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 available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPineapplePineapple
BergamotBergamot
GrapefruitGrapefruit
PeachPeach
Blue roseBlue rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesFreesiaFreesia
GardeniaGardenia
HyacinthHyacinth
LotusLotus
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Red appleRed apple
VioletViolet
Chinese rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
PatchouliPatchouli
MuskMusk
FrankincenseFrankincense
CedarwoodCedarwood
White muskWhite musk
Marine notesMarine notes

Ratings

Scent

7.9540 Ratings

Longevity

7.2442 Ratings

Sillage

6.6394 Ratings

Bottle

6.7404 Ratings

Value for money

8.2133 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 24.10.2021.

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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AnneSophie
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AnneSophie
AnneSophie
   10  
Perfection in a bottle
This fragrance could certainly also be described as "liquid happiness".
It is simple, round and perfectly balanced.

I bought this fragrance back in the day after getting the matching body lotion as a tester. Already the scent of the lotion immediately gave me a feeling of well-being.

I love this fragrance for every day. He is powdery, soft and creamy.
Thus simply a fragrance like freshly creamed.
My absolute all time favorite.

#creamy #pudrig #unobtrusive
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Anni2108
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Anni2108
Helpful Review    9  
Cheapie with Chanel potential
ZEN was (thanks in part to the Corona situation) my very first perfume blind buy last year.

I had seen him in the context of a review on YouTube, the fragrance was completely unknown to me until Dato. My interest was immediately aroused and I ordered him to me.

After I had the bottle and smelled the fragrance for the first time I was directly enchanted. He is fruity, fresh and elegant.
I perceive the pineapple quite strongly and find this note also makes ZEN somehow special.

For me, a perfume for spring and summer.

The bottle is unfortunately very globig and heavy and takes up a lot of space. This is my only point of criticism.

Since Shiseido ZEN is so affordable, it is an absolute re-buy candidate in my collection
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Greenfan1701
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Greenfan1701
Very helpful Review    11  
A Sunday scent
Do you know that? There are fragrances that you like right away, with others it takes a little longer. With ZEN it was love at first sniff with me. I knew immediately, this is a "Sunday scent". That's what I call them because my (much older) sister used to say that, she only "drizzled" on Sundays because she said you don't do that on a weekday! Tz tz tz.

Well, I don't agree, I wear it on Tuesday or Wednesday too etc..... But the term has stuck. :-)

This fine, delicate soft-floral but also woody smell that the perfume gives off. I find the beguiling and very sensual. A little freesia, lily of the valley and also a little violet, these 3 I recognize by now already, because they occur in many of my fragrances. And fine cedar wood, that also stands out a bit, everything else I do not perceive so or if, then rather unconsciously.

I think this fragrance fits young and old, it is unobtrusive, elegant and seductive. Can keep up at any time with the Chanel fragrances (you I also like)
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Magieodeur
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Magieodeur
Top Review    26  
Zen harmony in perfection
This is exactly how - and only how - I imagine the perfect, aesthetically and harmoniously designed garden depicted 1:1 in a scent.

ZEN takes me on a journey through this beautiful garden on the way to serenity and inner harmony. Exactly this feeling of well-being triggers the fragrance in me ;-)
He works equally calming, as well as energizing.

The fruity and floral notes are so wonderfully bedded on wood, incense and patchouli, simply delicious...

I love well composed patchouli scents, where patchouli comes in subtly to support floral components, rather than as a keute.

Amber and musk are also not predominant here (which I would also not like), but very skillfully used in the background, so that they round off the fragrance softly.

With the abundance of components in the fragrance pyramid, it is amazing that Zen does not slay you.
But just the opposite is the case. All notes unite to the perfect synergy.
Rarely have I experienced such a masterfully composed fragrance.

Simply magical...
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Liesa
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Liesa
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The wicked pineapple
Well, I correct times directly: rather smoky than wicked. In contrast to the previous speakers, I seem to perceive the incense stronger right at the beginning and also throughout the course of the fragrance. This may be due to the patchouli combination and is not a bad thing at first, because I like it quite a bit spicy. I would only never overspray him, because then it would be a little too Catholic for my taste.

I have now tested it more often and can say that it often develops differently on the skin and I find the scent progression very interesting. The woody, slightly smoky pineapple is dominant on cold days with me, on warmer days come more often the flowers and the slightly aquatic notes rather to the fore. I often find myself sniffing my wrist and already discovering a completely different note. The scent is unfathomable to me, but exudes a cool, green power. I find the name therefore very appropriate.
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GoldenSun
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GoldenSun
Very helpful Review    17  
Meditation at the waterfall in a tropical forest
The name "Zen" really sums it up.

I have rarely smelled a fragrance that has so many facets and that makes you feel like you are in another world right away.
When I first encountered this fragrance at Lafayette, it seemed kind of slightly powdery with some other note (which it is in definitely not). After sleeping on it for a few nights, I knew I needed this scent, it's kind of mysterious. A few subway stops later I had it in my hand and it smelled completely different again.... gOOD different.... EXTREMELY GOOD different. It's tangy and fresh but in an elegant way. It's fruity but with this bergamot in the head, this fruity combines totally harmoniously and smells very high quality and not artificial at all. AND what I find super exciting is this gold note that I detect. I don't know if gold even has a real perceptible scent of its own. At least, that's how I imagine the scent of gold.
When I close my eyes and sniff Zen, I see very clearly a rippling waterfall in a tropical, warm rainforest. All is right with the world. There is a certain harmony. The little birds chirp and gently call me to meditate. Zen is truly unique and beautiful. I wouldn't use too much of this or the scent will go in an exhausting direction but well dosed it is simply heavenly.

Noble, harmonious, meditative. That is Zen
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Nadiiine
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Nadiiine
Helpful Review    5  
Fruit & Flower Cocktail
Initially, I perceive many, colorful fruit components, like a fruit cocktail with a clearly prominent pineapple. For me, a nice freshness and effervescence. Quickly one recognizes very many floral notes, which are in the heart and combine with the fruit notes. It is difficult for me to discern which floral notes are behind them. The patchouli which is in the base combines all the components together, creating a rounded thing & the fragrance also experiences good longevity. The drydown makes it softer & more sophisticated, yet very suitable for everyday wear. This fragrance is perfect for spring & summer in my opinion. But even on a grey, gloomy day it will put you in a good mood and a smile on your face. Price-performance ratio is super here in my opinion! About the unsightly, quite globigen flacon you have to look away. I personally do not like it. On my environment, the fragrance is very pleasant, not too intrusive yet perceptible.
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Linthebottle
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Linthebottle
Helpful Review    11  
Simply wow
One smells quite clearly the freesia, so who does not like freesia, should not get the. I think it smells rather very spicy-floral-fresh. So refined and expensive, classy.
The name Zen fits it well. A down-to-earth, calming, addictive scent. I think this is really going to be my new favorite. As many scent components as it has, it smells so versatile, you have to keep sniffing it. Very spicy in the dry-down (but good spice). Have never smelled anything comparable
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DianaDuftet
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DianaDuftet
Very helpful Review    10  
ZEN - Z: citrus, E: noble and N: sophisticated all-rounder (development in this order)
Z: Zen starts in the prelude with me very citrusy with the pineapple in the top note, tickles a bit in the nose and acts with me rather like a foreign body on the skin. He does not merge with the wearer and seems to me at the beginning rather like a cheap fragrance. But that is still to change.

E: After about half an hour, it then turns into a much more noble fragrance, which could be the Wish Child of Chancel Chance Eau Tendre and Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. He now acts on my skin significantly higher quality than still at the beginning, with me, however, not yet 100% round.
Since Chanel Chance Eau Tendre was my signature fragrance in my early 20s, I have, however, something to it "sickened".

N: In the drydown, it then develops into a level all-rounder, which you can use for all situations in life. He has few rough edges for me, but is nothing special for me. It doesn't knock me off my feet: for better or worse. The woody notes do not come out strongly with me, he remains until the end rather fresh and elegant on my skin.

Conclusion: as a Cheapie with a very good price-performance ratio and as a fragrance twin to Chanel Chance, it is absolutely suitable. I can also understand it well if you wear it as a signature.
However, it makes more sense to me, on all fragrances that you rate with a 1-2 (to speak in school grades), despite super price-performance ratio rather to do without. Because with appropriate selection, you wear but only the fragrances that have for you personally a 1 with *. In this category he does not make it for me.
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Salva
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Salva
Top Review    45  
Smile and forget all your troubles
The smile is a window through which you can see if the heart is at home...
The smile is the sun, by which winter is driven out of the face of man...

People who can make you smile even though you may not feel like it are the ones who make life beautiful...
And fragrances that can make you smile even though you may not feel like it are the ones that open the door to your soul...
[...]

There are those scents that please you...
There are those scents that you like...
There are those scents that you like very much...
Then there are those that put a smile on your face...

You close your eyes, forget for a moment all your worries, problems or any other fears that each of us has, and start smiling...

This Shiseido Zen EdP, which I discovered some time ago through a YouTube video, then ordered a miniature right here, used it up quickly and then bought me a bottle, is such a fragrance that brings a smile to my face...

I still remember very well when my miniature arrived at my home, I opened the letter like a small child hectically and very quickly due to excitement and tension,
cut my finger (yes, even a guy in his mid-thirties gets that way sometimes), the bottling smelled at the spray head, and it was all about me...

When I spray it on, I get a great fresh and fruity/citric opening in my nose, one of delicious pineapple paired with bergamot and grapefruit.
This then flows quickly into this fantastically beautiful floral centre, which then forms the core character of the entire fragrance. A heart full of flowers. So clear, so natural, so fresh, so pure, so noble and so elegant that I can't help but close my eyes and dream... And smile...
It is rounded off in the base with earthy and woody-tart patchouli, which I perceive a little together with the fine-powdery musk, and these give the whole a deep sensuality. But the fresh and floral notes already outweigh this, I think.

Apart from the fragrance itself, I was also impressed and, to be honest, surprised by the durability. For a treasure of this kind it lasts - on my skin at least - quite long. I perceive it 7-8h, which I find simply outstanding. If you consider that fresh scents often don't have a long endurance, that's terrific. And when I perceive it myself in the first 3 hours outside by a gust of wind thanks to the proper silage, I feel so good, as if I was up in heaven, by the good Lord...

The Shiseido Zen EdP is mMn a fabulously beautiful, floral-fresh and slightly woody treasure, which has been released for the ladies, but those who have been reading my articles here regularly for a while already know that I don't care about this classification anyway.

I don't think it shows to advantage in the current season as well as in the warmer season, and at the moment I'm also wearing other fragrances. But in the evening I sneak to my collection, grab it, smell the spray head, close my eyes, and smile... And dream...

For your information: I do this regularly with all my scents, just by the way. Yes, I then stand in front of the shelves for a while and sometimes say to myself in a fine soliloquy manner: "Are you actually crazy, what are you doing? But I just can't help it...
And just like with the Shiseido Zen EdP I don't smile at any of my other bottles...

If my partner ever "catches me doing this," she always says, "Naaa, you got YOUR moment again, huh, dickhead?!" - "Yes angel, now just leave me alone!"

She then rolls her eyes in annoyance, shakes her head stunned, and smiles too...
(By the way: She doesn't share my passion... Luckily! Hehe...)
[...]
Conclusion:
With the Shiseido Zen EdP you get a very nice fresh, floral and sensual fragrance at a very reasonable price, which is very suitable (or more suitable) for the warmer season, but which can also be used as an "all-weather fragrance" without any problems.
It is one that you can also give as a gift to a loved one, for example, because - I believe - it would not go down well with anyone and is also quite affordable.
[...]

People look so much better when they smile...

All my life I had to fight, yet I smiled...
As long as you don't forget to smile, don't lose hope and believe in the good, everything will (mostly) be fine...

And how great is it, if even scents can bring a smile to your face, isn't it...?
[...]

Many thanks to all who have read so far and smiled with me!
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EmilyRoseEmilyRose 6 months ago
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9
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Fresh, vibrant and individual; a breath of fresh air in these suffocating times. An exciting start to my day without fail.
TaoEuringerTaoEuringer 6 months ago
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You will never mistake zen for another woman. Unique, carefree, refreshing...what I want to smell when everything goes wrong.

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