Satori eau-de-parfum in a very exclusive and luxurious authentic Japanese porcelain perfume bottle: the Chatsubo.
Rhys, perfume blogger forThe Scent of Man, gives Satori a 9.75/10 rating:
"The rich undertones of frankincense and sandalwood fortifies the base notes of this unisex perfume, lingering closely to the skin while projecting a wave of cosiness and serenity. I love how Satori stays close to the skin, giving my friends an element of surprise when I embrace them. I humbly applaud the perfumer for incorporating various Japanese elements and techniques into creating this fragrance and making an effort revitalizing the use of fragrant wood in today’s context once again. Rating: 9.75/10."
About the Chatsubo
This Chatsubo is decorated with Cherry Blossom (Sakura). Cherry blossom, or Sakura, is Japan's symbolic national flower, which symbolises Spring, new beginnings and happiness. Spring is celebrated in Japan by various Sakura festivals from April - May.
Tea was very costly in the 17th Century and was therefore kept safe and secure in special vessels. Once a year these vessels were carried from Kyoto to Edo in a special procession in order to serve tea to the generals of the Tokugawa Family. Satori's porcelain Chatsubo was inspired by this tradition and decorated with the typical Japanese cherry blossom.
The knots (Kumihimo in Japanese) are a form of traditional Japanese art. Each knot has it's own special meaning, and the ones on the front of the chatsubo are called âShin (formal) and the ones on the left are called âSohâ (informal)
Every Chatsubo comes in a special wooden box made of Paulownia wood, as has been the tradition for over 2000 years. Each box has been decorated by hand and contains soft cotton cloth dyed in kurkuma, to protect the procelain Chatsubo.
Finally, the box is sealed by a Sanadahimo, a traditional Japanese samurai ribbon, used for special ceremonies and occasions to protect valuable objects.
Satori Osawa is an independent perfumer from Japan. She was born in Tokio where she studied Fragrance Design and Perfumery taught by master perfumer Kenji Maruyama. In 2000 she started her own exclusive and very special brand “Parfum Satori”.
The team of the Perfume Lounge is proud and grateful to be the first in Europe to show and offer the delicate creations of Satori Osawa. Satori creates original perfumes from an authentic oriental perspective; the delicate eau-de-parfums are praised all-over and are recognizable in their authentic Japanese style and characteristics.
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