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Perfumes The Guide 2018 (English Edition)

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We are proud to announce that 9 of our fragrances are listed in the 'Perfumes The Guide 2018' written by Luca Turin &Tania Sanchez and 5 among them (Hana Hiraku, hyouge(formerly Oribe) , Silk Iris, Sakura and Satori) are rated as 4 stars. Hana Hiraku is also ranked in the top 10 of New Accords.

 
Top Tens (and a Five)
New Accords
XI L'Heure Perdue Castaña 
Eau des Merveilles
Bleue Everlasting 
Korrigan 
Seine 
Amoureuse 
Tank Battle 
Tian Di 
Twilly
 
 
For the actual reviews of our fragrances, please see below;
Hana Hiraku (Satori) ★★★★ melon floral 
What a joy it is to be surprised by a completely novel top note! And there I was thinking that the Japanese only liked cute florals. Described as "creamy melon" on the Satori website, the top accord of this fragrance is more like papaya, with a definite overripe milky-sulfuraceous note that not everyone will want to find in a fragrance. As time proceeds, the fog clears first to a green-floral accord, then to an unexpected umami note (perfumer Satori Osawa mentions miso and soy sauce among the drydown materials). It occurs to me that this is technically a fruity floral, but the fruit are from another planet. Amazing stuff, unlike any other perfume out there. LT
Turin, Luca. Perfumes The Guide 2018 (Kindle No.2844-2850). 
 
Iris Silk (Satori) ★★★★ woody violets 
Not a million miles from Caron's Violette Précieuse (though less citrusy up top), and far better than the latter's 2006 iteration. Very nice work. LT
Turin, Luca. Perfumes The Guide 2018 (Kindle No.3072-3074). 
 
Hyouge/ formerly Oribe (Satori) ★★★★ green floral 
I've always wanted this and never knew it: the pure, unalloyed smell of a posh florist, the air buzzing with the mean-green gossip of flowers chosen only for their looks, the muted screams of cut stems oozing sap, and the creamy clamor of hyacinths and lilies. Many perfumers from Envy (Gucci, 1997) onwards have tried to do this nasty-flowers thing, notably Florabotanica (Balenciaga, 2012), but this one actually hits the spot. Good, stable green-tea drydown. Extraordinary work. LT
Turin, Luca. Perfumes The Guide 2018 (Kindle No.4148-4149). 
 
Sakura (Satori) ★★★★ minty fruity 
I naturally expected a sentimental cherry-blossom floral in the manner of Shiseido's Ever Bloom (2015), but that would be underestimating perfumer Satori Osawa. Instead, this is a lovely, transparent accord of perilla mint and a watery, quiet cherry fruit note against a smooth floral background. European perfumers guilty of garish fruity-florals would do well to study this one and repent. LT
Turin, Luca. Perfumes The Guide 2018 (Kindle No.4721-4725). 
 
Satori (Satori) ★★★★ woody oriental 
A beautifully judged, complex, quietly penumbral woody-spicy accord. A fragrance for the very strong, totally silent type. LT
Turin, Luca. Perfumes The Guide 2018 (Kindle No.4770-4772). 
 
 
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