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Yohji Essential (1998)
by Yohji Yamamoto

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Yohji Essential information

Year of Launch1998
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

People and companies

HouseYohji Yamamoto
PerfumerJean-Michel Duriez
PackagingEdith Touati
Parent CompanyIFD Group
Parent Company at launchJean Patou

About Yohji Essential

Yohji Essential is a feminine perfume by Yohji Yamamoto. The scent was launched in 1998 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez. The bottle was designed by Edith Touati

Yohji Essential fragrance notes

Reviews of Yohji Essential

Yohji Essential begins with a verdant burst of faintly sweet, but tart yellow flowers. Its rose facets are supportive, rather than defining. One could certainly characterize the overall entry as harsh or brash — it is fairly ammoniac/uric, and definitely animalic in that sense.

Thirty minutes in, Essential becomes less brash, or perhaps the wearer just becomes less aware of the volume. I wouldn't characterize this as overly complex, I sense some light herbal elements, and agree with the previous reviewer's assertion of a cumin edge. There is a fruited, malic quality underfoot as well.

It's nice, but this beast is not for my skin.

(Vintage bottle from launch release.)
05th July, 2017
Whoo boy! A powerhouse rosy chypre over musk with that hint of skank that speaks of cumin. As a lover of "big" fumes I really enjoy this but it's not especially memorable - nor for the faint of heart. Pretty good sillage but not much staying power.
20th November, 2009

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