Incredibly tangible, lush white florals, specifically lily-of-the-valley, jasmine and gardenia open a wild bouquet. Kai (Kai 1999) smells a little daring and a little heady up close but far away it smells earthy, exotic, and sensous while also being a bit more subtle. And while this is not a fragrance with a tremendous amount of projection, it’s also nothing to mess around with. Indeed, Kai is somewhat heavy and should be worn mindfully… But, if you love vintage Jungle Gardenia by Tuvaché or vintage Robert Piguet Fracas then this is definitely a fragrance you want to at least sample.
In the warmer months, I plan to try it again and see how it blooms. I like it now, but I have a feeling I’ll like it at least a lot more then.
Notes: gardenia and white florals.
Nose: Gaye Straza Rappaport