Friday, May 02, 2008


I remember my first experience with this essence as being sort of meh. No big deal, I thought. Now, years later, I find myself craving the scent of this odd little citrus.

It is not sweet and robust as orange essence, nor subtly tart as lemon, or sheer and crystalline as grapefruit. Yuzu has its own unique character. Yuzu has sharp little teeth and prickly flesh, grabbing hold of the nerves in your nose and swinging from one to the other. Yuzu sparkles. It shines.

Just too darned bad it lasts only a few moments before taking its ball and going home.

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