His and hers: L'Eau Kenzo Intense

His and hers: L'Eau Kenzo Intense

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Text: Renée Batchelor

With its signature lightness and freshness, Kenzo's new couple fragrances are perfect for this climate

Kenzo know their fragrances. Airy and unerringly fresh, the brand's scents do well in this part of the world because they work in our weather. For summer, Kenzo has two new offerings that were both created by perfumer Olivier Cresp. Cresp also created the original L'EAUPARKENZO fragrances — which inspired these scents —more than a decade ago. This time he brings more sensuality to this duo.

Men, this is one scent your woman will love and instead of being cloyingly matchy-matchy, they beautifully complement each other instead. The L'Eau Kenzo Intense pour Femme version is a gourmand floral that has hints of red apple, lotus flower and peony with a patchouli base. The pour Homme version, meanwhile is a woody aromatic that has top notes of lime and a heart of black basil and lavender.

Both the flaçons have a sleek, almost sculptural cleanness that recall the fluidity of water. Playing with gender codes, the men's scent is a deep blue and the women's a delicate, peachy pink.

From $131. Available from 13 August at Robinsons