Kenzo is a Japanese fashion house founded by designer Kenzo Takada in 1970. Kenzo attended Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo—one of its first male students—and made the move from Tokyo to Paris in 1964. In 1970, he founded his first Parisian boutique, called Jungle Jap.
The Kenzo Parfums division was launched in 1987. Kenzo Parfums’ first official release was 1988’s Kenzo for Women, a scent whose name was later changed to ça sent beau (which translates to “it smells nice”). A series of successful fragrances for men and women have since been offered, including the company’s flagship scent, the ground-breaking Flower by Kenzo.