Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop lifestyle brand has launched Edition 02 – Shiso, the second of four projected seasonal fragrances. Edition 01 was introduced last year.
A perfume of cool air, pale sun, new life unfurling on the forest floor, this mystical perfume channels the energy of spring: sensual heat against cool, damp air. Shiso leaf (also known as perilla) is the unexpected star of this scent: It has a slightly spicy/fresh characteristic that’s green, earthy, and delicate all at once. Its complex simplicity is similar to Ikebana, the art of Japanese floral composition: The shiso note is closely hinged on the other notes, so the scent begins simply and then slowly opens up into spicy greens, crushed stems, and ancient exotic woods.
Additional notes include palo santo and oakmoss.
Goop Edition 02 – Shiso is $165 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum, and a matching candle is $72.