Shiseido perfumes and colognes


Country: Japan
Main activity: Cosmetics
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Parent company: Shiseido

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Shisseido is a Japanese cosmetics and hair-care company founded in 1872. Although the company is Japanese, its name is derived from a passage in the classic Chinese text I Ching. A translation of the name reads, "Praise the virtues of the great Earth, which nurtures new life and brings forth new values."

Arinobu Fukuhara, a former Head Pharmacist for the Japanese Navy, founded Apothecary Shiseido in 1872. After a visit to the United States, he added a soda fountain to the pharmacy. This was the beginning of the "East meets West" concept which would serve the future cosmetics giant so well.

Arinobu's son Shinzo was the Shiseido company's first president. Shinzo studied Eastern medicine at a Japanese university, then traveled to America to study pharmacology at Columbia. A world traveler and a camera buff, he traveled to Paris in 1915, where he first encountered photography as an art, according to the Western aesthetic. Shinzo would go on to become a celebrated photographer, and his unique background, incorporating both Eastern and Western traditions, helped move Shiseido from its origins as an apothecary to the cosmetics corporation it has become today.

Shiseido was the first company to develop a softening lotion in the liquid form with which we are familiar today. Shiseido also introduced the concept of color cosmetics to Japan with its seven colors of face powder, which revolutionized the industry at a time when white face powder was the norm in Japan. By 1923, the original shop had expanded to multiple outlets, and it became a publicly-held stock company in 1927.

The company's original expansion began in Taiwan and Singapore in 1957. It crossed the pond to Hawaii in 1962, which provided entrance into the American market and led to the formation of Shiseido Cosmetics America. European expansion began in 1968, followed by New Zealand opening up Oceania in 1971.

Today, Shiseido offers products under approximately 18 different brands throughout the world. Among them are the Shiseido skin care line, NARS cosmetics, Joico hair care products, and perfumes produced under the Shiseido label, through division Beaute Prestige International and under the Serge Lutens label.

Zen was the first fragrance offered by Shiseido. The company produces it today in two formulas: the original Zen, featuring the packaging from 1965 and a similar formula, and a new version of Zen introduced in 2007. A men's Zen was introduced in 2009. Shiseido's former employee, Serge Lutens, a make-up artist and designer for the company, introduced classics Nombre Noir and Feminite du Bois under the Shiseido names. Serge Lutens is now an independent line producing fragrances under the Shiseido umbrella. Shiseido's Beaute Prestige International division produces fragrances for a number of prominent designers such as Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez.

Designer Shiseido has 45 perfumes in our fragrance base. Shiseido is an old perfume house. The earliest edition was created in 1954 and the newest is from 2016. Shiseido fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Dominique Preyssas, Claudette Belnavis, Pierre Bourdon, Christopher Sheldrake, Serge Lutens, Jean-Yves Leroy, Jacques Cavallier, Aurelien Guichard, Nathalie Lorson, Michel Almairac and Francoise Caron.

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perfume Angelique Angelique
1991 for women

perfume Auslese Auslese
1978 for men

perfume Basala Basala
1993 for men

perfume Bravas Bravas
1993 for women and men

perfume Chant Du Coeur Chant Du Coeur
1993 for women

perfume Dignita Dignita
1998 for women

perfume Energizing Fragrance Energizing Fragrance
1999 for women

perfume Feminite du Bois Feminite du Bois
1992 for women

perfume Ginza Ginza
1975 for women

perfume Inoui Inoui
1976 for women

perfume Koto Koto
1967 for women

perfume Memoire Memoire
1982 for women

perfume Murasaki Murasaki
1980 for women

perfume Myth of Saso Myth of Saso
From decade: 1980 for women

perfume Nombre Noir Nombre Noir
1982 for women

perfume Relaxing Fragrance Relaxing Fragrance
1997 for women

perfume Rosarium Rosarium
for women

perfume Rose Royale Rose Royale
2006 for women

perfume Saso Saso
1987 for women

perfume Tactics Tactics
1978 for men

perfume Vocalise Vocalise
1997 for women

perfume We're We're
1994 for women

perfume We're for Men We're for Men
1996 for men

perfume White Rose Natural White Rose Natural
1954 for women

Cle de Peau Beaute

perfume Rose Synactif Rose Synactif
2013 for women

Ever Bloom

perfume Ever Bloom Ever Bloom
2015 for women

Zen

perfume Zen Zen
2000 for women

perfume Zen Zen
2007 for women

perfume Zen Concentrated Zen Concentrated
2009 for women

perfume Zen Eau de Parfum Zen Eau de Parfum
2010 for women

perfume Zen for Men Zen for Men
2009 for men

perfume Zen for Men Sun Zen for Men Sun
2013 for men

perfume Zen Gold Zen Gold
2008 for women

perfume Zen Gold Elixir Zen Gold Elixir
2013 for women

perfume Zen Moon Essence Zen Moon Essence
2014 for women

perfume Zen Original Zen Original
1964 for women

perfume Zen Secret Bloom Zen Secret Bloom
2012 for women

perfume Zen Summer Zen Summer
2009 for women

perfume Zen Sun Zen Sun
2013 for women

perfume Zen Sun 2014 Zen Sun 2014
2014 for women

perfume Zen Sun for Men 2014 Zen Sun for Men 2014
2014 for men

perfume Zen White Heat Edition Zen White Heat Edition
2011 for women

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