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5:40 pm in Madagascar Kenzo for women and men

5:40 pm in Madagascar Kenzo for women and men
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5:40 PM in Madagascar is a new fragrance inspired by journeys, after last year's 7:15 AM in Bali. This perfume takes us to Madagascar in 2009 and encompasses exotic aromas of fresh flowers with vanilla accords. It represents sunset and end of daylight. It will be available from April 2009.

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Top Notes
Lotus

Middle Notes
Freesia Virginia Cedar

Base Notes
Vanilla

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5:40 pm in Madagascar Fragrance Reviews

cockapoo9237
cockapoo9237

Rich vanilla with a floral twist. There is something in this thank I can't put my finger on. Love it. I picked it up in Duty Free because it was love at first sniff. Very unique and different than any other vanilla I have tried. I used it up fast. It became my signature.

Dec
28
2013
Sheiloka
Sheiloka

I was always curious about this one, and I have to admit this was an on line blind buy on black Friday, but now it's arrived and I'm in love! Totaly seduced by Kenzo! Great vanila combination in a creamy way. I found very similar to Dior J'adore. both have the same vibration on my skin.

Dec
07
2013
moreorlessa
moreorlessa

I am surprised to see so few notes. I must be sensitive to one of them, because I thought it smelled cacophonous, random notes clashing together in the worst possible way.

Nov
23
2013
Elmyra
Elmyra

One of my most special, beautiful fragrances ever.
Extremely rare, got is as gift from overseas, never saw it being sold in SA. I miss it so freaking much.
This fragrance is stunning, Kenzo always get it right.

Oct
19
2013
dioradddict
dioradddict

i just purchased mine, can´t wait to sniff it!!


God! totally me! love at first siff! raw vanilla, green feeling... very close to skin.

there´s a very noticeble acquatic note in it... i´d classified it as acquatic vanilla..very much day wear vanilla
i love to wear it at the office, very safe and close to skin, despite the airy feeling to it, very close I can smell the vanilla...it´s not a provocative or seducing vanilla, it is very natural and clean... I just purchased one more duo kit to stock it up :p

Sep
16
2013
freddinos
freddinos

A nice vanilla done in the Kenzo way, I recognise the same character as in Amour only less sweet. Madagascar is a refreshing and sweet little fragrance, purely feminine and appropriate for summer wear. Not too distinctive, hence it has fallen into the back of my perfume wardrobe. I do not sense the aquatic element or the woods at all, I would just say that is a vanilla blended in a light, summery ethereal way. Uncomplicated and very easy going, it reminds me of a young beautiful girl on holidays, wearing a bikini and concentrating admiring glances from everyone without trying or realizing it. Innocent and sweet!

Aug
10
2013
IsabelAlice
IsabelAlice

ALMOST DISCLAIMER EDIT: layered this one over Kiehl's Original Musk. This layering is pure comfy cozy bliss! Kiel's musk gave depth and heat too this too aquatic vanilla. The flowery part of the frag, otherwise too sharp, got a hint of creaminess and some sweet character (but not on a sugary or gourmand way). As a counterpart, this Kenzo toned down the soapy feature of KOM, which I don't appreciate that much. Strongly recommended layering experience

Jul
04
2013
tessture
tessture

Powdered wood and citrus in a very 1970s feeling. Quite lovely warm fragrance with a tart candy note that is divine.

Jun
07
2013
IsabelAlice
IsabelAlice

Somewhat disappointed with this one. Settled down too citrusy, airy and aquatic on my skin.

But it's definitively a vanilla frag. Not a complex one, in fact, a very simple but although nicely done. Guess it'll suit men really good.

May
29
2013
ginadantas
ginadantas

É delicioso, suave, doce e floral. Tem uma fixação muito boa, é elegante e fresco na medida certa (moro no Brasil). Mas se a pessoa quiser que o aroma fique mais intenso, pode aumentar a dose no corpo e, mesmo assim, continua sendo um perfume elegante. Achei o vidro maravilhoso, muito criativo, quase cinematográfico. Ou literário. Digo isso porque os nomes dos perfumes dessa série de Kenzo parecem nomes de filmes ou nomes de livros. A imagem nos vidros e a forma deles combina com essa ideia. Parabéns, Kenzo!! Obra de arte contemporânea!! ^_^

May
05
2013
Doktor Gott
Doktor Gott

Was interested to try this given that it's labelled as unisex and I've worn other women's scents by Kenzo before.

My impressions are it's a very warm vanilla scent with a trace of a floral note with the lotus. It's soft and veering towards the feminine for sure.

It does last though. I've had applications lasting from morning to night and it seems to thrive in the warmer weather.

As for the scent, once the initial floral notes temper, the vanilla dominates and in a sweet sense. The lasting note is definitely pleasant and one that I'd be comfortable to wear.

Overall, this is a pleasant calming scent that would definitely be of use when travelling and you need to freshen up or give yourself some grounding amid the chaos.

May
01
2013
truffles
truffles

Yes, it smells just like the Yves Rocher Vanille Noire - an 'acquatic vanilla'. YR VN with a very very subtle floral edge to it. I'm more of a fan of the essential oily coconutty vanilla, so I'll pass this sample on sometime.

Mar
04
2013
tessture
tessture

Powdered wood, citrus, vanilla. Reminds me of something from the 70s, but I can't pin it down. I think I'd be loving this if only it was stronger. On my skin, it's almost invisible, just a bare waft of scent when it's wet then nothing at all after. I will try layering it with unscented lotion to extend longevity, but it's disappointing so far for not lasting. Still, seems lovely for the bits I can detect.

Feb
23
2013
fdmc
fdmc

Begins with a smell of wet grass and then gets a sweeter smell the vanilla.
Very comfortable and alluring to women and men.
For me one of the best scents of vanilla.
I love this perfume, it has a powerful and longlasting un sillage huge.
Perfect for use on all occasions.
I recommend.

Jan
23
2013
patxaran
patxaran

A wonderful tropical vanilla scent. Bought this on a whim in the Duty Free before heading off to Bangkok. So it was inaugurated in the late afternoon heat at about 40 degrees and lots of humidity. You might think that it is too much but somehow it is well suited to a hot summer night. The lotus and woody notes keep it floral enough to stop guys from eating your neck (although they will try - I had some experience of this stuff being a man magnet!). It is a shame that it is discontinued. I managed to bag a back up bottle so I am safe for the next few years if I use it now and then. If you want some, please PM me.

Jan
19
2013
simonebel
simonebel

A delight! It begins with a half green smell to me, wet grass, but with the passage of time is left with a background of vanilla very comfortable.

Dec
20
2012
niggi
niggi

a wonderfull vanilla fragnance, -which in my opinion- is perfect in really hot and humid weather. I will take it with me on my Brazil trip:-)

Aug
22
2012
sherapop
sherapop

Kenzo 5:40pm in Madagascar is a unique perfume featuring lotus and vanilla. It smells very different from other vanilla perfumes in that it is not at all sweet. I picked up a bottle of this blind out of curiosity and initially I did not like it very much because it seemed somehow off. I have to say, however, that it has grown on me over time. Now that I am used to its strange personality, I rather like it and no longer find it sour or confused.

MADAGASCAR is a true unisex fragrance, with a somewhat masculine bent, but some wearers may find the watery lotus overly synthetic, as I initially did. As my own case demonstrates, this perfume is an acquired taste!

May
13
2012
kkw80
kkw80

Probably one of the best vanilla scents I have ever come across. It's not a overly sweet winter vanilla, but a fresher summer one. Could seem a bit ordinary at first, but it grows on you in a big way. Love it!

May
13
2012
Kamaty
Kamaty

I just receive my bottle and first impression was delicious not to sweet, comfort.
warm like sunset but a little soft you need spray a lot ...
For people want some light vannila scent is great!!
I like something more strong....
It is nice anyway!!!

Apr
14
2012
Fragaria
Fragaria

I got this last summer and didn't care for it a lot, it was very very green to me, like the scent of a wet weed pulled from the marsh. It was a nice scent in the woods, but not so good to wear. It might be that very note that smells like pecans to DresdenDoll. I get no flowers or sweetness from this during the summer at ALL. It's mine and I had to at least like this! Well, it might be that sometimes the first few sprays are rather unpleasant in perfumes and they have to be sprayed a few times before you can detect the most pleasant notes. Perhaps it's from the air in the sprayer, I'm not sure, but, I like this scent quite a LOT now. It still comes out green, but a fresh green, not mossy and damp. Within 30 minutes, this turns into a lovely vanilla. I dislike very much vanilla in a perfume but this is one of the exceptions for me. This is the dry, natural, vanilla that one would smell on a very hot, late afternoon, in Madagascar! Of course I can only imagine as I've never been there. I love to grab my sweater and smell this on it from the evening before. It's most lovely when you can smell this the same way someone smells this ON you. This could become a favorite of mine in no time. I wonder what this summer again will bring to my nose. I hope this isn't just a winter scent for me. Heavy damp air makes me dislike most perfumes and with luck, that's all that made me not cozy up to this at first. Wish me luck! My only advice for this lovely scent is, buy with an open mind!

Dec
21
2011
ecpkngt
ecpkngt

So warm. The vanilla is strong, but it's of the best sort- rich, honeyed, smooth, clean. Very natural fragrance, as in it does remind you of the photo on the bottle, of the heady, lush air of a warm tropical evening. My sister thinks it smells like she wants to eat it.

But it smells almost exactly like this:

A vanilla bean red (rooibus) tea I used to have.

So rich and flavorful, sweet and fragrant, that it didn't really need the honey I always added.

In the same way as savoring a cup of that tea, this is personal pleasure of mine, my madagascar scent.

Dec
16
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

I really don't understand why the opening of this is like a blast of pecans to me! I really like it but I wasn't expecting it. I don't get flowers but the woody pecan-like scent blends smoothly into a warm woody vanilla, very natural. Such a nice woody vanilla scent. This does draw up an image of a bright orange sun setting in Madagascar, where vanilla orchids bloom and the wood for a fire is being prepared. Nice sillage and good staying power too, I like this one a lot.

Dec
04
2011
SweetP
SweetP

I like the fact that it is uncomplicated, yet interesting. Yummy like Baileys ;)

Nov
16
2011
Raquel73
Raquel73

I love it!!in my skin is very sensuall.
I give it 10,sillage and long lasting very good :-)

Oct
27
2011
mister_chaz
mister_chaz

What I get the most out of 5:40 Madagascar - is lotus and vanilla. It also has this woody undertone, similar to the scent of furniture.
I did not expect to find it so overpowering, but it is, to the point where it becomes headache-inducing. It has all the attributes to become a cozy fragrance, but unfortunately it verges on being annoying. I think it simply lacks the necessary balance in its composition. Too bad, I expected to really like it.

Oct
14
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

The beginning is strong and woody. Some of my friends said this smelled like old wood but I've liked a little. I didn't follow all the steps of the perfume, I've to confess, but some hours after it was so pleasent! A beautiful and feminine vanilla. I felt like I was floating because of the sensitivity of this fragrance. Spray this and wait to, later, just feel the magic.

Oct
04
2011
oglita
oglita

Maravillosa fragancia de Kenzo, uso hace un par de años 7,15 am in Bali, pero definitivamente me aburrió. Hay un "algo" que nosé definir que me ah terminado por cansar , en otra review leí lo mismo que ahora afirmo. Así que ahora es mi nuevo perfume de gimnasio. En cambio esta versión que se le parece mucho es bastante más delicada, menos intrusiva aún si es que cabe, femenina y misteriosa, limpia y cálida, empolvada y fresca sin caer en el talco que tanto gusta a Kenzo. Sencillamente deliciosa , mejor para verano y primavera con trenzas en el cabello y ropa suelta y vaporosa, gracias Kenzo una vez más.Vainilla suave, sin llegar a dulce y el loto tampoco cae en las típicas notas acuáticas, la armonía es perfecta y se complementan excelentemente. Un 10.

Aug
22
2011
SheShe
SheShe

I have it and absolutely love it.
It's a simple fragrance, but it's beautiful in its simplicity.
There's a beautiful vanilla - airy, fresh, absolutely adorable, probably the prettiest vanilla in perfumes I've ever smelt.
There's also lotus noticeable, pretty one.
The fragrance is very optimistic, it calms down but doesn't make you sleep, you last and last in admiration. My first time with Madagascar wasn't that great though, because I thought it was too simple. No way! The second time and love was born :D
It lasts longer on me than Kenzo in Bali, the sillage is good :)

Jul
14
2011
miZZpuRRfect
miZZpuRRfect

i got mine in a dutyfree shop on airport as well, attracted by the nice bottle, it was love at first sniff.
i don't think it's a only vanilla scent at all. it's a very airy complex but almost linear scent from top to bottom.
the cedar is very delightful and round, the flowers light and sweet, the vanilla lingers smoothly in the background. the scent is very powdery, earthy, woody, warm, with a hint of lovely vanilla.
it stays close to skin and will let you catch some wiffs the whole day long. when hugging people they always compliment how good i smell when i wear this! this would certainly not offend anyone... i even think it will attract people to come closer to you :)
maybe it's not sexy but confidential. can't stop to sniff my wrist and let me feel immediately cosy and safe. it stays for days on clothes as well.
this scent is very wearable for work as for a night out in summer. i would wwear it also in winter for a comfy feeling after having a shower or sitting around with your beloved at home.

Dec
21
2010
lafefe
lafefe

I've tried so hard to love it, but for me it has simply no personality, it's a very soft woody scent with a hint of lotus. I wouldn't define it as an oriental vanilla at all.

Nov
10
2010
melia
melia

Very much of a non-offensive vanilla. Not cloying. Airy... I see it at every airport, though it is hard to find in the average shops.

Aug
07
2010
Juma
Juma

Oh, how lovely scent is this. Gorgeous vanilla, different to Wish vanilla. I wish I could eat myself, I love it very much.
A great surprise from dear friend Nathalie.

Aug
04
2010
anaaranha
anaaranha

I am using it for the first time today and I sprayed it about 8 hours ago and is lasting till now. It's a pleasant sweet (but not to much) scent, very vanilla (this is all I get after 8 hours).

I felt, at first, a odd smell, that I figured later it is oakmoss. Truly, I never smelled oakmoss, but after I read here that theres is some in this parfumes's composition, I reallize that it must be it. I found it a strange smell, I could feel it after 3, 4 hours. Than, I smell only vanilla and some flower that I can't name.

It is a sweet and nice fragrance, good enough to every day use, better in colder days.

Jul
27
2010
Malegria
Malegria

I feel vanilla and smooth silky spices, but no waterlily and no oakmoss at all.Feels like a humid morning in tropics, the name is very becoming.Sweet enough but not too much, and vanilla is not a confectionary one - it`s raw and spicy (if you ever tried to eat a vanilla pod, you know!

Jun
16
2010
guest_MadMoscow
guest_MadMoscow

We have it only in one store specially in Moscow. Warm and seductive, embracing in a sunset as well as sendy dreams. Bought it, enjoing it...

May
26
2010
Juma
Juma

I've tested it last week at Ljubljana airport in duty free shop and because I like white flowers, it was a great experience to tested it. I like it very much and it is already on my wish list.

May
21
2010
guest_
guest_

I want to know that Is there 5:40 PM In Madagascar perfum???, because I have the eau de toilette but I do not found the perfum in Brazil or in Argentina. I loved this travel collection and I think that it is as a book, were you open.....a new life became.
Cheers
Natalia

Apr
19
2010
guest_ValeriaTheGreatest
guest_ValeriaTheGreatest

I fell in love with it. Subtle, romantic, fresh, light...I think, it's the best since they've created L'Eau Par Kenzo what was a long time ago. The only thing which disappoints me is that it's a limited edition & is available only in Duty Free shops.

Feb
27
2010
LenaBel
LenaBel

I was very excited when I found it in duty free store at Gatwick airport. I love vanilla so I sprayed it on my wrist and after I smelled it, it brought my early teen memories back. I found that really odd and couldnt figure out why this happened. I was thinking about it all day and then I realised that it smells very much like Spice Girls Impulse deodorant, the one with the orange cap on it (I know, thats really weird) - it was discountinued years ago but I swear it smells very similar.
Overall, it is a pleasant 'fresh vanilla', but I find it a bit too simplistic - I wish at least one more note would be added to create deepness. Its longevity on my skin was quite good -I could smell it on my wrist for about 5 hours

Dec
08
2009
alianeblue
alianeblue

At the beginning it smells like morning dew, wet grass, pure herbs, I couldn’t smell any flower, but after a while vanilla with freesia and lotus, and it seems you are walking in a forest, maybe they shouldn’t have classified it as oriental/vanilla, because it’s more green than anything.

Oct
14
2009
guest_klamz (Russia)
guest_klamz (Russia)

I bought it in Duty-free at the airport in August 2009. As soon as I tried it I fell in love with this scent immediately. it is what one may call "100% mine". It really is!!! I adore this scent. Nice, soft scent. Which just proves that this particular item matches my own "body chemistry".

Sep
02
2009
MoietToi
MoietToi

I tried this one on in the cosmetics section of a shop aboard a cruise ship. I did at first not understand that it was a unisex scent beacuse it's very sweet and vanillia esque. But unfortunatley this perfume does after ca 7 mins on my skin. Turn into something that smells like washing up liquid mixed with vodka. It gave me and the pepole that I where traveling with a severe headache! Yuck.

Aug
20
2009
HelloLovely27
HelloLovely27

This sent is so relaxing
It immediately whisks you away from all your worries and day to day life.
It reminds me of the sweet breeze after a hot summer day. It is really gorgeous it is not super, overly done, sweet. It is naturally sweet.

Jun
30
2009
momokoko
momokoko

First I didn't konw the smell, and I just take appreciate the bottle, the picture, and the mirage it would like to express. And when I got it in DFS, I really love this perfume, especially the smell of Freesia & Vanilla. I had long for Kenzo perfume for a long time but this time I believe this one the best of Kenzo.

Jun
10
2009
guest_joe
guest_joe

Smooth erotic sensuous tints, a hedonistic escape from Gatwicks departure lounge.

Jun
01
2009
ultraviolettt
ultraviolettt

Very nice edition, only found in airports. Just like the picture here on the site it evokes precious woods in a warm afternoon. I like it as it is not too sweet. Will definitely test with more occasions.

May
06
2009

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