Note de Yuzu contains the energy and zest of Japanese yuzu layered over aquatic, marine notes. A satisfying immediacy characterizes this fruity fresh scent, which gradually and gratifyingly softens to a sensual saltiness on the skin. Reminiscent of a traditional Japanese yuzu bath and created for Maison Kitsuné in collaboration with Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaëc, this perfume is a multicultural blend of English, French and Japanese notes.
Yuzu bursts forth, a blast of bittersweet irresistibility it is impossible to refuse: if someone was drawing anyone at Twisted Lily a bath that smelled as good as this scent, we’d come running. Indeed yuzu, already magical in it’s own right, seems buoyed by steam and so it’s effect on skin is cloudlike, as if we’re emerging after the most luxurious soak, our skin laced with the scent of the biting spice and sweetness of this citrus. Mandarin is neon positivity, the glow we sport after such a sensually cleansing ritual. As we re enter the cool, out-of-tub air, happily free from thought, little beads of sweat spring up on our upper lip (sea salt) and the smell of our body, drying in concert with yuzu’s precise, energizing music evokes a deeper, delicious, slightly animal verdancy (vetiver) as if we’ve grown another inch–a plant well watered will only wander upwards. White musk is the downy softness of our refreshed body.
Totally and utterly irresistible, Note de Yuzu seduces even those wary of clean, citrus-based scents, its eponymous fruit is so spicily multifaceted that it defies dislike. If you crave the sense of rebirth that (usually) only a hot bath, steaming shower or skinny dip in a stream can quench, Note de Yuzu is the bottled answer to your prayers.