SummerbyKenzo fragrance notes

  • Head

    • Bergamot, Lemon
  • Heart

    • Freesia, Jasmine, Almond milk, Mimosa, Violet, Lily of the valley
  • Base

    • Amber, Musk, Styrax, Woods

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Latest Reviews of SummerbyKenzo

Ohh la la, so pretty and well-behaved. It embodies the love you have with a special woman in your life, without the sometimes burdening expectation and harsh judgment of a mother. Summer is all about the mimosa...mimosas are the sun. These magical little flowers that don't look like flowers, but look and feel like little golden velvet ponpons, so soft and fragrant.

Summer smells like the sticky pollen, waxy petals, and powder that makes mimosa flower bulbs unique. The mimosa go on eternally in such generous abundance. There is sentimental almond note that ending a deliciously mild cream quality. The citrus is fresh and gentle there is also a soft wood that helps blend everything together. Don't expect big sillage or great longevity though. It's mimosa... mimosa is by nature shy, demure and fleeting.
2nd August 2021
After an initial blast of alcohol, white flower sweetness underscored by smoky musk-
28th June 2010

I tried both this and Eternity Summer within a couple days apart and first like them both. I went back and tried Kenzo Summer again- Do not like the strong first shot of mimosa. It is way to strong. If you are looking for a light summer frag I would choose the Eternity.
24th February 2010
Nice. A pretty, fuzzy and YOUNG scent. This might very well be from the "love's" scent line. Just a soft, uncomplicated mimosa scent.
20th June 2009
A dear BaseNoter sent me a sample of this beauty when I babbled on about loving mimosa. And Summer is eminently babble-worthy - the opening mimosa is soft but very evocative with - as Nukapai says - more than a hint of honeysuckle. On me Summer dries down quickly to a longlasting stroll through a mid summer garden by the sea!
7th May 2009
Smells like sunscreen with a yellow/powdery dry-down. You either like the sunscreen thing, or you don't. I didn't like the idea at first, but I've grown to appreciate it. It's definitely a comfortable, day-wearable scent that's at least a little bit interesting.
4th December 2008
Very summery and sunny to me. I loved the soft almondy, milk and musk notes but the only thing that bothered me was an initial over-flowery note that made me feel like a walking air freshener but soon dried down. That and the fact that this perfume didn't last very long at all on my skin. Unfortunately I dropped and smashed my bottle on the bathroom floor a couple of weeks ago and lost about 70 ml of this stuff in one go! :(
15th November 2008
It's like a fantasy honeysuckle - the Mimosa notes combine with the rest to create a scent that's uncannily like the smell of honeysuckles in bloom. On my skin, there is a hint of licorice and a soft, sexy, slightly caramel, floral dry down. I wore this on my wedding day last summer and it was perfect.I will be very upset when this gets discontinued. Right now I can't get enough of it.
5th July 2008
A nice, "yellow" scent. Summer smells like a tanning oil. Mimosa + violets (a little hint) + soap. There is something plastic, synthetic in it (could it be indole?). I like it.
9th July 2007
Very strong mimosa, then a strong almond/musk drydown, with a milk note. I like this, and it would make a good, peaceful daily wear scent, but so would Amour and that one is a little more interesting, so if I had to choose, I'd spring for Amour. As it is, I use Kenzo Flower (parfum) when I need an almond hit. But this one is very nice, in a quiet way.
18th February 2007
I hate flowery scents. And this smells of absolutely nothing but flowers. I suffered a headache within minutes of trying it, it's way too heavy and overpowering. Moreover, why did Kenzo called this fragrance "Summer"? There is nothing on it that could remind me of summer days (i.e., fruity or marine notes), but it does smell of spring flowers.
28th October 2006
I love it - almond, white musk, heliotrope...the mimosa is a bit much for me, but the sweetness is tmepered by a ylang note. Great for lovers of Etro Heliotrope or Guerlain Ylang et Vanile.
14th January 2006