Inoui by Shiseido: launched in 1976. The French word “Inoui" means “extraordinary” or “wonderful" in the English language. The name was also used for one of Shiseido's makeup lines.
"Inoui was released with the vivid message: “It's not her that's beautiful; it's how she lives her life that's beautiful.” For this product Shiseido paired with an American design company to come up with an unprecedented design, one well suited to women of refined international sensibilities and particular about performance and usability. The slim, sleek containers were designed to target the contemporary career woman."
So what does it smell like? It is classified as a green balsamic fragrance for women. It starts with a fruity green top, followed by a resinous, green spicy heart, layered over a mossy base.
- Top notes: galbanum, green note, cypress fruits, juniper, lemon, peach
- Middle notes: jasmine, freesia, thyme, pine needle
- Base notes: cedarwood, myrrh, civet, oakmoss, musk
Inoui was originally available in the following:
- Refillable Parfum Spray
- Eau de Parfum
- Eau de Parfum Mist
- Perfumed Bath Powder
- Perfumed Body Lotion
- Perfumed Milk Bath
- Perfumed Bath Oil
The vintage products were presented in a distinctive cherrybark packaging.