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Power Cologne Kenzo for men

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Kenzo Power Cologne is a citrus aromatic fragrance from 2009 which introduces fresher notes than last year's edition Kenzo Power. The fragrance was created by Olivier Polge of such aromas as bergamot, lemon, verbena, cedar, vetiver and tolu balm. The fragrance arrives as 60 and 120 ml, in a transparent flacon shaped just like the last year's edition.

Perfume rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 136 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Lemon Verbena Cardamon

Middle Notes
Geranium Black Pepper Coriander

Base Notes
Tolu Balsam Virginia Cedar vetyver

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Power Cologne Fragrance Reviews

Kain
Kain

Despite the fact that I'm testing this fragrance via an official sample, I was totally shocked when I saw cologne word in the name and also grouping it as a "Citrus Aromatic" fragrance because what I'm smelling here is an oriental spicy fragrance or maybe even oriental woody!

The opening of this fragrance is a smooth, semi sweet, soft powdery and soft floral scent mixed with some woodsy notes and a mellow earthy aura in the background. the woody part smells kind of medicinal and bitter with a strange kind of background aura that smells like sulfur! (no joke!) to sum up things, the opening is a smooth bitter medicinal woody smell mixed with smooth and semi sweet powdery floral notes that they balance each other perfectly.

After a few minutes that medicinal woody sulfur kind of aura fades away and now scent changes to a resinous and oily scent mixed with semi sweet musk and some bitter herbal aroma that I believe is because of lemon verbena note. since that woody part gets much weaker in the dry down, now that powdery floral aroma can shine better. the dry down of the fragrance is a little fresher and smoother than the opening but it lasts only for about 15-20 minutes and then scent changes very much!

After a while the bitter green aroma disappears and scent starts to warm up in a sharp spicy way that smells like mixture of black pepper and some other spices that they feel pungent and kind of sour! this change pushes those powdery floral notes completely in the background and as time goes by this spicy feel gets stronger and stronger. also that semi sweet musky scent changes it's position with a sweet creamy vanilla that helps tuning down the bitterness and sharpness and spices perfectly. you will have this scent for about 2 hours.

In the base things start to get smooth again! that sharp spicy aroma settles down quite it bit while powdery floral notes saying hello again and that creamy vanilla note also has a buttery and chocolaty smell (like the smell of melted butter in a hot pan plus adding a little bit of chocolate!). from what I've said you may think that this part is gourmand .... but it's not! it's much smoother to be a gourmand fragrance.
There is one interesting thing about this part. this warm, buttery, chocolaty and creamy sweet scent mixed with powdery flowers and some bitter spicy aroma somehow remind me of the smell of "Dior Homme Intense" and "Valentino Uomo". definitely not as warm and as strong as those, but with the same DNA and the same overall feel only in a smooth way!
Projection is average or maybe a little more than average and longevity is around 4-5 hours on my skin.

P.S: Don't let the cologne name fools you. this is not a fresh summer time fragrance. a cool spring day? ... sure. fall? ...definitely. winter? maybe. why not? but summer? I don't think so!

من اینو از رو سمپل رسمی اش تست کردم پس مطمئنم عطر و مایع داخلش درسته. تو فرگرنتیکا عطر رو تو گروه بویایی سیتروس اروماتیک که یعنی عطر باید قاعدتا تم بوی مرکباتی و گیاهی داشته باشه دسته بندی کرده اما شخصا به نظرم دسته بندی کاملا اشتباهی هست و شخصا این کار رو اورینتال اسپایسی و حتی شاید بشه گفت اورینتال وودی میدونم

شروع عطر یه شروع ملایم، نیمه شیرین، پودری و گلی هست که یه حس چوبی و خاکی هم باهاش ترکیب شده. حس چوبی اصلا بویی شبیه به عود و سدروس این چیزا نداره. یه بوی چوبی مدیسینال و دارویی مانند (اما ملایم نه از اینا که بزنه تو دماغت!) که شاید عجیب باشه این چیزی که میگم اما یه حس تلخی و تند و تیزی خاصی شبیه به بوی گوگرد داره! (این پودرهای زردرنگ رو دیدین استخراج میکنن تو صنعت نفت یا از معادن؟! اونجوری تقریبا) در کل شروع عطر یه حس بالانس و نسبتا ملایم از حس دارویی چوبی هست با اون حس نیمه شیرین گلی و پودری که یه جورایی همدیگه رو متعادل میکنن

یه مقدار که میگذره اون حس دارویی و گوگرد مانند تا حد زیادی ضعیف میشه و حالا عطر یه حالت روغنی، صمغی به خودش میگیره به اضافه شیرینی ضعیفی که حالا قشنگ حس مُشکی داره و یه ته بوی سبز و تلخ گیاهی. حس گلی و پودری بازم وجود داره و حالا چون اون تلخی چوب ضعیف شده یه مقدار خودشو بهتر نشون میده. این قسمت به نظرم از شروع عطر ملایمتره و اون تم سبز و گیاهی باعث میشه کمی شادابتر به نظر برسه اما زیاد دوام نمیاره این فاز از عطر

بعد از گذشت 15-20 دقیقه اون حس سبز و گیاهی از بین میره و عطر کم کم شروع میکنه یه حالت تلخ ادویه ای، فلفلی و کمی گرم به خودش گرفتن که یه بوی ترشی هم در کنارش وجود داره.این بوی ترش اصلا حالت مرکباتی یا میوه ای نداره. یه حالت شاید بشه گفت اسیدی مانند اما با حس ادویه و فلفل (بیشتر ادویه). حس ادویه ای باعث میشه رایحه پودری گلها تا حد زیادی به عقب رونده بشه و نشه زیاد استشمامشون کرد. همزمان با این تغییرات اون حس مُشکی جای خودشو به یه بوی نیمه شیرین خامه ای مانند از وانیل میده که تو مهار کردن اون حس تلخ ادویه ای خیلی کمک میکنه اما بازم در مجموع اون حس ادویه ای کاملا مشخص و تند و تیزه. شما فکر کنم برای حدود 2 ساعتی این بو رو دارین و اون حس ادویه ای تو این 2 ساعت رفته رفته قویتر میشه

تو قسمت پایه همه چیز دوباره شروع میکنه به آروم شدن.اون حس تلخ و یه جورایی ترش ادویه ای شروع میکنه ملایم و ملایمتر شدن (اما از بین نمیره) حس پودری گلها دوباره برمیگرده و حس شیک و جالبی به عطر میده.اون شیرینی خامه ای وانیل هم یه تم شکلاتی و یه حس کره ای مانند پیدا میکنه! کره رو میخواین تو ماهیتابه یا قابلمه آب کنین برای پخت و پز دیدین به بویی ازش بلند میشه؟؟ یه همچین حسی رو در نظر بگیرین به اضافه بوی شکلات و بوی وانیل. البته اینم بگم با این توصیفی که کردم این عطر رو نمیشه گورماند یا همون خوراکی مانند که شما رو یاد شیرینی و شکلات بندازه به حساب آورد اما ته بویی ازش داره. برای من جالبه که این ترکیب شیرین شکلاتی وانیلی کره ای + اون حس پودری گلها + اون تلخی ملایم ادویه منو تا حدی یاد حال و حوای دیور اوم اینتنس و ولنتینو اومو میندازه! نه به گرمی و شیرینی و در مجموع قدرت اونا اما با همون ساختار و البته به مراتب ملایمتر

پخش بوش در حد متوسطه. نه زیاد و نه کم و ماندگاریش هم حدود 4-5 ساعت روی پوست. در کل بعنوان جمع بندی عطر خوبیه اما به هیچ وجه گول اسم کولون رو نخورین. این عطر به هیچ وجه تابستونی و خنک نیست! به نظرم یه عطر بهاره اونم اوایل بهار و فروردین ماه فقط که هوا هنوز یه مقدار خنکه هستش و پاییزه. اونم باز پاییز. البته زمستون هم میشه استفاده کرد ازش. اما تابستون. اصلا

Aug
17
2016
hsuru4u
hsuru4u

should be called kenzo baby powder..All i get is baby powder which all the women i know dislike alot on a man...on a baby its fine but on a man its a sign of weakness and fem. Unisex it is i guess but its also so weak in silage and longevity that its really a waste of talent.

I have so far tried a few kenzo and they all are not very wowing or good for me.

If you like baby powder smells super close to the skin then go ahead get this and you can wear it with your diapers.

Mar
25
2016
smora
smora

Beautiful, gentle and flowery cologne. Citruses, mixed meadow flowers on soft green and woody background. Well blended, transparent and easy to wear. Pale green color of liquid perfectly fits to this already discontinued composition.
Olivier Polge is incredibly creative perfumer, as seen in this mini masterpiece. Hope he will do the same in Chanel.

Rating: gentle ****

Sep
22
2015
Bigsly
Bigsly

The Estonian site has this note pyramid:

Verbena, Bergamot, Cardamom.
Geranium, Black Pepper, Coriander.
Tolu Balsam, Vetiver, Cedar.

Why aren't any of the spices listed in the description here? Anyway, this is one of those blended scents in the drydown, but not a "blob." You get a sense that these notes are present, other than the geranium, which I am usually quite sensitive to, so I was surprised I didn't detect even a tiny amount of it. This is a good spicy scent for warmer weather but it might not be good for very hot/humid weather. It doesn't come across as "synthetic," but it is a bit on the light side, relative to heavy spice scents, such as Versailles Pour Homme. I do find the scent pleasant but it's not especially complex, deep, or dynamic. I look forward to wearing it again to see if I enjoy it more, but if I got a good offer for the bottle I'd likely move it out. I'll also mention that I didn't like original Power much at all.

May
10
2015
Molko
Molko

I don't feel major difference this and the original Power, I like both, for me unisex, unique and special juice, first sniff smells like ice tea (maybe cause of the tolu balsam) with verbena, not only for summer, u can wear all year. It can be turn signature easily, fortunately not a trendy scent and don't feel it every corner, so I'll buy for myself:)
update: finally this cool scent is mine, although I'm not satisfied with the projection:( I became a fan of Kenzo's fragrances, but it's annoying this typical poor sillage of Kenzo...
Some words about the bottle; it's very minimal, good looking and clear-out shape, it suits to the smell:)

May
16
2013
Joe1717
Joe1717

For daily use, is one of my usual fragrances. More simple than power perfume, I love its citric opening, green heart and oriental base. I strongly recommend it.

Jan
06
2013
scenturian
scenturian

Here nothing citrus nor aromatic.
This is very floral scent.
Somehow different than the original, less powdery.
I actually quite liked it at first try.
Longevity is good.
I haven't tested enough for writing something about the projection.
Also quite unisex, women can wear this easily.
It is not weak for a cologne, projects and lasts as if Edt.

Aug
06
2012
nisan
nisan

can i have a piece of advice - i want to buy it blind cuz there's nowhere to test - i like the original power but defo too floral for me - now, i just wonder if this one isn't too citrusy? cuz i wouldn't like that either. somewhere in the middle of those two would suit me fine. anyone?

Jun
15
2012
asmhfdbds
asmhfdbds


Aromatic fresh crisp citrsuy start, opening is very appealing and nice.
After 5 min , it turn to a overdose iris fragrance with a milky vibe.
I dont like it at all.
My advice is do not test it on paper.
Longevity and projection are average.

Apr
12
2012
Congeniality
Congeniality

I love it. It is one of masterpieces. It is so different from other men fragrances which I know. I love citrusy/cedar/vetiver/balmy notes but I also could smell cardamom, geranium, lavender, pepper and coriander as well. I could name this fragrance as very spicy in a good, balmy, powdery way.

Jan
03
2012
hamze
hamze

happiness is like kenzo power : you can't give it away without getting a little on yourself.

Nov
12
2011
arrogante
arrogante

I hated the original EdT for that "old-woman" smell, and found a glimmer of hope on Power Cologne. But when I finally sampled it - oh my, was I wrong!

It is fresher, yes. But not entirely different. This is the Original Power stripped off of all its creamy sweetness - KPC is a bare, dry, pungent floral. Maybe it's a skin chemistry thing, but it really smelled like stale flowers on me until the end; no zesty citrus at all! Even the candy-like citrus I found in the opening of the original was gone. And I also detected a body-odor note lingering somewhere...

Uhh. It seems I'll be stuck with Issey for quite longer than I expected...

Mar
18
2011
Brettyboy
Brettyboy

This is quite a rare scent which is very hard to find which is shame since it is absolutely wonderful. It is fresh but not aquatic, rather more citrus teamed with vetiver. It lasts for a long time and is actually quite traditional in its structure. I love this and the original power.

Jan
02
2010
Sektor_nl
Sektor_nl

Power Cologne has quite some resemblence with YSL L'homme - with its topnotes featuring bergamot and amalfi lemon - but is fresher, more floral and a little greener, whereas YSL is warmer, a little spicier and "creamier".
It surprises me that Power Cologne is so little popular compared to L'Homme!

Overall Power Cologne is a nice - but not really remarkable - and refreshing cologne, which is perfect for warmer days.

Nov
21
2010
batabidd
batabidd

"Power Cologne" starts very fresh and zesty with hints of lemon, a gorgeous flowery verbena, radiances of dewy freesia and cardamom but the tolu note shows up quickly.
The verbena note in here is just sublime, hand by hand with the subtle freesia; soft floral notes in balance with "dewy candy lemony" undertones. The cardamom comes along as the necessary spiciness on the pyramid.

The heart arrives rapidly with a brand new geranium touch which is less metallic than usual, more green and floral at the same time and leans towards to a lavender note in a vintage, clasic way.
Pepper and coriander are in the background, subtle, while the geranium and the tolu blam melt together in a refined spicy and floral character.

The drydown is a mix of soft cedar, vetiver and tolu.


"Kenzo Power cologne" is a lovely version of its predecesor, a refined modern cologne, definitively more green and fresher with a different masculine floral notes than the ambery last version.
It's also brighter and clean and definitively It will be more versatile and easy to wear for much more men.

The longevity is fantastic for a cologne as still detectable after 5 hours of apply.
The projection is bigger than the original, but, also, tends to be close to skin after 3-4 hours.

Mar
28
2010
guest_kenzomystique
guest_kenzomystique

Didn´t like the edt-version but this one makes me feel good. Not so feminine anymore. I was testing it with CK Free and Kenzo was much better!

Nov
01
2009
urobian
urobian

i dont think the original is light; in this version, power is more aromatic, less powdery and finally versatile and easy to wear in any moment- The floral angle is lovely in relation to the ambar line.. nice, comfortable and easy to enjoy but i prefer the original enigma in power.

Oct
21
2009

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