Miya Shinma Sakura features notes of cherry blossom, white rose, rose, peony, cassis, lemon, cedar, and white musk.
Sakura starts with cherry blossom, and lots of sparkling citrus — lemon, and possibly grapefruit or yuzu. It quickly fades to a very sweet and fruity rose scent, rather like rose jam with hints of berries and musk. It is pretty but I don't find it particularly interesting.
I am very fond of Sakura tea, which is usually made by scenting Japanese sencha green tea with cherry blossoms. I was rather hoping this would capture that ethereal, spring-like scent, but it smells more like candy than cherry blossoms to me. Since Fragonard Cerisier en Fleurs did not work for me either, I would love to hear about any other cherry blossom fragrances worth trying. Has anyone tried any of the cherry blossom scents Guerlain has been producing for the Japanese market? Please comment!
Miya Shinma Sakura is available in 10 and 50 ml Eau de Parfum. The lasting power is good. For buying information, see the listing for Miya Shinma under Perfume Houses.