Tokyo Bloom, The Different Company
The Different Company's Tokyo Bloom Eau de Toilette, one of the incomparably lovely entries in their L'Esprit Collection, is yet another stunner from this prolific French perfumery. Launched in 2012, this is a marvelously fresh and green and sparkling fragrance; we'd even go so far as to say it qualifies as a "nose-tickler".
Emilie Coppermann's tribute to Japan's fifth season conjures the tenderness of spring rain on a spring-blooming garden. The raspy fruitiness of blackcurrant bud, the slightly anisic basil and an unusual, milky dandelion sap accord shower different splashes of green in the top notes. The heart yields another type of moistness with cyclamen; star jasmine, which is spicier than real jasmine, adds its sensuous flesh to the delicate blend, carried by a gentle cloud of musk.
A winsome and wistful scent with a sensuous undercurrent, and a poetic tribute to the fleeting beauty of the "floating world" captured in classic Japanese woodcuts.
The particulars: Galbanum, basil leaves, dandelion accord, blackcurrant bud, star jasmine, cyclamen, guaiac wood, musk, amber