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24 May 2015
Summary: Unfortunately the image you see is not the edition you receive! Even though it is mentioned somewhere in the small notes, that the image might differ, i find this deceitfull. A different limited edition of zen was sent over, an edition i did not expect and do not like
Excerpt: To me, this third edition of Shiseido’s Zen is an iconoclast for a Japanese fragrance. It smells nothing like the far end of the fragrance trail which from what I know started from the 70’s. I believe the first Zen was the epitome of a classic Oriental …
Summary: this is NOT the same as the 1960's black bottle, old lady, stinky, head ache producing scent. why did they only change the bottle but not the name? the bottle attracted my attention as I walked thru a dept store and when I smelled it was...WOW! this is a floral scent but the base note is patchouli.
Summary: Zen is a beautiful fragrance. I see it as a slightly sweet and fruity version of Coco Mademoiselle. And layered by the full patchouli note in its base. That smell directly into the opening: bitter grapefruit and fresh flower, fresh bergamot, these are blended with peach and pineapple. Nicely done.
Summary: My very favorite perfume for over 40 years, it was out of production for a while but I am glad to see that Shiseido has brought it back. This has all of the original notes that I remember from when I was young girl and comes in the same lovely black and gold bottle that it did in the 1970s.