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Zen for Men by Shiseido – 3.3 oz. EDT Spray Review

Zen is one the most creatively manufactured fragrances from Shiseido. The original version or invention of Zen was made back in the 1960s and attired in a simplistic black bottle. However, another version came out in 2000 in a translucent white bottle signed by Nathalie Lorson, which was too replaced by another version that was produced in 2007 attired in yellow, classic bottle. And now this too has been replaced by the best of all versions. A new version that depicts masculinity through its attire that came out in 2009. New fragrances Zen for Men and Zen for Men Sun came out in 2013 that reflects a sensation of solar energy.


Shiseido Company Limited is one of the greatest and supreme hair care and cosmetic companies in the world and also one of the oldest. It has been manufacturing qualitative products since its establishment in 1872. Main reasons behind its immense success and the preference of its products over others are that it’s the largest cosmetic company in Japan and the fourth largest in the entire world. Shiseido has been the inventor of some very creative and brilliant skincare products as it was the first to introduce the softening lotion, the rainbow face powder, and it was also the first company to manufacture Sodium hyalunorate from non-animal origin sources when none other was able to do so.

Zen for Men by Shiseido

Zen for Men was introduced in the market after 2 years of introduction of its feminine counterpart, advertised with the slogan “the dynamic fragrance you share with all living beings”. The scent is subtle, yet vaguely intriguing and might be preferred by someone who prefers a minimalistic lifestyle and fashion sense. This image is probably achieved through the visualization of the perfume bottle that has a flawless cut that simulates a very luxurious looking cube and is manufactured from exquisite metallic form of glass. The top notes of Zen for Men begin with distinctive mixture of fruitiness that involves kinkan –  Japanese candied kumquats, nashi pear from Asia, and bergamot. As the scent advances towards the mid notes of fragrance a sensational aroma of violet is acknowledged that involves nutmeg and rhododendron. The main characteristic of the fragrance is the addition of some stress relieving elements that are used in aromatherapy.

Other details of Zen for Men Fragrance

  • Available in: 50 and 100 ml EDT spray
  • Olfactory group: woody aromatic
  • Introduced in 2009
  • Recommended wear: day
  • Lasting power (6-10 hours)

Customer Feedback

Ratings and reviews over Zen for Men are quite high, as customers are immensely fond of the classic, exceptional appeal of the perfume bottle which adds to its sensational scent.

My Verdict

The scent is simply outstanding and the addition of spicy nutmeg and musk is simply incredible and the attire of the perfume bottle is such a phenomenal design. The Zen for Men EDT Spray is available on sale over at Amazon.com.

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