kai fragrance review

I consider myself a perfume nut. I always have many bottles on the go, my tried-and-true favorites and others that I got as gifts {for me, perfume makes a wonderful gift}. Years ago, I was partial to strong, powerful scents, yet these days I quite enjoy softer and more romantic scents. Since there is so many perfumes on the market, I take full opportunity to test one or two out every time I go to a department store. One scent I hadn’t heard of until recently was kai Fragrance, a high-end perfume, bath, bodycare and home fragrance company. I was offered the chance to try a sampling of the product line and after reading the scent description – I was most intrigued and eager to try it myself. After all, I am a self-proclaimed perfume nut!

“beauty lies in the simplest and purest of things. kai brings this idea to life by using exotic fragrance and natural essences in our light and intoxicating scent. kai captures the irresistible fragrance of the tropics in a full line of perfume oil and body products. breathe in the beauty of kai, and experience today’s most
sought-after fragrance.”

The scent of kai is nothing short of beautiful, refreshing and very unique. Made with essential oils {paraben-free, sulfate-free, and not tested on animals}, kai has a light mix of fresh florals and somewhat of a tropical scent to it. It’s really hard for me to describe in words, what kai smells like, it’s almost frustrating! Yet it’s like a mild sweet pea scent, but the scent of gardenia takes precedence. Some of my other scents being much stronger and aggressively noticeable all the time. With kai, I forget I’m wearing it, until my hair flows past my face or I lift my arm toward my nose – then I get a whiff of this fragrance and I can’t help but to breathe in deeply. You really must sample kai for yourself if given the opportunity!

kai has many products, and I had the opportunity to try quite a few. I must take a moment to sing the praises of the body glow. It mists kai perfume oil on your skin, and it’s become my favorite since it’s not oily and leaves the skin with such an amazing softness. It doesn’t last as long as the perfume oil, yet it is so refreshing after a shower or when you need a scent-refresher. Usually I’m not a fan of perfumed lotions, yet the kai body lotion is a non-greasy lotion with such a mild scent, I can’t help but to reach for it above others. Before I had a chance to try the kai room linen spray, I hadn’t tried a linen spray before. I like my sheets scented, and fabric softeners just don’t last! I love fresh linen, yet am always disappointed that the scent doesn’t last longer than a day. The linen spray from kai is a great solution, and is incredibly nice to surround yourself in, after a long day with the kids. And, how great to freshen up a guest room!

The highlight is truly the love, kai gift set {pictured above}. Packaged in an organza bag, this set comes with kai roll-on perfume oil {a great size for traveling, this one is coming with me on our winter holiday this year!}, a kai body buffer and a kai nightlight fragrance candle with matches. The body buffer is also a new product to me {really, where have I been?}. It looks like a huge ball of styrofoam before you realize it’s actually a sponge. This hypo-allergenic sponge exfoliates, cleanses and moisturizes the skin – all the while releasing the signature kai fragrance from the soap. *swoon*. A whole new reason to treat yourself to a soothing bath!
The love, kai gift set would make any woman smile this Valentine’s Day, I guarantee. It’s a nice mix of pampering products, all with the beloved kai fragrance.

kai is a fragrance created by Gaye Straza Rappaport, who wanted to capture the aroma of her vacations in Hawaii. It has created quite the celebrity fan base, being a popular scent with Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Pink, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts and Tammi Roy {hee}. Usher states that kai is his favorite scent on a woman and Tommy Lee has said that kai candles calm him after a night on stage. And, if that isn’t enough, kai was even one of Oprah’s Favorite Things!!

kai is not sold directly on the website, but can be purchased at many different online retailers, boutiques and stores across the US, Canada, Austrailia, Europe and Asia.


Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.


  1. The store nearest me that I could purchase Kai at is Smashing at Crossiron Mills. I have never tried it before.

  2. The nearest retailer to me is Swish Flowers in Edmonton. I have never tried Kia but it sounds amazing!

  3. The nearest retailer to me is brownstein smith fine clothier- only 30 minutes away!

  4. Nearest Shop to me is:
    157 main street
    unionville, ontario l3r 2g8

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  6. The Beauty Bar in Vancouver is the closest retailer to me; I’ve not tried this scent before


  7. It says swish flowers
    14225 23rd avenue
    edmonton, alberta

    shows as the only place! Am i right would be the same as yours is

  8. The store would be
    smashing cosmetica, 694a st. catherine street west, montreal, quebec, H3B1B9.

  9. spa nordstrom
    2850 west big beaver road
    troy, michigan 48084
    This is the nearest location. I haven’t tried Kai before.

    flophasit at yahoo dot com
    Thank you & the sponsor for the chance to enter!

  10. I LIKE kai fragrance on facebook – I’m victoria liester
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    entry 1

  11. I LIKE you fragrance on facebook – I’m victoria liester
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  12. I follow your blog via gfc – I’m victoria99
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  13. It looks like “smashing cosmetica” in Montréal is the closest retailer for me. I have never tried kai before, but I can’t wait to check it out!

  14. It is sold at anela apothecary in Temecula, CA (one of my son and DIL’s favorite stores).

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  15. this is the closest store smashing cosmetica | web site
    694a st. catherine street west
    montreal, qu�bec H3B1B9

  16. I follow you both on twitter and tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/409cope/status/34292643429228544

  17. the closest retailer to me is at coco nail lounge in regina. Very long drive, I think we need a location in Winnipeg


  18. my closest location would be – quorra apothecary 614-17 ave s.w.
    calgary, alberta

  19. my nearest retailer is Planet Beauty in Santa Clara right down the street from me…never tried but very curious
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  20. I’ve never tried this before, but have heard of it.

    The closest retailer is
    blossom | web site
    157 main street
    unionville, ontario l3r 2g8

  21. The closest retailer is an entire province away at coco nail lounge
    in SK!

    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

  22. The closest location to me is Glamour on the Go in Gainesville, fl.
    I have never tried it before.
    melisa0072 at gmail dot com

  23. I havent tried Kai, but would love too:)the store that is close to me is a 12hr drive,

  24. The closest retailer is in Quebec so I’d be shopping online.
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  25. the closest retailer is blossom in
    unionville, ontario

  26. I’ve never tried before and the closest retail store to me is Heavenly Soaps & Scents in Lititz, PA.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  28. My closest retailer:
    218 n. tejon – suite 100
    coloroado springs, colorado 80903

  29. I’ve never tried these before. It sounds wonderful. My nearest retailer is by george in Austin TX!

  30. my closest retailer is:
    barneys new york co-op costa mesa
    3333 bristol st., suite 1224
    costa mesa, california 92626

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  31. Google Friends Connect – following your blog publicly as Louis

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  32. I subscribed to your feed via google reader

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  33. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  34. I like kai fragrance on facebook (Louis Here)

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  35. the Kai retailer closest to me is urban chic. I would LOVE to win this gift set!!

    1626 wisconsin avenue
    washington, district of columbia 20007

  36. The retailer nearest to me is
    eternal skin care
    1135 robson street
    vancouver, british columbia v6e 1b5

    I have never tried the Kai fragrance before.

  37. I have unfortunately never tried Kai before, but upon further examination of their site, the nearest retailer is about an hour or two away from where I live.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  38. coco nail lounge
    2nd floor 3424 hill ave
    regina, saskatchewan s4s 0w9
    this is the nearest retailer (app. 3 1/4 hrs. away)


  39. My nearest retailer is mulholland & sachs.
    28699 chagrin blvd. #230
    woodmere, ohio 44122

  40. OK I am so excited to go and try this, my friend Marie Cote posted this on Facebook.
    I love love love the fragrance of Tuberrose( almost as much as I love my healthy chocolate 🙂 ) so I am SURE I will love this, right now I wear Ameriage by Givance.
    Looking forward to trying this, when I do I’ll let you knowon the Facebook like page, because I am almost postive I will love this!!
    Too bad you do not whole sale to volume I do alot of networking with my biz!!

  41. The closest store to me is Jinny in Columbus, OH.
    Miss_slytherin [at] live [dot]com

  42. Threads in Petoskey, MI is the closest retailer to me as Unionville is the only location in Ontario…..

  43. I have never tried Kai fragrances before but they sound awesome;)
    The closest retailer to me is
    quorra apothecary
    614-17 ave s.w.
    calgary, alberta t2s 0b4


  44. I am now following @kaifragrance on twitter @xocanadianangel


  45. The closet store to me was romantika lingerie in wheeling, IL. I have never tried Kai before but I am interested in trying it!

  46. I live in Philadelphia an this is the address for the nearest store.

    rescue rittenhouse spa | web site
    255 s. 17th street
    philadelphia, pennsylvania 19103

  47. The closest one to me is in fayetteville, arkansas. I have never tried it but sounds very nice.

  48. The nearest retailer is Blossom 157 main street
    unionville, ontario l3r 2g8 which is quite far away

    I have never tried kai before but hopefully if I win, I will finally get the chance 🙂

  49. Mandatory Entry:
    The closest store to me is
    157 main street
    unionville, ontario l3r 2g8
    I have not tried this before but it sounds awesome. I am a perfume nut as well. 🙂

  50. The closest store to me is :the cosmetic market
    warehouse row – 1110 market street
    chattanooga, tennessee 37402

  51. Nearest store is Spirit Urban Spa in Halifax. Would love to win these products! Twitter name is @lexilighter

  52. The nearest store to me is: blossom
    157 main street
    unionville, ontario l3r 2g8
    (although it isn’t actually that close to me). Kai sounds great!

  53. atmosphere beauty @ decor is the nearest to me…I have never tried the products before, but they sound incredible.

  54. Like kai fragrance on facebook ~ Huguette En
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

  55. There are actually two stores very close by in Providence. Though one of my favorite clients at the community center where I work is nicknamed kai, my brain always goes right to him.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  56. There is only one place in my state and it is called mulholland & sachs on Woodmere,Ohio
    Great review thanks!

  57. Mandatory
    The nearest retailer is barneys new york in seattle, washington.


  58. The closest store is called Tangerine in Bakersfield, CA.

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  59. The nearest retailer to me is located at ensemble at
    5865 sky pond drivesuite g160 in loveland, colorado! I’ve never tried this before!

  60. The location closest to me is called Soak in Richmond, Virginia which is about an hour away.

  61. Kai Fragrance can be purchased at Bette in Asheville, NC near me.
    I have never tried Kai but is sounds like a scent that I would love.


  62. We have a kai retailer at hyatt regency coconut point – lamonts gift shop in Bonita Springs. I have smelled this before and LOVED it (just out of the budget). I would be SO excited to win this!!! 🙂

  63. The nearest shop is in Hinsdale, about 5 minutes away. I’m thinking about checking it out this weekend!

  64. The closet store to me is in Hot Springs, Virginia, which isn’t too close, but I visit there a lot over the holidays! I’ve never tried Kai before but I’d already love to try it, the fragrance sounds amazing. ♥

  65. The closest retailler to me is in Unionville.

    I have not tried Kai before but the products look wonderful. I would like to give them a go.

    rhondastruthers atyahoo.ca

  66. The nearest retailer is just a little more than 30 minutes away in Eugene, OR. I noticed there are several retailers on the coast, tho, and I’d love an excuse to drive to beautiful Seaside or Cannon Beach 🙂
    I’ve never tried Kai before and would love to win this fragrant prize package. Thanks for the giveaway.

  67. I follow you and Kai on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway (heatherlike)
    heather at timm dot ca

  68. my closest stowe mountain lodge spa
    7412 mountain road
    stowe, vermont 05672

  69. The closest store to me is:

    7592 w. farmington blvd.
    germantown, tennessee 38138

  70. The nearest retailer to me is idoru here in Colorado. I have never heard or tried Kai but I am intrigued.

  71. the nearest retailer to me is kanvas | web site
    1123 thomasville road
    tallahassee, florida 32303

  72. glen ivy day spa, brea
    1001 brea mall
    brea, california 92821
    This is the closest

  73. The nearest retailer is at w hotels the store lexington
    541 lexington ave
    new york, new york 10022

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