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I was bought this for my birthday in June having already tried Kenzo's classic more oriental based eau de toilette.
Eau D'ete actually means water of summer or water from summer and I would say that the fragrance is certainly reminiscent of the summer season.
I would suggest that the scent is suitable for casual daytime and evening wear and has a wonderfully fresh, clean and refreshing fragrance.
The initial scent I got was that of citrus provided by lemon grass but after that, more floral scents start to develop provided by I would say hyacinth, Jasmine, Peony, lily of the valley, rose and carnation. A hint of peach may also be in there too plus some other flowers which I couldn't identify.
The range of this perfume is excellent, changing from an initial refreshing citrus fragrance to a deep floral but the fragrance is subtle yet intense and well balanced.
It is a perfume which will linger and so staying power I would give at 5/5.
Due to the intesity of the floral notes I would say that it wouldn't suit someone who doesn't genuinely love floral based scents as it may appear too overpowering. But for people who prefer the floral fragrance then I certainly recommend this.
The packaging is a white rectangular box with a vibrant emerald green leaf folded across the lower part. The text is written in silver and gold and inside the box the bottle is clear glass & shaped like a leaf. The bottle is designed to rest on a slight angle and is a very attractive bottle with a small pull cap.
Cost - around £20.00 for the 50ml EDT spray; soap around £12.00 for a 100g bar and the Body Lotion is around £18.00 for 200ml. Although I haven't tested the soap or body lotion.
Overall this is an intensely floral but refreshing fragrance. It lasts well needing a refresh after 3-4 hours.
Launched in 1993, this refreshingly feminine, floral fragrance contains a blend of freesia, citrus and jasmine and is accented with lemon grass, vanilla and amber.