SHI_SÕ, an iconic herb in Japanese cuisine, is seldom featured in fragrance.
But its smell – a blend of mint, basil and cumin with a metallic flash -- has long fascinated Bertrand Duchaufour. In Nomenclature's SHI_SÕ, 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 molecule is Givaudan’s herbaceous Glycolierral®; it captures the cool scent of a crushed ivy leaf – hence the name from the French word for “ivy”, lierre.
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, milky, sap-laden effect.