Parfum Satori


SATORI: The Perfume

SATORI's Concept

SATORI's creations are based on traditional Japanese culture. Through Sado (Tea Ceremony), Kado (Flower Arrangement), and Kodo (Japanese Art of Fragrance) that she has practiced since her childhood, she entrusts her perfumes a message, a wish: to introduce real Japanese spirit, real oriental fragrances.

Perfume Image

The agar wood, with greater value than gold, rises straight up from the incense burner like a posture of an elegant and dignified woman. The light softly enters the room and enhances the woman's gracious air. In a nostalgic silence, she leaves behind the rustle of her kimono and the invisible traces of her shadow...This perfume has preciously locked up the Zen sense of Japanese beauty.

Meaning of SATORI

SATORI is the creator's name. It is also a term used in Buddhism. Buddhism dates from five centuries BC. It means "the spiritual awakening: leading us to wake up from illusions and attain the eternal truth above life and death." Zen is a Japanese philosophy dating from the eighth century, which is still guiding us toward the attainment of this state of mind.

Zen and Tea Ceremony

In the 16t​h century, Sennorikyu has unified Tea Ceremony and Zen. Tea Ceremony then became an ascetic training, which is today more than just serving and tasting the tea, but also a way to meditate on the reason of being. It is a religion, an art in which we can find appreciation in the materials, the architecture, the flowers, and the calligraphy.

History of Tea Jars Perfume Bottles

In the 17th​ century, tea was a valuable product in Japan. They used to be conserved preciously in beautiful jars. Once a year, these jars were transported from Kyoto to Edo accompanied by a cortege in order to serve the generals of the Tokugawa Family. SATORI's porcelain bottles were originally inspired from these traditional Japanese tea jars.

The Art of Knot-Making

Knot-Making called Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese art. These knots have profound significations. A crafty artisan work not easily deciphered, were used to protect treasures. On SATORI's bottle, the knots decorate the three sides of the porcelain jar, each knot having its own name and meaning: the front side "Shin (formal)", the right side "Gyo (semi-formal)", the left side "Soh (informal)". Not only beautiful to contemplate, they contain significations based on Zen, expressing the authentic "path" known in Japanese Philosophy.

Wooden Boxes made from Paulownia

These boxes are made from the wood of Paulownia known for its fire and humidity resistance. They protect art works from shocks and prevent deformations. Used for two thousand years in Japan, these wooden boxes are well-recognized in the world of Antiquity.

Turmeric-dyed cloth (wrapping cloth)

Since old times, Turmeric is known to be an effective preservative against insects and putrefaction. Turmeric was used as a dye-material since the Heian Period (8thCentury) in Japan, and in India, the well known surplices worn by the priests are turmeric-dyed. It is a traditional custom in Japan to wrap precious art works in this cotton cloth, an excellent material to polish delicate ceramic surfaces, to then place them in wooden paulownia boxes.



SATORI, born in Tokyo, studied Fragrance Design and Perfumery under Mr. Kenji Maruyama, while managing her own herb and aromatherapy shop since 1988.

After opening her salon "Parfum Satori" in Tokyo in 2000, she currently creates Haute Couture Perfumes, holds seminars and classes, and actively organizes events and joint exhibitions with glass artists and jewelers.

With her experience and profound knowledge in various forms of traditional Japanese art, such as "Kado" (Japanese flower arrangement) and "Sado" (Tea ceremony), which she has been practicing since the age of twelve and acquired diplomas of "Shihan" and "Chamei", and the art of "Kodo" (Japanese perfumery) she creates original perfumes for a Japanese clientele, perceiving fragrances from a "Real Oriental" angle, which might be slightly different from the oriental world represented in foreign countries.

Member of La Société Française de la Parfumerie.

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A hide away for perfume lovers in the heart of Tokyo.
Surrounded by hundreds of precious antique perfume bottles,this warm somehow nostalgic Salon welcomes anybody who wish to learn more about perfumes, or those who wish to find their own unique fragrance.
You can encounter here the deep world of Perfumery.


Address : 1F 5-26-5 Sendagaya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0051 JAPAN

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The three designs decorating the Tea Pots are representative flowers of Japan.

UME/Plum Blossom

With her a fascinating scents, Plum Blossoms announce us the arrival of spring.
Its design is frequently seen in Japanese arts and decorations as ornamental patterns in kimonos, potteries, and paintings. It is also commonly seen in family crests.

Fuji/Wisteria Blossom

The purple Wisteria is a well known flower in Japanese literature, as it is in the famous "Tale of Genji". More than a thousand years ago, in the ancient capital of KYOTO, Wisteria Blossom was considered as a noble flower, symbolizing discrete elegance and strength.

SAKURA/Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom has been the symbolical flower of JAPAN since the MANYO period back in the seventh century. It symbolizes happiness of the springtime. After its ephemeral bloom, the beautiful falling petals never miss to touch the spirit of Japanese women.

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