The stuff of legends. In 2014, by deconstructing the conventional wisdom of perfume creation and collaborating with top noses in an intuitive and measured process, S-Perfume re-cast itself with Intertrade Group. Founded during March 2000 in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the surfboard-shaper-turned-sculptor from Japan, Sacre Nobi, né Nobi Shioya, firmly established S-Perfume as a cutting-edge fragrance house with iconic scents: S-ex, 100% Love, 1499, and Musk-S. Distinctive from fragrances in Europe, the Eastern United States, and the Middle East, S-Perfume is deeply linked to the Pacific through its strong ties to surfing and creative cultures. A pioneer in selling perfumes online, Shioya, sporting a duffel bag with small vials of S-Perfume scents, broke new ground by knocking on the doors of hardcore surf shops in Southern California. The idea spread to the Pacific and Japan, creating a novel exclusive way of selling perfumes. Appealing to all of the senses, scents by S-Perfume invoke the vast Pacific: minimal yet colorful, simultaneously warm and cool, with its rhythmic rise and fall of swells, and the smells of lush green coasts. Now with dramatically fresh packaging, the soul and spirit of S-Perfume have achieved new articulations.
A scent inspired by the enigmatic shaman Queen Himiko of the ancient Japan, whose life was a mystery and not much has been recorded. The characters used to represent the name Himiko mean “sun child,” or “sun daughter” in archaic Japanese, and it is interesting to note that later Japanese rulers claimed to be descendants of the sun goddess. The fragrance is a sensual and carnal interpretation of a historic female icon.