DSH Perfumes Keni is a relaunch from the Old Kingdom Collection, a collection of perfumes inspired by Ancient Egypt for the Denver Art Museum.
New Kingdom Keni is a cinnamon fragrance. It’s not sticks of Big Red gum. It’s more like cassia or dried, ground spice market cinnamon. And it’s cinnamon, tons of cinnamon. It all starts to remind me of a spice market – dried cinnamon, ground cardamom and cedarwood boxes. Keni transitions from spice market to temple. It becomes a smoldering incense.
I’m not really in a market for a cinnamon perfume. In fact, I avoid most cinnamon scents. But, Keni is an exception. It’s dark, rich and smoky. Whew! It’s not like a “holiday spice” candle at all. If you are looking for a cinnamon perfume that isn’t sweet like a cinnamon bun, try this.
Notes listed include ambergris, amber, atlas cedar, Australian sandalwood, laurel, cardamon, cassia, champaca, Indian patchouli, red wine, olibanum, incense, labdanum, mastic, Morccan rose, myrrh, spicy notes and calamus. Re-launched 2013. PERFUMER – Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.
Give Keni a try if you like spicy fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Malle Musc Ravageur, CdG Incense Series Jaisalmer and/or aroma M Geisha Rouge. Keni is unisex and does lean more to the masculine.
Projection and longevity are above average. Keni has sillage.
Keni comes in a few sizes. The 1 oz EDP retails for $95 at DSH Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Spicy, cinnamon incense. If you are in the market for a cinnamon perfume, try this one.
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