Masaki Matsushima has launched a new fragrance for women, Masaki/Masaki. The scent was developed by perfumer Jean Jacques:
She is an elegant young woman who lives on Park Avenue, shops on Fifth, strolls in Central Park and attends retrospectives at Manhattan's museums. She is simply chic and light pink is her favorite color.
Designer Masakï Matsushïma found inspiration for his new perfume in this distinguished upper class New York character. It is an unusually feminine approach, a transgression from his minimalist trans-gender style. The result is a classy and rich fragrance that, surprisingly, is easily recognizable as a creation of the Japanese trend setter.
Masaki Matsushima Masaki/Masaki features notes of litchi, Fuji apple, passion fruit, watermelon, sakura, angel face rose, magnolia, raspberry, patchouli, crystal musk and white cedar. It is available at Sephora in 40 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.
Other recent releases from Masaki Matsushima: Cherry
R, I was at Sephora yesterday, saw this, spritzed it, loved it (in a 'wouldn't mind this at all kinda way')…and then it turned into a synthetic mess. Gak. I wouldn't call it a 'rich' fragrance at all. It is, I'm afraid, a Fruity Floral (heh. You didn't see THAT coming, did you?). I didn't even know it was supposed to have a sakura note until you told me. Not that I have anything against fruity florals, I own plenty of them…but the Mat; scents have always turned on me for some reason. Why? I dunno…
Ad copy gets funnier all the time…and the specificity: “attends retrospectives at Manhattan museums.” Forget the Brooklyn Museum and permanent collections! Many of the 'upper class New Yorkers' I've met have holes in their socks, frayed cuffs and collars, unravelling sweaters full of dog and cat hair and shoes that were so worn they looked made of putty…this elegant young woman must be “nouveau” in the worst sense with her too-fresh Fifth Ave. attire! Note that even the ROSE Masaki has chosen for the perfume has a FRUITY fragrance. K
I did a quick test on a paper strip and was not moved to try on skin. I love the MM bottles, but so far none of them have really wowed me. The mat; series scents are fun, but not so fun as I'd expect from the price.
The ad copy is *hysterical*!! And please, Upper East Side ladies who lunch wouldn't be caught dead wearing a reasonably priced scent from Sephora anyway. The nice people at Hermes who decided to color the juice of Kelly Caleche pink ought to take a look at who they're now classed with.
Litchi, apple, passion fruit, watermelon…throw in some freesia and this is guaranteed to make me quite literally sick.
yep, you're right…
I'm a such a sucker for the bottles, though…
I would like to outlaw litchi & green apple from perfumery entirely — they are used to frequently for my comfort
I was just going to comment on that. I remember when the MOMA was in Queens because of the renovation. You show up at the 53rd st. address and get herded on a bus which drops you off at a most God-forsaken-looking empty corner with walls of graffiti and you walk a mile of concrete to get to a warehouse. I don't think our Manhattan-restrospective girl would go for that.
BTW – forgot: “simply chic and light pink is her favorite color” sounds like Hello Kitty.
LOL — yes it does!
Yes, please stop with the green apple already! This along with melon makes me very queasy.
Looks like they ripped off the bottle design from Prada.
Oh, so it does — very like Prada!
I thought this smelled pretty fruity, although, Sephora categorizes it as a “Mossy Woods.” Is that simply based on the notes?
I am fairly sure that all of Sephora's classifications come from Michael Edwards, and so would be based on an actual smell test by ME or someone working for him. But have to say it smelled pretty darned fruity to me too…
I very Like Masaki /Masaki , it is similar to DECLEOR tonic Body. Very summer and spring smell. S U P E R FEMINITY
I don't know the Decleor, but glad you like the Masaki.