Zen (2007) Eau de Parfum

Version from 2007
Zen (2007) (Eau de Parfum) by Shiseido / 資生堂
Bottle Design: Taisuke Kikuchi, Kaori Nagata
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Zen (2007) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Shiseido / 資生堂 for women and was released in 2007. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPineapple, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Peach, Blue rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesFreesia, Gardenia, Hyacinth, Lotus, Lily-of-the-valley, Red apple, Violet, Chinese rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Patchouli, Musk, Frankincense, Cedarwood, White musk, Marine notes

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (329 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (240 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (198 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (201 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 07.10.2019

Interesting Facts

ZEN won the 2008 Good Design Award in the categories Mobility and networks - Advertisement, publication and CSR by corporations.

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Paperlily

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Paperlily
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elegant relaxation
My first comment here after reading reviews and getting interested in perfume again. I bought this fragrance in D and the saleswoman asked me if I could get it through Parfumo because it was right at the bottom of the shelf.
The bottle
It's a bit unwieldy to spray but fits very well to the statement of the fragrance.
Shelf life
With me a spray and only strong, the day over and over again a pleasant breath. Sounds slow. 6-7 h
Sillage
Believe he wants to be there for the wearer and stays close rather than impose himself. How do you do?
Fragrance
It hardly changes, sorts itself after 15 minutes and stays cool, tart fruity so not necessarily flowery.
Nothing pushes itself into the foreground, is rather balanced and nevertheless interesting. I'm so happy to have discovered him here. ♡
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DonJuanDeCat

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Chill in perfection!
Hi there, noses! Here I am again and tell you today about a fragrance that has been around for several years and which should be well known by now: Zen from Shiseido.

Ah yes, Zen. Often heard, but never really checked, what Zen is, some of you might think. To be honest, Zen is indeed difficult to explain because Zen is said to have no purpose. There is no teaching in Zen, no knowledge, no secrets, ... it is somehow nothing, but it seems to be important for some people. Because Zen is basically the complete meditation in perfection. You focus on what you're doing, without wasting a thought on the past or upcoming events. So without digressing. So when you eat, you just eat and don't think about what you could do after eating. When you sleep, you simply sleep without letting your thoughts wander to countless other things or thinking of naked facts, while your hands may wander to lower body regions (uh, but let's leave that alone and don't go into any more detail, but I know you know exactly what I mean! Yes yes yes... :DD).

So Zen is the complete concentration on one thing in the here and now, without being distracted or distracted. You can learn to devote yourself totally to one thing and practice Zen everywhere. So Zen is omnipresent. It surrounds us, it flows through us and... uh... Zen is the power in Star Wars!!! :DD He he, it was clear that this is now coming :)

So, from Shiseido there is now a scent to it (meanwhile with several flankers). What could Zen smell like? I would guess there is something balanced, something with nature in it, something calm, gentle and fragrant, which inhales and intensifies the meditation instead of smelling something evil, where any concentration is interrupted because you want to run away horrified by a bad smell (like boiling milk, sultry flowers, coriander, cumin or sweaty perfumes... :D)...

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins with loosely scented fruits and flowers and comes across fresh. From the fruits you can smell citric notes like lemon and grapefruit, but also sweet fruits like apple and especially pineapple. Of the flowers, I would first guess freesia (as I smell them first), then loose and light hyacinths and fragrant, almost creamy lotus.
Gradually a nice and slightly powdery sweetness rises, which seems to come from different sources like lily of the valley, musk and above all amber. The citric notes fade away a little, but can still be smelt from the background for a little while from time to time.
Even later, the fragrance remains fruity and flowery, fragrant at all times, although very simple and not particularly spectacular, which it does not necessarily have to be, since it fulfils the main task of a perfume: It's just to smell good!

The Sillage and the shelf life:
Thematically to Zen the Sillage is quite suitable, I find, since the smell is no firecracker, but more discreetly for one smells for itself. Moreover, it gets weaker quite quickly, so that one would really have to stand here nearby to be able to smell the scent of one. Therefore the durability seems to be rather short. After four hours there is hardly anything left, and even a little later you actually smell nothing but indeterminable and slightly irrelevant flowers.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular and clear except for the front. The front, however, is almost opaque as it has been covered with a beautiful, slightly glittering golden layer. The large lid, which usually looks the same size as the bottle, also has a gold-plated side, while the remaining areas are clear. All in all, the bottle has clear lines, lies well in the hand and simply looks good.

So, that was the soothing meditation scent Zen. Of course, this is not a fragrance that should only be used for meditation, but the fragrance actually has a calming effect, is fragrant, beneficial and helps to make you feel happier or in a better mood on warm days when this fragrance works best.

It can be used every day, no matter if for leisure time, at work or university/school, for yoga (ho ho, as everyone is getting crazier and crazier about yoga at the moment, this scent will be sold out soon, when the girls hear that yoga goes better with it he he :D) or simply as described for meditation, whereby we have been chilling for a while now and some also say for it various... let's just say "incense" and inhale :DD

Either way, Zen is one of the most recommendable fragrances if you are looking for a light scent for yourself, as it is not intended for going out or influencing others due to its slightly inconspicuous (and anyway not strong) sillage. I only wish it had been slightly stronger and more durable, but well, you can spray it on again if necessary.

Well, then, that's it again. I wish you a nice evening and see you next time :)
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Sopfie207

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My personal haven of peace
A gift became a favorite fragrance. Whether in summer or winter: If you don't feel 100% comfortable or if everyday life is stressful again, 2-3 sprays of Zen are enough and everything is in balance again. The fragrance radiates prudence and harmony, is striking, but by no means intrusive. It convinces with natural, earthy scents. Never without it again
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Flore

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Flore
Flore
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Favorite Spring/Summer Fragrance
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.
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Lola82

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Lola82
Lola82
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Translucent
Intoxicating elegance in a bottle the notes are clean fresh ultra modern that reflects the chic and self assured young woman of the 21st century the notes as well as the smell are complex and this isn't your cliche run of the mill floral
fragrance are from that despite the simple
minimalistic design there are wonderful
complexities in one bottle.

A nice opening of musk that is deep and
woodsy mixes with sweet and not overwhelming note of pineapple and orange that is not cloying, the florals
in Zen are very light and don't stand out like the fruit notes but i notice
a bit of lily of the valley Hyacinth in
diluted form powdery lotus and sweet freesia, the drydown has a wet earthy
feel of patchouli after the night's rain
in the forest and finishes with a dry and mysterious note

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