Perfumer Sarah McCartney says of this fragrance:
The one thing that makes it stand out (IMHO) is the raspberry leaf absolute, a deep, sticky green material which is very hard to work with and pretty expensive. You don't get it in 99% of fruity florals - raspberry in perfume is usually a creation, a good one but somehow it doesn't feel the same. This natural material settles down to a beautifully jammy fruit jelly raspberry scent in Urura's Tokyo Cafe at about the same time that the tolu balsam and aopoponax start to take you by the hand and lead you to a lovely place.
At the top I put mandarin and grapefruits because I find them so hard to leave out. I love my citrus fruits. You'll probably get the violets and rose too, with rose geranium (a geranium that smells half way between the two flowers).
Oddly enough I didn't know this when I named it by my friend Urura told me that her names means the breeze through spring blossoms, which is exactly what Jo Fairley said it smelled like to her. I love it when that happens.
There are 4 reviews of Tokyo Spring Blossom / Urura's Tokyo Cafe.
This is just gorgeous. It's pretty, uplifting and makes me think of spring. And not just because it is described that way on the site. :-)
I put it on, breathed in and felt that sense of hope and optimism spring can bring. It doesn't shout, it whispers, and it makes you want to lean in to hear what it's telling you.
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