Hasu-no-Hana 蓮の花 by Grossmith

Hasu-no-Hana ( 蓮の花 ) is a beautiful poetic ode to the Japanese lotus flower. First created in 1888 it was a pioneering and definitive scent of its time. It is still in production. Hasu-no-Hana’s aesthetics originate from the era when European people became fascinated with Japan back at the turn of the 20th century.

 

Hasu-no-Hana 蓮の花 by Grossmith

Revitalised using the original formula, Hasu-no-Hana is an exquisite floral oriental chypre.
With a spicy citrus opening of bergamot and bright bitter orange Hasu-no-Hana develops around a powdery yet radiant heart of rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang and iris finishing on a sweet and dry woody base.

Top: Bergamot, Bigarade orange
Heart: Iris, Rose. Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang
Base: Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Tonka bean

Hasu-no-Hana is so well blended, individual notes are difficult to identify… It opens with an intoxicating mix of natural bergamot and slightly bitter orange before moving to its heart of jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose combo, with slight patchouli and tonka bean support to sweeten things a tad further and iris adding a very minimal powdery quality. I know I am not doing the scent justice in that descriptor as it is truly a captivating combination of a number of well-blended notes, but the overall heart accord is not easy to describe, except in one word, ‘beautiful’. The base is made up of the remnants of the heart notes with the tonka bean support growing in strength, coupling with a non-smokey vetiver and just the faintest trace of sandalwood.

While I personally find this absolutely intoxicating on a lady, it is very unisex. Created for women, it turned out to be a wonderful unisex fragrance. Projection and longevity are both superb, its above-average.

 

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While Hasu-no-Hana is not the kind of scent I usually look for, I am definitely happy to have found it. It is one of those compositions that you just have to experience yourself to understand just how enticing it is. This, to me, is a ‘special occasion’ kind of scent. It speaks class, beauty and sophistication to the extreme whenever I smell it. Hasu-no-Hana is unique, expensive, and highly recommended to all.

 

 

 

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