WHAT I SMELL: Zenne opens with a waxy grapefruit and blackcurrant with just a touch of green stem. It’s just the right amount of lush without being overly sweet. Before long, a vanilla infused rose makes it way in along with an almond undertone which gives the perfume a confectionary vibe. Then all of the sudden a rhubarb note makes it way in, giving the perfume even more of a confectionary or dessert feel. And underneath it all sits the vanilla that keeps the gourmand aspects of the perfume firmly set in place. In fact, there’s even a bit of a meringue that ties all of the dessert or pie aspects together. After quite some time, the florals move forward to help soften the perfume, but the vanilla remains and as such, it keeps Zenne in the dessert store. Unfortunately, to me, smelling of a pies can become very tiring.
From the Nishane website:
Is a tribute to beauty, energy, self-confidence, and flirtation. Inspired by the female character in the traditional shadow puppetry, Zenne will teleport you to the enigmas of the paradise gardens full of joy and romance with a deliberate mix of the fruity and floral accords along with vanilla, ambergris and musk at the base.
TOP NOTES – grapefruit – blackcurrant – rhubarb
HEART NOTES – turkish rose – gardenia – sandalwood
BASE NOTES – vanilla – ambergris – musk
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Rhubarb pie…with meringue on top.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ZENNE: sweetened, filling, persistent
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ZENNE: No written reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: If you like gourmand confectionary fragrances this might be for you. To me it smells lovely for a few minutes, then it just seems to wear out it’s welcome. But I have never been much for gourmand scents in the first place so my love or lack of love for Zenne is not too shocking.
- Bone Rating: 2.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Fruity Floral Musky
- Nose: Jorge Lee
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Approximately $240 for 50 ml perfume extrait.
August 15, 2022 at 12:35 pm
I agree. I didn’t like this one either! Overly sweet and generally banal.
August 15, 2022 at 3:20 pm
Banal is the perfect word!