History and background of Shiseido. Shiseido was founded in 1872, four years after the Meiji Restoration. Arinobu Fukuhara, former head pharmacist to the Japanese navy, opened Japan's first private western style pharmacy on the Ginza, the cultural and fashion hub of Japan. Concerned with the poor quality of pharmaceuticals sold to the public, Arinobu opened the Shiseido Pharmacy to introduce western-style
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Since 1965, Shiseido fragrances have had a reputation for being complex and alluring, layering light florals with green accents and deep, intense base notes to create scents that straddle the line between traditional and modern. The first Shiseido perfume, Zen, is meant to embody the Japanese philosophy. A collection of bright florals including hyacinth, galbanum, and mimosa grounded with deeper woody notes of cedar and sandalwood exemplified the Zen philosophy of rejecting dualism. Reformulated in 2007, the rebirth of the classic Shiseido perfume is a fruity mix of tart grapefruit and pineapple, bright rose, white florals, and spicy, sultry lotus. It retains the base notes of cedar and sandalwood but melds them with smoky incense and fresh pine. The overall scent is sparkling yet sultry, calling to mind warm spring days spent in exotic locations.
After the successful relaunch of its signature scent, Shiseido sought to create a version that retained the character of Zen while working well with more masculine scents. The Shiseido cologne Zen debuted in 2009 and is a pared-down version of the reformulated Zen for women. Stripped of many of its white florals and fruity top notes, Zen cologne retains the citrus burst of bergamot and orange while adding the fresh sweetness of pear and violet. Balancing the sweetness is spicy nutmeg and honey-like rhododendron, all layered over deep musk and leather.
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