So, how did cozywave interpret the fragrance of Tsugaru Shizuo?
Title: Tsugaru Shizuo ~Aroma Fragrance~ 津軽
Price: 5000 Yen
Available from Animate Japan and Movic Japan.
Fragrance stream: 香りの流れ
Top note トップノート： Aqua, leaf green アクア・リーフグリーン
Middle note ミドルノート： White flower bouquet ホワイトフラワーブーケ
Last note ラストノート： Woody animal ウッディーアニマル
Description: Top is aqua, leaf, ginger, citrus fruit, image of the sea of Tsugaru (Western region of Aomori Prefecture)
Middle is magnolia, lily of the valley, jasmine, iris’s bewitching scent. As well as creating an image of beautiful kimono.
Last is musk, amber, woody, the image of a strong and tough man.
トップのアクア、葉、ジンジャー、シトラスが津軽の海をイメージしている, ミドルのマグノリア、すずらん、ジャスミン、アイリスの妖艶な香りが, 和服の美しさをかもし出している, ラストのムスク、アンバー、ウッディーは強靭なオトコをイメージさせる
Although the description is so fabulously masculine, to me, the scent actually smells EXACTLY like that of a chubby and happy baby who is fresh out of his bath lol. But I have to make a disclaimer though… cos my sense of smell is not very sensitive and I’m not good at discerning scents.
Front and back of the lovely box. It is about 15.5 cm height by 5.5 cm width.
Product information. Eau de Toilette. That explains why the scent is so light I could hardly smell it unless I sprayed more of it ^^;; Erm yea… I have a rather bad nose.
Side view. High-quality, glossy print.
Side view of the back and opening.
The perfume bottle is about 13 cm tall.
Simple and clean design.
Common spray nozzle. I mean what are we expecting right ^^;;
The freebie towel.
Polyester 80%, nylon 20%, washing instructions, etc.
The towel is 20cm x 20cm. It has a very smooth texture and nice sheen but maybe because of it, the illustration printed on the material is not very sharp. If you look closely, it looks like the material couldn’t hold onto the colour well. But it looks fine in general though.
Sample scent cards of Psychedelic IZAYA and SHIZUO ~Aroma Fragrance~
Unfortunately, by the time they reached me, the scents are hardly discernable. (T-T) I took very deep sniffs and I can only say that Psychedelic Izaya and Shizuo scents are probably quite fresh and nice too.
So is the perfume worth the 5,000 Yen+++ price tag? Hmm… to be honest, it is a relatively nondescript scent. “Baby fresh out of bath” as I’ve said at the beginning of this post lol~ Unless you have extra money lying around, I wouldn’t really recommend it for the price ^^;; Then again, I’m not a perfume expert… so I can’t suggest a similar scent in the market that you can compare it with. It would have been nice if we can sample it before buying. Oh… I’ll definitely be using it since it is quite pleasant.
Anyway, I’ve turned into a sucker for Shizuo Tsugaru version., I’m quite tempted by these upcoming goods that feature him :-\ I’ll hold off ordering them for now tho. That Morimori voice clock has definitely done a great job at depleting my bank account OTL;;