Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Summer Roundup #1: My Favourite Summer Fragrance, Kenzo Madly

Hi, everyone! With August dying down, I thought I'd feature a series of posts about my favourite beauty goodies from over the summer. Those few, spectacular products that have helped me beat the heat (or at least helped me look and smell good despite it!).

Today's first installment spotlights a gorgeous fragrance that I purchased a few months ago and have been absolutely loving! I've found Kenzo Madly to be the ideal warm-weather scent as it is light, fruity, and a little bit flirty.


Described as a "fruity floral fragrance", Madly has top notes of pear and lychee, middle notes of heliotrope and jasmine, and a base of cedar and musk. A combination that is right up my alley! While I'm never a fan of fragrances that are completely floral or singularly fruity, I'm a sucker for scents that present a mix of fresh, floral, and earthy tones.

The most noticeable elements of the fragrance are the pear, lychee, and jasmine, which make it incredibly bright and cheerful. It reminds me of a summery fruit punch! Beyond that, the cedar and musk undertones give it a refined, sophisticated finish that prevents the fragrance from seeming too young or one-dimensional.

The scent itself lasts quite well on the skin, especially given that it is a lighter fragrance. It doesn't linger quite as strongly as more pronounced, spicier scents would, but it's definitely still noticeable hours after applying.

Before I even tested the scent, I was drawn to the beautiful ad campaign:

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The stunning model (with her vibrant lipstick!), bold colours, and butterfly motif definitely caught my attention, so I was really happy to receive a sample of it from Sephora shortly after its release. Clearly, I fell head over heels for it, so I picked up a full-sized bottle. And trust me, this isn't something I do often at all- it's been years since I purchased a new perfume!

And let's talk about the bottle for a second. Isn't is a thing of beauty?!


As you can see, it's a transparent teardrop-shaped glass bottle (including a clear cap) with bright pink hues near the base. The design is rounded and slightly twisted, with textured sides. I find it to be feminine, elegant, playful, and a touch futuristic.



The box it came in was also quite lovely, mirroring the vibrant hues and butterfly motif of the ad campaign:


The back of the box features the word "Madly" written in numerous languages, in a particularly whimsical font:


And the side of the box carries on the playful butterfly pattern:


Overall, I have been totally smitten with this fragrance! I wear it a few times per week, which is saying a lot since I'm typically pretty lazy with applying perfume. Although this is generally a Spring/Summer sort of scent, I can see myself wearing it occasionally throughout the Fall and Winter as well, particularly on days when I need a scent-induced pick-me-up. It always brings a smile to my face!

Does Kenzo Madly sound like a fragrance you would enjoy? Have any of you tried it? What are some of your favourite scents of the summer?

Thanks for reading! xo

36 comments:

  1. This sounds exactly like the kind of scent I would love. I don't think I've ever tried this before, I love Flower so I'm sure I'll love this too. Made a mental note to test it next time I'm shopping. :) I love the ad too, so pretty.

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    1. Yay, totally worth checking out! Thanks for stopping by, Izzy :)

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  2. This sounds like an amazing scent... I love sweet jasmine scents so I'll have to try this one! Can't believe I haven't heard much about it!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. You should try it out for sure! Totally underrated, in my opinion :)

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  3. I've never smelled this particular Kenzo fragrance but it sounds like something that I would really enjoy. I also love the bottle.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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    1. Isn't the bottle pretty!? It drew me to the perfume before I even gave it a try! Thanks for stopping by, Laura :)

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  4. It sounds very nice and I really like the bottle xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Maricruz! I'm really loving it :)

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  5. Oh I love the sound of this! I always fall in love with fruity fragrances. Have to try this one day.

    Louise | Vanity Corner
    HAIR2GO Giveaway

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    1. You should definitely try it out! Thanks for dropping by, Louise :)

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  6. If only we could send scents through the computer screen!! This does sound lovely :) xx

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    1. I know! That would be so handy... and fun! Thanks, Arden :)

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    1. You should! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  8. Love your blog! I'm your new follower. I would like you to follow me back! thanks!
    http://beautyfairysbyathina.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thanks so much, Athena! Will visit your blog soon :)

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  9. great post! i need to try it!
    happy day! <3

    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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    1. Thanks so much! You should definitely give it a try <3

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  10. I always love Kenzo fragrances, for many years I was addicted to the flower one.

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Yeah, they make such lovely scents! Thanks for dropping by :)

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  11. Looks like a lovely perfume, this one. My favourite is "Love" by Clohe, so far :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh, will have to c heck that one out! Thanks for the recommendation, Gita! xo

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  12. love the kenzo perfumm!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  13. I'm a huge fan of Kenzo fragrance! Will have to check this one out!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. You definitely should! Kenzo really makes some lovely scents :)

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  14. From one grad student to another, one of the best things about your blog is your *writing* - your description of this perfume is magical!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it :) And glad I inspired you to pick up the YSL scent! xo

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  15. I'm sure it's a greta scent!
    Come back soon to visit me on Cosa Mi Metto???

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  16. love it!

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  17. I love the packaging of this perfume but I've never tried it. It seem to be gorgeous!
    Kiss
    Francesca from http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it/

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    1. It really is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by, Francesca :)

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  18. I love the packaging and I did try it and liked it but...just not 'my' scent. This is the kind of scent that I might really really love in other people but not in myself. :)

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Glad you got to test it out. Scents are definitely a personal preference! Thanks for stopping by, as always, Sandra! xo

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)