Kenzo Unidentified Fragrance Object/UFO – joint review

Kenzo UFOKenzo has a new fragrance out.  And it’s everything we hate – only 1,000 of them made, special freaky bottle, $188 for 40 mls – well, the price has certainly been worse.  You know how this goes.  Kenzo?  I thought they made all the super-cute, incredibly wearable perfumes that wound up at discounters for $30 a bottle.

Let’s get the particulars.  Ron Arad was commissioned to design the bottles, and they’re pretty cool little twisty silver ribbed thingies with the pumping mechanism buried in the bottle.   Aurelian Guichard composed the perfume, and it was to intended create the scent of skin, while avoiding the traditional scent pyramid scheme.  Notes are orange blossom, Bulgarian rose, frankincense and vanilla; the press release also talks of UFO having “a balance between a powerful heart, the ‘marble accord,'” and the other notes.

Expensive?  check.

Weird bottle?  check.

Limited edition?  check.

Fragrance live up to the rest of the hype?  Believe it or not, in this case it actually does.

Patty says: From the second I smelled it, I was in love.  I sprayed it on (I’ve been doing that a lot since I got it) when my youngest son, Harry, was in the room. He decreed that Harry’s Rules would now include that all women had to wear UFO.  Every time I walked by him this weekend, he would swoon over how UFO smells.  Remember, this is a young man that has been raised around perfume, he’s used to all sorts of smells.  I also burn incense and candles in my home.  It takes something pretty special to get his attention. In fact, I can’t ever remember him ever commenting on any scent I put on before except the ones he hated or if I wore aldehydes in the car when I was driving him to school.

UFO has this warm vanilla floral start that quickly, yes, seems to avoid the normal pyramid and moves right into the incense.  All the notes just dance on the skin together, blending a little, but still distinct’ish.  Lasting power is fabulous on me.  I can still smell it the next morning, though it’s mostly the incense that’s left.  Do I think they hit the scent of skin?  They did okay. There’s a slightly salty feel about it, but I’d never mistake this scent as someone’s skin – it’s just way better than that!  Given the limited number of bottles, I’m hoping they intend to only do 1,000 bottles of those modern colly ones, but release the fragrance in another bottle for, well, ever. Please don’t make me stockpile $188 bottles of perfume.

I tried to think of Guichard doing Bond’s Chinatown and UFO, they are pretty different. The more I thought about it, though, the more it makes sense. Chinatown has a weird duality about it that, love it or hate it, it gets your attention.  Chinatown ultimately wound up much too heavy for me to wear, the scent would get stuck in my nose.  UFO has that same duality of sweet and incensey, but without the heavy patch/floral.  It’s lighter, but keeps the same tensions in the perfume. Where Chinatown is languid and makes me think of Opium dens, UFO is the Angels singing and cavorting in the sun.

March says: I remember reading about this months ago and then I forgot all about it.  I decided to go at it blind and not look the notes up before I tried out my sample atomizer.  Can I just say?  Non-pyramidal structure aside, putting this on my skin and breathing it in for the first time made my heart soar the same way it did the first time I smelled Andy Tauer’s Orris.  In fact, my first sniff of UFO brought Orris to mind (UFO has a hint of the same incense/rose dynamic when it opens), only the Tauer has a bunch of other, heavier spicy stuff.   UFO is cleaner, airy and very much about the incense at the center, along with a musky warmth that I’m assuming must be the “marble accord.”

As the PR stuff suggests, this is a pretty straight ride.  I get a ton of incense, a little vanilla for warmth and roundness.  There is rose in there but (happily) in this case it doesn’t interfere with my enjoyment; it provides a sweet floral dimension rather than a thorny wallop.  The fragrance does seem to fluctuate slightly between a sweeter side (like Orris) and a drier side (reminds me a teensy bit of CdG 88 8 in terms of mineral clarity and weight.)   I definitely feel the “mineral character” in there, the same way 88 8 renders spices as slightly metallic.  After a couple hours the vanilla gets this smoky thing going on which I am very fond of.

For something that doesn’t wear that heavily, and seems to float in and out on me (nose fatigue?)  the sillage is tremendous.  I put two sprays on the back of my hand (which, yes, subsequently got washed a few times.)  Five hours later my daughter commented in passing how much she liked my scent; I am not always a crowd-pleaser in that regard.  I held up my hand to her and sure enough it was UFO she was admiring.

UFO is full of joy to me — that’s the most appropriate word.  There’s something radiant and uplifting about it.   The press release says Guichard “drew on the olfactive memory of his mother who was a sculptor working with marble, and has recreated the scent of marble powder against a woman’s skin.”   This fragrance has tremendous heart.  I like thinking of it as a reflection of his love for his mother.

Of course we’re going to give away some samples.  Just drop a comment to be entered for a chance of winning one of 3 samples.

  • Susan says:

    Hope the drawing hasn’t happened yet! I love Kenzo Indian Holi, never read a review about it though. It’s got lots of incense. I heard it was a limited edition and bought 3 more bottles of it last year, I hope they never stop making it! This Kenzo sounds great.

  • Nina Z. says:

    Oh, please enter me, too, because something that smells like Chinatown only better than Chinatown, well, I just have to try it.

  • Laura M says:

    Wow, that was two thumbs up: total rave from both of you!

    Please enter me too! I can even spell “pique,” as in my interest, too. I like the bottle, though it doesn’t look like a flying saucer kind of UFO…


  • dogloverinmn says:

    I know I’m a couple days behind here, but would love to try this! Kenzo scents seem to almost always work on me. Thanks!

  • CindyN says:

    OK, late to the party again. Wow, I typically am not a Kenzo afficianado, but this one really piques my interest. A lot. Plus the bottle is totally iced. I love it. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • tammy says:

    Who am I to argue with Harry’s Rules? I’d love to have a sample!

  • elve says:

    enter me in the drawing, please.

  • tania says:

    Oh noes, another impossibly lovely scent to lemming for! Why, WHY is life so cruel? 😉

    Please put me in the draw, thanks.

    Meanwhile I will be seeing if there’s anything I can sell to make room for a bottle!

  • adriana says:

    I’m so curious to know where the spraying mechanism is located. Thanks for the reviews and for adding another fragrance to my list. Please enter me in the drawing!

    • March says:

      I am pretty sure that small circle top right on the side of the bottle is a button you press into the bottle to activate the sprayer. It was easier to see in teh larger pic, if you google it.

  • Kathy says:

    Sounds amazing! I’d love to try a sample.

  • Lara says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

  • CynthiaW says:

    I love Kenzo scents – but OMG, what is up with limited edition $188 for 40 ml bottles? And why, oh why, couldn’t the juice be terrible? If they don’t go wide-release with this in a regular bottle, I’m going to be seriously bummed because I can’t see stockpiling something that expensive.

    That said – I still would love to be entered in the draw. If I’m going to be a lemming for a scent, I’d like to at least smell it. 🙂

  • hongongmom says:

    how can one not want to win a sample of this!!!!!for the first time in a long time….to feel the joy….pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez enter me in the draw:-) and thanks for stirring the desire again

  • jemimagold says:

    What great reviews! How can I not want to try UFO after reading them? Kindly enter me in the draw.

  • jan V says:

    I’ve just been lurking lateley but this review is making me want to spend money. Please enter me in the drawing!

  • Monica says:

    Well there’s one sure way to get everyone excited! Throw the infamous Orris and how can I not be in love =) if I wish hard enough maybe a sample will come my way.. hehe

  • Beney says:

    I actually really dig the bottle – very mobius strip.
    As for the scent, Marble accord? That, I’ve got to sniff!
    Please enter me in the drawing – it sounds like something I’d sniff and think about for hours.

  • Sara K says:

    I would love a sample! Esp since that’s probably my only chance of ever smelling this one…which sounds really interesting.

  • Janet in CA says:

    I am feeling a little frightened that $188 doesn’t sound too bad anymore. 40 ml would last me awhile, no? I would love to be in the drawing.

  • Tiara says:

    Wow on price.

    Wow on bottle.

    Wow on Patty’s son loving it. I can only hope my 18 yr old would like it–he is oh-so persnickity when he picks up on what I’m wearing.

    Double wow on notes.

    Please enter me – it sounds wonderful!

  • Nancy says:

    OK, I was ready to spring unsniffed but the thought of getting a sample for free….weeeee. Please put me in. Thank you 🙂

  • Juan says:

    ooo count me in for the super rare perfume! I want to try some UFO!

  • mijitamaggi says:

    Thanks for the review–I love the bottle, but will happily try the sample! MJ

  • dissed says:

    Yes, please, I need to try this. Not that I can afford it, mind you, considering the Ormonde Jayne price increase, but still.

  • Erica says:

    Wow! It sounds incredible – please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

  • tmp00 says:

    Where is it available?

  • Jules says:

    Ooh! It sounds just absolutely magnificent. I have been so totally intrigued about UFO’s scent, ever since I first heard about it. And both your very enthusiastic positive reviews have made me all the more curious. But also just about crazy with impatience to finally get my obsessive “shnozz” on a sample :o). So, yes please do enter me in your wonderful and most generous sample giveway.I shall be keeping my fingers crossed till the draw :o) !
    Cheers, thank you !!!

  • Tara C says:

    Love the bottle, and the reviews are making me swoon. Please enter me in the drawing!

  • london says:

    Please sign me up for the draw. This sounds AMAZING!

  • heatherGEE says:

    Sounds Amazing!!!

  • Karrie says:

    Would love to have an opportunity to try this! Please include me in the drawing!

  • zara says:

    the bottle looks gorgeous (well, it’s Ron Arad), it looks like a Moebious strip! and seeing you two raving about it makes it even more tempting. But oh, it’s a limited edition I read, so that means it will be hard to get.
    So please, include me into the drawing.Thanks girls.

  • mariekel says:

    I am almost afriad to try this. Andy Tauer Orris is my absolute hands-down favourite perfume — and I am not usually an iris fan. I wrote to M. Tauer and asked him to please bring it back but was told alas, the ingredients were too difficult to source. Sigh.

    There is no way I should try another limited edition. Downright unhealthy. So of course I would like to put my name forward in drawing.

  • LizSTL says:

    Ditto what everyone says. I might have to start saving now! Please include me in the drawing!

  • birdwingwhir says:

    Wow, this sounds awesome! I’m suffering from the BIG WANT after reading your lovely review, and I’m always a fan of incense. Please enter me in the drawing!

  • Booklover says:

    This is sort of off-topic (and I’m sure has been addressed before), but how long can an unopened boxed bottle of perfume last? One of my favorites is being discontinued and I’d like to buy a couple of bottles. I keep the temp in my house between 64-68 degrees.

    • Patty says:

      You know, that’s a tough question. I’ve gotten perfect vintage bottles of perfume that are 50-80 years old. More normally the top notes get destroyed after a certain period of time, but the heart and base are okay.

      Kept well, I see no reason why a sealed bottle of perfume, especially like this one, wouldn’t keep for a decade or two or more.

  • Lena says:

    This sounds fabulous! I’m not a big fan of “super exclusives” usually but this sounds really intruiging. Please include me in your drawing. 🙂

  • Scott says:

    wow! It’s been a while since I’ve read such a positive review. Sounds like a must-try. Please include me in the draw. Thank you!!

  • anna says:

    Please enter me as well- I owned Flower (didnot care for it), L’eau Par (just liked it and gave away), had Summer sample (loved the mimosa) and tried Amour (loved the coziness of the scent). I love their bottles, UFO is not my favorite, but i like the scent description!

  • Parfymerad says:

    Marble on skin? Joyful? Please enter me in the drawing! (& thanks for another great review)

  • Maha says:

    Please enter me in the sample drawing!

    I love incense fragrances, but, more relevantly, I love Kenzo fragrances–not all of them, certainly, but enough of them to count Kenzo as one of my favorite lines. (The fact that they end up at discounters for $30 is indeed part of their charm!) Last winter, I went through a serious Kenzo phase, alternating between Flower, Winter Flowers, and Amour for weeks on end. Maybe the UFO will end up entering the cold-weather rotation this year.

    • Patty says:

      I’ve learned to love Kenzo, mostly through March’s unabashed whoring for them all the time. 🙂

      They do make great, wearable fragrance. I think that’s part of UFO’s charm, too, it’s so wearable and great, but interesting and enchanting as well.

      Now, if it eventually winds up at discounters in a plain bottle for $30, I’ll be even happier.

  • Claudia says:

    You had me at the word “love”. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Dleep says:

    This sounds like something I would buy unsniffed. It sounds beautiful. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks for your beautiful reviews.

  • Aparatchick says:

    Radiant? Uplifting? Joyous? I could use some of those qualities right about now. 🙂 It sounds wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • EileenS says:

    Huh, great bottle and apparently great scent.. Dang! I can so not afford to know about this! 😉 The incense part sounds really good, especially as a skin scent, and the comparison to Tauer’s Orris is icing on the cake (Ok, maybe the top layer AND the icing — I really liked that one..) Please enter me in the draw!

  • Amanda says:

    Only 1000 bottles made?? Yikes! Still, I’d love to sample, please enter me in the drawing. Thanks

  • sunnlitt says:

    Wow, that was a pretty swoony review!!
    I would love to be entered in the draw,
    thanks so much.

  • annie says:

    OOOOO,would love to be lifted up!!….Please enter me in your drawing…carry on…

  • Melissa says:

    This is just a wee bit tempting. Loving that bottle, loving your descriptions. Please enter meeeee!

  • dea says:

    this sounds amazing. . . or at least like it could uplift ones mood with inner light.

    please enter my name into the draw.

    thanks so much!

  • Dana says:

    Sounds intriguing. Please include me in the drawing!

  • Gretchen says:

    Intriguing! Please put my name in the hat.

  • Rhonda says:

    I would love to be inhaling this about right now! Please enter me in your drawing!!

  • DinaC says:

    Sounds glorious, and of course I’d love to win a sample! I already like some other Kenzo’s, mostly Amour, and I love the look of the swirly silver bottle. 🙂 Another thing for my wish list!

  • Diana says:

    damn you kenzo! Why must you tempt me with yet another frag!?! An LE frag at that!!! Okay, put me in the hat please. In a way< I hope not to win so I can happily go on in life without wanting another LE frag LOL

  • Marlo says:

    Please enter me in the drawing – I would love to try this!

  • GalileosDaughter says:

    Goodness gracious I want to try this. When both of you swoon then it’s gotta be good. Please enter me in the drawing!

    The folks at Kenzo are no fools. I bet if this limited edition sells well, they’ll release the juice in another bottle for wider distribution. Which would be the smart thing to do. (Ahem, Guerlain!)

  • T-Rex says:

    Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks.

  • Michelle H says:

    Sound beautiful, count me in!!!!

  • Shelley says:

    A double oh-yes? Toss me in the hat…I have not been shy about my fondness for Amour (ha! that was fun to say), and both description and backstory have me interested in this UFO.

    You to going to review more joints in the future? 😉

    • Shelley says:

      TWO!! “You t-w-o”!! Sheesh. Apparently, it’s a bit early for me to be hitting the “send” button…and then the purgatory of watching it ssslllooowwwlllyyy load, knowing the error is out there…

    • Patty says:

      Yeah, we should do more of these! It’s the coordination that can be tricky, but I do like the joints.

  • mals86 says:

    Swoon. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Christine says:

    After you pimp it out like that? Of course I want to try it! I’m a pretty big fan of Kenzo (or at least the Amour). Jeez yes. I wander how unisex is it? will the boyfriend steal some? (note that I’m usually a fan of swapping and sharing, but man, this sounds so great someone might have to be told it is way too girly.) 🙂

    • Patty says:

      I think guys could wear it easily. The first couple of minutes where it is more Amour’ish might give him pause, but after that, it’s just perfect for men or women. I haven’t talked harry into trying it yet, but I think men would smell hot in this.

  • Mrs.Honey says:

    So, how does it compare to other Kenzo scents? The price doesn’t scare me all that much given the price of Stoned, Amouage and others, but there is something decidedly artificial in all of the Kenzos I have tried.

  • Jirish says:

    Please enter me in the draw. With reviews like this, it’s a must-smell!

  • RM says:

    Yep. I’m with everyone else – I would love to try this, please enter me in the draw! Thanks for a great review!

  • Erin T / Tigs says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. I’m too poor to buy this one unsniffed and I just submitted my TPC sample order yesterday! Thanks very much!

  • Anthony says:

    🙂 Well I’m intrigued. Please count me in the drawing! 🙂

  • Musette says:

    stunning. I kept waiting for you guys to eat this one’s lunch! (dunno why, I just did)….but you LOVE it! Okay! I’m game to try this! Where is it available, btw.

    In the meantime, throw this >-) in the draw, please!


  • Kelly says:

    Awww, look… a bouncing baby lemming.

  • Debbie R. says:

    It isn’t often that both of you are equally impressed by a fragrance (or I don’t remmember many of those times anyway). It must be something very special. I would love to be entered in a drawing for this.

    • Patty says:

      You know, I didn’t even ask March if she liked it before I did my part of the review, didn’t want to be influence in case she called it crap or something. Then I would have had to unfriend her. 🙂

  • Fernando says:

    Certainly sounds wonderful; sign me up for the draw! But why are they making so few???

  • karin says:

    You had me at SWOON!!! With this kind of press, those bottles are gonna fly. Hope I can get a whiff before they’re swallowed up. And yes, would love to see this in a normal bottle and lesser price. Thanks, Patty and March for the draw!!!

  • sheo says:

    I am not familiar with the scent of “powdered marble against a woman’s skin.” ??? But being an incense freak, I would love to try this. Please put me in the draw.

    • March says:

      Honestly, I’m so glad I smelled it before reading the press stuff. I’d have read “powdered marble” and thought … wth. And I have no idea what powdered marble smells like either but this smells great.

  • Debby H says:

    Sounds so amazing – please enter me in the drawing, though I’m sure the odds will be high on this one (against me, lol). Thanks!

  • perfumequeen says:

    holy crap! this sounds fabulous! If I don’t wi a sample I’m gonna have to find some people to stock pile some bottles with…recession be damned.

  • Connie says:

    What wonderful reviews! I would love to try it. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Masha says:

    “A reflection of love for his mother.” Is that not beautiful! You two made my day with this review. I’d love to win a sample, but I’m happy to know whoever wins is going to get a little love!

  • Marsi says:

    That sounds dangerously amazing. Please add my name to the draw.

  • Aubrey says:

    With only 1000 bottles in production, WHERE did you manage to find it? Please enter me— it’s probably my only chance to try it.

    The 1000-bottle number makes me wonder, what’s the annual sales volume on the niche brands like SL and CdG? Or on something with larger distribution, like AG Chergui? Is 1000 a lot compared to SL?

    • March says:

      Um … they sent it to us? Because I am a KENZO ho and they know it.

    • sweetlife says:

      That is a great question, and I’d like to know, too!

      • Aubrey says:

        You know, I think I read yesterday that Indult makes only 999 bottles of each of their frags, which is why they are $$ per ml. So maybe 1000 is actually a lot, since I see Indult at LS and other places and don’t feel so “desperate” about it’s limited edition number…

        Plus, with them, if you order one you are ALWAYS allowed a refill. Now THAT is a cool concept.

    • Patty says:

      It’s at and bergdorf goodman!!!

  • Lora says:

    Wow … this sounds amazing! Please enter me in the draw.

  • Christine Lasky says:

    Wow…..I was expecting only luke-warm reviews based on your opening sentences but was seriously surprised by how well you enjoyed this one. I’d loved to be entered in the drawing, thanks!

  • Wordbird says:

    *groan!* Why does such good juice have to be a limited edition?
    Please please enter me in the draw as it sounds divine.
    The big question is: how do we get Kenzo to put it on the market properly?

    • Patty says:

      Write them!!!! I think they would. They would be stupid not to do a general release in a normal bottle of this, or even a parfum (swwoonnnn!!!!) version.

  • Leslie says:

    If it gets this much love from the Posse, it must be tried! Please enter me in the draw.

  • Bev says:

    A perfume that evokes “joy.” What could be better? I wonder when it’ll hit Toronto. Please, please enter me in the draw.

  • zeezee says:

    Oh, how could I *not* ask you to enter me in the drawing after such glowing reviews? At this point, I hardly care what it smells like, I just know I NEED TO SMELL IT.

  • Maura says:

    Oh…yes please. Sounds great :-))

  • Sue says:

    Thanks for the review. That bottle is gorgeous, though a bit 60s Avengers/Star Trek gadget looking too – like a retro cell phone! Please enter me in the draw – I’d love to try this scent!

    • March says:

      Yes!!! Can’t you totally see Ursula Andress whipping that thing out of the belt on her bikini and spraying it at someone because it’s actually mace?

  • Rappleyea says:

    I can’t really remember the last time a fragrance got TWO such raves. And like someone above me said, this isn’t really explained by the notes. I too would love to try it as I’ve been on a massive sampling spree since LVMH has seen fit to gut my beloved Guerlains! Please enter me in the draw. Thank you!

  • sybil says:

    I need to smell joyous…please put me in the drawing!

  • waftbycarol says:

    I saw this bottle during an “image search” on the web the other day and wondered WTH ? Never heard of it…I don’t get along with minerally frags very well but when March and Patty both like something , it’s a must sniff . Please include me in the draw !

  • Silvia says:

    I’d love to try this, thanks lovelies.

  • Olfacta says:

    Uhmmm, sounds terrific. And anything that shares exalted territory with “Orris” is something I’d love to try!

    • March says:

      Orris. Sigh. I’m terrified my bottle will go off, and then I’ll die.

      • Shelley says:

        Stop it, you two. The much vaunted Orris is but a phantom to me, never to be sniffed…

        • Louise says:

          well, an alternate view on Orris…I so wanted, bought it unsniffed, and it was scary-bad on me. Off it went! And I’m a huge fan of Andy’s other scents

  • Chantal says:

    Would love to enter into the drawing for a sample of this, sounds amazing!

  • Louise says:

    Oooh, ah! I could skip breakfast, based on your yummy descriptions.

    Count me in, please 🙂

  • sweetlife says:

    Wow! Two raves! Have to put my name in the hat, especially since your description of the notes doesn’t seem to explain your reactions–especially yours, March. Incense, mineral, smoky vanilla = soaring heart? So interesting…

    • Patty says:

      The perfume is more than the sum of its notes. I can smell marble as an idea, not as a note. There’s a cool smoothness to it that makes me think of marble. I don’t know how to explain it.

  • vidalicious says:

    sigh…make that 999 bottles for sale… (d*mn it! You could sell me swamp land in the Sahara!)

  • JAntoinette says:

    I really perked up at the mention of the “marble accord”; this has started my imagination running even before my morning tea. Please add my name to the draw as well!

  • Nancy says:

    The only way I’ll be trying it is if I win a sample–I have a feeling this limited edition won’t make it to the antipodes!

  • pyramus says:

    Part of me doesn’t want a sample, because if there are only a thousand of them available, then there’s no chance I will ever get one. (I’d think about it and waffle and hesitate until it was no longer available, as I did with the Mugler set for the movie Perfume, though that cost four times as much.) But of course I do want a sample anyway, because I want to try everything in the world. Also, I love Kenzo to a ridiculous degree.

    • March says:

      Sit by me on the Kenzo fanbench. BTW my secret hope for this is that they mass-produce more in cheaper bottles.

      I smelled most of the Mugler set, trying to get myself thrown in jail in the process, in Vienna (I guess the sign said DO NOT TOUCH). It was really interesting, but not especially wearable.

    • Tommasina says:

      I’m with Pyramus on all counts – especially wavering over the LE bit, and the price point, and… but skin? And marble accord? And smoky? And soaring heart? Oooh, yes, please! I’d be very grovelly and grateful and appreciative if you could please enter my name.

      (insert emoticon with ingratiating, though not annoying smile)

      Oh, and I don’t like Arad’s hats. Does that disqualify me?

  • elizablue says:

    Love the unabashed enthusiasm of your reviews–makes me very excited to smell this! Please enter me into the draw!

  • dinazad says:

    After this description, how could I NOT want to try this (if it ever does come to Switzerland, it’ll be in two years. We’re not high on the perfume priority list hereabouts. At least we get the Andy Tauer scents immediately, though!)? Please enter me in the draw.

    • Patty says:

      I think Kenzo has a Europe website too, it should be available on there. Like their Kenzo France site? I’m looking for it, but can’t read French well enough!

  • Klara says:

    Oh, no, another wonderful review! Do you know if the perfume will be available in Europe?
    Please enter me in the draw! Thanks

  • Annelie says:

    Wonderful review, the only perfume my youngest son ever have paid any attention to this far is L by Lolita Lempicka so maybe this one also could get some interest from him? 🙂

    Please include me in the draw, thank you.

  • hvs says:

    Hmm. I need some joy (but not JOY). Please enter me for a close encounter of the Kenzo kind. – hvs

  • Julia says:

    I really love that bottle! Please include me in the drawing. Thanks:)

  • Dusan says:

    Wow, this sounds amazing! I want to experience what you two gals are experiencing! Please UFO meeeeeeeeeee!

  • Terje says:

    Oh I’d love to try a sample of this…

  • Eric says:

    Oh Boy… I cannot buy this…No!

  • Flora says:

    I would love to try this, please enter me! Love the bottle too, but nothing has ever looked LESS like a perfume bottle! 🙂

  • Alica says:

    Hallo, would be my pleasure to test this scarce object :-)Thank you!

  • Karen G. says:

    Wow. This sounds so interesting! I’d love to try it. Thanks for putting me in the draw 🙂

  • vidalicious says:

    Beam me up, Scottie!

  • Sue says:

    I’d love to be included in the drawing. I just have to try it after your description.

  • Mina J says:

    I am dying to try this! Please enter me in the draw. Thank you!

  • Amy k says:

    Sounds fabulous! Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Kim says:

    this sounds interesting – much to my surprise, I fell in love with Commes des Garcons 88 8 and you have hit in on the head with “mineral clarity and weigh” for 88 8. I love the warmth of 88 8 as well as the mineral note that keeps it sooooo interesting! Would love to try a sample! Price is on the steep side – about the same as Armani Prive – but when does that stop any of us when we are in true perfume love??

    • March says:

      88 8 is interesting for me. I alternate between wanting a bottle and scrubbing it (I have a decant, almost empty.) The coriander is sometimes too pronounced on me, and then at other times it’s heaven. I can’t think of anything else I have such mixed reactions to that I keep trying to wear!

  • carter says:

    The limited release and specially commissioned bottle gimmick annoys the hell out of me, but not enough to turn my nose up at the chance of scoring a sample. Especially not with reviews as good as those 🙂

  • nattygold says:

    In addition to Chinatown Guichard was also the perfumer for Silver Factory, which has that incense/metallic thing going. I would love a sample of UFO.

    • March says:

      Duh, I’d totally forgotten. This is clearly the perfumer’s metier, ya know? Like Sophia Grojsman and her rose…

  • HollyGolightly says:

    I’m such a sucker for “made my heart soar” perfumes. Both reviews are tantalizing~ please do include me in the drawing!

  • Mindy says:

    I would love to try this. Thanks.

  • I’d love to try this! The bottle is nifty looking.

  • Francesca says:

    Wow, two thumbs enthusiastically up. Who couldn’t use a bit more joy in their life? I’d love to see what this is like.

  • Linda says:

    Squee! I’d love to be included in the draw. This sounds ravishing.

  • Pamster says:

    Please add me to the drawing, I’m intrigued by your review. I’m not usually a big fan of Kenzo, but this sounds quite good.

  • Natalie says:

    Gosh darn it, why do you have to make these things sound so good? I even like the Mobius-strip bottle — is that the spray button visible on the side in the picture? Would love love love to be entered in the drawing — thank you!

    • March says:

      Yeah, I am pretty sure that circle on the side on the top is the atomizer button. You could see it better when the image was bigger, but it was making the text break funny. 🙂


  • Lauren says:

    Oh, this sounds really wonderful – I’d love to try it. Please add me to the drawing. Thanks!