Neil Morris Takashimaya Perfume - Exclusive Look 10 lbs ThinnerPerhaps it was being inside of one of my favorite (and one the most amazing department stores in the world), Takashimaya, or being in the presence of the one and only Neil Morris himself when I first smelled this, but I was positively bowled over with how amazing his latest creation is.

This scent started out SO bright and fresh and clean, with the Mandarin and Bergamot the most prominent notes on me. It then enveloped me to the point that it made me feel completely uplifted and happy! Next the sweeter, softer more velvety notes like Jasmin Tea, Plum Blossom and Cherry Blossom came up on my skin, which didn't diminish the first set of notes (this is a very common thread in all of his fragrances - they shift and change but one layer of notes does not necessarily "push to the side" new ones).

The final composition of the scent really brought out the woody Orris and Oud notes on my skin which were warm, sweet and very sophisticated. This is a scent for a women who is sure of herself, loves something different and can appreciate the story that Neil is telling with this creation.

Because this a streamlined "lighter" scent, on drier skin like mine, I did need an extra spritz or two throughout the day to continue the staying power, but on more oily skins this will certainly last longer.

Neil decided to keep his traditional, classic bottle for this fragrance, and it goes a long way to this working for men/women, as all of his fragrances are designed for.

It's no secret that Neil Morris is one of our favorite perfumers, and several of his scents are even in my official "Top 10". Now I will have to make room for an 11th :)

Neil Morris for Takashimaya New York is no longer available at Takashimaya since it's closing.

For more information and to view his other fragrances from the Neil Morris Collection, please visit

Fragrance Notes:
Top:Black Currant, Mandarin, Bergamot, Aldehydes
Heart: Plum Blossom, Jasmine Tea, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Bamboo, Dossinia Orchid, Narcissus.
Base: Cedar, Oak, Tonka, Orris, Oud Complexion Perfection

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