Kanebo Perfume CORONATION BELL 30cc ¥3,000 (1964)
Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, 2019, following the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito. The enthronement ceremony that took place in October 2019 marked the official transition of a new monarch to the Chrysanthemum Throne.
In 1964, Kanebo Cosmetics launched a perfume called Coronation Bell, housed in a bell-shaped bottle with a shining, golden color to symbolize coronation. Despite storing the products with the utmost care, time has taken its toll—the bottle has sustained wear and tear and the contents have completely evaporated.
However, Coronation Bell returns with the original packaging, restored to commemorate the enthronement ceremony in October. Although the original mixture was lost, our experienced perfumers used their acute senses and mechanical tools to analyze the residual scent leftover in the bottle. They managed to identify many of the ingredients and then referred to the product description released for marketing purposes 55 years ago to add the remaining ingredients and recreate the scent. The result is a fragrance suitable for both night and day—with abundant amounts of rose and jasmine essential oils blended with the more delicate scent, lily of the valley.
A beautiful beginning: the gift of silk
Nov 30, 2018
Harmony in fragrance: when art meets aroma
Dec 28, 2018
created with function and passion
Feb 28, 2019
The development of cosmetic culture in Japan
Sep 13, 2019
Beauty advice at beach house
Sep 13, 2019
Coronation Bell, a scent to symbolize a new era
Oct 31, 2019
Supporting women and the birth of purpose-driven branding
Dec 25, 2019
How cosmetics helped Japan’s 1st Antarctic research expedition
Jan 31, 2020
Kanebo's Facial Beauty Apparatus, the first esthetic device in Japan
Apr 30, 2020