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Di Ser Kyara Perfume Review and Score, Most expensive perfume there is?

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Pat Morita

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Meditation Fragrance


Yasuyuki Shinohara


Price Per Millileter

1050 30ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

one to twelve sprays

The crème de la crème of ingredients.  This is the top; it doesn’t get any better.  Well, I guess there are different grades of this, but Kyara wood is the most expensive ingredient on planet Earth—more expensive than gold.  A gallon of this stuff puts you over $5,000,000 USD.

As Bottle presentation

Japanese Presentation, Japanese Meditation $1150 33ML Yes, I said that correctly. $34.85 an ML Japan 2000 Yasuyuki Shinohara 50 / 50 All day, everyday Notes: Kyara-grade agarwood, cedarwood, rose otto, patchouli, sandalwood

Fragrance Quick Story

One of the cleanest woods I have ever smelled.  It’s like “ambergris of the woods,” creating a mythical forest air that breathes pure enlightenment.  This is what you want to be smelling while meditating; it opens the mind to endless wonders. KYARA is the most sought after wood in the world.  I have seen videos of people who are paid to hunt this and bring it back to the richest of rich people.  If you were ever lucky enough to find any, it would be sold in no time at market price, or you could go above market price, and you would likely still be able to sell it within months. The smell is transcendent.  It’s a shame this can’t be given to everyone. This brings instant peace to me, the kind of peace that is so surreal even if I’m surrounded by chaos and negativity. This is an all-natural composition at its best.  Think of putting this on like putting on an Enya playlist.

Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s Notes

The patchouli comes off like a sour citrus, in a good way—just a bit sour and meditative, not hippyish at all. The rest of this is about relaxing into the perfume.  Letting it calm your mind and emotions. Keeping you completely centered on what you are doing. You can barely tell this is oud.  It is so pure, it’s like an ambergris effect but with oud.  Like a magical mist of the best oud notes filling in your space.  What’s weird is that no matter how much you apply, it’s meditative and never overpowering.  It really settles my mind down and brings a calmness, just as soft music would do. Not kidding; this is the effect every time I have worn this. I have smelled Kyara oud twice; this was once.  And it’s called a privilege among oud heads, something that is to be prized above money.  The smell has been called life changing. Many die-hards are mad that Kyara would ever be put into perfume, but here we are.  I think the patchouli is a little heavy-handed for how delicate this oil is. I would put in yuzu or something of the like, something that would dissipate and transition.  The patchouli wears as long as the Kyara and, let's face it, you’re not dropping $1,000 to smell patchouli. That being said, if money were no object and I had $25K coming in a month, I would definitely pick up a bottle and wear this a lot.  It’s a personal scent that puts me in the right place. As the sour note settles in, the rose otto opens up with light notes of cedar and santal. Other than that quick change, that is the fragrance.  A linear bliss of Kyara that has so many nuances on a light level. Overall, this is the meditation magic that will change your mindset and surround yourself in peace.

Perfumer's Notes:

Bottle Presentation

Company:Di Ser
Perfumer:Yasuyuki Shinohara
Fragrance Family:woody fresh
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$35.00/fluid ml
What:Meditation Fragrance
Short Description:The fragrance for a perfect meditation session
Fragrantica Score:4.35

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart


Experience 15/15
Branding & Originality 4/5
Projection & Sillage 3/5
Longevity 2/5
Composition 17/20
& Price per ML


TOP: 8/10
HEART: 5/5
BASE: 8/10


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    1. Get a sample first it won't run out. Again sample this one and make sure you like it. Kyara is very very subtle ingredient. LOL I can't tell if you're serious or joking but that is one heck of a blind buy that even I wouldn't do.

  1. Your statement: "Keeping you completely centered to what you are doing" sold me completely, fully, absolutely. I was hoping to find another heavy-duty fragrance as an adjunct to focused chanting. Much appreciated.

  2. IDi Ser Kyara is amazing. I had the honour of smelling kyara wood chips last week while in Japan at the Shoyeido store in Tokyo. The manager heated for me two middle grade and the highest grade kyara. I felt brand new after that; opened up the nose, lungs and brain. There's no oud like that. You're right, it's transcendental.

    1. He is top notch. Definitely expensive over others, but very good reputation he is one of the first guys I have followed. I still have to order from him, but I know a lot of people I personally trust, that have his stuff and stand by it.

    2. @Therapeutic Fragrance Yeah, I've seen some reputable guys comment. I've unfollowed him though; no point in looking at his stuff and being unable to afford it. I need to put money into building my perfume house.

  3. Definitely oud like I've never heard it described before. I know what you mean about not paying that money to smell patchouli. Btw, I actually knew a girl once named Kiara. Not spelled the same, but she certainly smelled good. Creepy fact. ????

  4. I like to mix my samples of Kyara with Shiragoromo on my arm. Since I can't afford Kyara outright, I think of just getting Shiragoromo because the yuzu is like the real juice I buy at the grocery, and there is Kyara in it as well that comes in at the mid. It's a happier fragrance. I think the patchouli you don't like is something that bothers me too in this. (BTW, the "Kya" is pronounced like "ca" in "carrot") Prices are so relative. I mean women who make it in their careers can spend upwards of $11,000 to $25,000+ for a Hermes Birkin bag. A Chanel flap bag, an easy $6,000. Canvas tote bag from Louis Vuitton $1600. How much Kyara for that amount?

    1. @Therapeutic Fragrance In my dreams, Brandon. BTW, I just contacted Di Ser to ask if Shiragoromo had Kyara in it or not. Sadly, it just has Agarwood/Jinko, well actually there are several types of Agarwood/Oud with Kyara being one type, Jinko, Sasora, Manaka being others according to the perfumer Yasuyuki Shinohara who wrote back almost immediately himself. I wrote to him in English and he wrote back in Japanese, lol. I can read it, but I can't write back in that formal business Japanese…so awkward.

    2. Sadly no, by the time I looked into it, it was sold out but based on your review, I don't think it would be a top choice for me. I tried Hasunoito and didn't care for it.

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