Note de Yuzu is the first fragrance creation for Maison Kitsune, in which James Heeley intends to convey the brand's joyful energy, as well as its connection to Japanese and French culture. Citrus colognes are quite traditional for the French, they draw summery images, share their liveliness and in general are a good start to the day. The Japanese do not appreciate citrus fruits any less, and yuzu in particular. The yuzu fruit ripens around the end of December and is associated with the winter spirit of the Japanese. On the day of the winter solstice (toji), the Japanese take a traditional bath with yuzu fruit. This ritual is called yuzuyu or yuzuburo. The fruits float in the water like yellow ducks, exhaling their special citrus aroma. Yuzu fruit is considered to share its light energy, pleases the eye, softens the skin, improves blood circulation, relaxes muscles, and makes you look and feel younger.