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 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 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 :)