L'eau de Kasaneka

L'eau de Kasaneka / 重ね香 by Menard
Bottle Design Shōzō Shimada
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L'eau de Kasaneka is a popular perfume by Menard for women and was released in 2004. The scent is spicy-floral. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot CardamomCardamom NutmegNutmeg Hamanasu OrangeOrange BasilBasil GingerGinger
Heart Notes Heart Notes
HeliotropeHeliotrope CarnationCarnation JasmineJasmine RoseRose Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base Notes
MuskMusk VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver SandalwoodSandalwood Ambrette seedAmbrette seed CedarwoodCedarwood


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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 02.03.2023.
Interesting Facts
This fragrance was launched to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the brand. The Japanese name "Kasane-ka" could be translated as "layered scent".


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47 Reviews
SHIBUI - A perfect balance between simplicity and complexity
Opens with all reserved elegance amidst an unsweetened dark-spicy-citric-melange of bergamot, orange, ginger, basil, cardamom, and nutmeg soon followed by the entrance of gentle hamanasu rose blossoms. Then the quiet, restrained carnality of ambrette seeds arrive and mingle with musk in an enveloping breath of hushed, shadowy sensuality. A delicate heliotrope swirls mischievously inside the smooth blend of spicy carnation blossoms with hints of clove and almonds while a buttery smooth trace of ylang-ylang, vanilla, and sweetly erotic jasmine balance the entire composition within complex layers of deep femininity. A beautifully subdued cedar entwines itself within groves of densely rich, balmy, and astringently meditative sandalwood.

To my nose and on my skin this is exceedingly and exquisitely Japanese. Never loud or bombastic. Perfectly refined. Exceptionally discreet. Quiet, hushed, deeply contemplative and bittersweet. Strong and tenacious, but never suffocating, never loud. Like the most gorgeous, delicate and finely embroidered silk…..wrapped around a sword of the finest sharpened steel. This is the samurai warlord’s wife. Supremely self-contained, elegant, educated, gracious, modest, loyal, and honorable. Beneath this woman’s magnificent, many layered, scented silken kimono is a formidable creature indeed. No excessive sweetness exists here to flatter and charm. Here…. there is only the stark beauty of steadfast devotion. This heart is a bottomless depth of dark passions and the bittersweet constancy of unrelenting honor.

Incredibly beautiful.
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1239 Reviews
A Good Idea Well Executed
Menard L'EAU DE KASANEKA opens very invitingly with a burst of brightness but also perfumey florality. It definitely seems to be an extraordinary and unique composition for a few minutes. After the enticing opening, this perfume starts to smell like a variation on the familiar sandalwood vanilla theme, although the heliotrope and jasmine are still detectable, along with a light dose of spices. The nutmeg, ambrette, and cardamom are not at all dominant, but they appear to work together to help produce the rich texture of this perfume. I've been noticing more and more that adding ambrette to nearly anything is a good idea!

In some ways, L'EAU DE KASANEKA seems to be an ideal model for all of the zillions of sandalwood vanilla perfumes launched by designers who decide to give perfumery a go to round out their fashion line. Having been launched in 2004, this was obviously not the first of the rash of sandalwood vanilla frags, but the quality of this one makes it stand out to my nose.

So often this sort of composition ends up smelling stale and yucky on my skin after only an hour or two. Not so with L'EAU DE KASANEKA. Although it smells less original in the drydown, I still find it appealing. After all, sandalwood + vanilla was always a good idea, it's just that it has been cheapened up and degraded through the use of poor quality synthetic sandalwood surrogates.

I recommend this perfume to those looking for a floriental sandalwood-vanilla composition with niche-quality components.
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