The idea of 'Dry Oriental' was born inside me here in Japan, and developed into one fragrance type through four seasons.
Dry Oriental is Japanese Oriental. It's dry but not as smooth as desert sand, and warm
like leaf mold. It must smell nicely around your neck and keep you warm on a cold wintery day.
On my way back from a stroll in Shinjuku Gyoen, I remembered drawing a sketch of Magnolia flowers long time ago.
I found it on my creation book. I drew it more than 20 years ago. I found a short formula
written on the right page and I could see the letters saying "magnolia" on the bottom.
It was a simple base note of white florals with 10 ingredients or so.
I felt a little nostalgic.
It's been a year since I started working on the creation of HANAHIRAKU.
I think I have reached at a certain point. Even though it's not easy to tell, I felt my creation was finally completed.
If the autumn is the season of harvest, it is time to collect seeds ( "joy") in my drawers,
and hatch some eggs ("base note" ) on a tray. It's time I restart to foster "new fragrance".
Winter is approaching. (this is a story written in autumn 2016)