Still and silent as if guided by mindfulness, Zazen is a fragrance of tranquility, a welcome pilgrimage toward calm and contentment. Effusing softly like the gentle sound of bamboo flutes, Zazen’s accords meld seamlessly, quieting the mind and positing a moment of profound clarity.
From its heady top of saffron, Zazen imbues an earthy warmth as it mingles with subtle tartness of mandarin and apple. The scent’s heart is a silent explosion of rice, green violet, and orange blossom which immediately captures the wearer, delivering a sense of stillness and serenity. At its base, musk, tonka, and amber conjures a seductive skin-like smoothness.
Top: Saffron, Apple, Mandarin
Middle: Orange Blossom, Green Violet, Rice accord
Base: Musk, Tonka Bean, Amber
HOW IT WEARS
Zazen opens with crisp, green apple and juicy mandarin, tempered by the warm spice of saffron, which assists a smooth transtion into the heart notes. In the heart, we get the sweetness of orange blossom and the earthiness of green violet, but what is most extraordinary about this fragrance is the creamy rice accord, which is prominent all the way to the dry down, where it mingles with musk and tonka bean. Like all Robert Piguet scents, Zazen has incredible longevity, and will last 8-10 hours on the skin.
Zazen is absolutely what it purports to be – calming, tranquil and easygoing. We love the rice accord – it reminds us of L’Artisan’s Le Chant du Camargue – it’s airy, creamy, and almost powdery but not quite. The addition of the green notes of the apple and violet add a blissful freshness that reminds you of being in nature, while the warmer notes ground and envelop you. Zazen is the scent of looking out onto a vivid green rice paddy, watching birds soar by, as a warm breeze blows through your hair and calms you to your core.
ABOUT THE BRAND
An iconic French perfume line that changed the world of perfumery. Beginning his career in the world of haute couture, Piguet taught many of the greats under his legendary fashion house, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain and Marc Bohan to name a few. While Piguet’s impact on fashion is indisputable, it is his legacy in the world of perfume that has made Robert Piguet legendary; known for his ability to create the most elegant of fragrances with the most legendary perfumers of his generation.
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