Kenzo Jungle L’ Elephant

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Kenzo Jungle L’ Elephant (Kenzo 1996) is very spicy, delightfully sweet, sensual and unabashedly opulent.  It has a charismatic warmth with pleasing base notes of sincere vanilla, rich amber and a smooth and lovely cashmere.   It glows as it floats from the skin in perfect projection.  Jungle L’ Elephant is reminiscent of vintage Youth Dew, and perhaps Rochas Femme (the formulation with the note of cumin) but it is ultimately a singular scent experience…  And a very beautiful one indeed.

Top notes: mandarin, cardamom, cumin and clove.  Middle notes: ylang-ylang, licorice, mango and heliotrope.  Base notes: patchouli, vanilla, amber and cashmere.



Amour (Kenzo 2006) is a sweet, watery floral with notes that are elegant, almost spicy and  certainly romantic.  It’s a warm modern scent.

Top notes: white tea, and rice.  Middle notes: frangipani, heliotrope and cherry blossom.  Base notes: tanaka wood, incense, musk and vanilla.

Phyto, Exceptinal Mask is effective although not necessarily the extremely intensive mask it’s described as.  Honestly, coconut oil works a lot better, is less expensive and much more natural.  But, this is more convenient I suppose… All the same, I will not be purchasing this again.

Clinique, Stay-Matte, Oil-Free Makeup is even better than I remember it being.  It’s truly a nice matte foundation and the coverage and staying power are admirable.  I’m not sure I’ll purchase an actual bottle, but, then again, who knows…


This last weekend was both fun and depressing.  We saw more of my family, and that was great.  But we also saw more rain than I’ve ever seen in my life (I still love rain, but… maybe sunshine would be a nice change) and I realized how much I still miss St. Paul…  I’m a bit heartbroken for that place now I think actually.

Also on the plus side though is the great mellow warmth of the weather…  At least I have yet to wear a winter coat.