Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey
This fragrance is proof that some fragrances drastically differently smell on the skin and in the aura, or at a greater distance than near the skin. When we are already talking aboutaura, this is a summer designer with convincingly the best performance (old version, new is decimated). Over 12 hours of duration and constant aura over the meter is an impressive fact.
Let's get back to the scent difference. During the first testing, I was just surprised with the originality and the uncanny odor, which remarkably reminded me of the Asia, their culture and landscapes. Citrus (Yuzu) which don't exist in our side of the world, bitter, supportive and still juicy. Yuzu is imo that thing that gives this perfume that futuristic, extraordinary trait. Beside Yuzu there are a bit of some wintergreen woods and some undefined flower. That day, when I tested it, when I was endlessly surpriced with it, humidity was very high and my skin was damp, so I had to smell it with nose 5cm from application place.
After a long time of wearing it, mahinally and without paying attention to it, I realized that it was rare for me to feel the smell that won me the first time when I was wearing it, I always feel a citrus that is lighter than first time, more bearish, but I miss the bitterness. Then I got up to pinch my nose to the skin to feel it better, and that was it! Again the same smell, bitter, sharp, deep. Many perfumes, especially with stronger performances, are weird at the place where they are applied, but this one is the most beautiful at that place, and when I wear it I do not raise my nose from my hand.
The new formula does not differ from the old much smell, less bitterness is the only and more acidity, only the performances are slim.
It can be classified in cult summer scents, because although the hype has fallen around it, we should not forget that until few years ago literally every perfume fan had this fragrance in the collection and actively used it, a huge number of them have been sold over the past decade.
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