Shiseido Zen | Josephine Catapano, 1964

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Shiseido Zen

Josephine Catapano created just four perfumes during her career. She followed up 1953’s Youth Dew for Estée Lauder with Zen for Shiseido in 1964. Zen is described by Luca Turin as “a perfect woody rose”. It wears deceptively elegant, like a fresh-faced, no-make-up look that you know requires a full palette and very deft touch to achieve. A supremely affable blend of plum, roses and wood. Impossible not to love.

Shiseido Zen photographed against Japanese Chiyogami paper

Shiseido Zen photographed against Japanese Chiyogami paper

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