Shi_So - Nomenclature

Say it with a long "o" - and in Japanese, it means "modern thought". With a short "o", it trips over the tongue with the uniquely complex flavor of the shisho leaf. An iconic herb in Japanese cuisine, shiso is seldom featured in fragrance. But its smell - a blend of mint, basik and cumin with a metallic flash - has long faschinated Bertrand Duchaufour.

In Shi_So, he spins it into an arrestingly modern take on a classic genre, the eau de Cologne, replacing citrus with a kaleidoscope of green notes. The zesty bite of cardamom. A sprig of cool spearmint. Lemony verbena. Raspy blackcurrant. Soapy almondy anise. Tart rhubarb. Glycolierral wraps the bracing blend in a sweet mily sap-laden effect.