Haiku - Fleur de Sanshō 2017

Haiku - Fleur de Sanshō by Masakï Matsushïma
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Haiku - Fleur de Sanshō is a perfume by Masakï Matsushïma for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Panouge.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAngelica, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesSzechuan pepper blossom, Sichuan pepper, Orange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesWhite cedarwood, Maté

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (12 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (10 Ratings)

Sillage

6.1 (9 Ratings)

Bottle

6.6 (14 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 20.07.2020.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    13  
The sweet-fresh pepperflower mill
Fleur de Sansho means nothing other than Szechuan pepper blossom and is consequently also a component of this eau de parfum of the Haiku trilogy by Masaki Matsushima. Unfortunately, I have almost no personal experience with this flower and can't contribute anything to the theme of presence and authenticity.

And in spite of the pepper that is still listed, this creation as a whole does not come across as spicy or hot as one might fear or possibly hope. No, Fleur de Sansho is really a very floral fragrance with the additional pleasant aroma of angelica, citrus bergamot, fruity orange blossom and fresh woody cedar. All in all, this is very sweet and summery, sometimes a bit too feminine but still declarable as unisex.

There are no big developments, twists or surprises, the fragrance is too clear and well-behaved for that, but still with a conscience spark of sophistication. It is difficult to interpret whether this is the combination of Szechuan pepper blossom with Szechuan pepper. Nevertheless, Fleur de Sansho has its fine magic and convinces with poetic contours - reserved but still setting the tone and extremely likeable.

Two points are still quite interesting in the margin: on the one hand, there were always veils of scent that came through while wearing it, which partly reminded of Terre d'Hermès.
On the other hand, I have noticed that Fleur de Sansho from the Haiku trilogy is offered at 79 € for 80 ml, a little more expensive than the other two EdPs at 66 €.
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Scent
5
Longevity
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Sillage
6
Bottle
DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    9  
Aaaahh, mate... where are you?
Hmm, I haven't tried Masaki Matsushima fragrances that much so far, but the bottles of this brand always look very extravagant to me, but also very interesting, so that you usually only know with a single glance at such a bottle that it could probably be a Matsushima fragrance.

For me, it's also good to learn more about a brand to have a better opinion about it at some point. But I also want to be honest that to this smell above all the smell ... how should it be also times again differently ... the Mate lured me. Well, what else is there?

I don't have to explain for so long how much I like tea and things like that. But I was very disappointed by a mate drink the other day. At a meeting with one of "your kind" (i.e. with a nice perfume :D) I sat in a cafe and thought that I could try one of these Mate soft drinks. Because as I said, mate usually sounds great and the slightly milky greenish colour of the drink also attracted you. But what came out of it? An absolutely unsweet and extremely diluted drink that was really not worth the money! No wonder next time I'll order another cup of coffee.... *sigh* :D

But now for the scent!

The fragrance:
The fragrance starts off quite fresh with a citrus bergamot, and shortly afterwards you will notice sweet floral notes, where I guess angelica. The pepper provides for a small, spicy note and it is still a little weak at the beginning, but with that it is optimally dosed for my taste. It remains to be seen whether it will later become stronger and, above all, more pungent.
A little later, the fragrance still smells fresh, but still slightly spicy. The bergamot is now gradually replaced by oranges, which can be perceived better and better.
Soo, a little later the pepper fortunately still remains quite pleasant and the scent still has light, sweet scents, although it is now more difficult to assign these flowery sweet notes to Angelica.
Mate? Well,... it's easy to find, but to be honest I wouldn't have come across Mate immediately if I hadn't seen it in the fragrance pyramid before. I think that's a pity, because I actually like the smell of mate and hoped for more here.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is rather weak, so that you will smell the scent most yourself, so that it will be less noticeable to others.
Oh, the shelf life's not that high now. The fragrance lasts about four to six hours.

The bottle:
The bottle is narrow, high and rectangular. It has a pattern of small squares on the glass, which makes the bottle look nice. The lid is black and round, with one "side" appearing to have been cut off, which in turn appears to be one of the design features of the Matsushima bottles. It's nice, anyway.

Okaaay, the scent didn't really convince me, at least as far as the mate thing was concerned. But if you ignore it, the fragrance has become quite nice, but also quite unspectacular. It smells generally sweetish, slightly floral and a little spicy and seems to you like 1000 other fragrances, with which you can not do much wrong if you are looking for a (weakly radiating), simple summer fragrance. But you really should lower your expectations a little and not expect anything unusual. The fragrance is simply suitable as a simple, fresh daily fragrance on warm days, which can also be worn at work, for example, as it will not attract any negative or disturbing attention. But for the price there are even better scents.

Soo... yaaa, but as I said I expected more from the mate and was a little disappointed here, like the other day with this mate drink, which sounded pretty good "on paper" *sigh*

Well, maybe I should buy one of those Mate preparation sets... but I'm afraid that sometimes I could be a lazy sack and that after the first use the thing would lie in a corner and get dusty, argh! D

PS: Thanks to Blauemaus for the hint: I think I just confused Mate with Matcha regarding the preparation set! :D Whereby also Mate has such a great method of preparation!
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