Category Archives: Shiseido

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Shiseido Eudermine

Shiseido Eudermine: Ceci n’est pas un parfum!

I don’t talk about cosmetics but the other day I was looking at my empty bottle of Eudermine and  I couldn’t resist showing it to you. Eudermine was released in 1893 and it marked Shiseido’s move from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics.

Shiseido Eudermine

Shiseido Eudermine: Ceci n’est pas un parfum!

I don’t talk about cosmetics but the other day I was looking at my empty bottle of Eudermine and  I couldn’t resist showing it to you. Eudermine was released in 1893 and it marked Shiseido’s move from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when