitment to the environment. It will soon be released in a 60ml format costing €75 and a 100ml offering running €98.