Hasu-no-Hana (1888) Eau de Parfum

Hasu-no-Hana (Eau de Parfum) by Grossmith
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Hasu-no-Hana (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Grossmith for women and was released in 1888. The scent is floral-chypre. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Bitter orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vetiver, Cedarwood

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Scent

8.7 (146 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (114 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (118 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (115 Ratings)
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Can777

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Can777
Can777
Greatly helpful Review    45
The Pearl Diver-The Tragedy of Hasu-no-Hana
Hear the story of the Hasu-no-Hana. The story of infinite love, longing and pain!

She was born on the shore of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Wrapped in a lotus leaf, she was handed to her mother in her arms. Quick and sudden was her birth. Her mother, too far away from the protective home, gave birth in the water of the lake. Hence her name, Lotus Blossom. She was beautiful, very beautiful even! She was engaged to Toshyo. He too was a pearl diver like herself. Deepest intimate love connected them to each other until the day he never came back with his boat. All she had left was the largest and most valuable freshwater pearl Toshyo ever found at the bottom of the lake. Your engagement present!
Exactly to the day one year had passed...............................................................................................................
Haus-no-Hana pushed the door open and stepped outside. She looked down the path that led to the lake. Bitter and stabbing was the pain in her heart like the peel of orange in her mouth and on her tongue. Bitter and bitter as her soul now. The damp morning mist lay low on the garden in front of her house and the surroundings. On the noble roses in front of their house lay the dew and it seemed as if they were weeping. The white jasmine and the ylang-ylang were barely visible under the dense fog. But you could smell them, every single nuance. She took in the wonderful scent with a deep breath. A moment of endlessness...then she walked down the path to the lake.

She walked through the delicate mist that was as white as the iris powder on her blossom-white skin. The air in the forest was humid and earthy. With bare feet she walked over the cedar needle which lined the way like carpets, but she felt no pain. She hasn't felt a thing for a long time! The oak moss on the trees impregnated the air. The scent intensified the closer she came to the lake. Not long, then she was there!

She stood on the shore where she was once born. There she was loved and kissed. It was beautiful where it all began. There they promised each other eternal love. The wind carried the gently spicy warmth of the patchouli and vetiver grasses across the lake to her. So indescribably soft and spicy,...beautiful! Slowly she opened her fist in which the pearl lay. Like a tonka bean she lay on the palm of her hand and shimmered in the softest and most pastel colours of the sky. Then she opened her mouth and swallowed the pearl courageously. Now he was back with her and close to her heart, but still not close enough! She slowly opened her artfully tucked hair and slid step by step into the water.

The deeper she went into the water, the more the white silk kimono faned out around her. The delicate, mother-of-pearl-coloured fabric swam around them like the petals of a lotus flower in full splendour. For minutes she stood there still in the water at the edge of Lake Biwa. She waited until the sun rose and the first orange-golden rays kissed the surface of the water. One last time she whispered his name quietly... Toshyo! Then she dived softly-gliding into the darkness of the lake....

Hasu-no-Hana was never found,but it remained the memory of her.
The memory of the most beautiful pearl diver in Japan.
We always carry love close to our hearts!

Today I only recommend a song to accompany the story and the perfume with music: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uBzUfjkdPq4

Hasu-no-Hana is truly beautiful, to die for!

Can
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Shushkin

5 Reviews
Shushkin
Shushkin
Helpful Review    4
Bewitching
Gosh! What a beautiful timeless beauty. I have only recently warmed to chypres and this is a stunner if there ever was one. The oakmoss, iris and tonka bean are very evident on the opening. The citrus notes add their usual freshness along with a bit of kick from the vetiver.
It is first and foremost a warm aromatic, earthy fragrance on my skin. I think it is very unisex and I would love to smell it on my fella.
I can see what folk mean about the tranquility and peace this fragrance evokes. Moderate sillage and longevity.
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DorothyGrace

71 Reviews
DorothyGrace
DorothyGrace
Helpful Review    5
Elegant and High Class
Of the four Grossmith perfumes I have tried (decant samples) only one performed well on my skin. That one was Phul Nana. Shem el Nesim smelt like a very expensive talcumn powder, Amelia was lovely but had hardly any strength; and then there was Hasu no Hana.

Hasu no Hana started out with a slightly bitter bergamot and orange which died down in a few minutes allowing a lovely sherberty jasmine to come through. Nicely powdery but not too dusty, with some nice woody notes and a little sweet like vanilla but not quite. Elegant and high class. Wonderful.

Half an hour in and it started to remind me of something, a scent memory drifting in and out of my mind over the next couple of hours until a little lightbulb lit up and a word popped ino my head. Tabu.

'Really', I thought, 'Tabu? Grossmith compared to modern Tabu?'

So I did a side by side comparison and of course they smell nothing alike; but the dry down, aye there's the rub.

On my skin they are remarkably similar. Tabu much more bitter and far more spicey, brighter, more orangey. Tabu definitely could not be mixed up with the Grossmith and yet there is something.

The concensus of opinion (family) was that the Tabu was far nicer on my skin. The Hasu faded quicker that the Tabu, being almost gone by the five hour mark.

I can enjoy modern Tabu for what it is (a beastly watered down version of the original) and do. That on my skin it performs better than the Grossmith is an utter shock and, truth will out, not something I like to admit as I do rather like expensive perfume and particularly like the idea of Grossmith recreations of the past.

Which just goes to show something but I am not sure what it is.
SystemeD

58 Reviews
SystemeD
SystemeD
Helpful Review    4
Elegant soft floral chypre
Hasu-no-hana opens with bergamot, but then goes right to a clove-y carnation. (I see that carnation is not among the listed notes here, but I swear I am getting eugenol or something very like it.)

If I am very attentive and put my nose right up to my hand (where I applied the fragrance) I can just about identify ylang ylang, but I cannot parse out any other florals in the heart. I agree with Dr. Seid, that it is quite lovely.

Hasu-no-hana ends with patchouli and tonka. I've worn it all day today, and the base is now all cinnamon/clove/vanilla, which is how I usually perceive tonka.

Overall, it's a lovely soft chypre, quite elegant.
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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    8
One Of The Most Beautiful Scents I Have Encountered To Date...
Hasu-no-Hana is so well blended, individual notes are difficult to identify... It opens with an intoxicating mix of natural bergamot and slightly bitter orange before moving to its heart of what I believe to be a jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose combo, with slight patchouli and tonka bean support to sweeten things a tad further and iris adding a very minimal powdery quality. I know I am not doing the scent justice in that descriptor as it is truly a captivating combination of a number of well-blended notes, but the overall heart accord is not easy to describe, except in one word, "beautiful". The base is made up of the remnants of the heart notes with the tonka bean support growing in strength, coupling with a non-smokey vetiver and just the faintest trace of sandalwood. While I personally find this absolutely intoxicating on a lady, it is very unisex, IMO. Projection and longevity are both superb.

While Hasu-no-Hana is not the kind of scent I usually look for, I am definitely happy to have found it. It is one of those compositions that you just have to experience yourself to understand just how enticing it is. This, to me, is a "special occasion" kind of scent. It speaks class, beauty and sophistication to the extreme whenever I smell it. Hasu-no-Hana is expensive, and IMO deservingly so. 4.5 out of 5 stars, and highly recommended to all.

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