Zen is the first Shiseido’s perfume released at the world market. It was created in 1964 in a black bottle with a floral pattern. This is an intensive floral scent, with hyacinth, orange blossom, jasmine, mimose, daffodil, violet and woody-musky base, which is not produced anymore. A newer, modern version was launched in 2000 and the creator is Nathalie Lorson. This version is lighter, more pellucid, with a general resemblance with the original. The bottle of the second Zen is white. The third version of Zen was created in 2007 by Michel Almairac of Robertet.
Top notes: bergamot, galbanum and orange blossom. Heart: jasmine, rose, violet, narcissus, hyacinth, carnation, orris root and mimosas. Base: sandalwood, cedar, oak moss, amber and musk.