Both alluring and delicate, the Acqua Originale Collection’s Asian Green Tea is a scent that intricately blends mandarin, rose, amber, and green tea. As the scent’s name implies, it was born out of appreciation for Japanese art and Far East culture. Fusing together the past and future, Tokyo blends rich history with a passion for everything modern. From Japan’s ancient heritage to its cutting edge modernity, Tokyo balances these contradictions like no other city. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of this world class destination.
From fresh sushi to ramen, there are endless dining choices in Tokyo. For something quick and convenient, check out the many fast food restaurants around the city with vending machine ticket booths at the door. Yakitori is a delicious skewered meat grilled over a charcoal fire — a street food that’s an essential part of the nightlife found in Shinjuku. For the ramen fans, Ichiran and Afuri are top favorites in Tokyo. Be sure to also explore the Tsukiji Fish Market to experience the world’s biggest and busiest fish market, and of course try the array of fresh seafood offerings.
With its convenient location and unparalleled service, Shangri-La Tokyo creates a haven of tranquility within the bustling city center. Facing the Imperial Palace, the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel is located next to Tokyo Station, the main intercity rail terminal where an attendant greets you upon arrival to escort you to the nearby hotel. The elegant and spacious rooms feature floor to ceiling windows with beautiful views of the city including the Tokyo Sky Tree.
With Japan’s fascinating history and rich heritage, visiting Tokyo’s historical shrines and temples is a must. Sensō-ji, Tokyo’s oldest and most visited temple, is located in Asakusa along the busy shopping street of Nakamise-dōri. Boasting 1,500 years of history it is a must-see for any visitor and it also hosts Tokyo’s biggest souvenir market. The Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya, is the Shinto shrine dedicated to the late 19th century emperor who opened Japan to the West. It is a place of tranquility and a peaceful haven from the surrounding city. In Shinjuku, you can find the picturesque Shinjuku Gyoen, originally a residence of the Naitō family during the Edo period. Today, the garden hosts 1,500 cherry trees and a traditional Japanese tea house.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Tokyo’s dry and moderate climate is ideal for extending a scent’s longevity; the lack of humidity will allow the fragrance to hold on the skin for longer wear than in warmer climates. Spray Asian Green Tea on your wrists, neck and jacket to help the scent diffuse throughout the day. The fragrance opens with bright citrus top notes and balances into an easy blend of blackcurrant, green tea and rose at the heart. A base of amber, musk and sandalwood anchor the scent for a lasting allure.