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. It is a floral and airy sweetness that the base is captured by amber, cedar, white musk, incense and very elegant - for me - beautiful patchouli: rich and intense.
Summary: I almost picked this up on a whim at t.j. maxx because of the price. Did a quick search of reviews and it seemed it wouldn't be a complete loss if even it wasn't a favorite, but then some higher power stopped me. I went to Macys to test drive it first and than goodness I did. My grandmother's cedar closet in the attic. That's it. That's all it smelled like with my chemistry. I couldn't wash it off my wrist fast enough. Oh well, cool name though.
Summary: I have not worn the perfume much; however, I am a perfume buff and I believe that this fragrance is at the top of the list. The fragrance is unique while still considered a classical type of scent.
Pros: Great Smell, Long-Lasting, Not Overpowering, Sensual
Summary: I've used it for a year and keep buying it. To me it feels so variable, the smell changes depending on the temperature, amount I use, like it has its own character. Love it. Though it doesn't last for long, only 1 hour on me...maybe it is just my skin.
Summary: My all-time favorite perfume. Serge Lutens sells a reformulated version that I haven't tried, but I want the original. If you love the smell of men's cologne that's heavy on the cedar, but don't want to smell like you're wearing men's cologne, this is the scent for you. Very feminine, lots of cedar (kinda like the name...). Wish it were still being made & not so hard to find.