Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Shiseido Relaxing Fragrance

Shiseido Relaxing Fragrance is a simple and casual scent, although the blend itself is more complex than it seems. A well-rounded mix of rose, white florals, green notes and a hint of fresh cucumber, it's as fresh as newly washed linens. It has a somewhat musky sandalwood base, so the sillage carries pretty far, making it more suitable for weekends and casualwear than for the office. However, if worn lightly (maybe one spritz or less), you might be able to get away with it in a spacious office setting. For comparison, it carries a sillage as wooded and musky as Carolina Herrera 212 which came out in the same year during the minimalist, New Age-inspired '90s.

Jan Moran for Perfumemart categorizes it as:
Shiseido Relaxing Fragrance (1997 Floral - Fresh)

I found this list of notes on Makeupalley.com where this scent has a high user rating:
Notes: cucumber, bamboo, and galbanum, herbal blend of gardenia, ginseng, artemisia, and peony, enhanced by a rich, calming note of tea rose with sandalwood, moss, and tonka bean

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