Revisiting Kenzo Ryoko - Beauty Addict

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Revisiting Kenzo Ryoko

Last month I told you about the latest crop of Kenzo Ryoko Nomad sprays, my favorite little travel companions.

Well, I've gotten my hands on one in Amour, and I think what I said earlier bears repeating: if you like Kenzo fragrances, these are a must-have.

This year's packaging is the sleekest to date -- two years ago the little pebbles were muted and matte (which I liked), while last year they were shiny white with screened graphics (didn't really love). This year, they're bright and shiny, and now that I have one in hand I can tell you a little more about it.

The outer packaging is a lucite box that makes the bottle look like it's suspended in an ice cube. The label and the graphic are printed on the clear box, so the bottle itself has no labeling apart from a small KENZO imprint near the atomizer. Once you free it from its ice cube house, you're left holding a smooth, shiny, and brightly colored little pebble (as with the previous Ryokos, the spray mechanism is cleverly hidden and is integrated seamlessly with the rest of the bottle).

It looks like a giant Jelly Belly. I LOVE it.

I set it out next to its cousins from the previous Ryoko collections and I have a little Zen garden of fragrance pebbles.

All 5 new Ryokos (Amour, Flower, L'eau Par Kenzo, L'eau Par Kenzo Pour Homme, and Tokyo) are currently available on the Kenzo website. They're $29 for 0.7 oz, making them the perfect small indulgence that will put a smile on your face without breaking the bank. And as always, they're perfect for travel -- the materials (no glass) and shape make them nearly unbreakable.