Zen Cologne by Shiseido, Zen is a menÕs cologne that has floral, fresh spicy, fruity, powdery, sweet, and citrus main accords. Announced in 2009, this scent has moderate to long-lasting longevity and moderate sillage, making it ideal for spring and summer day wear. The fruity top notes are bergamot, pear, and orange while the middle notes are nutmeg, violet, and rhododendron. Base notes of musk, patchouli, and leather conclude this concoction.
Shiseido is one of the worldÕs oldest cosmetics companies. Founded by Japanese pharmacist Arinobu Fukuhara in 1972, the brand combined elements of the East with the West, down to a soda fountain, which evolved into a restaurant that brought ice cream to Japan. It introduced color cosmetics at a time when white face powder was the standard and launched its first fragrance in 1917. Based in Tokyo, Japan, the company began international expansion in the late 1950s and is now the parent company of at least 18 brands, including Nars, Bare Escentuals, and Serge Lutens.