Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kai Kai

In drag queen lingo, "kai-kai" means a love affair between two drag queens, and as much as I celebrate love in all its forms and colors, I have yet to feel comfortable about that pairing - and yes, I freely admit it is a personal prejudice. (And I am working on getting rid of that prejudice)  Maybe that was the reason why it took me a long time to sample Kai, the scent which was developed by Gaye Straza Rappaport, who owns an ultra chic Malibu boutique. Kai has been favored by a long list of cleberities: Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Naomi Watts, Nicole KidmanReese Witherspoon, Debra Messing, Miley Cyrus, Tommy Lee are just a couple of names who are fans of this. Apparently, the scent was created to capture the scent of a Hawaiian vacation. the notes: a bunch of white flowers, but essentially, it's a gardenia scent. Well, I love it. I wore it on a cold-ish winter day and maybe because I have that Hawaiian Tropical vision in my head, but I did feel like I was transformed at some cottage by a beach. The last time I was in Hawaii was 31 years ago, and I don't remember much, so this is making me crave a Hawaiian vacation (One of these days...) Now this is making me want to try other Gardenia perfumes. Kai is light and musky, and is pretty uncomplicated. It is also linear. If you are looking for depth in your perfume, this won't satisfy you. But it is fun and easy to wear, akin to watching a cute romantic comedy, or reading a chick lit novel. We need that once in a while...


  1. What? You went shopping? Where'd you get this? ;-)

  2. Got it from Gilt last year. They just had it recently, too. very white floral !