Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant was introduced in 1996, created by Dominique Ropion. Kenzo Jungle perfume took its name from the name of the first Kenzo boutique in Paris - Kenzo Jungle. A spicy floral with notes of mandarin, cardamom, cumin, clove, ylang, licorice, mango, heliotrope, patchouli, amber and cashmere. There is nothing shy about this fragrance, and it definitely falls in the love/hate divide, but it is memorable and bold.
From Bois de Jasmin - "I love those moments when I catch a whiff of something beautiful and it turns out to be my own perfume. Kenzo Jungle L’Éléphant doesn’t unroll like a neat scroll; it undulates like ripples on water. Suddenly you find yourself catching a wave of scent–cardamom stewed plums, smoky woods and dried orange peel, and it feels so unexpected and delightful."
From Basenotes - "Interesting dark purple/violet toned scent. Cinnamon, clove and garam masala spices, bitter-sour tones with a kind of wet-sweaty nuances. 'Fresh' patchouli, freshly cut green-waxy and slightly smoked-woody tones. Bitter-animalic and dirty fur-like with a lavender-anisic and plum/raisin-like sweetness. Clean and dirty at the same time. Original, a bit 'scary' and assertive, Jungle is loaded with character and personality without taking itself too serious: its bursting full of life like a jungle."
From Basenotes - "The spices and vanilla are very warm and golden, like you've been dunked in a vat of creamy eggnog, or powdered lovingly with cloves and cinnamon. The only place I wouldn't wear it is the office, but not because of worry about the sensibilities of my coworkers, rather because this, to me, is an eyes rolled back in my head scent. I literally wouldn't be able to concentrate on my work wearing this gorgeous perfume. I would just float in an olfactory euphoria to the point of termination. I don't just love this perfume, I also respect and admire the beauty and audacity of its composition. This was a brilliant job of perfumery, and I am in awe of its creator. Perfume done right. Perfume as perfume, and not some nebulous hint of scent. This is a huge, elephant of a love for me."