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Meg here! I don’t know where Vexy is off to! Sometimes it is hard trying to figure out who is writing what when but I had Shiseido send some of their newly revamped Zen off to Vexy and one for a give-away. I had to open the give-away to write this review but know that we have 1 more on the way and YOU CAN WIN IT!! Please just let me know your best fragrance story and the bottle is yours!

Shiseido launched its third incarnation of its Zen fragrance (prior versions were launched in 1964 and 2000). The new fragrance was developed by perfumer Michel Almairac, and is described as a “fresh, floral woody scent” with notes of grapefruit, bergamot, peach, pineapple, blue rose, freesia, gardenia, red apple, violet, lily of the valley, hyacinth, rose, lotus flower, patchouli, cedar, musk, white musk, amber, incense and marine plant.

The “blue rose” springs from the marriage of a rose and violet, according to Almairac, who explained, “It has a very particular odor — a lemony note.

The bottle, by Taisuke Kikuchi, was inspired by a Japanese tearoom. It looks amazing in my Mae West inspired bedroom. All glass and square, picture Art Deco meets todays minimalist modern.

It’s nothing like the previous formula so if you’re a big fan of that that then beware. It’s a completely new scent that I am a fan of. Because I wasn’t sure if men would like it (Megken is brutal on his scent tastes) I did the unthinkable. I woke up Megken at midnight, out of a sound sleep because I needed his review on this. I had to make sure I wasn’t the only one that thought wearing this was super sexy.

I took out the gorgeous bottle, he said “Oh, yeah, that is really nice looking.”  PACKAGING-A

: Ken, wake-up, sorry but smell this. Do you like it? Does it smell good (I put my wrist under his nose) I need to know for the review. It’s OK, if you hate it. Just tell me so I can go write it.

Ken: He inhales my wrist and says “If you had to wake me up then this is a good way to do it-It smells so good-like a light and happy fun girl would smell.” He sniffs again and says “That’s really nice, I would want to sleep next to a girl that was wearing this, it’s turning me on. It’s so sexy. MMMh, Yum.”

I’ll take that as market research endorsement. Megken is picky and he came alive from a sound sleep to help me out. He also got “The Look” and wanted to know how long this post would take to write before I came back to bed. How Zen is that?

If you’re looking for a great summer seductive scent then Zen seems to be the state you need to be in!

Ladies, we reward our reviewers! People REALLY do win so get to typing and get this beauty mailed to you!!

Anyone want to share for a chance to smell soo good you can wake an exhausted man out of sleep to want to make you reach your ZEN?


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