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    Default Shiseido's Basala: how to describe it?

    This fragrance is fantastic. But for me it's so hard to describe! Is this one a so-called "woody oriental"...or something else?

    It smells sorta woodsy, but with other strange ingredients mixed in.


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    Default Re: Shiseido's Basara: how to describe it?

    Tongues of fire licking a totem of utter manhood.

    It is everything you mentioned plus Japanese incense and handful of other elements. So masculine and so elegant at that. It's spicy a lil with a bit of soapiness in its intro. It's dark yet uplifting. Quite sensuous like the vaginal symbol on the packaging.

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    Default Re: Shiseido's Basara: how to describe it?

    It is fantastic. It is one of my all-time favorites. I agree that it is very hard to describe. Keep an eye out for the aftershave balm as it works very well with the edt.

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    Default Re: Shiseido's Basala: how to describe it?

    I found this description on the Fragrances Of The World website...




    "A crisp, spicy chypre fragrance for men. The spirit is bold and forthright, but precisely balanced: a fresh, active aromatic and citrus top note, a dry spicy middle note, and a calm, yet sensual base note."

    It also says that Basala is in the "mossy woods" fragrance family.





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    Default Re: Shiseido's Basala: how to describe it?

    To me Shiseido Basala smells like a cooled-down, spiced-up version of Calvin Klein's Obsession. Very nice, but a bit too herbal for me.

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    Default Re: Shiseido's Basala: how to describe it?

    Where L'Artisan Passage d'enfer reminds so many of church, for me, Basala conjurs up the Shinto equivalent. The polished wood of an waxed ancient tansu. The green froth of whipped tea in a a raku bowl. The barely audible whisper of a silk kimono. The incense smoke from a small hibatichi wafting through the cracks of the sliding paper screens. The sap of a Japanese black pine.

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    Default Re: Shiseido's Basala: how to describe it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Griff
    Where L'Artisan Passage d'enfer reminds so many of church, for me, Basala conjurs up the Shinto equivalent. The polished wood of an waxed ancient tansu. The green froth of whipped tea in a a raku bowl. The barely audible whisper of a silk kimono. The incense smoke from a small hibatichi wafting through the cracks of the sliding paper screens. The sap of a Japanese black pine.

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    Wow, I was taken to a different place! It remeninds me of fond memories.

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