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L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake for men

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake for men
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I have it: 2738 I had it: 1262 I want it: 1063 My signature: 140

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Issey Miyake uses very unusual and rare materials in order to create perfumes that evoke the sense of timeless freedom and serenity. L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme was created as a universal Eau de Toilette perfect for any occasion.

L'Eau d'Issey for Men is a woody aquatic fragrance with yuzu as in top notes, along with notes of bergamot, lemon and tarragon. A middle note is spicy and woody: nutmeg and water lily are an exciting and unexpected accord in this composition. An end note carries an intense woody scent which is sharp and enriched with tobacco,sandalwood, cedar, vetiver and musk. It was created by Jacques Cavallier in 1994.

Two editions in new flacons but with the same compositions were introduced in 2009 - L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme and L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense. Colours of the flacons - light grey and dark grey colour of asphalt make an impression of a union of water and concrete.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Coriander Cypress Mandarin Orange Tarragon Yuzu Lemon Verbena Sage Bergamot Lemon Calone

Middle Notes
Nutmeg Mignonette Ceylon Cinnamon Bourbon Geranium Saffron Lily-of-the-Valley Blue Lotus

Base Notes
Tahitian Vetiver Musk Sandalwood Cedar Amber Tobacco

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This perfume reminds me of  
L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette L'Ete
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L`eau d`Issey Eau D`Ete Summer Edition for Men
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Fujiyama
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Blue Cedrat
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L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Fragrance Reviews

Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

Great Floral that is unisex imo. Lasts at least 6-8 hours with great projection. No downside at all. Great for all year wear.

Apr
12
2014
jejemon
jejemon

i like the opening its very powerful and the base kinda fresh but the downside is after 7 hours it become skin scent and after 10 hours i cant smell it anymore on my skin.

Apr
11
2014
KinG JameS
KinG JameS

@Knows2Nose it not keeping up with the usual generic modern scents of today is EXACTLY what many people are looking for these days, because the market is overly crowded (to say the least) of Le Male and 1 Million smell alikes... and that alone Ladies and Gentlemen, beside this being a good, fresh, and longlasting scent, is the reason one should try it, and why you INDEED will stand out, on the contrary of what others say. In my oppinion anyway.

Apr
10
2014
Knows2Nose
Knows2Nose

Contrary to the review below, I think this one is out dated. It blends in with all the other citrisy, fresh colognes that were so popular in the 90's. This will not make you stand out...however it's super safe, so yes, it's very versatile and has a simple safe scent. But it's becoming old news, and definitely not keeping up with todays new scents.

Apr
07
2014
Aroma d'Latino
Aroma d'Latino

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is one of the best fragrances available for men. If you want a versatile cologne that will get you lots of compliments, this one is for you. I found this cologne to be mainly fresh and floral. It has some spice and herbs but it all blends very well with the Yuzu, citrus and flowers.

L'Eau d'Issey opens a little strong but it soon settles nicely after a few minutes. For a 1994 fragrance, this one is as good as it gets, it does not smell old or dated. L'Eau d'Issey was probably ahead of its time when it came out.

If women could only smell you and not see you, they will pictured you as a modern man as seen in GQ wearing Armani business suit, Ermenegildo Zegna shirt, Brioni skinny tie, Prada shoes, a Tag Heuer watch, a clean shave and stylish haircut. This fragrance is fresh and clean it makes me feel good with myself. The most important thing is that women love the scent.

Scent, silage and longevity is 10/10. This one is perfect for the office, a date, school, you name it. When I don’t know what to wear, this one always there to save the day. A signature fragrance, a favorite, a best seller, a top 10. Issey Miyake makes quality fragrances and this is no exception. 10 out of 10.

Mar
31
2014
Michaelvd2
Michaelvd2

Bought this one blind from the internet. I hoped that I liked as much as most of you here. In the beginning it smells s little bit like cheap synthetic lemon on my skin. But after two hours it begins to settle and becomes a fresh sweet fragrance. I think its fair to say that it gets better with time, although it doesn't last all to long.

Longevity 7/10
Scent 9/10
projection 8/10

Mar
26
2014
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

@Dre416: she was probably picking on you. This is a great scent, and if you enjoy it, keep wearing it.

Mar
26
2014
Dre416
Dre416

A girl in school told me that I smelled like a cheap floral air freshener with lemon peel rubbed on my skin.

Mar
26
2014
renzo77
renzo77

I just bought that I love is genuine open d'issey L'eau strong exceeds but
this in duration 3 hours and not pass the smell disappears on my skin or fur is a reason while fleur du male or dior homme still smelling her weak point like many is its duration....Even so it is a bit more durable than

those craps starwalker montblanc armani bvlgari or pour homme all these are nothing when compared to l'eau d'issey.
longevity 6/10 .
scent 9/10

Mar
24
2014
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

This was absolutely my favorite fragrance ever! Spray 3-4 sprays, and you will last all day, good for wearing with casual, or with the dress up. Lasts all day without being offensive. But Still I suggest you try before you buy.
When I first spray this on, it's a very sharp/bitter sweet type opening, and it's very citrusy/fruity like starting the day during the summer in the islands/tropics smells like the colors of yellow light/baby blue, orange, light green,turquoise, clear,white, then later on in the day it starts to become woody/aromatic, the colors of green, warm gold, fresh running amber/sap, orange, tan, light brown, then finally the dry down..),the colors of silver/platinum, grey, steel, dark blue/navy, off white, white, very sweet and spicy, but nice..

Nov
15

update
to all those that don't like this for summer, try this for late fall/winter/early spring

Mar
24
2014
Cw830
Cw830

Wow, this is a spicy citrus wood. When I smell it, I feel like I can touch the grains. I can't decipher all those notes in the pyramid, but I can say the cinnamon adds the perfect amount of sweetness. Reviewed from a magazine sample, and I will look to try a spray.

Mar
22
2014
YellowFlash
YellowFlash

It's taken me a few wears of the samples I have to really appreciate what this fragrance is about. It's a familiar scent, given its popularity. You've smelled it before, you just may not have known what it was. It isn't overly masculine, and I like that in a way. It's a great summer scent, IMO for those looking for something nice to add to your wardrobe. For me there is just something sour about this that I can't put my finger on. It's an ambivalence for me, really. Like I kind of dislike this sour twinge it has and yet that's exactly the thing that I find unique about it.

I may not buy a full bottle, but I may pick up a few more samples here and there as summer approaches. The scent itself is unique and actually well put together, but you won't be unique for wearing it because of how popular it is. Still a nice scent and at least worth sampling.

Mar
22
2014
PeteUK
PeteUK

Sampled this one about 10 years ago and purchased it. Loved it then and love it just as much now. My signature day time and summer evening scent.

Starts off fresh and quite sharp. Turns slightly spicy but still fresh in the heart. Then the base... the base is amazing. one of the nicest woodsy smells i have come across, with some musky notes mixed in. The base is quite masculine to me and it lingers for a long time! A feel good, fresh, clean and beautiful scent. Will always have a bottle in the cupboard.

If you like this but want something darker with more spice, try the intense version. Very different to the original but the same qaulity, its also very unique.

Mar
10
2014
heartcooksbrain
heartcooksbrain

I used to be a fan of this scent, but I just recently sold it for dirt cheap due to it just making me nauseous because of how floral it is. I don't know why I've just become so sensitive to it's scent, but it's just way too overwhelming with the florals. Smells too feminine as well for me. I barely get any citrus or woods or any of that. An obnoxious, flowery scent. No longer exceptional in my book.

Mar
02
2014
Juiceman 0331
Juiceman 0331

This is great cologne and will definitely show two sides to the person who wears it.
First is the manly side due to the citrus and second the feminine side (in a great way) due to the floral.
This is great for summer nights in my opinion, because of it's very strong sillage. It's very potent and sometimes cloying if the weather is very hot.
I would wear this more if this is not too popular and too many guys have it.

This is one of those colognes that I would NOT recommend on a date, there's always a big possibility that she have dated someone that has this as their signature scent. You really don't want her getting reminded of her ex when she's with you on a date.
Overall, a great scent, great sillage and great longevity, my only complaint...too popular.

My overall rating 8/10

Feb
21
2014
Katiepop
Katiepop

In love with this. My boyfriends signature and I can't even begin to describe how much I love it. It's fresh and perfect. Men, you will definitely attract the ladies with this.

Feb
16
2014
Descartes
Descartes

Fanta Lemon with Jack Danniels,sweet cloying and gives me headache.Bad,bad,bad....

Feb
13
2014
MANIABOTA
MANIABOTA

hooo

love this perfume,.. floral smell are more dominant for me,.. but still smell of citrus are there,.. bought it wear it.. love its..

recommend this perfume for those who seek different smell

xxXXXooOOOX

Feb
10
2014
happyscent
happyscent

L'eau D'issey miyake pour homme - I like this a lot even this is an old scent; its citrus, with a bit floral notes, herbal-green and some with fragrance notes I cannot describe; it is also works very well on my skin which is a plus cold weather/hot weather this fragrance blooms very well and does not turn ugly on me when I sweat; sometimes this is citrus on my skin, sometimes floral-green

Feb
07
2014
sybaris
sybaris

This smells like Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden. Waaay too feminine for me.

Washed it off

Feb
04
2014
Housebliss
Housebliss

Heey-Hoo...on the bandwagon I goo....

And what a glorious bandwagon it is.

Again I tried a "mainstream" fragrance, and once again I'm extremely satisfied. I smelled a sample of this way back in the day, but never bothered to buy it for some reason.

This is so clean, fresh, smooth, and invigorating.

One of the best citrus fragrances I've tried.

I might put away my other fragrances, and only use this for a while.

I like it that much.

Jan
31
2014
Alvinsii91
Alvinsii91

One of my most wear fragrance. It is very versatile and can be worn anytime. This juice is definitely a compliment getter!!!


When I closed my eyes and sniffing my wrist, it give me a strong blast of sharp,slightly bitter yet sweet, citrusy vibe. I can imagine myself walking along green meadow as the wind blew and brought along citrus, floral as well as hint of vetiver, musk note to my nose. This scent is wonderfully blend and give me a very fresh, pleasant,aromatic vibe. It also project so well that when I walk down the stair from third floor, my house mates from ground floor can actually smell me.

The drydown is as great as well. The citrus note began to tone down at this stage. It's not gone but just not that prominent any more. To my nose, the citrus is now playing a secondary role, and the musk, tobacco, amber, vetiver and cinnamon take over which resulted in more rich, woody scent. At this stage, this scent is no longer shouting loud and become closer to my skin.

Leau D'issey pour homme can be wore by women as well in my opinion. The floral note made the scent very beautiful and slightly feminine. The longevity is excellent on my skin. It normally last at-least 10 to 12 hours. For me, it is totally inoffensive, safe, pleasant and clean scent that would appease the mass audience. I definitely would recommend this to others.

Scent: 8.5/10
Longevity : 9/10
Projection : 9/10
Versatility : 9.5/10

Jan
27
2014
mrjesse
mrjesse

I love this scent! One of the best openings ever, when i first put it on i have to close my eyes for a second cause its so great, and it has a lot more power than most summer scents, crazy good smell and performance. Only down side is that its so popular and recognizable. Even so, it makes me feel like a million bucks when I wear it places.

10/10. Cant beat it for a warm weather fragrance, a must for any collection!

Jan
26
2014
SmellGood11
SmellGood11

I love this fragrance. I only want to add one thing. This is for you fragrance fanatics. Go to your local farmers market or asian market and buy a Pomelo also know as a Pummelo). It is an Asian grapfruit. Start peeling the fruit with your hands and smell the fragrance of this fruit. Am I crazy or does it smell EXACTLY like L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme!! It's the first time I've had this fruit and I kept on thinking to myself: "This smells like one of my fragrances". Then it hit me, it smells like L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme. I've never smelled a fruit that smelled so good. My god, I just want to bottle it and sell it for $50. haha.

Jan
17
2014
jude1321
jude1321

Not a fan of this stuff. Very powdery and feminine to me. Issey has yet to make a cologne that I like. I put this in the "I respect," but "not for me" category.

Jan
14
2014
Na0
Na0

No way, you never make me buy a citrus / aquatic fragrance, you know I love woody or fougere !
Ok, smell that !

... !!! Gosh ! O.O

I mean, that's all a citrusy perfume should be !! Very ... No, VERY long lasting but not at all acid and obnoxious (not like A LOT of its family)

Such a beautiful complexity, with a delicate but present agrum note. With a floral/woody note, like an amazing trip on a oriental garden.

I blind bought it just because I love the feminine version, and I don't regret it at all. I searched a perfect perfume for hot or spring days, and I think I found it.

Cavallier is a "nose master" for mainstream perfumes, and this is a perfect proof. (But he mades some mistakes too, like all the Diesel ones, but that's another story)

Jan
11
2014
Teahupoo
Teahupoo

If you want a fresh cologne that girls love and lasts until the other day, this is it for you.
It smells like a dry tropical woodland in the summer!
Good for hot and cold weather, day and night.

Jan
11
2014
JamesVT
JamesVT

One of my favourites. If there is one frangance people keep asking me about it's this one, very popular.

Jan
10
2014
crunker
crunker

This one is an all-time favorite. It's super safe, very pleasant, and clean, and can be dressed up or casual. I can't think of many fragrances as versatile as this one. The spray on is pretty intense and citrusy, and the dry down is absolutely fantastic. Floral, citrus, and subtle musky notes radiate off of the skin. The overall fragrance reminds me of fresh, clean laundry just out of the dryer. Women love it and even the guys will be asking what you're wearing. For me, I use this as my Sunday morning church cologne because it's ultra-safe and non-offensive, yet in close proximity it's very noticeable and pleasant. This is a must-have for any fragrance fanatic, simply put.

Jan
09
2014
Joeri
Joeri

My first test was quite disappointing, very loud at the start and then a bit too much of that grannie-flowers-feeling. Not very sure if it wasn't too feminine.
Meanwhile, time went by... wisdom came...and now, all I can say... Go get it! And enjoy.

Jan
07
2014
kidmetal24
kidmetal24

Excellent, well crafted fragrance. I'm getting 20 hours plus out of this. It's one of the only citrus that I want to wear again. I love the vetiver too. All in all I give this fragrance a 10/10!

Jan
07
2014
class
class

I got Issey Miyake today. It is pleasant and a faint oriental-ish reaching towards a chypre, and I like it very much. It has just the right amount of sweetness to be also used in the evenings, not as intense as the heavy ambery and sweet powdery scents, but still can be used like a sensual gourmand. So I can see using it around-the-clock, suitable for day time as well as for nights. The longevity and sillage are both excellent. J.P.G. Le Male Terrible is my signature scent, but watch out Jean Paul Gaultier it looks like Issey Miyake is vying to compete with you to become my favorite.

Jan
07
2014
Ruud030
Ruud030

Masterpiece!!!

Jan
05
2014
hossein_gi
hossein_gi

one of the best perfume that ever made in history. how can i explain this art??it's timeless,sexy,gentleman,sport...everything you think. it's lokk just like you drinking a lemon tea in the near of niagara waterfall.amazing lost and stuff.blind buy

Jan
01
2014
NBguy58
NBguy58

Probably the best citrus fragrance ever made. A perfect combination of citruses and floral notes. The opening is fresh,sharp and so intriguing. Surprisingly this is the only fragrance that every time I wear it it makes me happy. Even now while I'm writing this review there's a smile on my face. There's a lot of things I can say about it but I won't. It's just great. Lasts a long time, it projects and it's so versatile. The only problem I have is that it lacks in masculinity. I mean it's kind of unisex but that's fine.
Guys do your self a favour and go get this. You won't regret it.
It's gorgeous. !!!

Dec
30
2014
Fragaria
Fragaria

To quote Jason...EPIC smell. Amazing. I bought this for my son.

Dec
24
2013
Roman86
Roman86

Strong stuff with good sillage even though it may not seem like it during its initial spray which seems rather lemony fresh. The fragrance expands and develops into something different from the first spray and stays on you for hours. For the price, why not. It's worth a try.

Dec
24
2013
Marcel
Marcel

Timeless masterpiece. When I first smelled it in the 90s, I thought this was a milestone in perfumery. Way better than Acqua de Gio. Such a mysterious scent. Its heart is so clean, so pure.

Sillage is huge and I can still smell it on my clothes after 24 hours.

The only "negative" aspect of this is that it isn't a manly perfume.

Dec
18
2013
Shoota#1
Shoota#1

This is a great cologne which every man should have in his collection. The scent is clean smelling with a burst of freshness and the Ladys love this one. Been wearing this since 2001. My Good friend in Houston stated that this cologne is called Instant Action!!

Dec
16
2013
Jason Harrison
Jason Harrison

Timeless masterpiece. Ladies love it. Worn this since 1995 and now in tribute to my dear mate....Epic smell

Dec
16
2013
neilvizuett
neilvizuett

I didn't like it, to me, it smells like wood floor mixed with wood floor cleaner.

Dec
15
2013
lvxifer
lvxifer

nothing special.rather citrus deodorant.it has nice gasoline note,but fragrance smells cheap and boring.longevity detto weak on my skin.disappointment.

Dec
11
2013
rayees
rayees

Issey always GREAT. No hate at any chance. having the new 2009 PH edition. The Asphalt colour bottle looks nice

Dec
09
2013
bazil14
bazil14

extremly fresh and clean scent projects miles and lasts all day on me with just one spray so anyone new to this should go easy on the trigger as it can be decitful masqurades as a light fragrance yet can be very overpowering more suitable for spring summer but can be used all year beautiful fragrance thats extremly good value for money and very unisex 10/10 this is the ultimate alrounder

Dec
05
2013
mofojo74
mofojo74

never liked it when it came out.....never was into light frags...i was more egoiste,herrera type of teen,but now ........WOW!!! so clean and unique,nothing is similar,for that reason alone its 10/10...its opening is kind of a mess,but in seconds it opens up,addictive,happy type of smell,make you go.mmmmmmmmm....ha ha! so complex yet so simple...A MASTERPIECE!!!!

Nov
29
2013
Critic
Critic

Incredible. A staple.

Fresh, salty and citrusy. More salty than it is watery but the salt evokes oceanic imagery. I guess that's why people say it's an aquatic. Does it very well.

10/10

Nov
28
2013
edge42
edge42

Great fragrance... if you want to smell just like grandma all day long. I was shocked how awful this really is. I've tried this several times because I thought for sure I must have kept getting a bad bottle. 2 thumbs down.

Nov
28
2013
usas
usas

Mixed feelings about this one.
Several years ago I smelled it for the first time, didn't think toomuch of it.
Last year I got a sample and after habing applied it a few times I really started to like it and wondered why i didn't like it earlier.
I bought a bottle, but when I use it now, I get a really cold, metallic note that stands out. Is it my nose or taste that has changed? Don't like it too much anymore now.

6/10

Nov
26
2013
chweintr
chweintr

Lemon is definitely not my thing -- so the opening is a bit of a nightmare for me... It is a blast of lemon so unsettlingly close to Mr. Clean, Endust, and a half-dozen other citrus-y cleaning things that I am immediately reminded of yellow dishwashing gloves -and feel bound for chores.

It also reminds me of half-sucked lollipops, the kind that attach themselves to sneakers at the park, that end up stuck inside the jean pockets of five year olds... the kind of lemon hard candy that somehow always manages to have a hair on it and that cracks in such improbable ways inside my mouth as to leave a stinging cut on my tongue every time.

But - if anyone else is like me and associates lemon scents with cleaning supplies and insufferable hard candies and other unsexy things -not to worry, the lemon moves to the background soon enough and gives way to an astonishingly good soapy salty smell that lasts and that more than makes up for the rudeness of its introduction.

Excellent.

Nov
21
2013
mattjohnson
mattjohnson

So fresh, clean and crisp. It's quite unisex, but people around me and I won't stop sniffing the atmosphere smell.

Nov
18
2013
shannobn
shannobn

It's light like a crisp white shirt. A classic.

Nov
17
2013
orestes
orestes

This fragrance and kenzo homme are my best summer male fragrances

Nov
13
2013
markpadilla13
markpadilla13

forever my love <3

Oct
28
2013
mendwillie
mendwillie

I like it very much, it is refreshing, smells expensive, I enjoy this bid yuzu.

I classify it thus:
Smell: 8.75/10
Projection: 9/10
Longevity: 9/10

Oct
26
2013
MisterCrazyLegs
MisterCrazyLegs

the only thing I dont like about it, is this aqauatic element to it. If the water-y affect of it was removed, it'd be a perfect scent. I just dont like how it smells like you're swimming in perfume, when its worn.

but its a legend for a reason. And overall, you cant complain about its juiciness and power. Straight out of the bottle, it smells drink-able and edible. You cannot say that about most frags, be them niche, designer or cheap.

Oct
26
2013
popescuionut100
popescuionut100

I was so curious to see what is the hype about this one so i tested it.
The scent is kinda unique,it doesn't remind me of another.
After the first sniff the first thing that came to my mind is something that smells a bit bitter.Later it becomes fresh,a bit citrusy and white floral.
I like it but i wasn't impressed.
Unfortunately this one is also a tad watery on my skin,i sensed that immediately after applying it.Cause of that the sillage is so and so, on my skin
Sillage:moderate on my skin,it stays close to the skin.
Longevity seems to be good,i got 6 hours so far.
I recommend this one for summer,during day,any age,casual,especially for ppl who don't want their fragrance to "sceam" or "in your face".
For me it's just too light and watery,i prefer something more strong i guess.

Oct
25
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I know this scent so well by now, that when I think of it, I can smell it! :)

Oct
24
2013
hslife27
hslife27

This really cant get any better. The sent is GREAT! Great lasting power and theres really nothing else you need to know. Heres my day with L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme

7:30 AM- spray it on my skin, PROJECTION BLAST!!!
2:30 PM- Still smell it strong on my wrists, 6-15 inches away. And every time I turn my head I get a wiff of the scent that I sprayed on my neck.
3:30 PM- The projection becomes moderate here, although my friends can smell it when I'm 1 foot away from them.
5:30 PM- This is where the projection is less noticed but I can smell it when I'm turning the steering wheel. It becomes a skin scent( not close to skin)
10:00 PM- (sits on skin) BUT I CAN STILL SMELL IT WITH MY NOSE AGAINST MY WRISTS. WOW!!

The next morning I wake up I smell a faint scent (didnt shower the night before). I even smell it throughout the rest of that day on my clothes.

Also I was wondering if anyone has problems with their spritzer. Mine works fine but when I went to Macys and sprayed their 4.2 OZ bottle; a cloud of juice came from the bottle. Not that much juice comes out of my 6.7 OZ bottle and its authentic.

Oct
24
2013
BrooklynBigAl
BrooklynBigAl

When I was a kid, my older brother once told me, "Little Al, the scents that other people enjoy on you won't necessarily be the scents that you enjoy on yourself." Truer words were never spoken and L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is a testament to that statement.

I came across my first bottle when--back in my 20s--a girlfriend smelled it in a department store and thought, "Oh, Big Al will love this!" So she bought a bottle for me--I hated it but I had to wear, endure and finish the entire bottle for her sake. On the plus side (and much to her annoyance) it really did catch the nose of the opposite sex (hey, she bought it so she wasn't allowed to complain).

I got another bottle more recently when a newer girlfriend (now my wife) smelled it in a department store and thought, "Oh, Big Al will love this!" Once again, something about the scent had suckered another woman in. I didn't want to wear it but it was early in the relationship and I didn't want to seem ungrateful or, bring up the story about the first bottle and the first girlfriend as an excuse to refuse. So I just endured it for a while (it also got attention from women much the the chagrin of my new girlfriend, soon-to-be wife). Finally, I proposed to her just so that we could be totally honest with each other and I could tell her that I refuse to wear it anymore. Well, not really. But I did stop wearing it after we got engaged.

So what's it like...imagine bobbing for apples in a vat full of gasoline, then, as soon as you pull your head out someone immolates you by throwing a match at your face. That's my take on Issey Miyake.

This guy opens WAY TOO SPICY AND CITRUSY for me. It burns the skin on my neck where it was applied, and the redolence cloud asphiziates me and makes my face flush and turn red. I'm pretty much willing to go to any lengths to get the attention of women but this is a bit too far. You should probably know that my signature scent is Polo Sport which many people complain of as being too harsh and citrusy and stingee (is that a word?). So if my everyday banger is a scent that others call a burner, what does that make L'Eau d'Issey? Napalm!

There's too much torment for me to appreciate or notice the topnotes but the florals that come later are rather nice. The only problem is, my neck is usually still irritated and my face is all puffed up.

Can't recommend this one. Too harsh. I wish I could say, "good, but not for sensitive skin," or something, but it's not a case where my skin is sensitive; this baby just comes on way too strong. Pass if you're not into masochism, or get it and just mist it onto your clothing or something...apply to your body at your own risk!!!

Oct
17
2013
Mr.Bobby.N
Mr.Bobby.N

I'm largely over the whole 'citrus/fresh' scent range that got me interested in fragrances in the first place because it's chiefly what makes up the popular male range today. After a while they all start smelling very similar, with only a few exceptions... and ISSEY MIYAKE PH is one of them.

ISSEY MIYAKE PH just makes me smile with how GOOD it is every time I uncap the bottle and sniff it's sprayer. And I still remember this fragrance being the only one I wore in the 90's... and it's STILL at the top of my 'fresh/aquatic' range.

To me, this has stood the test of time for a very good reason.

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SILLAGE: good
LONGEVITY: great
SCENT: excellent
VALUE FOR MONEY: excellent

OVERALL: 9/10
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Oct
13
2013
Cm Punk
Cm Punk

This is a very nicely done fragrance but on my skin this fragrance smells horrible in hot temperatures. People say this is a summer fragrance but in my opinion this fragrance is more suited for the colder months. A very different smell in the fall/winter seasons. Oh man what a beautiful fragrance. This juice will get you noticed. Long lasting 7 to 10 hrs on my skin, projection is also great.


Rating 7/10

Oct
12
2013
haristondo
haristondo

One of my favorites!! Absolutely a beautiful scent. You and everyone else around you will love it.

It's perfect for any time, place or occasion. Perfect for late teens (30's and 40's).

Oct
11
2013
waleed2006
waleed2006

very fresh but do not spray more then one

Oct
09
2013
markpadilla13
markpadilla13

i love the drydown on this one. <3

Oct
01
2013
roll4fun
roll4fun

After absorbing so many rave reviews, I just had to sample some of Isseys flagship at a nearby mall a few weeks ago.Spray on test strip: "Did I accidentaly spray a water bottle on it." I had other things to do, so I sampled some on inner arm at a later date.
This time, I caught a good whiff of a pleasant lemon/lime scent in the air on initial spray(s). But once I started smelling skin, same deal as paper strip test. If I tried hard enough, I could just manage to detect some citrus/aquatic notes for about an hour or so. I'm really not in the market for a pricey air freshener.

Sep
29
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Very ozonic, with a sharp and powerful citrus (yuzu) opening. It's somewhat acquatic, but not quite. It's more of a spicy citrus floral blend. Nutmeg is rather prominent on my skin, and spices give this fragrance a deeper, warmer dimension. The drydown reminds me of green tea... a rather sexy green tea, at that. Fresh and warm at once, with a hint of sweetness thrown in the mix. L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is absolutely unisex, lasts forever, and can be worn all year round, on any occasion. It can become cloying if oversprayed, but if you only use a couple of sprays, and atomise it about 6-7 inches from your skin, it won't be overpowering.

Sep
28
2013
KateAnette
KateAnette

I bought this (unsniffed, based on reviews) for my son about a year ago. The bottle is still pretty much full. I understand why. As he doesn't wear it, I tried to, to figure out what's wrong with it. It's supposed to be a fresh aquatic. When I think about fresh, I think natural, with modest sillage, makes you feel refreshed. This is nowhere close to natural, it screams "I'M WEARING COLOGNE!". It's way too loud and artificial. That makes it headache indulging and cloying. Nothing fresh about it, it's just too much.

Sep
26
2013
si.hao
si.hao

The initial top notes were too sharp for me.

It smells amazing when the woody dry down start to surface.
Prefect to wear on a hot day. Won't think of wearing it at night though because I think it just don't match well with colder weather. There are definitely better stuff out there for night.

Longevity and silage is good and definitely above average.
Excellent buy if you are looking to find a fresh fragrance which is safe for everyone.
My other loves in this category are ADG and D&G Light Blue

Sep
26
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I gave up on this scent months ago. I tested it so many times, but I could smell an accord in the heart that just turned me off. Granted, my nose is super sensitive, and often picks up the subtlest of smells, but still.. I can't get my mind off this fragrance. I feel like I need to sample it again.

Sep
24
2013
ManliAnoen
ManliAnoen

Something you just can't describe.
Eau D'Issey is something that everybody who want to explore the world of fragrances should try at least once in life and decide if love it or hate it.
Personally, it is one of the most valuable scents I ever had, never stop getting me compliments and attention from the people I want.
You also have to understand that it's a perfume from other ages, not any of these classical sporty ones you may smell in the streets nowadays. It's japanese in all and all, from the fragrance balance to the minimalistic geometrical bottle packaging, and this says everything to me.

Sep
16
2013
hgonzalez
hgonzalez

The first time that i smell this fragrance was weird, i did not get any "aquatic" notes, to me are all "green" (it remind me a walk for a path with abundant vegetation).

But my wife loves it and after some tests, i learn to love it too. Other people have the same reaction: Some loves and some think that is a weird fragrance.

PROS:
- Unusual fragrance.
- Very well made.
- Very good projection and sillage (its really nice).
- Long lasting power (unsual in a aquatic)
- Ladies like it.

CONS:
- Unusual fragrance (some people can think that is weird).

For me, it's a must have. Definitly, try it.

Regards.

Sep
15
2013
Robert G. Rodríguez
Robert G. Rodríguez

So citric opening with a nice touch of honey mixed with wood and floral esences. It just perfect for summer days!
It seems like a freshness wave of water and spicy notes..very rich and unusual fragance!!

Sep
14
2013
Layzie
Layzie

Clearly, this is a public favourite. My former roommate used to rave about it. Males and females have always recommended this fragrance to me. Unfortunately, it's too light and fades quickly on me. I can't even describe the notes. I've tried it multiple times; it just doesn't work with my body. The perfume is almost non-existent. Perhaps in another life...

Sep
13
2013
kenwylde
kenwylde

Ah, Issey. I keep the bottle in my office, off to the side on my desk, on the far corner of the green felt blotter, next to the old black Underwood typewriter with its worn and faded keys that I haven't used in fifteen, maybe twenty years, but it has sentimental value and truthfully, it looks too damn good to throw away. I guess you might say I am old school like that, in a Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Sam Spade kind of way. I like to smoke and I like my whiskey neat, or straight from the flask, and I like the way the cleaning girl makes the cherry-wood paneling glow.

The bottle is perfect; it seemingly emits its own light or else channels it from another dimension, and it is, in fact, the exact opposite of nearly everything else in this room. Wood and marble, leather and steel. I bought the 6.7oz. bottle and it is tall and slender, tapered. It is artwork in itself, a modern-day monolith and far too large to not have a special place in the room of its own. Beautiful.

The first blast is similar to lemon Pledge but richer, creamier, like a straight up lemon oil. Seriously. Like on the mornings when I stop in the corner lounge for a drink and by the time I get to work the cleaning lady has already come through and cleaned and polished my mahogany desk and the cherry-wood walls, which is a shame because I like to watch her work and I know that she likes it, too. She craves attention. She is, after all, a woman. And a beautiful one at that. But that's another story; perhaps another time.

Where was I? Oh yes. The lemon quickly gives way and the calone comes out. It seems a bit saltier in this composition than most others, like a woman's hair at the end of a day of mojitos and laying out in the sun on Jones Beach, or Cherry Grove, which I like. This sets the stage for the dry-down, the cedar and the amber and the vetiver and sandalwood. There are florals in there as well, but they can't stand up to the power of the woods. Still, they're there, and you can breathe in and pick out the notes, one by one, like a bouquet for your love.

This juice is best in the summer, though you can wear it year-round. But as some of you know by now, I don't go for that signature scent daily driver routine. Life is so short and one day you will die. Why settle for one of anything you're passionate about? But I wear this on Mondays from May to September, for the lift that it brings, how it brightens the room, even at the end of the day, when it's faded down and close to the skin. Ah, but how it glows.

This is a must-have for any collection, and really, for what I call the scent-track of your life. Go out and buy it. Or better yet, get that special someone to buy it for you. And reward them. You'll love it. Both of you.

Sep
09
2013
Legolas
Legolas

On me and on bloter it smell's like chamomilla tea with sugar..i'm not impressed..i don't get it becuase chamomilla isn't on the list off ingredients..longevity is 5-6h..it can be unisex..

Sep
07
2013
mariana7945
mariana7945

men fragance i like the most! absolutely amazing. love this perfume!

Sep
02
2013
KyleN
KyleN

This fragrance is overrated, I was expecting something amazing but it's far from it. One of the most boring scents i've ever smelt, You can get nicer fragrances much much cheaper.

Sep
02
2013
Lauritz
Lauritz

bought this because of all the ravings and positive reviews this thing gets, and I was in the market for a summertime fresh cologne, boy was I disappointed when I applied this...

this thing smells like an industrial-strength airfreshener, something an old lady would keep around in case one of her three poodles farts.

inital spray is a blast of citrus and lemon, that's all it is, just a sharp, sour, stabbing blast of citrus that blocks out all other scents, it dries down to something a bit more floral, but they feel synthetic and cheap, and the initial sour citrus still hangs around.

it does last forever, 12 hours atleast, and it does smell fresh, but to sharp and intrusive for my liking.

bottle is not to my liking either, really wide and slim, the cap is so large it just stupid, it's about the same size as the bottle itself.

Sep
01
2013
SDVHC
SDVHC

For me a bit too overvalued... citrus a lot... not much different by other sport perfume.

Who is fond at this perfume continue still to wear it without problem; for those have never smell it, you haven't lost nothing of really unforgettable.

A discrete perfume maybe a little above the average but not amazing...

Sep
01
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

Ditto, Corak. Mine smells the same way. It doesn't smell anything like the tester from the store. It's disgusting. I'm not sure if the juice has been reformulated, but it truly does smell uber-synthetic, bitter, sticky, and piquant.

Aug
21
2013
Corak
Corak

Very nice opening, but the dry down smelled absolutely awful. I'm not sure if the bottle I bought from cheapsmells was a fake or what, but it just smelled like a bitter detergent.

Aug
21
2013
serch
serch

Esta fue una compra a ciegas me agrado, es genial para primavera verano, es como darte una ducha fría de citricos es un clásico que sigue vigente, muy recomendable para toda ocasón.

Aug
20
2013
Ashcroft87
Ashcroft87

My signature scent. Enough.
And can you imagine, the very first time I tried years and years ago I didn't like it that much.
I think that sometimes we are not ready for certain things that is why often we change our mind later on (of course not always).

Great freshness with the lime and yuzu aperture, but what I LOVE THE MOST: the dry down.
I am not able to describe it, but is totally amazing smell.

As I said when I didn't use to like it time ago, it was because of its low longevity on me. But after time I realized that there are different factors:
For instance when I spray it only on skin, the perfume tends to not last very much (1-3 hours). But when I hit both skin and clothes, this scent can last a whole day getting you compliments especially for the dry down phase.

Also your mood, body heat and chemistry with your skin can vary the smell of this scent.

But in the end is a fragrance that is magical to me and I strongly suggest to give it a go.

Aug
19
2013
manzoor86
manzoor86

just go and buy it.

Aug
17
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Well...what can I say about this one? Another classic in my book!
It's very citrusy at first...big blast of grapefruit then it mutates into a very unique scent that settles down perfectly and is just plain nice and for me never gets old to me. I find it very powerful indeed and lasts for ages on me, also I get lots of comments and compliments.
A winner!

Aug
13
2013
RHONORAY
RHONORAY

MisterCrazyLegs I couldn't have said it better. I had the same experience. Started wearing Issey when it first came out in the 90's, left it and have recently gone back to it for the same reasons.I do like Gurlains and Tom Ford's vetiver's, ADP'S Assoluta and recently discovered Lightscape by Ulrich Lang (love the influence of the violet leaf)and they also have staying power.But they are a different kind of fresh. Issey is back to being a perment part of my arsenal right next to the others I have mentioned and my wife still comments on it.

Aug
13
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

I can't even begin to explain my loathing for this god-awful, "sticky", synthetic, vile, bitter, scent. Perhaps my bottle is fake or something. However, why that would be, I'm not sure. If I ever need motivation to shower, spraying this shit on does the trick. It lasts for over 12 hours too. If you really wish to turn people off, and to do it for a lonnnnng time, do yourself a favour and buy this.

OVERALL: 1/10. Gets worse each time I try it.

UPDATE: This fragrance is okay with four sprays or less. Two neck and two wrist. It still reeks of cheap, bitter, synthetic, nastiness. Any more sprays and I can't take it, but I can tolerate four if I'm just sitting around the house or about to mow my lawn. Raising my score on this one, but not by much.

OVERALL: 3/10

Aug
12
2013
Valfar
Valfar

Oh yes! L'eau d'Issey, my new favorite citrus/summer/daytime fragrance now. It has an amazing projection and longevity. In fact, this has the best longevity and sillage compared with other citrus/aquatic fragrances. Just the first day when i bought it i meet with 2 of my female friends (not in the same time) and their first words were "wow! you smell amazing!". Before buying L'eau d'Issey, my favorite, summer/daytime fragrance was Allure Homme Sport. But now THIS! I find this to be the perfect summer scent for me! I will rate this a full 10/10!!

Aug
09
2013
Redbeard
Redbeard

This is a strange beast: a cold, dry aquatic like Acqua di Gio but with unexpected depth, and a much more abstract edge. It opens with a distinct grassiness, no sweetness whatsoever, and only a small amount of citrus hiding in the background. Even in the top notes, I recognize the plasticky vibe that persists throughout the life of the fragrance; by all accounts I should detest this, but I don't. It has some astringence, but it's more of an astringent scent rather than the astringent burn that some of the more bracing scents can have up inside your sinuses. The middle becomes leafier, and maintains its steadfast refusal to become sweet. Even though it's clearly very synthetic, its calmness (in spite of powerful strength) allows it to present a futuristic tone, rather than a cheap one. People often say the base is woody but I would qualify that, saying that the note is of an actual piece of lumber, not the sweet or spicy "woody" notes that we've come to expect and love in most men's fragrances. As much as I thought Issey was weird the first few times, and almost got rid of it, I have to applaud its unsweetness. It is the scent of an imaginary world made of softly glowing gray plastic, housing a deep presence whose life force pulses light through the walls themselves.

Aug
08
2013
smoj
smoj

after looking at L'eau D'issey pour homme reviews, i decided to buy a small bottle as i wanted something light yet long lasting, I bought the sport version of L'eau D'issey last year. and loved it but it just didnt last long on me.. 3-4 hours at most, and i wanted to go back to it, but always found somthign else to buy, so i decided to get L'eau D'issey pour homme, as reviews said it lasted a pretty long time..

this frag is a beast! lasted up 8/9 hours perfect everyday/evening drinks frag

in my opinion every shelf needs a bottle of this, i will be getting a larger bottle when my little one runs out!

Aug
03
2013
hogan00
hogan00

sampled some issey miyake the other day. smells kinda like aqua di gio on paper, but not so much on the skin. on the skin it dries down to a floral musky fresh scent. it didn't really hit my nose the right way. almost like the scent would flow then stop flow then stop.

i hear it lasts a long time though, so i would reccommend spraying in on yer skin to see you you like it.

Jul
23
2013
kevdg18
kevdg18

This fragrance is freaking awesome! It has pheromones and it repels mosquitos. Too bad I didn't spray my legs. lol

Jul
17
2013
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

just revisted this one after a one night stand lol.. i still hate the top notes but love the dry down..so relaxing and clean... longevity is poor on my skin..

Jul
17
2013
fan.of.devin
fan.of.devin

Very clean, soapy, and minimalistic. A perfect scent for formal and business wear.

Jul
14
2013
1938EmGee
1938EmGee

Well, I blind bought this one based on the positive reviews here - especially those of the women - and my initial reaction is "Wow, what a haunting fragrance!"

"Haunting" in one sense in that, when I first applied it I thought "Oh, I've smelled this before" and given the years since its release and the number of folks who have worn it, there's a good chance I have. Also, there is a note in this that brings me back to my youth and a bottle of Jovan Musk for Men that I splashed on liberally when carousing around town. So, there's that.

However, I find this haunting in another sense too in that, on the one day that I have worn this one, I felt almost inhabited. There is something about this juice that sets it apart from every other of the dozen or so fragrances in my collection. I am not sure what it is but I can see why this one has so many devotees. All in all, a magnificent fragrance.

UPDATE: I've worn this one every day for the last week and this stuff is "top shelf." I agree with what others have said -- the opening is overly acidic and slightly musty -- not a great start IMHO. But the dry down -- MAN, OH MAN, THE DRY DOWN -- is just beautiful. Give it a few minutes and a wonderful creamy lemon vibe takes over followed eventually, by a spicy-woody-lemony vibe that lasts and lasts.

The projection seems decent -- hard for me to gauge, really. Longevity is very good. I am getting about 10 hours out of this -- enough for a full day at the office.

Overall, this is outstanding. As long as it isn't ruined by reformulation at some point, I can see this one becoming my "go-to" summer scent.

Jul
13
2013
brigittehiroshi
brigittehiroshi

Ir's a question of tastes and skins. I don't feel anything special with this fragrance. Nice sharp citrus scent at the opening but for me a boring perfume. Projection is good but longevity very very short on me. I'm happy my bottle was a present and I didn't spend money on it.

Jul
09
2013
andy84
andy84

From one side this fragrance may seem plane and simple to some people because of the sharp yuzu opening but for me it's a complex scent and this is one of the few complex frags that i smell almost all notes in the pyramid. They open and sound very harmoniously. The best stage for me is after 1 hour of wearing when yuzu dries down and with the help of bergamot, lotus, lily and cinnamon (for my nose) it becomes subtle and complex floral. And this is the time for compliments to you, guys. F.e. recently i was standing in the subway car behind one girl and she almost broke her neck several times sniffing and trying to find out from whom it smelled :) Sillage is above average and longetivity is 12+ hours on my skin. One of the timeless masterpices and a must have in every fragrance lover wardrobe.

Jul
09
2013
No True Scotsman
No True Scotsman

What a beauty!
Most fragrances are pretty ugly for an instant upon application, but this one is delicious straight off the bat. Really nice fresh citrus, but if a definite perfume way, not lemon-pledgey to my nose.
Soon after, the other notes start coming through, just the slightest hint of spice and some lovely subtle woodsy notes. It is very refined, very interesting, not trying too hard, just delicious.
Oh how I love this scent on a hot sticky summer's day like today... BUT. While projection is modest yet acceptable, the longevity is soooo disappointing. It disappears from my skin completely within 2-3 hours so I have to apply and reapply, four times a day. It makes me sad because if it had lasted just a few hours longer I'd have been so happy to purchase this. As it is, I'll use up my sample (which will probably take another half a day) and leave it at that, feeling a slight sense of loss.

Jul
07
2013
Mirza
Mirza

this one is really like bvlgari pour homme :D i love the smell from this one

Jul
06
2013
amirabbas
amirabbas

At first I didn't like it but on the first day of applying it in the way to return home in Metro, some people was searching to find the source of the scent. after two hours the scent change a little and it became very soft, floral and woody. I can say its heavenly scent specially it's dry down. It's not offensive at all and remind you of cleanliness.

on my skin it stays for 4-5 hours and it has projection. after that it will fade and I can hardly feel that.

I think its suitable for office use. fortunately its not a common scent here in my country.

UPDATE 1:
Finally I've bought a bottle for myself. After applying it for few times I suggest you to do not apply it to you neck. The opening note is a little heavy for some people and it can give you headache. Besides that, there is something inside this perfume which sticks to your skin. I mean one of the notes do not evaporate like others and will remain there until you take a shower and as soon as your skin become wet, you can smell it again.

UPDATE 2:
after wearing it for few times I can say that its is not the perfume that I've tested few weeks ago in the shop. I'm sure that my bottle is not fake but I think it's reformulated. It seems that I've tested from an old bottle. the one that I have is a little lighter, fresher and cleaner but it's so weak. longevity is OK (around 7-8 hours) but projection drops from 4-5 hours to just 2 hours. what a pity! :(

اول ازش خوشم نیومد ولی همون روزی که برای اولین بار ازش استفاده کردم توی مترو مردم دنبال منبع این بو بودن. تو تاکسی کسی که کنارم نشسته بود نصف می کشید، برمی گشت یه نگاه به من می انداخت باز جلو رو نگاه می کرد. سه بار این اتفاق تکرار شد :)) البته اول که استفاده می کنید بوی تندی داره و بوی مرکبات توش خیلی مشخص و غالب هست ولی بعد از یکی دو ساعت بوش خیلی خیلی ملایم میشه و بوی گل های خیلی ملایم بهش اضافه میشه و قدرت بوی مرکباتش خیلی کم تر میشه. فوق العاده انرژی زاست و دوست دارید نفس عمیق بکشید تا بیشتر استشماش کنید.

روی پوست من بین 4 تا 5 ساعت می مونه و تو این ساعت ها واقعا پخش بو دار. البته پخش بوی زیادش تو ساعت اول و دوم هست و تو ساعت های بعدی پخش بو نزدیک به بدن هست و باید به شما نزدیک بشن تا بوش استشمام بشه. بوش هم شما رو یاد تمیزی می اندازه

جزو عطرهایی هست که مقداری بوی پودری داره و شاید بعضی ها خوششون نیاد ولی عطر خیلی خیلی خوبیه
خوشبختانه تو ایران هم خیلی محبوب نیست و کمتر ازش استفاده میشه

به روز رسانی اول:
بالاخره یه شیشه از این عطر رو برای خودم تهیه کردم. بعد از چند بار استفاده متوجه شدم که بهتره این عطر رو به گردنتون اسپری نکنید. نت اولیه اش یه خورده سنگینه و ممکنه اذیتتون کنه و گاها سردرد بگیرید. مورد دیگه اینکه یه چیزی توش هست که واقعا به پوست شما می مونه و تا زمانی که دوش نگیرید همچنان بوی خفیفی ازش استشمام میشه. به محض اینکه پوستتون خیس بشه یا عرق کنید دوباره بوش فعال میشه . اگر به لباس هم اسپری کنید دقیقا همین وضعیت پیش میاد و همین چیزی که گفتم روی لباس شما اینقدر باقی می مونه تا لباس رو بشویید

به روز رسانی دوم:
بعد از چند بار استفاده می تونم به جرات بگم که این عطری نیست که من تو فروشگاه تست کردم. البته بطری عطری که الان دارم مطمئن هستم که اصله و از جای مطمئن خریدم ولی ظاهرا این عطر تو سال های اخیر تغییر فرمول داده و من از بطری قدیمی تر برای تست استفاده کرده بودم. اینی که الان دارم سبک تر، تمیز تر و تازه تره ولی خیلی ضعیف تر شده. ماندگاریش خوبه و حدود 7 الی 8 ساعت روی پوست می مونه ولی پخش بوش خیلی بد شده و از 4 الی 5 ساعت به دو ساعت رسیده. واقعا حیف شد :( اگر می خواید بخرید بگردید یه بطری پیدا کنید که تولید سال های قبل باشه چون ماندگاری اونها واقعا بهتره

Jul
02
2013
sammm12345
sammm12345

Good projection and longevity, however i don't like it as it smells rather synthetic to me.

Jun
24
2013
fozzil
fozzil

Elegance enough but this fragrance is not long lasting

Jun
21
2013
eranilaslan
eranilaslan

One of the best summer/day fragrances. It doesn't dissappear on your skin quickly like any other "light" summer perfumes. Although aromatic notes might become a little heavy during hot days. Highly appreciated by people surronding me yet I don't find it unique while wearing it. And bottle design isn't planned that well to carry it around to spray it during day.

Jun
21
2013
awitherspoonii
awitherspoonii

I have to re-add my love for this one of the best colognes ever and I love the smoked bottle it comes in just the look and feel of it its not like any other smell I've had It lasts a pretty good while even after I think its wear has deteriorated someone always stops me and says I smell so good then they ask the name I tell them and I normally get a joke about mr.Miyagi from Karate kid ha but all jokes aside this is one of my fav smells of all time I reach for this before my armani code and any other in my collection it will always be a smell I hold near and dear :)

Jun
19
2013
sreekanthsnair1975
sreekanthsnair1975

This one has a really nice opening. Smells really citrus - but certainly in an elegant manner. Dry down is decent and refined. I got complements from colleagues seated couple of meters away after 3 hours of application. Projection and longevity is okay (lasts on me for 6 hours). Ideal companion for summer.

Jun
15
2013
vaibsankhla
vaibsankhla

Starts of very citrusy, Not a big fan of ouzo.

Tried to enjoy this fragrance but just did not like it, also smelled a bit too synthetic for me.

Very overhyped. but do respect it dut to complexity and longevity for a summer fragrance.

has a musky, woody dry down but the ouzo still lingers and ruins it for me.

Can pick up 125 ml cheapish in aus. and maybe a good value for money if u r looking for everyday wear and enjoy this smell.

Gave the bottle to my mate, who enjoys citrus woods, he enjoys it and says it gets him lots of complements.

Give it a try!

Jun
15
2013
afihs13
afihs13

Really fun to wear this in summer..
They gonna love you when you wear this..
It's citrus and a little bit sweet..
But it doesnt last long on my skin :(

Jun
14
2013
Kayfadz
Kayfadz

Been using this perfume since 1995 & still stick to it till today.

Jun
09
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I don't understand what it is about me and this fragrance. It's a love/hate relationship. When I first bought it, I loved it. Shortly after, it smelled terrible (according to my nose) on my skin about five minutes after application. I let it rest, then tried it again: the bad smell wasn't that strong, and not that terrible, either. One more try: there it was again... LOL... that unidentified scent that played hide-and-seek on my skin, and didn't get along with my nose. At that point, I had decided I would get rid of my almost full bottle of this. Today I decided to give it one last try, and everything is fine. I guess I won't toss this bottle, after all. This hasn't happened with any other fragrance before. It's some sort of mystery, and that's why, should I come to hate this fragrance again (I hope not!), I will still have huge respect for it.

UPDATE: Still wearing it, still liking it... And though this might sound odd, I'm starting to detect some sort of sweetness in this fragrance. Now that I think about it, it might be the sweet aspect of yuzu I'm picking up.

Jun
09
2013
lackocult
lackocult

Dammmmn, Dude ! I knew I should have gone with what MisterCrazyLeg suggested -- Declaration by Cartier-- ...Dude knows his stuff for sure..He was right on the money : it's good, it's nice , it does smell great, last looong, but ...everybody and their whole family wears this , especially here in Europe..and if that's not bad enough, for me it's like all them summer frags out there : aqua di gio, ck one, etc etc....citrus, citrus ,citrus & some more citrus, maybe in the end some flowers too?...pretty much that's it..

so it's probably my fault: i expected too much, just like with jaipur...ain't gonna throw it into the trash, though....

Jun
08
2013
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

I picked up a sample of L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme and was reminded of when I first starting wearing it soon after it hit the market. It was very different for its time, and I wasn't very sure if I liked it or simply did not want to waste my money by throwing it out. L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme still has a pungent smell that I think I can appreciate now since my first wearing.

Jun
05
2013
paralataringa
paralataringa

too chic for me, unisex staff pass

Jun
03
2013
browne54
browne54

DAMN! NOW THATS A FRAGRANCE! I ignored this one for a considerate amount of time. I knew it came out in the 90's around the time of ADQ so I wrote it off. Man, there is so much going on in this fragrance. It starts off with a very sour, tart, citrus note which I assume to be the Yuzu. It immediately grabs your nose as well as those around you. The opening Yuzu I find gets a lot of peoples' attention. Because one can easily detect it is citrus but not an immediately familiar citrus. This is one of the most transforming scents I have ever smelled. It starts off very citrus and sharp. After half hour-45 mins the citrus gives way to something floral. Not super feminine, but floral nonetheless, the dry and sour vetiver I believe keeps it on the side of masculine. Its final oxidation brings out a very formal woods. I assume it is sandalwood. This fragrance screams classiness, absolutely refined. It is not classified as an aquatic but because of its citrus notes it is absolutely gorgeous in summer heat but is sharp enough to work year round. Incredibly versatile; day at the beach or a formal occasion. And this one will last, I easily get 8-12 hours and it projects very well for the first 5 hours, then settles closer and closer. In addition, WOMAN GO CRAZY for this one. But don't over apply because you will choke some people out with it. And I have found it best to give a spray to each wrist and one to the chest. Avoid the neck because the opening will definitely give you a cloying headache. Permanent in my collection from this day forth! I am ashamed I judged a scent by association

Jun
01
2013
Idrians
Idrians

Have never bought it, despite I have Issey Miyake's Intense (love it but seems week in P/P), but the three times I've tested on fragrance shops I feel it doesn't last long on my skin and I can't feel it's sillage and longevity everyone seems to agree.

Not sure if it's my skin or nose, I really want to test it better cause I need a summer scent that really projects and lasts but at the momment I'm afraid to buy from past experiences and the Intense version :/

Jun
01
2013
sexyboi123
sexyboi123

Absolutely beautiful scent. You and everyone else around you will love it (no guarantees but it's likely!)

Smells so uplifting, wonderful sparkling citrus, like bubbly champaign. And some woodsy notes.

Definitely a summer scent. It's perfect for any time, place or occasion in the warmer weather. Good for late teens into the 30's or even 40's.

It projects really well but unfortunately doesn't last as long as other people are saying it should last. 3-4 hours for me. Or maybe my nose just adjusts… who knows?

Smell 4/4
Longevity 1/2
Projection 2/2
Versatility 1.5/2

TOTAL 8.5/10

PS Girls are crazy for it too

Jun
01
2013
jtis30
jtis30

I find nothing offensive in this. Lasts a long time and is very fresh with a touch of vetiver. Good bang for my buck.

May
31
2013
grdowntown2020
grdowntown2020

This EDT smells like POLLEN, a huge field of goldenrod filled with pollen on which someone has poured a metallic citrus with a heavy undertone of pepper. To top it all off, cats have sprayed hot urine over the mess. I gave this a try because I have read that the initial spray on is not pleasant. Time, however, did not improve the smell. Y-U-C-K!

May
31
2013
juan carlos.henriquez
juan carlos.henriquez

citrico espectacular, muy natural amargo y delicioso, a las mujeres les encanta, apàrte dura y proyecta, al comienso no me gusto nada, pero fue creciendo mi gusto por este particular citrico amargo, ahora me encanta y espero pronto mi nueva botella.

May
29
2013
ruchitdave23
ruchitdave23

ppl say this scent is unisex........no way ....absolutely no way .
thats all i have to say "NO WAY"

May
22
2013
FabulouslyFragrant
FabulouslyFragrant

Does anyone else think this smells like Vicks VapoRub? For atleast the first two hours that's exactly what it smells like to me. After the sharpness of that wears off, it is much more pleasant. It retains the same type of Vicks smell, but a lot less harsh. I get a pleasant mint after the harsh two hour opening. I've worn this a couple of times because I tried to like it but it makes me self-conscious for the first two hours. I feel like someone is going to ask me if I have a cold because I smell like Vicks. I have a slightly older brother who likes this one a lot. Sorry, bro. To each his own. Not for me.

May
21
2013
eshauls11
eshauls11

Not a fan, I thought i'd love it for the relaxing tea note yet i find it overly floral especially in the opening. it was so floral it gave me headaches, too feminine.

May
21
2013
vitilsky
vitilsky

One of the vetiver fragrances I don't loathe. I dislike too much vetiver, but this is just perfect. It smells great overall. Shame that it contains quite a bit of nutmeg, that gets a bit on my nerves...so this time no dislike for this from me. I warn you, check it out first though. There is a 60/40 chance you will not like it. Hell, I might even end up liking it! You never know.

Update: I think it might be the yuzu, along with the vetiver (though not exactly the latter). It makes it a bit too sour and wierd smelling. Defo not my kind of perfume.

May
18
2013
dmirror
dmirror

This is an incredible scent women love it you can wear this scent year round but its best in the summer its like the heat activates a whole new smell it gets plenty of compliments my girl loves it this stuff never gets old or played out if you haven't tried it then you need to few sprays is all you need couple to the neck and a couple to the chest lasts all day

May
16
2013
Vazcular
Vazcular

Opening is way too strong in citrus for me. Dry down is fantastic after about 20 minutes and lasts a good 10 to 14 hours on my skin. Dry down is also smooth for me. One of those fragrances where I have to keep smelling my wrists to catch another whiff.

Be careful, I lost 1/3 of a bottle because it leaked out the top while the bottle was sideways in my gym bag! Any fragrance in this price category should come with a mini or atomizer to keep on you rather than having to lug around the entire bottle to freshen up later in the day.

Bottle seems easily breakable as well. Doesn't help the bottle is so tall and thin. The slightest bump knocks it over.

8.5/10 for me. Would be a 9.5, but the bottle design is just terrible.

May
14
2013
Rohitjacob1
Rohitjacob1

Its like pouring a jug of chilled lemonade on your head on a sweltering Indian summer day. Purely an outdoor fragrance. A very sharp and sometimes clawing opening,but dries down well. Moderate longevity and projection on my skin.. or is it the hot Indian summer that's taking the toll.

May
09
2013
Cire
Cire

Big up to all the positive comments on my signature scent, if only I could drink this juice man! The liquid agrees with me period!

I was addicted since the first sniff and I just can't get enough of it,.,., worth every penny to me I'd say.

May
09
2013
LauriD
LauriD

I still really like this. Smells good on Most women & Some men... Strange but true.
Much nicer than the womens version (which is often the case in my experience).

May
07
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

This is a classic, but it's played out. It's a great scent, it's fruity, fresh, citrusy, salty. Great for the summer, and a compliment getter with out a doubt. Lasts a good time and projects great. Try it.

May
05
2013
Ovaltine Jenkins
Ovaltine Jenkins

I really tried hard to like this, particulalry with all of the favorable reviews. But the opening smells too much like Lemon Pledge furniture polish. The dry down is only slightly better - you can also smell a bit of the wood you just polished.

May
02
2013
cori.x
cori.x

this is a good unisex fragrance. i like it, however, i feel there's a smell in it that makes it also smell like room or linen spray, considering i got it so cheap, i may find myself spraying my couch with it more often than wearing it.

May
01
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

@2746cstreet: Thanks for pointing out the mignonette note. I now believe it might be the odd note that I didn't like about this scent at some point. This might sound weird, but it smelled sort of "garlic-ish" to my nose. Hmmm... Fortunately, I can't smell it anymore, but I sure hope others won't, either. LOL!

Apr
27
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

Citrusy, watery. I smell yuzu, verbena, lotus, mignonette and tarragon.
Starts out quite sharp and soapy and then becomes more herbal as it dries down. Mignonette is not prominent but it leaves an undertone of rotting fruit.

Apr
26
2013
Greg1965
Greg1965

Well, again a blind buy :-)
I read so much about it that I decided to order it. Got it yesterday and ± 16.00 I sprayed a little on my wrist. It's now almost a day later and, yes I have washed myself, I can still smell it. I'm wearing Musc Ravageur but sometimes the IM just comes floating through :-)
So the longevity is, at least for me, very long. the projection very good and the smell.... I like it. Plain and simple as that. Glad I bought it.

Apr
26
2013
florence.lee
florence.lee

Used to be my signature scent and I'm a lady. I can't really say that I enjoyed wearing it except that it got me the attention. Friends ask. Male colleagues and strangers on the bus seem to lean a little too close when I'm doused in it, (and no, I wasn't the one to realize it at first). Sounds specious but I guess men are such narcissuses when it comes to the scent of attraction. They definitely dig it when they spot a scent they wouldn't mind wearing themselves, on a woman. It gave me headaches the first week I'm on it, and I do still get them once in a while. On hot days, I smell like like a bottle of cheap ozonic-lemon-metalic car freshener, almost aldehyde-ish. A very unpleasant industrial dankness void of character. On days where I choose to stay indoor/air-conditioned, the scent blossoms beautifully- it smells just like a lush leather couch, freshly cleaned with some lemon-cedar conditioner. Ahh..comfortably divine.

Apr
19
2013
SimplyOliver
SimplyOliver

I'm in love with that one !


For me Eau d'Issey smells like tea, it brings back memories from my childhood. Green iced tea, with flowers floating on it.
I'd describe it as mainly floral / aquatic. To my nose, citruses and woods are not playing the main role. The flowers are.

When I think about this fragrance I see myself wearing a white shirt at the top of a mountain yelling the word "Liberty" ! A free like the air perfume.

For a fresh / aquatic scent, longevity is definately above average ! It stays on my skin for about 6 hours, and many more on clothes.
Sillage is moderate, making it enjoyable for everyone around without being overwhelming.

Fresh and uplifting, it's an ideal spring / summer fragrance, but I'm sure it would suit any other season as well. I got complimented many times.

Could be unisex without a problem. My girlfriend steals it from me sometimes (I was wondering why my bottle was emptying so fast...).


Definetely a must buy !

Apr
16
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

So glad to see my signature scent get so many positive reviews and the attention it deserves! Though in all honesty, I wouldn't care anyway if no one reviewed it; more for me. I've sampled and sprayed so many (hundred) different colognes over the past several years and still I keep coming back to this. Enchanted woods. Ambery/deep spicy grapefruit. My own personal catnip!!!

This is completely a unique scent in and of itself. Powerful stuff, too.

Apr
15
2013
stahlvivek
stahlvivek

Iam compelled to second the opinion of ruchitdave23..i did buy a bottle of issey in s'pore airport and still to open it for a special occassion!!..But while testing the frag on my skin and paper, I was so overwhelmed by an exuberant feeling that, I never succeeded in determining the prominent note!Wondered whether to call it Aquatic or aromatic or woody..But i got a very unique lotus aroma which I've only smelt in fresh cut lotuses from ponds near my home..This I think is very extrordinary for a perfume to capture such a unique 'lotus starting to bloom' note!

Its gr8 news that Issey projects well and has longevity for 8+hrs..I too have come now to hot and humid south India, where even the mightiest of the sillage beasts succumb and vanish into thin air in minutes!If Issey works well in mumbai, then it should project well down south too!!..I'll soon test it here and give my reviews!!

Apr
14
2013
ruchitdave23
ruchitdave23

all hail the great mighty unique intelligent sophisticated classy ageless timeless seasonless ISSEY MIYAKE L'EAU D'ISSEY POUR HOMME .
we the humble perfume lovers bow down to your magic charisma and presence ......in two words 'YOU RULE'

guys there is no amount of positive things that can be said about this scent .......its by far .....by far .....literally lightyears ....the best scent on the market.. to say its on the market is kind of humiliating to this scent so i shall say its the best scent that has graced us humans with its existence on this earth .

top note : fresh citrus.non sweet .tinge sour lime. like the yellowest of lemons you can imagine and just freshly cut . after the initial blast of citrus the yuzu bergamont and mild basil settle in ......and wow .....how they settle in ...you feel like you want to keep smelling it again and again and again...if you close your eyes you are transported to an isolated japanese zen garden or to some monastery at the base of the himalayas......at the freshest point of the trek where the grass and the snow co exist on the mountain.....open them and you are back in the mall where you are testing the scent with the sales girl grinning at the look of wonder on your face.

mid note: citrus and yuzu linger throughout but now they are joined by an aromatic woody mix.cedar and sandle woods with musk and fresh water lillys......wow ....just wow . and then it takes you to the next level with a hint of cinnamon oakmoss and vetiver...this scent opens up a portal through which your olfactory mucosa travels to the depths of the ocean and the edge of the stratosphere at the same time ....the best part is that although it is woody it is not overtly woody ...just perfect .......the genetics of the citrus and yuzu and basil are not tampered with all the other tones revolve around it like a seductive salsa . somewhere in the spice is green chilli and black pepper but u really have to search for it as its in such a tinge minute quantity literally nano grams.

base note :now the yuzu wood and bergamont are more enhanced than the citrus but still the citrus exists .....this is the most singular achievement for this genre of scents as most other citrus scents the citrus disappears after 2-3 hrs leaving a light headed weak powdery empty feel.......but no .....not the mighty ISSEY......the citrus lasts and lasts and lasts ....even upto6-7 hrs later.....and im in a tropical climate hot humid with city pollution ....and the mighty ISSEY beats it all ....fair and square ...can smell it on me even after 8 hrs of city life....no other scent .....i repeat absolutely no other scent in the world ......be it thierry mugler a men or narscisco rdgez male or paco one million or even green irish tweed .......have used them all and non have survived the harsh hot humid environs of downtown mumbai for 9 hrs .
only survivor is the mighty ISSEY...........lingers even after 10 -12 hrs. it takes the term silent assassin to the next level.....why ... because this scent in never brash and loud but it is just there .....typical strong silent male .
ratings--
uniqueness - 9/10
age independence - 10/10 [this scent can be worn by anybody from a teenager to an ninety yr old ....its not a young mans scent like other citrus scents]
time independence - 9/10 [both day and night ]
season independence - 9/10[perfect for summer but also great for winter and autumn and rains]
cool factor - 10/10 [ super cool ...amazing presence like brad pitt , al pacino ,anthony hopkins and bill clinton all rolled into one .....like i said supercool
class factor - 10/10 [this scent will be used by man till the end of time as long as humans exist.no doubt]
sex appeal - 10/10[oh so so seductive]
strength sharpness - 9/10
longevity - 10/10 [ actually 11/10]
projection - 10/10 [only summer scent that can take on paco one million and thierry mugler a men ....if not beat them in projection ...close fight.]
professional - 10/10 [ an ablosute professionals scent .i can see race car drivers to doctors to architects to engineers to even presidents wearing this scent]
clubhouse - 8/10 [ can be worn to a club no probs but there are better scents there for the club eg john varvatos ,th m pure havanne etc]
eveningstroll, dinner date,movie. - 9/10
signature scent - 10/10
overall rating - 10/10
just have to give a perfect score to this one guys .....cant find much flaw to it

ladies this scent ....great gift for ur guy .....its like the decent button down guy your parents will love but ...thats such a turn on because only you are the one who really knows how raunchy experimental wild and strong this hunk really is deep down .

Apr
14
2013
rockets
rockets

This is a pearl born under the deep sea still untouched, away from nuclear tests or whaling is a fresh fragrance of citrus and sweet grass, in it there is something melancholy perhaps a memory escaped the memory, it is something really good to wear and makes you feel happy, has a wood gently bitter and manly at the same time but could be worn equally by both sexes some
CKOne as Calvin Klein has the gift of uniting
the two parts of the same apple.
In the summer never go out without an umbrella, but if there are no showers against the heat do not go out without it.

Apr
11
2013
Alex Souza
Alex Souza

Adoro essa fragrância.Ela é muito refrescante e não vejo nada de sintética nela,acho bem natural.Fica perfeito em dias quentes.Em mim a fixação e projeção são excelentes.Realmente está entre os meus prediletos.

Apr
09
2013
christoofarr
christoofarr

It's good but not great, Having an issue on longevity but overall i recommend it.

Apr
08
2013
nxcklvrsxn
nxcklvrsxn

In the opening I get pure ginger ale. Not Canada Dry but like natural high quality ginger ale. If the scent stayed that way I'd be sold but after a while it turned into a synthetic "axe" like smell.

I had high hopes but was sadly let down overall.

Apr
06
2013
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

This is a fragrance that you either love or hate. The first time I ever tried it I thought it was strong. Then a few hours later came the dry down, and I was in love. It is the perfect summer fragrance for men. I love citrucy colognes and this one is defenitely one of my favorites. It lasts a long time on me.

Apr
02
2013
fahadharoon
fahadharoon

A little femenine i think, definately unisex as another reviewer pointed out. Nice nevertheless. My nose picks up more floral notes than citrus (just the initial burst). I guess thats why i think its not just pour homme.

update: it seems the more i use it the more i am drawn to it. I am begining to like this fragrance a lot.

Apr
01
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

Pallid fruity. More or less like fruit cocktail water, but far less intense.

The bottle and cap are notable in that they seem miniaturized. I was somewhat afraid of braking something as I removed the cap; the sprayer seemed to be scaled down as well.

All in all, an underwhelming experience, trying this. Not at all for me.

Mar
29
2013
bhaskar.dangat
bhaskar.dangat

I have no idea, should i say its good or Ok, the opening is very crisp and a blast, strong very Fresh, after like 15 mins, It stays on your skin and remains there, its more of skin scent, Longevity is good, Projection is mild on my skin, silage i would say low......a very unique fragrance that's what i like about it and its a little classy something different, i guess i would say its a Good scent...however when am finish with it, i wont go for it, there are better ones out there.

Mar
25
2013
awitherspoonii
awitherspoonii

smells are very important to me I bought a sample vial plus an after shave sample sprayed all of it its been a while but I just placed an order for the 2.5 oz and I can't wait to smell this again its a smell that takes you to a good point in your life even though this smell may not have been present at the time if that makes sense ha I can't wait to get the full bottle and try it for real and give the accurate review lost my after shave in my car somewhere :( couple more days been waiting on this one...

Mar
23
2013
adyl
adyl

guys, wear it on a date and see the magic, double the magic if the girl you're dating is exuberant :)

Mar
23
2013
riana
riana

i love this parfume

Mar
21
2013
djgleny
djgleny

This Juice is really very nice.Its fresh and citrusy definitely not overwhelmig.
This is a unisex perfume.Sillage is moderate longevity is 4-5 hrs 3.5inch
5-6hrs 2.5inch
Anyone above 25 can pull this off
A very good work scent

Mar
20
2013
rodolfo
rodolfo

Great projection, great longevity and draws good compliments.

The only downfall for me is that it's too flowery and strong sometimes. Some days I get headaches from it.

I've been thinking of trading my bottle for the Sport version or one of the Summer versions of L'eau D'issey. Those aren't so aggressive.

Overall: 4/5

Mar
19
2013
silentrich
silentrich

One of the best summer fragrances ever made. Even if you've never owned a bottle chances are you've probably smelled this on someone. Better than Acqua Di Gio.

Mar
13
2013
jestech
jestech

Great juice. A great spring and summer scent with good longevity. Unfortunately I can't wear this one. It's my only cologne that immediately triggers an allergy attack for me. I wish I knew which ingredient it was, so I knew what to avoid in the future.
Certainly not a knock on the cologne, just not for me.

Mar
12
2013
sekoujohnson
sekoujohnson

I've owned a bottle of Issey Miyake Pour Homme since my introduction to the cologne back in 2001 (Freshman in College). This cologne is a timeless classic. I say timeless because some older colognes (Drakkar, Obessesion etc....) smell dated. Issey Miyake Pour Homme however, smells modern and still holds it's own with newer fragrances. With this scent, you get a citrus blast. It's not a typical lemon or bergamont citrus, but more of a exotic citrus. This may be the Yuzu note. Once this cologne settles in, you start to pick up the sandlewood, musk, and cinnamon notes. The longevity for this cologne is a strong 9 hrs. The sillage is strong as well. People will definitely smell you. In terms of season, you can wear this all year round. This is a very versitile fragrance. Me personally, I bring Issey out in the Spring and Summer months. This cologne works wonders in hot weather. Overall, Issey Miyake Pour Homme is a Masterpiece. I will always have a bottle of this cologne in my collection for the rest of my life.

Mar
12
2013
guest_
guest_

I'm excited to have this one. It seems that most of reviews are complimented with this juice...

Definitely i'll put this one on my collections.

Mar
12
2013
bhaskar.dangat
bhaskar.dangat

This is one Awesome Fragrance, i go back to it every summer, it lasts long, very long, after 5 hours it comes and goes as you move, amazing longevity, as silage goes, stays moderate, mild projection, dry down goes very well, very nice to wear for office, it will always be there in my collection, bottle after bottle.....one of my Favs.

Mar
11
2013
zenmonkey
zenmonkey

Longevity, longevity, longevity. This thing is a beast when it comes to performance. Fresh clean scent with florals and tea notes. I get a lot of compliments with this fragrance, and find its something you can wear almost anywhere. I would say though that I find it a little overwhelming when is hot & humid outside. Great performance, great price, great scent. Should be on anyones 'try' list who is looking for something fresh, exotic, and does not might a little bit of florals.

Mar
07
2013
joezilla
joezilla

the opening is sharp like dishwasher liquid, but then it becomes really gentle and wonderful. it makes me think of summer rain clouds.

Feb
26
2013
sscnapolifan
sscnapolifan

Very citrusy and fresh opening, which rather too quickly fades to a soft, lovely floral that, yes, women love. I agree that while one's own prefs are important, I wear colognefor others' enjoyment, too!

Feb
24
2013
lholmes
lholmes

If you are at all sensitive to nutmeg, as I am, then this fragrance will make you feel slightly nauseous. Perhaps this explains the less-than-universal appeal.

Feb
21
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Got this today... Awesome scent. Surprisingly, the opening wasn't as harsh on my nose as I thought it would be. This does smell a bit like the female version, but it has more depth. I smell the citrus, the flowers and the woodsy/musky notes. I'm a woman and I prefer this one, as it's not cloying. Definitely a unisex fragrance, office-safe and very veratile. Fresh, but not as aquatic as Acqua di Giò. A classic for a reason. This could easily become my signature scent.
Longevity for me has been over eight hours.

Feb
14
2013
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

WOW!! I love, love this fragrance. It is fresh, lemony and makes me very happy. It lasts all day on me and I like that. I get many compliments every time I wear it.

Feb
14
2013
waqaskhan55
waqaskhan55

Madam said its sexy and its a fragrance she loves. I didnt even bother to try and trusted her opinion and bought it. Another mistake of my life. It is far too strong it's citrusyness almost made me sneeze the first time I sprayed it. 5 years on and the bottle has still a quarter left. The smell does linger around for many hours, I've hit over 12 hours with this one. If your after a little 'wake me up' fragrance then this is for you. Try before you buy.

Feb
09
2013
sagranha
sagranha

i use to like it 4 years ago but now all the market is filled with this kind of smell

Feb
08
2013
Trobador
Trobador

I'm sorry, but it's nice, and that's ALL! IMHO ! Maybe, I don't understand this world :^)))))

Feb
04
2013
Matthu_Jewell
Matthu_Jewell

This is how a mature, well groomed man smells after a hot shower. Professional, well suited for a busy fella. Ladies and gentlemen have given compliments every time I wear this scent. Great, non-invasive, light as air feel once dried down.

Feb
01
2013
scottdickson
scottdickson

This is the only citrus scent that's complicated enough to get my approval. I am not a fan of aquatic/citrus scents at all. I think that aquatic perfumes are inexpensive in terms of their appeal. They tend to be too light and lack the certain degree of warmth and seriousness that is expected of an authentic perfume. Issey Miyake Pour Homme however played well with nutmeg and sandalwood which gives the rather common citrusy scent some sense of mystery. I love the fact that it can claim to be a citrus yet serious enough to catch a woman's (not a girl's) attention.

Jan
28
2013
EauDeBaldy
EauDeBaldy

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh L'Eau d'Issey

That's what you'll say when you smell this.

Some argue this fragrance might be a little played out but its just a fresh one that I don't think you can get sick of.

Picture a bowl of Citrus/Lemons and sniffing them heh

I picture this frag on a nice cool spring day, hands down.

Jan
26
2013
muffe
muffe

Smells like feminine deodorant spray (FDS). Instant headache. Would rather go with no scent. 0 of 10 honestly.

Jan
25
2013
thisisleo
thisisleo

A strong fragrance, especially on dry down. To be used in moderation, especially in hot weather. It is very strong on the ozone — not for me.

Jan
18
2013
KeithScar
KeithScar

Man what can i say about the infamous Issey Miyake Pour Homme. This fragrance sold like hotcakes when it hit. A fan favorite. Women get a wiff of this and go nuts. A lot of women identify this fragrance easily along with Curve, Cool Water, Acqua Di Gio, and Polo Blue. This has become a best seller, top ten etc for the past 10 years. Perfect blend of citrus, spice and woods. Great year round but better in the spring/summer time

Jan
13
2013
anisha3011
anisha3011

Just booked it for my boyfriend's birthday. The reviews seem really good, I hope it turns out to be that good.

Jan
13
2013
smellgood83
smellgood83

Did the formula change? Did the color make a difference in the smell? Was it a good thing or a bad thing? Anyone know?

Jan
11
2013
smellgood83
smellgood83

Y is it that the older issey miyake bottles have a yellowish tint to the liquid and the newer bottles have a more lighter clearer tint to it? Anybody know?

Jan
11
2013
aeterno76
aeterno76

I wouldn't say the top notes of this fragrance are bad, but they are not my favorite...at least at first. It kept me from trying this on my skin for years. When I eventually sprayed some on my skin and let it sit, I was memorized by the dry down. Over time I find the top notes don't bother me like they used to. Others seem to fall in love with the scent before the magic of the dry down occurs. There's a reason why this has endured.

Jan
10
2013
Thiago Mendes
Thiago Mendes

Muito bom perfume, com boa fixacao para um perfume aquatico.
Muito bom pra ser usado depois de um bom banho no verão.

Aroma: 8/10
Fixacao: 7/10
Projecao: 6,5/10

Jan
09
2013
trickykid300
trickykid300

Wow am I ever glad I just got a tester of this stuff. Yes it is refershing and smells nice. But it has a bit of soapyness to it and mix that with citrus notes and I cant help but smell sunlight detergent. This isnt necessarily a bad thing but its not a good thing either.
It is still enjoyable but I would rather wear many of my other colognes before i go back to this one. Infact if you like YUZU, the main note of this frag, you might like Vera Wang, it is the main note of that frag as well but it is wayyyyy more sensual and less chemical smelling...

Jan
09
2013
VanThe
VanThe

I like the citrus on top. But the thing with this one is this: Florals. I get a lot of it. And it's something that i just don't like.
The drydown is really nice too. Smelling my hand (or whatever) some hours after applying i get a very pleasing smell of woods and i think some nutmeg.

It's true, it last and projects.

As i said, this is really floral and people should know it if they are blind buying. A lot of men can't stand floral notes in some fragrances (like myself, maybe because of the mix with the citrus and the fact that they come of the top or almost) or even all fragrances.

It's great for the right guy but not for me.
Sample before even thinking about getting it!

Dec
29
2012
SwagScent
SwagScent

This fragrance is so overrated. The first time I wore it, I was so irritated by the pepper that I jumped in the shower and washed it off. It is quite powerful to be a citrus fragrance. I like it more now than then, but it is still overrated.

Dec
22
2012
Migalex
Migalex

Surprsisingly to me, who am not into aquatic scents, this one ends up smelling really nice after and hour or so. The opening has similarities with the opening of Oxgene, quite sharp and heavy on the conipherous trees, altough more so in Oxygene, and they do have a parallel progression in that that scent does smooth out to give origin to a sort of sweetish softer very pleasant scent. L'eau D'Issey has a much more aquatic opening which I do not notice in Oxygene. In both fragrances, the scent is much nicer, softer and more sophisticated at a distance than from close on. You can tell that they were crafted by the same master. I would say that Oxygene smells more sophisticated, since the scent feels very fidgety, hard to catch, and I do not mean hard to smell, just changeable, like a flame blown in different directions all the time and displaying different features from each angle. As I said the opening of L'eau d'Issey is very bitterly and harshly aquatic, and from close on it does still seem to keep that way for long, but when I wear it on my neck and head it did change into a lovely soft and not at all stereotyped scent, which reminds me of Omnia Crystaline, which I love. Five stars. I was offered a bottle by my brother and sister in law one year ago, before I actually started appreciating it.

Dec
20
2012
benpaul12
benpaul12

Amazing fragrance, but I find it like CKone - a little bit overdone by now.

Very common and probably a little to sweet these days.

Still - I can smell why it has been so popular and remains to be.

Dec
20
2012
oliver1h
oliver1h

It does not really work for me. I think it is too fruity for my taste. I don't like yuzu and lemon anyways. I did not like the sharp opening, but the drydown was much more pleasant. Those who like fresh, fruity, floral scents will love it.

Dec
19
2012
drkulasekaran
drkulasekaran

issey miyake is the best.

i have aqua di gio,azzaro chrome,212 carolina herra,davidoff coolwater,poco robane one million,gucci by gucci,polo blue,lacoste pure, this beats them all.

a clean fresh scent .

Dec
16
2012
limited Edition
limited Edition

Smells a bit feminine to me..can see (smell) the Joop market using Miyake in summer..If you can try to source an original bottle from back in the day..much more ballsy..

Original Miyake 7/10

Current 4/10

Dec
12
2012
rzetzm
rzetzm

Here we go, finally, my signature scent for so many years. I've purchased three of their biggest bottles over the course of 5 years, and remain stalwart in my assertion that this is a man's best scent.

It's citrusy and woody. It's a complex woody scent, one that needs to be applied to mix with one's own body oils to experience. It's one of those frags that really needs to be sprayed on and you need to walk around to really get to know the scent.

Never smelled it on someone and thought it smelled badly. Though I do think it smells very differently on different people. For me, a universal fragrance. The citrus keeps it fresh in the summer but the predominate wood and spicy notes make it applicable for the spring and fall. I usually go for other fragrances towards the holidays, simply because the weather changes, so why shouldn't my cologne? But this is a truly multi-faceted fragrance, and good year-round.

Dec
09
2012
jose.m.perez
jose.m.perez

This is my signature smell!!! Its just great!! Woody notes with the citrus undertone, is just modern classy and a clean confident smell for the everyday. I'll forever be in love with L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake.
Masterpiece!!!
5 out of 5.

Dec
07
2012
Apocalyptos
Apocalyptos

Smells like a middle-aged semi-bald businessman that just left the gym.

Dec
06
2012
ronnie1975
ronnie1975

strong air fresner smell. too loud, to strong and to much. the below review is exact what i get too. disgusting smell, please stay far away from me.

Nov
26
2012
orine
orine

Read the whole comment!
I'm disappointed in this fragrance big time. But it might only be because i had the highest hopes for this out of everything.
Basically i found out about this fragrance from a song by Chipmunk (flying high). So i looked into it, and found amazing compliments and reviews everywhere. Everyone mentioned its amazing longevity and projection, the long lasting of sever stages of dream smells. Everyone said it was kinda citrus and fresh bit of aqua as well. So it really seamed like the perfect scent, just the one i was looking for, for a while. So i eventually went down the store to test it. Oh man, i shouldn't of. Now heres the point. Don t get me wrong, this is everything that has been described, but too much, and heres what put me off, the way this scent is built with the citrus, aqua, floral tones it instantly reminded me of the air-freshener that you use in the toilets. And it reminded me of that sooo much so, that i was a bit embarrassed walking out of the shopping center. But, and heres the but. That smell isn't too bad right, thats why its called a freshener. So i don't hate on this scent, and i do liked it, but i couldn't imagine myself wearing it and not being afraid all the time of someone asking me if i just had a poo and used a load of air-freshener. So if for you that association doesn't instantly come up, your good to go and enjoy wearing this amazing scent. Unfortunately, im really sad about it, but it just wasn't for me.

Nov
22
2012
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

It seems amazing that this fragrance is now approaching the 20 year mark and has drifted almost imperceptibly and effortlessly from the rank of young pretender to old faithful without losing any of its charm.

As others have commentated this was a truly breakthrough perfume at the time of its original release: it's fresh notes of slightly wooded lemon verbena and coriander slicing through the early nineties mists still heavy with the remnants of the eighties powerhouses.

Yes it may hark back to a citrus past represented by Eau Sauvage and even Pour Monsieur, but its crispness now legendary projection and sillage set it apart.

Some may feel that this has become a victim of its ubiquity (or the ever-presence of its countless imitators over the last couple of decades), it may present to others as being as much a cliche as those flash fragrances of the 80s seemed when it swept the the cobwebs away on its release.

For my money L'eau D'Issey is and always has been a game changer. A fragrance that struck out a new note - or updated a previously forgotten one - and sent many of us in a new direction.

My tastes have changed and broadened considerably since this was my wear everyday scent, but it is still a must have in every true fragrance vocabulary - as evocative of the 90s as Channel Pour Monsieur, Aramis, Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur and Kouros were of the forty years before.

Put the hard sell of the past out of your mind and experience the excellence.

Nov
17
2012
hellogoddag
hellogoddag

Citrus and saltwater.

I like it, but think it's too sour and salty. Not a favorite of mine. Lasts long though.

Smells very modern. I am surprised to see it's from 1994.
Reminds me of Bvlgari Aqva.

Nov
15
2012
sugarlemon
sugarlemon

I work in Fragrance and I'm CONSTANTLY showing this to my male clients looking for something fresh. About 9 out of 10 say they LOVE it. The one that doesn't like it usually goes for something a little more stereotypically manly, like Chanel Bleu or YSL pour homme. TRY IT. It's incredible, and my personal men's frangrance out of the 100 or so that we sell.

Nov
14
2012
frangellan
frangellan

strong and very floral! smells like a bouquet of freshly picked flowers spritzed with lemon/grapefruit. pungent is the word i'd use to describe this. very strange and intriguing.

Nov
12
2012
syazni
syazni

this perfume is so strong...all i can say its just a plain floral...only jasmine, i couldn't find any other notes.. i had headache by smelling this..

Oct
30
2012
Porgio
Porgio

I wear this after a shower on a summers night, just before heading into town, what a crowd pleaser. Girls love it, so do guys. So fresh.

Oct
29
2012
kida2010
kida2010

God this is a golden oldie now, my older bro was wearing this in about 1996 :D I Love it though its becoming timeless and a fresh clean citrus woody scent. Amazing in the summer and lasts ages. Not sure it stands up as well to some of the scents on the market today but it was incredible for its day.

Oct
23
2012
lyktor
lyktor

Opening is so strong, almost offensive then it goes to a nice floral dry down, I imagine myself in a japanese garden

Oct
23
2012
vmann393
vmann393

Very nice i love the freshness of this it nearly lasts forever

Oct
19
2012
vmann393
vmann393

Very nice i love the freshness of this it nearly lasts forever

Oct
19
2012
Atticushero
Atticushero

Opposed to the newer fragrances now a days this one smells old and in my opinion hard to wear for anyone that is under 18.

Sep
25
2012
Bud_Rocks
Bud_Rocks

After hearing RAVE reviews of this cologne I blind bought it which I know is a NO NO but 95% of everyone liked It so I said "WHAT THE HELL" Well NOT ME!! smells like floral perfume and dead flowers not cologne!! so I gave it a week of solid wear and still the same results its lasts 8-10 hrs but not a cologne to me. I'm willing to trade it I bought the Gift Set of this bottle with the aftershave and all 4.2oz 95% full and 3.4 aftershave is New

Sep
25
2012
xiddam
xiddam

@Kambelz
I completely agree! This really does smell like rotting white flowers. Its aweful and it really does make me appreciate CK One more than before!

Sep
21
2012
Mikel
Mikel

Sometimes it lasts more sometimes less. It seems to be this scent is affected by weather conditions. I think it's "activated" when it's hot and lasts longer and projects better. I don't know what to think. I love the smell though.

Sep
17
2012
za1pgreat50
za1pgreat50

Bought this the other day...crap does smell decent but last like 4 hours....preety much useless

Sep
17
2012
sameel
sameel

average perfume nothing much may be too annoying for some people!..6/10

Sep
12
2012
gregmech26
gregmech26

I remember when this use to have a high-quality dense "oily" feel when you would spray it on your skin. Now it's been reformulated to a cheap synthetic mess in the name of profits.

Sep
04
2012
SkullPutraLand
SkullPutraLand

SHAME ON all houses that reformulates classic , powerful , incredible fragrances to weak , poor , bad ! scents! losing reputation for more money. SHAME ON YOU

Sep
02
2012
mse-21
mse-21

This is a very well blended combination of citrus and woody notes. It settles to a woody-aquatic scent which is fresh and somewhat crispy.

This is certainly one of the best scents in its class and even though its almost two decades old still a very well justified purchase: highly recommended for daily wear!

Excellent longevity and projection.

Aug
29
2012
garett
garett

Doin' the review in different way , it takes me back to classic era.Very fresh , very green, brilliance defined.Making me rethink that old is gold and these days everything is so generic.Every modern perfume smells the same,LIKE HUGO BOSS DERIVAtives.This was the ice cube and neu skool ones are lil' wayne.

Aug
28
2012
kevdg18
kevdg18

Here's the deal. Don't be fooled by the opening. Once this scent drys down for a few minutes, it becomes very pleasant. My lesbian co-worker used it and immediately women in the office (shy and outgoing) were trying to figure out who was wearing this fragrance. lol. I believe this fragrance has pheromones in it. The scent has a strong longetivity and projects well. My new signature fragrance!

Aug
23
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

The opening top notes is so OFFENSIVE to my nose..extremely potent and smells like bug spray..HOWEVER once it settles Its very pleasant..

Aug
22
2012
armaniboy
armaniboy

One of the sexiest most distinct fragrances ever created.To my nose this has a fresh-sexy,clean body smell.its like a natural-powerful manly aura. The drydown is slightly musky and besides turning me on it also feels cozy and snugly.excellent longevity and sillage in a reasonably priced product.

Aug
20
2012
dukeofscent
dukeofscent

Great scent and longevity, BUT, it does waver towards the feminine. At least, in my opinion, and you know opinions, they're like assholes, everyone has one :)

Aug
17
2012
catsngunsnyarn
catsngunsnyarn

This is sexy, slightly musky, salty, woodsy, hint of citrus and spice - but still clean. Nothing sharp or biting. Most men's fragrance falls into 2 categories for me - the soapy pine needleish group, or the oily chest-hair-showing-gold-chain-wearing-mack-daddy group. L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme is neither. This is so yummy on my husband and a total winner.

Aug
10
2012
rapphle
rapphle

I usually like sweet/woody/oriental fragrances and I tought I'd like this one, according to some very positive reviews I've read here and in some other perfume websites. But when I tried it out, I found it too sweet and floral. Too similar to the feminine version and a little sickening.

Aug
07
2012
BillC3
BillC3

this stuff actually nauseated me,it smeeled like a strong sea salt on type of more salt with a hint of lemon,i dont understand the love for this.

Aug
06
2012
nisan
nisan

i'd say you're wright, i'm facing the same problem, and l'eau sure wasn't like that when i first used it years ago

Jul
27
2012
SkullPutraLand
SkullPutraLand

L'eau d'issey is reformulated ? damn i love the smell but it dosent last at all on my skin , only one hour ! without any projection FUCK. and i bought it from a reliable perfumery!

Jul
22
2012
walesman
walesman

perfect scent always wearable always nice to other people cant complain really. suitable for most occasions i wear around house sometimes clubbing work


This is deffinetly reformaulted to what it used to be like about 10 years ago when I first bought it, far more citrusy & grapegruit.

Not as nice as what it used to be like

Jul
21
2012
ADCout
ADCout

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is one of the few fresh fragrances that really last long on me, along with Un Jardin Sur le Nil by Hermès and Kenzo pour Homme, so that's a big plus!

Well, when I first smelt this fragrance, I was very intrigued by the smell: I smelt ice. Dry ice.

It is icy, pure, crystalline, cold, breezing, spicy, flowery, watery, oriental and refreshing.

It's a blast of fresh energy that you receive, and that you walk with all the day long.

I felt immediately in love with this perfume, and it's one of my summer signatures.

Its longevity is insane for a fresh and summery fragrance, and so is the sillage: everyone will notice you, principally in the first hour

Girls find this perfume extremely seductive and sexy, so it's a compliment getter, for sure!

Issey Miyake did a great job creating this masterpiece, that still remains super actual in these days, and it will remain for many more.

A legend.

Jul
14
2012
bjornkeizers
bjornkeizers

Truly amazing fragrance; not difficult to see why this is so popular.

I first discovered L'eau d'Issey in a tester when I got another fragrance. I used up the tester and ran - not walked - to my local retailer to pick up a bottle :-)

It's fresh, it's deep, it's sweet... a very interesting scent that, to me, smells like a rich and complex honey / lemon mix. It stays sweet throughout the drydown, which I like just fine. It makes me feel wonderful. Will definitely pick up another bottle when it runs out.

Projection: seems more then adequate. Not a beast like Le Male which is definitely a good thing. Even with a heavy finger it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Longevity: oh man! I've smelled it two days later on shirts that I dropped in the laundry. Definitely long lasting.

Jul
07
2012
mademoisellejuliette.czix
mademoisellejuliette.czix

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme = cant dislike or ignore this :)

Jul
06
2012
Chanel Man
Chanel Man

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is a powerful scent and very masculine. This layers very well with L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense.

Jun
30
2012
Akhan
Akhan

i will second sf2explus in that it is indeed very long lasting, unless you have a fake at hand.
the fresh fragrance continues to envelope me and is very prominent to me. In my opinion if you bathe in this juice it actually begins to stink. four spray tops the limit!

Jun
26
2012
Xanovia
Xanovia

I know I am in the minority here but this stuff just smells like a common household cleaner... Let my wife smell it and she said the same thing... Perhaps I need to give it more time (I would think A LOT more time) but I could not keep this stuff on my skin so I went and washed it off... Terrible...

May
31
2012
shanteyoustay
shanteyoustay

Its good but not the best. Enough said.

May
29
2012
Mikel
Mikel

Hello everyone! This is my state/review:

I've just acquired this scent. Why can't smell it after about 3 - hours on my skin?? (6 sprays on me, kind of lost its trace so I had to splash it again twice) = 8 sprays) I've asked a friend of mine (in a pub, full of smoke and other scents)and she told me it it was the best?
(She was kind of daydreaming in who knows what) but still I have a little remaining of its trace on my wrist, very little!?? I've bought it yestereday, I was very convinced it had a very good sillage and longevity. Don't know what happends to me!! I think no parfum doesnt's last long on me...I feel kind of frustrated because I love this scent so. International average on it makes me think that it projects, lastst long but i'm doubting on it. Could be due to olfative fatigue? Or sort of? Somebody, give me a hint. I've purchased it yesterday, authentic, purchased it in a very well known place in my country (Argentina), and I'm still doubtfull as regards its longevity and projection. Any help? So thankful in advance.

May
27
2012
dancinleroy
dancinleroy

I love this scent so much, but it lasts maybe an hour on my skin. It's such a shame because I sprayed it on me at a nordstrom rack the other day and it lasted until I jumped in the shower 3 hours later. I got it in the mail yesterday, and dissapointment. If this stuff lasted longer on me, I would make it my summer signature. Very good scent but terrible longevity.

EDIT: What I had bought when I wrote this review was a fake counterfit. I bought a (genuine) small bottle on sale at Nordstrom Rack and it's the same smell but much MUCH longer lasting and strong. It's the same one that I tested before I bought the fake. BEWARE the fakes of this stuff. They are mass produced. Just buy it at the store or a trusted reputable website like fragrancenet which never sold me a fake.

May
26
2012
Ewalk81
Ewalk81

I have worn this scent in the summer time in the past, and I have always enjoyed the way it smells. Especially in the opening of this frag, I mean the scent is wonderful. I would wear this on a nice breezy day.

May
24
2012
Wingarfield
Wingarfield

This is a very nice fragrance. I enjoy it from the start to the end. It has the most pleasant smell which i can wear everyday, anytime. I know this is the one for me when i first smell it. Highly recommended by me.

May
20
2012
Padhee83
Padhee83

Brilliant scent.Awesome fresh woody scent.The longevity and projection is very good for a fresh scent and it persists on the skin for a long long time and that is a very positive point.Overdoing it doesnt do justice to the scent coz it powerful.Less is more with this one.It leaves a nice trail behind which guarantees compliments.
Yuzu,lemony opening and woody-musky dry down.It is fresh and invigorating.
Initially I was not that impressed with this scent as it smelled sour & reeked of piss.Sorry Mr.Jacques Cavallier.I truly underestimated your masterpiece..It is really very fresh and unique scent which turns out to be fresh and then takes a woody turn.It is pleasant all the way.The scent not only has Yuzu & lemon but all other mysterious ingredients which reveal itself after some 2-3 hours.It has incredible longevity and projection as described earlier.The scent which has many faces as well as "phases".It is versatile as well,which can be worn year round. I am a believer of this scent.I detect a hint of sandalwood & other woods which justifies its male side.Now I love it and will always be a staple scent in my wardrobe.L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme,you are a chameleon.Now I am a believer of fresh scents.

May
12
2012
fragranaticafreak
fragranaticafreak

Lord have mercy! Never in my life have I ever smelled a manlier, sexy scent! :D Smells like straight up lemons and pheromones. And then put those in a cardboard box with some cinnamon. Buy this if you wanna smell like a real MaNLy Man.

May
09
2012
miss mills
miss mills

When I first met my husband, he had never tried aftershave before - spray deodorant was as far as he'd gone (now he uses roll on with this exquisite aftershave on top...the spray is gone!) - Dear hubby is a little cool but polite with people he doesn't know, prickly when riled but all passion in a unique way with those he does love.

He is one of a kind so when I first sniffed Issey and fell in love with that potion, I thought it smelt like the very essence of my dear hubby. I took him a test spray and what do you know? It's the first aftershave he's ever liked (have since introduced him to Black by Kenneth Cole, not his true fave tho).

People have come to know Issey as my hubby's signature. There's something so cool & fresh about it, equally at home on a beach or in the snow without all the usual expected aftershave heaviness of a man's scent that is pure heaven to my nose. What a masterpiece.

May
07
2012
jmgcg
jmgcg

It took me a long time to love this perfume, but after i received a sample, ironically after i bought another bottle of a perfume that i also resist for a long long time (Aramis by aramis)witch became my winter and formal wear and reunions perfume, i try L´Eau D´Issey and instantaneously felt in love. It stays all day at my skin.
Fresh and warm at the same time. Its become a part of my life since 3 days ago.

Apr
24
2012
MonkeyFish
MonkeyFish

At frst spray, the CITRUS is killing me!
It's like spraying pure lemonade to your skin.
But then after about 10 mins, it started to smell nice and clean, and 3 of my friends (all girls) said that they love it.
So "No Pain No Gain" is a nice phrase for this perfume, handle the painful citrus smell and the people around you will love it.

Apr
24
2012
Oli_Roche
Oli_Roche

I have bought this scent and loved the smell. Yes, it is unique and yes, it is very nice. I am just one of the unlucky ones that it doesn't last very long on.

I get about 3-4 hours (on my skin) before it is gone and can not smell it any more. Which is a massive shame.

One of my mates has used it as well and they report similar longevity.

Love the smell but my advice is to test first and just see how long it will last on your skin.

Results:

Scent: 8/10
Sillage: 7/10
Longevity: 4/10 (SORRY!!!)

Apr
24
2012
shixiand
shixiand

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is a masterpiece and also my absolute number one. I have been using Issey for over fifteen years and never come across anything that would even slightly equal this perfume. There had been many attempts ... and only Noir / Gold, summer editions, or Issey Miyake Intense version could captivate me in a similar way.

Probably to most of us this scent is quite well known - it is a perfect combination of watery and woody notes, with herbs and my beloved yuzu, lime, bergamot and coriander with a hint of other wonderful spices. A perfectly balanced top note, like swimming in crystal clear, transparent water; with sweet floral notes emerging in the heart note - hypnotizing. Woody notes add a truly masculine nature of being in perfect correlation with the lighter notes. In this composition, there is something incredibly ethereal, sterile, cold and crystalline at times; mix full of sensuality. Very sophisticated, fresh and extremely sexy. A masterpiece.

L'Eau d'Issey Pour ... reminds me of the twilight over the South China Sea, rainy day by Ha Long bay and a Japanese garden pierced with the smell of dew on a lotus flowers and lilies at dawn. This creation is the essence of Southeast Asia ... mysterious, exotic, unpredictable, charming, metaphysical, unmatched by any other place on earth known to me.

L'Eau d'Issey is a perfect scent for a man, contrary to many opinions, does not raise any associations of unisex or women's perfumes (L'Eau d'Issey Pour Femme and L'Eau d'Issey Eau de Parfum - equally stunning).

Suitable for every season, every occasion, time of day and in every age. Its durability is eternity for me - perfect. Water, however, designed for brave, confident men, who appreciate originality and sophistication. L'Eau d'Issey Issey Miyake has no competition for me. I do not think any other scent will ever have ravished me in quite this way again.

Apr
20
2012
ritsjoey
ritsjoey

Not your average "fresh" fragrance! It's not hard to see why some people cannot get it - they're better off with Acqua Di Gio & D&G Light Blue.

First off, the citruses will attack you - and by that I mean grab-your-hair-and-wake-u-up! There's bergamot, there's yuzu, there's lemon AND Mandarin Orange! Very acidic and even bitter. I don't mind it but do I really love the top note? No.

The middle notes are largely spicy and floral. U get the coriander, the nutmeg, and the balmy saffron...

But for me, the magic starts in the base notes, with the earthy vetiver, and the lingering sandalwood and musk.

L'Eau D'Issey is a masterclass of notes blending (and I have said something similar to only one other perfume - L'Instant De Guerlain). It's a fairly old perfume - introduced in 1994 - but still widely used and loved. Hope they never take it off the shelf...

Overall: 4.1

5 Nose-gasm
4 Awsome sauce!
3 Good but not exciting enough
2 Meh!
1 Hell to the no!

Apr
17
2012
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

An untamed borderline powerhouse fresh fragrance. Citric freshness with honey-like sweetness with a floral mid to redefine the meaning of masculinity (comfort!). A timeless cologne that will no doubt still be seen in department stores 20-30 years from now.

Apr
17
2012
boulouboulou
boulouboulou

L'eau d'Issey is a great aquatic for spring or summer, dynamizing, fresh. The bad is that this type of scent become to age. So many aquatic / ozonic fragrances have been launched that you may find something more interesting, or be simply bored by those Aqua Di Gio clone's. The calone has been used with much more success in other pefumes. If you like this one don't buy it before testing also Clinique Happy, Aqua Di Gio, Kenzo Pour Homme... the list is long.

Lasting : medium
Scent : widely used during the 90's

Apr
12
2012
ZELJO
ZELJO

ok, this is a special one and smells differently to most others but I dont see anything extraordinary in, some of my friends loves that one and its a nice one but I dont think I,d buy it for myself

Apr
10
2012
tommietom97
tommietom97

I don't know why this is so popular, I just get citrus, citrus and citrus. Not exciting in my opinion.

Apr
06
2012
ABRAG
ABRAG

Exciting

Wonderful

Citrus

Very clean

Attractive to women

Continue for a romantic

Recommend it

Mar
27
2012
RandomKillsTime
RandomKillsTime

I tried to like this but the citrus is too harsh and sharp for my nose. The scent isn't pleasent. It's a really annoying fragrance.

Mar
24
2012
gabriel.acosta
gabriel.acosta

Is a good perfume of flowers, but not my kind of perfume because I like spicy scents, but I recommend it. It feels clean and fresh.

Mar
22
2012
aaronr0ndale
aaronr0ndale

niche quality but too sharp for me. i like the sport better but doesnt last as long as this one.

Mar
20
2012
spartan
spartan

10/10 Huge fragrance, Masculine. the dry down is incredible! Do not wast your time and money on all the flankers, stick to the one and only! Be careful on the trigger, huge projection. You will get noticed with this.

Mar
17
2012
Kain
Kain

Do you like to have a masterpiece citric,floral and also a masculine fragrance? check this one out.
Start with fresh and so pleasant note of Yuzu which reminds you of grapefruit with hint of vetiver and lemon and a little floral notes.
After about 15 minutes the beautiful floral notes comes in with really magical smell and relaxing feel.
It's very natural and charming.
Reminds me of flower shops with light and beautiful aroma of flowers in the air.
Imagine this ....
Your are in a flower shop and a grapefruit juice is in your hand! you are smelling the floral notes in the air and drinking that fresh juice at the same time! just wonderful.
This is the true definition of masculine floral fragrance not something sh*t like Kenzo Power!
Great longevity for a fresh fragrance and above average projection.
يه عطر با رايحه شاداب يوزو كه حس گريپ فروت رو بهتون ميده با رايحه گلها كه درعين حال مردانه هم هست
رايحه ابتدايي تركيب شاداب و كمي تلخ ميوه يوزو هست با كمي ليمو و خس خس و كمي هم رايحه گلها
بعد از حدود 15 دقيقه رايحه عالي گلها پررنگ تر ميشه كه بوي فوق العاده اي داره
مثل اين ميمونه كه شما وارد يه گل فروشي شدين و عطر ملايم و خوشبو گلها تمام فضا رو پر كرده و در همين حين هم شما مشغول نوشيدن يه ليموناد خنك هستين كه همزمان هم حس آرامش دارين و هم شادابي
يه عطر شاهكار و فوق العاده خوشبو و آرامش بخش
ماندگاري خيلي خوب و پخش بوي مناسبي داره
من عاشق اين عطر هستم

Mar
17
2012
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



a very safe buy and will always win compliments, but a very common perfume of todays time, so many people r wearing and tis happens when some perfume gets more compliments everyone starts wearing them, now tis is a set back, such perfumes they should keep a very high price around 150 dollars.so it will have limited and perfect people wearing.

Mar
15
2012
mrcontinental
mrcontinental

My woman loves this therefore I love this lol. What's not to love about it though? Plenty of character, excellent all around creation.

Mar
03
2012
kbro4897
kbro4897

Scent - 9/10
Projection - 8/10
Longevity - 10/10
Value - 10/10
Overall - 37/40

After a long search, this is my "go to" fragrance for the summertime days. (which is about 6 months a year here in Florida). This one has it all; citrus, fresh, woody, a little spice, a little musk. A true classic which is great from the opening all the way through the dry down. Longevity is second to none for this kind of fragrance. 4-5 sprays lasts 12 hours.

Feb
27
2012
Akhan
Akhan

the withdrawal symptoms in moving away from this to Terre d' Hermes, as my signature, were quite severe initially :-)

This is a classic and i always have it in my collection. I agree with most of the reviewers here that this is an extremely well balanced, fresh fragrance - timeless!

Feb
24
2012
chrisdude
chrisdude

My girlfriends like it a lot! It`s like a wake-up in a morning into a citrus plantation with a water flow.

Feb
22
2012
Bobster
Bobster

A true masterpiece. I love the yuzu and tobacco amber and musk in this. Others have commented on the longevity of this and everyone is spot on. You will get at least 8hrs out of this fragrance. I highly reccommend this. For this is one of my favorites.

Feb
20
2012
Roqfort
Roqfort

One of the best fresh scents ever created. Opening may be strange at the begining, but after, pure beauty for my nose, plus unbeatable projection and longevity.
Must have.

Feb
19
2012
dmoman
dmoman

Just tested this one out and all i can say is NICE. If you are a major fan of fresh clean scent then this is a great choice and on top of that despite it being a summer and spring fragrance this is one of thoughs colognes that can also be worn in the winter and fall because it has a sharp scent to it. 9.5 out of 10.

Feb
13
2012
SSDerks
SSDerks

very clean scent, many compliments from females and questioning on what it is, I keep it to myself because I do not want anyone to get the same things I have.

Feb
12
2012
madfto95
madfto95

I smell alot of floral from this one which I bought recently when they had a sale... But I remember when they first came out it smelled alot more lemon. I think rumors are true that fragrances have so-called "grades". The first batch of production runs are perfectly blended and very nice - they bottle these esp into tiny "sample" bottles and the very first run of the perfumes. Then after they exhaust in the rare ingredients they kind of dilute it down using more of the cheaper and more abundant ingredients. Thus the late production runs have a different smell and sell alot cheaper. Thats where Discount Chemists buy in bulk at cheap prices. and they bring to market at cheap prices. I swear to god I had the same experience with David Beckham Instinct. First and second bottles smell different... Anyone else agree?

Feb
11
2012
paul1967
paul1967

I keep it short. This is my favourite summerfragrance for over many years. Very long lasting and stays good on your skin on warm/hot days. A summerclassic: JUS'T GREAT!

Feb
10
2012
pob75
pob75

This is popular for a reason - it's excellent.
Don't let its popularity put you off. It's nowhere near as generic a smell as a lot of the other popular scents.

A great all round fragrance, good for casual or formal. Balances woody/citrus, fresh/masculine, with some spiciness and muskiness.

I can't in all honesty pick out all the notes individually but the overall effect is lovely,fresh and masculine but heavy enough to make its presence felt. Projects well for around 6 hours, lasts on my skin for 10+ hours.

I've had lots of compliments on this and everyone seems to like it.

Very good (but not excellent) longevity and good projection without slapping people in the nose.

Feb
09
2012
akhileshwarm
akhileshwarm

lemon.... lemon.... lemon... i smell lemon... Not Fantastic.. :(

Feb
05
2012
katmerli
katmerli

lemon.... lemon.... lemon... i smell lemon... Fantastic....

Feb
04
2012
misterjohn
misterjohn

What a beautifully constructed fragrance. Some fragrances that begin with gorgeous top notes and then slowly become ordinary over time. Others you need to avoid the beginning to get to the good stuff later. But L'Eau d'Issey is the rare fragrance that is wonderful throughout its "lifespan".

The open is refreshing citrus leavened with herbs. It's not refreshing in the obvious lemony fresh way of ordinary aquatics. The herbs and the mix of different types of citrus give it a playfulness and character that is vastly more sophisticated.

As things settle down, it projects beautifully and not offensively with citrus as the lead note but with sandalwood, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Th contrast of bright and darker scent tones is very artful. Finally,the citrus fades into the background and the scent becomes more woodsy with sandalwood, nutmeg, and other spices. Despite the cinnamon, the scent is never sweet. It is more of a dry note.

In a way, it reminds me of a high end chardonnay with its bright, dry citrus complemented by darker notes. Of course, an important difference is that the notes in chardonnay tend to be fruity whereas here they are woodsy.

Excellent longevity and projection. The scent evolves in an interesting and sometimes unexpected way. It's brilliantly blended. Despite the aquatic label, this is much more than a simple aquatic. The mix of notes is something altogether unique.

Bottom line: This is a good blind buy, especially if you like aquatics and are looking to move up to something more sophisticated and rich in that family. It's a love/like fragrance rather than one that inspires more extreme opinions. Compared to the king of the aquatics, Aqua di Gio, this is vastly more interesting.

Jan
31
2012
lukenyc
lukenyc

I can wear this fragrance in a formal setting or with a pair of jeans. It has a full, all around body that captures anyone in it's path. I have been asked numerous times what I was wearing. A must in a quality, not quantity men's collection.

Jan
29
2012
itchymecocky
itchymecocky

Amazing!! This captures summer in a bottle. Your riding in your car with the window down, doin 45mph, and you pass a patch of grass that was just cut. You get that "whaft" of cut grass and summer breeze as you go by! To be able to bottle "summer", and then project that in the winter...I'm blown away!! Overplayed...sure. But the masses don't lie. A true masterpiece! Hats off to ya Mr. Miyake.

Jan
27
2012
andronicos
andronicos

This perfume is long-lasting. I sprayed it and I smelled my wrist after 24 hours and I could still smell it.

Jan
24
2012
shreif
shreif

what kind of fragrance is this ?? sillage and longevity is SUPERB NOTHING NOTHING CAN BEAT THIS ONE not even Yves Saint Laurent kouros or Dior Fahrenheit no matter what season in the year !!!!
i am looking for another perfume that would be the same longevity and sillage as L'Eau d'Issey but always disappointed even the more expensive ones .
good smell great quality compliments guaranteed .

simply magnificent .

Dec
26
2011
danielmventer
danielmventer

Totally agree with Stevenoux in that the fragrance does have a lovely dry down and is very fresh for day wear. And I also agree with NYprospect`s review when he sais:"Simple,Safe,sexy."

This one is Fresh,Simple,Safe,sexy. Not sure about `simple` thou as there are many spices that are interesting. But not sexy!! just fresh.LOL.

Dec
25
2011
steveniox
steveniox

At first, on me, this is almost offensively sharp. Certainly wakes me up in the morning... But as it dries down, it becomes a delicious fresh scent, combining with the woods and spices, toning down the overpowering citric smell. It finds harmony at its end... Sillage isn't too good but it lasts quite some time, albeit close to the skin.

Dec
25
2011
Piparmynt
Piparmynt

There's something that really irritates me in that smell, maybe because my husband got it as a gift at the time I had this famous 'morning sickness' you know... Now my brother wears it happily, since we'll not meet too often :)

Dec
16
2011
NYprospect
NYprospect

Simple,Safe,sexy.

Dec
14
2011
Indronil
Indronil

The base note is intensely strong and at times feels too much. But definitely it hold an unparalleled appeal to people around the wearer

Dec
09
2011
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



i think that tis is going to b come soon the modern classic , b coz this is like a never ending story it sells still at a great pace and all love it at first sniff itself. the best blind buy for anyone

Dec
06
2011
juan carlos.henriquez
juan carlos.henriquez

citrico especiado, duraderofresco y varonil, calsa muy bien penerlo junto a aqua de gio,prueben esamescla y veran.

Nov
29
2011
halwaya
halwaya

Really lovely, fresh, universal scent. Harmony and energy together. Love it and appreciate it.

It is my picky man's favourite fragrance and when I smell it on him I am surprised how it works on my senses. I am seduced straight away and I am thinking if it is a good idea he wears to work ;))

Nov
21
2011
krmarich
krmarich

This male counterpart to the ladies version is not very masculine yet it was/is everywhere. It has that strange aquatic note that became so popular. It really cheapens the florals that seem rather artificial. The top notes are warm weather friendly and enter this "twilight zone" spicy heart.

Its green and watery. The closing want to welcome me, its almost chypre like. Then things become too unisex for me. It a little more solid than the ladies, yet it could never get past a paper spray on me. If this was trendy, I am truely a non-conformist!!!

Nov
04
2011
Carestinus
Carestinus

this was quite a shock for me when I first smelled it around... I just couldn't believe its charm, energy and sex appeal! I had a 125 ml bottle and I just got compliment after compliment for it. The problem is it grew unbearable on me... I just couldn't wear it anymore cause it felt obnoxious, strong and to a certain extent too synthetic... I had a headache every time (ryvlajo says intrusive, couldn't agree more). I felt I had some sort of soda/sprite on me and I couldn't escape!! I even gave a quarter of the bottle away. I still believe it's an icon of clubbing and expertise but I rather smelled it on others... can't wear it myself. That way it doesn't tire me. I don't mean to be snob or arrogant but a big thumbs down too is it is too used and so it's lost a bit of its uniqueness.

Nov
01
2011
MrMookie
MrMookie

I was one of the first persons in my county to try this masterpiece back in 95! Damn i still remember first impact with this beauty its was sharp,fresh and spicy and what i liked most of this fella is its sillage and good longevity because all my 'fresh' scents back in the days where bad in the longevity area..this one wasnt.
My problem with this scent is that many people in the later yrs worn this scent dead for me.. so i became to immune for its specialty and it became normal for my nose till now...maybe in a few yrs ill buy it again its a classic though...

Nov
01
2011
Moonshield
Moonshield

L'Eau d'Issey one of my favorite scents.

Top notes are so strong, juicy and little bit sour. You may feel dominance of yuzi, lemon and bergamot.
To sum it; I mean, beginning is totally clean and fresh.

Heart notes are floral. But it is definitely not feminine. The most crucial point is here.

Bottom notes are woody and little bit sweet. Vetiver, sandalwood and cedar can be felt. These are riveting to longevity.

This scent is very popular in my country and there are many bad imitations :/
Nonetheless, I will continue to use this scent fondly..

Scent:8/10
Longevity: 7/10

Oct
30
2011
ItsJson
ItsJson

I think this is one of the best long lasting fragrances that I have ever owend.
The way all the notes blend in together for a unexplainable plesuring aroma.
The drydown on this fragrance is just awasome.
If you are thinking about buying this fragrance, go ahead. Im going to spill one of my fragrance secrets...I use coco butter lotion with this and "bam" its just undiscribable.
Sad thing is that this cologne is so popular around the NYC area i just had to stop using it...I dislike smelling like the people I deal with on a almost daily basis.

Oct
29
2011
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



to start with iam using tis frm past 9 years and hav finished around 15 bottles , now coming to the scent its excellent, longevity is the best cant beat , and a very fresh and pleasant perfume, sure to get compliments , but the biggest problem is it has b come highly common, i think that like chanel and dior issey should raise its price to more than 100 dollars to avoid everyone wearing and making it common.

Oct
26
2011
fergali
fergali

Of course it is a nice fragrance.Great drydown. i used to have it but it is so popular and generic now i don't use it anymore.Great staying power and sillage.

Oct
24
2011
Creed rocks
Creed rocks

Its a beautiful beautiful fragnance...Highly recommend....

Oct
21
2011
chri5tin3
chri5tin3

I'm a 17 year old girl that has been sneaking to my dads dresser for years spraying this goodness all over me. It is AMAZING! I would so buy it if my friends couldn't tell the difference between masculine and feminine scents haha. I just adore this and always will. Any man wearing it will most likely get hassled by women on the streets lol

Oct
19
2011
zabica
zabica

This is a true fantasy! .. My cousin had it back in the 90ies, and he used it like crazy! I adored this summery, Mediterraneany note to it.

Later, I was spending some time in Italy, where every single one of the guys in the streets smelled like this! I totally fell in love with this dryish, refreshing note that never seems to end. True male summer perfume, not too citrusy, not too woody, not too spicey .. it is so well blended! Unfortunately, it has been forgotten in the sea of the new and popular not perfumes, but watery liquids with no longevity or silage. I hardly ever have the chance to smell it, so I bought it for myself! Smells good on girls too..

Oct
13
2011
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

It´s popular, overrated, whatever? Very well blended, opens with a intense yuzu and lemon, aquatic with the cypress but the coriander accompanies, that´s the time i get a little sick. After that, the heart comes with a nutmeg and cinnamon, calm down the opening, and turns it into a spicy aroma with a floral behind together, light. The base of vetiver and sandalwood ends so exquisite, and turns it into a woody aquatic fabulous.

Oct
13
2011
malik2011
malik2011

highdef mm give this summer magic time and u will see how it will develop all its time long is lemon but all the shades of the finest lemon ever , refreshing an other SUMMER BEAST

Oct
10
2011
highdef
highdef

whats all this issey melarky??

I just bought this today, way way way overated!!

I dont like the opening,

Oct
10
2011
ItsJson
ItsJson

Pound for pound one of the best male fragrances in my opinion...Its very long lasting.

Oct
07
2011
whatsthataftershave
whatsthataftershave

This cologne is hard to review in my opinion, I like it BUT i would only wear this in the house. Why? being 15 i feel this is almost too floral for me. Honestly if i wore this i would be asked if i am wearing perfume. I like the lemon and citrus but NOT the flowers. Its just like a flower shop on my skin.

I know i will get hated on for saying this but this is all i think of :L

Scent A
Versatility A
projection B
longevity A

overall A

amazing cologne


would i wear it though...... unfortunately not

Sep
14
2011
Wildcard
Wildcard

Wore this to the hilt around the turn of the century, unfortunately did not take long for everyone else to hook on to this fantastic frag. Can't say I blame them, nothing else out their smells like this. It was my signature scent and it is in my top five frag of all time. With all that being said please understand that everybody and they Momma owns a bottle of this frag now, so uniqueness is out of the question.

Sep
11
2011
AjaySandal
AjaySandal

Similar in popularity and eminence to Giorgio Armani’s Aqua Di Gio & Davidoff’s Cool Water. This Scent is Reassurance & Invigoration bundled in a Bottle.

Using Japanese citruses which explode and evoke a sense of tranquility in the opening notes is a complete master stroke! As we transcend to a complex drydown, a distinct floral yet masculine accord along with a myriad of sensual elements captivates our senses. It gradually trails away with a more pronounced musky woody base which lasts for eternity.

An ideal harmony of citrus & woody! Great Projection & Fantastic Sillage. Ideal for summer/spring season

Sep
08
2011
andy
andy

truly an amazing scent with notes that are almost never used in perfumery yielding a very unique and different scent that really stands out from all of the other department store scents

It smells somewhat like aqua di gio and bellagio, but it has a much more complex drydown with sweet and sour and exotic notes and it is all put together better so I would strongly reccomend this scent.

Personally i smelled it at a store and did not quite like it due to the sour notes but ordered it online anyway and gave it a chance and i am SO glad i did. The entire scent has a lot of character and its an instant classic

Aug
31
2011
niazch
niazch

I blind bought this perfume because I had seen a lot of good reviews, at first I just liked it, but slowly I began to fall in love with the smell.
Highly recommended.

Aug
26
2011
Freshmike
Freshmike

I think I rock'd this fragrance after graduation round 2000. I loved it and couldn't get enough of it; however, EVERYONE ELSE loved it just as much because it became a bit of a "fad" cologne, trendy if I may... i realized this was a clean, fresh and long-lasting cologne, I just outgrew it. It's fun and fresh. My name is Mike and I APPROVE this review!

Aug
20
2011
renperd
renperd

These days it smells harsher than when it was released. The drydown used to be very gentle and smooth, but nowadays the sharpness of the citrus/vetiver combination remains until the very end. I think they tampered with the citrus/spice balance. I miss more nutmeg and cinnamon, and even the soft musk in the drydown is lacking.

Aug
15
2011
ION
ION

It is a sharp smell trying to look (or should I say, appear) interesting.
While most Anglo Saxons absolutely adore (or at least used to) this perfume, (I can see it working well with white skin, clean cut faces under a fresh, invigorating humid environment) I have to say that "Kenzo Homme" does a much better job in an even more dinstictive manner.
A note: the "noir absolut" version that came many years afterwards in my opinion is very close but better!

Aug
05
2011
lulabros
lulabros

Nice, but a bit "tired" perfume. A lot of people wear it, as a "safe" and easy choice, but it still remains classical.

Aug
05
2011
findtheriver
findtheriver

Sure, the initial blast of lemon off the top can overwhelm a bit, but you just have to wait mere moments before it begins to settle down and the spice, florals and woods start to emerge to balance things out. That is when you begin to understand the artistry that is L'Eau d'Issey. Calmly sexy, discretely masculine. It's not too sweet, not too fruity. It just smells damn good.

Aug
03
2011
seand7373
seand7373

Highly synthetic ? Yes
Very commom ? Yes
Do people crap on this scent for no real reason ? Yes
If you wear this will women track you down ? HELL YES !!!!
This is good stuff and women seem to adore it

Jul
27
2011
Starlight_Angel
Starlight_Angel

Honestly, I'd be happy if all guys smelled like this. I absolutely love this fragrance on a guy.

It's fresh and fruity thanks to the citrus notes as well as being masculine through its evolution into the woody scents that lie beneath the surface.

This is one of my favorite fragrances for a guy to wear, and it has a special kind of magnetism about it.

I used to date a guy who wore this...and I think that his choice of scent was part of the reason why I dated him! It's just so attractive.

It's one of those fragrances that starts off incredibly well and gets better and better with the drydown. Not to mention, the sillage is amazing on this scent.

Also, I don't think it's one that needs to be limited to any particular age group. Pretty much any guy can wear this.

A timeless, beautiful classic that I hope stays popular for many years to come.

Jul
26
2011
dab
dab

At the first smell did not liked, but after 3 application I love it. 10/10

Jul
25
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This doesn't come across aquatic to me at all, which is a relief as aquatic men's fragrances bore me. This sure is spicy, but a soft kind of spicy, I think this will really pop on a man's skin. Spices, woods and musk. More of these please!

Jul
22
2011
bet85
bet85

This is a great fresh fragrance. in my opinion it is much better than Aqua di Gio. I have been complemented so many times from the smell. I guess im lucky that i live where nobody knows about this fragrance. Every time i tell them the name they look puzzled. However, the downside is that this fragrance changes from fresh to straight up musk in the end. The musk is there after 8 hours but its nothing fresh about it anymore. You would forget that u put on Issey when the day is done. And it does induce headaches in the beginning because it is really strong at the top. So always avoid more than one spray at the neck.

Jul
20
2011
Ddj221
Ddj221

It's a decent fragrance for kids between the ages of 14 and 21, beyond that it's a waste of time. Add to that, everyone has been spraying this on themselves for the past 15 years. Although Curve is simple, I'd say it is a better scent than Issey.

Jul
19
2011
inquisitor
inquisitor

Initial impressions (based on ONE spray, so these notes are mostly for my own use):
An aquatic with lots of citrus and some wood hiding in the basenotes.

Very sharp citrus opening which makes me think of cheap cleaning products. Gets better and the citrus becomes more manageable (akin to lemongrass perhaps). There seems to be some depth to it though (complexity with wooden notes) and it might have potential if I can shake the initial "Yes lemon" (used to clean dishes) associations, I would have to try it some more to make up my mind on this one because despite my reservations I do think it deserves it.

Jul
18
2011
nem11
nem11

I love this fragrance! It is so complex and long lasting, flowery in some way, bit cooling in the summer, with a dominant tone of the traditional Japanese (traditonally blended) green tea (茶) at the beginning, which you probably will smell lingering during the whole developement of this aroma.
My nose (as for the one who lived one year in Japan and drunk a lot of 茶 :-)) recognizes and identifies this scent by it's green tea smell and than in the dry-down I get some flowery in it.

Jul
17
2011
frankstagangsta
frankstagangsta

This cologne is brilliant, my go to guy that can be worn in all weather conditions due to having such impressive longevity (10 minimum every time)projection (massive but not "in your face" scent cloud). At first was put off by the harsh lemon opening but really does develop into a thing of beauty after 15mins. Very very good compliments from both men and women (probably the best). Although not very masculine if worn with confidence is perfect for any man.

NOTE: i live in england where temperatures are VERY mild and yet this is still a workhorse.

Jul
15
2011
soleroc
soleroc

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SUPER DOPENESS IN A BOTTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you review it better?? I think not!

Amazing Adjectives:
>Bright
>Crisp
>Immortal
>Clean
>Fresh
>Panty Dropper
>Fizzy
>Refreshing
>Super Dope

*This fragrance is also a projection bomb and a longevity rocket. :D

Jul
10
2011
PK22
PK22

Occasion: Spring, summer even fall, day time, casual and formal.

Longevity: 9/10
Projection: 9/10
Scent: 9/10
Uniqueness: 9/10
Versatility: 9/10
OVERALL: 45/50

Jul
09
2011
getora
getora

I just love this scent so much. I cannot describe how gorgeous this perfum is. And last forever in your skin. Perfect.

Jul
08
2011
bonovox
bonovox

Verdict: this is one of the best fragrances ever!! Opens up with a fantastic blend of citrus notes and that opening last forever and ever, thank goodness. After a few hours you sense the more floral notes and a nice masculine scent. When I tested this the first time I was worried that it may be too unisex or feminine but is without question a killer fragrance. The sillage and longevity are ridiculous. As you stroll through the Gardens, this is the perfect thing to wear on a bright sunny spring or summer day. Whether it's 60° or 90° outside you can never go wrong. To put this in the same category as Armani Acqui di Gio is blasphemy. If you like the Prada amber PH but are looking for something a little more citrusy rather than the wonderful blend of florals that it has to offer, this is your scent. Just be careful not to overdo it. Because the projection with the chemistry of my skin is not very good for most frags, I made the mistake of the first time applying it with three sprays on both sides of my neck. My fault! Classy, fresh, clean... and deserves all the high praise and compliments that you get when you wear it. It just makes you feel "happy" and you want to get outside and enjoy that day. Even if you put it on at 6 AM you still be getting some of the notes at dinnertime. I LOVE THIS!

Enough said? :-)

Jul
08
2011
Dr_Spazmo
Dr_Spazmo

Super great one. Very clean and full of citrus. Amazing for summer and has great longevity.

Jul
04
2011
junglefun
junglefun

This is such an awesome scent. I never wanted to like it at first just because of its popularity and I thought I would not like it because of its floral notes. But I simply cannot deny myself of this amazing scent, it takes me half way to heaven.
Among the other notes detected, it also has a 7up/Sprite feeling to it.
A masterpiece in my opinion, as it is with many.
Light, fresh, unique....timeless. Floral but remains masculine I think, and any real man would not be insecure to wear something like this.
Just brilliant. And the ladies love it so you can't go wrong.

Jul
04
2011
Heverton
Heverton

A very nice summer/spring scent. A masterpiece in this genre where we almost always have the same boring fragrances.

Starts out with the Yuzu note giving a invigorating aroma around you, then passes over time, it settles down giving space to a mix of floral notes, making this a very comforting fragrance.

A Must try for everyone who wants to smell classy all day long, since it lasts almost forever on skin, and projects like a beast.

Jul
02
2011
sizz
sizz

My boyfriend has this fragrance and it smells so good... It just makes me want to bite him! It is very fresh / aquatic /citrusy with a slight hint of spice that adds a nice kick to it. It is a very manly scent without being overpowering. I definitely recommend this one for guys! The ladies will love it on you ;)

Jun
30
2011
Ash4245
Ash4245

Definitely one of the best colognes OUT THERE. An-an-AND if you think this is a good aquatic also THIS is a good aquatic!

Jun
28
2011
EricD
EricD

I am so picky about cologne, it's ridiculous, makes it hard to find something to wear. So many things just smell like a variation of everything else. This one is different though, I smelled it on someone else, and have been wearing it ever since. I would like to have a few other fragrances to rotate in though. There was a men's fragrance by Lancome in the late 80's or early 90's that was incredibly awesome as well, but it stopped being available in the states. I think that it was simply called Homme, but I am not certain. I would love to lay my hands on that one again.

Jun
22
2011
mcpapoo
mcpapoo

great one for a best friend wedding...will hide your alcohol breath...

Jun
17
2011
asmhfdbds
asmhfdbds


Very synthetic to my nose.Couldn't stand it!
Give me headache and nausea.
It's citrusy herbal.
Longevity about 10 hours with good projection but dont be searching just for longevity for me it's terrible smell,terrible!

Jun
13
2011
fresh8
fresh8

awesome....great and one hell of a cologne. overall i give 8/10

Jun
06
2011
oxm
oxm

L'Eau d'Issey Miyake is a very particular smell very fresh and energizing, this peculiarity is due to a yuzu citrus fruit that gives its own touch to the original scent, then the cinnamon of Ceylon and other wood much sought after by flower lotus ingredients very valuable and refined.The perfume has a fragrance on herbaceous aquatic, have you ever tried to peel the stem of a rose, a lily or a magnolia? you will find almost grassy smell bitter and pungent odor reminds some of these shrubs this fragrance, Issey course is a masterpiece not just a hint to fully describe the flavor that I think comes close is Chevignon Best.
Rated +10

Jun
05
2011
ravjan
ravjan

L'Eau d'Issey has been my summer staple for years and it has never let me down except the fact it's got a bit overused by everyone around me (the Aqua di Gio syndrome).
I'm no good at dissecting single notes in a perfume but can say this scent definitely evokes the images of cleanliness and simplicity and that's what I love it for.
It's salty-soury to my nose. I can't detect any sweet notes in it. Fortunately. I love to use it on a hot day right from the fridge where it belongs in the summer. Even the bottle resembles frozen glass.
It reminds me of the ocean, of the wind, of a crispy clean white shirt being blown by the wind at an ocean shore...

Jun
03
2011
Senzadite
Senzadite

Smells a little bit like paper at the beggining that with citrus and wood...i tend to add one more spray at noon at my job, to enlighten up again...is very japanese art...simple but sharp and clean ideal for summer.

90/100

Jun
01
2011
catfishy
catfishy

the cypress in this is very prominent and i don't like the smell of it .

May
27
2011
6doggynipples
6doggynipples

A+ for all aspects of this fragrance. In warm weather this is an anytime, anywhere scent. Some will like it and some will love it but nobody will dislike smelling this on you. Can't go wrong with Issey. Plus it's not expensive. I bought mine at the red bullseye retailer.
Keep on rockin!

May
21
2011
leung.m
leung.m

Issey Miyake, the memories come flooding back. It's fresh, yet almost floral, strong but subtle, it always reminds me of the perfect summer breeze on a deserted beach.

I still love the scent of this, one of my top 10. No, on second thoughts, easily top 5, but in saying that, I no longer wear it and I think it will take a lot for me to buy another bottle of it.

Why? Overkill. At some point of you life you're gonna realise that you know at least 10 other people that has either worn this or is still wearing it! But one thing it's popularity does show is that it is an top fragrance for men!


If you're buying this for this first time, it is an amazing fragrance, but as much as you will fall in love with it, sooner or later it will be a been there done that what next fragrance!

May
18
2011
sufix
sufix

Damn how i am crazy about this scent

I tried so many scents but this one is different,
sexy, cool, nice, unique.
Ladies love it.

For every day, any time any where using.
Good for romantic nights.

silage 8/10
longevity 10/10, +6 hours

May
17
2011
dani1981
dani1981

this one smell good.

May
09
2011
The Brain
The Brain

A perfect combination of floral, citrus and woods that blends to create a unique long lasting fragrance for all seasons.

May
07
2011
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

I used to wear this but I've found that this smells better on clothes

Spray it on your clothes the day of, and then throw your shirts in the dryer!

LOW HEAT!!!!lol

Apr
14
2011
JohnMc
JohnMc

I am constantly told by sales assistants how much this fragrance is loved by the opposite sex, for me as a guy I have to say that the acidity of this fragrance (much like white wine for me) is a form of instant headache, in the way that only fragrances can do. Too astringent, too much like overdone citrus cleaner.

Apr
09
2011
Gigifst
Gigifst

Oh My GOD...this is so damn sexy...the best perfume for man ever. Im wondering if it has some kind of feromonas...lol

JUST SEXYYYY

And the lasting power is just 5/5*

Apr
05
2011
darlosu
darlosu

Good fragrance for summer days, long lasting and original. For me 8/10.

Apr
05
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

One of the best scents for extreme hot or cold weather. I don’t like wearing this one though if I am going to be in really closed quarters or close proximity to others as people tend to react to it. Either way, this is a failsafe cologne that smells different on everyone. The difference is usually a good difference.
Buy it!

Mar
29
2011
sue165
sue165

My brother signature along with Sculpture pour Homme from Nikos

Mar
22
2011
Karhu
Karhu

Papi, you're not the only one that has just stumbled upon this gem. I can't believe that this has been around since 1994 and I am just now discovering what an amazing fragrance it is.

Missk's review is spot on with my experience, but I don't really get much of the synthetic notes which have bothered a few here. Perhaps only because I have recently started wearing AdG again which is much more synthetic smelling (though I do like it!).

For me the opening is a citrus-dominant blast (a bit sharp at first) with definite floral and nutmeg undertones. The middle is where I get the truly aquatic notes and now, 12 hours later, there is a very mellow, woody vibe with just a little aquatic "hint" on top.

A great fragrance that I highly recommend to all - at least give it a test run and see how it works for you if you're just coming to this fragrance as I am!

Mar
22
2011
Papi
Papi

Damn!

Am I the only one who first smelled it in 2011 ?!?!

Reminds me a bit of Kenzo's Power (2008).

Overall 8/10

Mar
14
2011
Pianopolice
Pianopolice

The scent makes me sick. Seriously I cann't stand it on my skin, and the opening is horrible, but I guess the developing is not bad, and that's why it has millions of fans. I don't like it because a lot of people have it/it is old/the opening makes me sick/and it is insanely expensive. I should put it in hate category, but I don't just because i respect those who like it.

Mar
14
2011
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

Love the body wash, but the cologne may be a little too much, you can wear the body wash anytime of year, but the cologne you only wear late spring/SUMMER/early,warm/ hot, rainy fall... that's the purpose of the body wash is to use it with the body wash you already have, or use it alone, to enhance the overall smell/ aura

Mar
12
2011
missk
missk

L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme is lovely and crisp. Issey Miyake is certainly the house to go to if fresh, citrusy or aquatic Summer scents are what you crave.

Scents like these are often what my male friends tend to always smell like. For this reason, crisp and clean scents put me at ease, however they don't entice me or turn me on. Which is a good thing.

The scent is a little predictable, however I really like it in its inoffensive and refreshing state. There's nothing nicer than a man that smells clean.

L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme opens with zesty citrus, mostly the bright, sparkly, yellow kind, with a subtle hint of garden herbs. As it develops further, the watery aspect becomes apparent with a slight sea water saltiness counteracting with the woodsy and somewhat bitter vetiver.

Some reviewers are saying that this composition is quite synthetic smelling. While I somewhat agree, being one that finds almost all aquatics quite chemical, L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme doesn't smell too much like a scientist's lab. The synthetic ingredients are only very light on, not nearly as harsh as some aquatic fragrances are.

The longevity is superb, if not the longest lasting masculine aquatic I've ever encountered. I can understand why this fragrance is so popular amongst the men during Summer and a particular favourite among the women.

Mar
12
2011
Sandlotje
Sandlotje

Wore this tonight for the first time going to my girlfriend's house and she loved it and could not stop commenting on how good it smelled. Definitely put a smile on her face. ;-) Highly recommended.

Mar
04
2011
K1
K1

I'm so obsessive about fresh perfumes cause mostly goes on synthetic quality or silly simple easy-to-read combination or weak longevity etc.
But L'eau d'Issey is not another fresh transparent characterless perfume. It's an opaque citric floral spicy woody combination of masterly unified notes. I totally trust Jacques Cavallier and this is another proof.
L'eau is of those fresh perfumes that gives you shiver in spine like fresh early morning air of summer days.
It presents linearly on floral spicy on saffron/citrus/lotus mood. The quality is of yuzu here is hilarious. But the main note here is from vetiver and the scent owes its opaque theme from the note.
L'eau is immensely Japanese perfume, so delicate and refined.

Mar
03
2011
K LUE
K LUE

It is nice but over rated. Nothing special.

Mar
02
2011
crossbow
crossbow

I got this as a gift from my brother when I was a teenager, my first cologne. I hated it so much and naively assumed that all colognes must smell just as bad, so this put me off using colognes for many years. It wasn't until I discovered Armani Code just a few years ago that I realised it's possible to find a cologne that I loved to wear.

So verdict on this, bad. I get citrus and a sharp unpleasant note that really puts me off.

Feb
24
2011
Cylob
Cylob

Tried this in the store today and it reminded me of the unisex CK fragrances (either One or Be). Gave me a very fresh silver summer vibe. Not bad at all, just not my taste.

6/10

Feb
03
2011
asianmetalhead
asianmetalhead

this smells very asian lol thats how i describe it. if you wanna smell like a nice clean fresh asian person this is it haha.

Jan
30
2011
Vierhuizen
Vierhuizen

A 10 hour flower bomb on your skin. Ew. Two sprays of this alleged "amazing summer scent" and I'm choked by the smell of a 70 year old woman's make up bag.

Thanks- but no thanks, I think I'll stick with my Allure Homme Sport.

Jan
29
2011
konan
konan

many compliments when i'm wear this fragrance

this is my signature also..

Jan
25
2011
evagetix
evagetix

I had this when I was 14 years old. I was so happy that everyday people complemented me saying that i smelled nice and i should go to a party or on a date instead of going to school smelling like that. Recently I bought a new bottle and now I wear it twice a week and never fail to get complements. I'm very satisfied with this perfume. Evergreen!

Jan
05
2011
BIG
BIG

It's a fresh aquatic citric scent, but it's way too sharp and the sharpness stays for a long while. The Summer variations of this fragrance is a rather good alternative for those who can't tolerate the sharp notes of this scent.

Jan
05
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

I didn't like this at first, I found it odd and a lil intrusive. Funny thing, it grew on me. If you try it once and don't like it, try it a few more times. It's one of those scents that, if you allow it, it'll grow on you.

I get a heavy lemon waft in the open, that lasts about 5 minutes.
After that, he aromatic qualities of the actual citrus fruits themselves is a wonderful thing when formulated to bring out the flavor without the acidic sting, which is what I think has happened here, I get more of the flavor of the yuzu, blended with some cinnamon, cypress, vetiver and florals.

Dec
23
2010
GinoK
GinoK

Used it when it first came out in 94 and loved it then last year in Brazil ran out of perfumes and saw this again in a store i said lets try again after that day finished two bottles and almost in the middle of the third one right now, i love it, simply one of the best fragrance at the moment, and the compliments dont stop, highly recommend it!!!!

Dec
21
2010
bronstein
bronstein

It smells like some female's fragrance where some details of the formula have been changed to make it suitable for men. As if someone sticks two motorcycles together and then calls it a "car." Naah, that won't work.

Dec
19
2010
guest_Riley
guest_Riley

What more could you ask for from a scent?
-Its long lasting and can be worn for anything!
-Great hit with the ladies for sure.
-You could use this ALL YEAR.

Dont let the aquatic theme fool you, this thing is an all rounder beast!

One of the best male colognes out there.

Dec
13
2010
MAHENDRA
MAHENDRA

Well depends on individual taste,

This is one of the perfume I have regreted buying,

Its not masculine ,
And the overwhelming oriental smell,

It can smell like potpouri at times

Dec
02
2010
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I am a woman, but I used to wear this one. It's clean and airy. It reminds me of what it might be like to take a drive along the Sicilian coast with an extremely hot guy at the wheel.

Nov
27
2010
arrogante
arrogante

I first tested LdIpH on my wrist, placed my skin directly in front of my nose and I almost felt dizzy! The first blast was a pungent citrus and when it mellowed down, it kinda reminded me of some annoying painkiller ointment my mom used. It was a bad start, and I became confused about all the praise.

And then it suddenly hit me, I was smelling it the wrong way! Stupid me. Because when I gave it a chance again, I sprayed it on my neck, chest and wrists. And like a strange surprise, my body gave off the most divine scent I've ever encountered. It was present but not too overbearing. I thought, "this must be what the hype is all about".

Subtle lemony opening. Woodsy-floral-masculine drydown. Average projection and longevity. I think I can wear it even at night. I really imagine myself glowing whenever I wear this scent - there is really something "holy" about it. This must be the scent of angels.

Nov
24
2010
renneyg007
renneyg007

Bought this for my fiance because he said he liked it. Oh my god! Really seductive yet fresh. Could smell him for hours....mmmmmmm:)

Nov
23
2010
dkmode83
dkmode83

A masterpiece in my opinion. Very sharp citrus, but with a woodsy vibe to it. Lasts a very long time on my skin and projects well. One of my top 5 fragrances and the only "fresh" fragrance in my top 10.

Nov
18
2010
sherwin
sherwin

Due to good reviews and so much hype about this cologne, i rushed to the store and I finally got to test what it really smells like... I tried it twice... I was totally disappointed!!! People, you should never never believe most of the reviews. Try before you buy!!! People have diff't taste! This cologne is not my type. It's pure garbage!!!! There are better colognes than this one!!!

Nov
13
2010
guest_elegant
guest_elegant

i dont know why people are impressed by citrus generic scents,this is sharp and cloying anyways masses r asses

Oct
25
2010
guest_Drizzy
guest_Drizzy

man this fragrance is SO feminine. I sprayed this on PAPER and asked 4-5 girls my age(20-26) and they all said it smelled very good but like something a girl would wear, not a man. They all seemed to like the Acqua di gio for men

Oct
13
2010
e.cassim
e.cassim

lovely smelling fragrance its the next one on my list of must-haves this season.

it does start off quite strong but mellows out into one of the best smelling scents ive sampled in a while.

3 thumbs up for this one lol

Oct
13
2010
kerrso99
kerrso99

This is the biz, very fresh and with tones of lemons and limes, a taste of citrus. lots of comments from the ladies. stays on for ages ,yum yum

Oct
04
2010
thatsmr2usir
thatsmr2usir

Hmmmmm A rather interesting frag.... Was extremely popular when it first came out. I dont think its the best but it sure is better than alot I have smelled in it's class. I have only brought 1 bottle of this in my life time & I dont think I will buy another unless it was given to me.. I will give it a neutral rating. Its not bad, nor is it all that great! Longevity is average on me.. Maybe 6 hours...

Oct
02
2010
Dad jax
Dad jax

Well there is no season limit for this BIG DAD!!!! I wear this in summers,winters, fall etc... it is the king of the RING !!!! The Weather is now on very cold side in Hungary today, i wore it around 10am morning(just 4 puffs) now 5pm evening, and i still feel like fresh .Longevity and sillage are AWSOME of this BIG DADY , ahh cant say much !!! LOVE IT !!!

Sep
29
2010
RobbieX
RobbieX

I would classify this as a woody/citrus. I used to own this but finished it. It's a very good fresh citrus with great longevity. But I prefer Monsieur Balmain now which has a great citrus/vetiver drydown.

Sep
15
2010
svillatoro
svillatoro

I have about 70 different fragrances in my collection. This is one of my tops. A real Masterpiece. Of course I like the orginal version. As most of designer fragrances, when they come up with a new version they never achieve the success of the original formula.

Sep
09
2010
scentology
scentology

This classic has ranked itself high with the likes of Fahrenheit and Polo. A very versatile multipurpose scent that can evoke whatever you intend. Contrary to what most people say, I find it heavy..sweetly heavy, and the drydown is heavenly.

The only reason I don't Love it, is that after an hour or so it becomes intoxicating for me. Feels so bad when you're in love with a scent but you'd rather prefer it on someone else...

Sillage : very good
Longevity : How far can you count ?
Feeling : vain, maybe
Feedback : no one compliments on LD now, it's mainstream.

Sep
08
2010
CourtrightHer
CourtrightHer

I'm finding this to be quite the versatile cologne. That said...I tend to favor it as an ideal choice for the warmer months. But it does have a day/night curb side appeal.

Certainly not one that makes a statement, otheres do that better.

When sampled it scented favorably so I looked forward test drive it, but to date it has yet to impress. While I do like it something misses here.

It would appear that for some it lasts and for others it doesn't (and I'm in the latter group).

The citrus top notes are nice but I finding the woodsy dry down notes not as pronounced.

This is a fragrance that can be worn by all (as most should be) and I'm willing to re-visit this again.

Aug
16
2010
TiFFaNy ElAiNe
TiFFaNy ElAiNe

This is one of my most favorite colognes for men. If you don't have a gf this scent will help you in your search in getting one. lol...It's a must buy!

Aug
03
2010
charlottte
charlottte

My dad has this and I love it on him!!!

Jul
08
2010
guest_kalrav
guest_kalrav

It has long lasting fragrance....no doubt about it...the woodsy notes and the citrus opening..works perfect...Classic ..from Issey Miyake..

Jul
06
2010
varondandy
varondandy

hey lance greetings from puerto rico,u.s.a. you are totally correct on this scent, smells awesome, yet i only get maybe two hours on me.could be my body chemistry?.ciao.

Jun
30
2010
Lance
Lance

Finally I got this amazing fragrance!
It smells great!!!

But I just dont know why it doesn't last long on me :( Im' so confuse because it lasts on everybody, never heard anyone complains about the longevity with this one, but compliments.
I'm sure it's not fake (I bought at Changi Airport in Singapore

And one more thing, my bottle package is white and grey, without a blue line like the picture above!
Anypne know about this?

Jun
30
2010
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

A universal fragrance indeed!
This is the cologne that got me into the world of fragrances (collecting, sniffing, researching) and L'eau D'issey still stands out.
-A+ for projection and longevity.
-Can be worn anytime of the year.
-Dates, Work, Clubbing, Romantic, Night, Day. Issey's a great choice for any occasion.

Okay I need to shut up. I'm starting to sound like an infomercial.

Jun
22
2010
aquila_2009
aquila_2009

Hi.

Again,a MESTERPIECE to MR CAVALLIER AND ISSEY MIYAKE.one of the best aquatic fragrance.it is a great composed citrus and woody smell.nothing heavy or feminine.

The top notes is usual with really strong citrus but...but wait because the middle/base notes are great.that makes you feel positive.This lovely aquatic with ACQUA DI GIO are the best aquatic in my collecction.

perfect for almost any occassion but i recommend for a young man in office and then intimate.indisputable suitable for hot weather.longevity?on my skin it is really EXCELLENT.

8/10

Jun
15
2010
giftedsoul
giftedsoul

This is really a quality perfume.One will not be disappointed after buying this.
Has perfect balance of sweet n fresh aroma.
Great composition from the house of Issey Miyake

Jun
11
2010
Rouu
Rouu

if i say um happy wearing this masculine fragrance, um not far ! :)

the most perfect youth cologne ever came!
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! 5 year ago yet now on i do luve it, it ws my boyfriend fragrance for 3 years ,so it bring me all good days back !
so fresh,clean,playful,tender and masculine scent, very sexy and attractive the moment u spray it u go with a fiizzz aura along with bergamot, lemon. A middle note is spicy and woody yet aquatic .dry down intense woody scent which is sharp and enriched with tobacco,sandalwood, cedar, vetiver and musk.
if i have to select an opposit sex fragrance to wear it will be L'eau d'issey pour homme gladly

Jun
03
2010
Detrucci
Detrucci

can't say im a big fan of this one, i wore it to work one day and for during the whole day i could feel and smell it just interupting everyone else, I dont really find it fresh smelling, it just smells like wood lol. Although when i do wear it im addicted to smelling it even though its not the best smelling...its addictive

May
22
2010
Alinaishere
Alinaishere

i was given a .5 oz of this when shopping for perfume. So i use it even if its for men, as a base to make my sweeter perfumes less sweet.

i like it but its not super special. smells like many "clean" scents for men.

May
01
2010
mrdibiagio
mrdibiagio

Una fragancia acuatica que retrata la hermosa quietud de un paraje japones. Abre con citricos luminosos no abrasivos sino que aportan la frescura de un agua cristalina, notas de agua calida y calma donde son notorias las flores de lotto, apoyados en suaves maderas japonesas. Una fragancia envolvente, con buena proyeccion y longevidad.

Apr
04
2010
guest_buttercup00900
guest_buttercup00900

I feel I'm not completely dressed up without this perfume.. it smells really, really good and my mood lightens up whenever I smell it...

Mar
27
2010
geroniz
geroniz

This is a scent that will always be in my wardrobe, and with this i have said it all.
Sillage (thumbs up)
Longevity (thumbs up)
Compliments (thumbs up)
Wearing [all year around (it's best in summer)]

Mar
19
2010
Jave26
Jave26

I love it instant classic and women go crazy for this one old ,young, pretty, ugly they love it and they will let you know it so if u like attention and compliments this is a must have.

Mar
15
2010
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

This wass absolutely my favorite fragrance ever! Spray 3-4 sprays, and you will last all day, good for wearing with casual, or with the dress up. Lasts all day without being offensive. But Still I suggest you try before you buy.

Mar
15
2010
micci
micci

L'Eau D'Issey is one of the most sophisticated EDTs I have come across in a while. Its Floral in a very masculine way (I don't know how Miyake pulled that on off...but he did !)It starts off strongly with the Yuzu and other fresh ingredients on the top notes. Its longevity is really interesting - When first applied L'Eau D'Issey's projection is very strong but as time passes by it mellows down and the base notes cling onto you very closely but still distinctly present to people around you ( I guess the Haitian Vetiver is to blame for that!) .The base notes can last on your skin for a good 16-24 hrs and on your clothes....forever in my observation.
Its as though L'Eau D'Issey evolves into a more personal fragrance as the day goes by.This is the kind of perfume you at times want to wear when alone at home just that you don't share its wonderful fragrance with anyone.Its been around for a good 13 years now and grown quite common BUT is still a very very personal favorite.
Viva Miyake...!!!

Mar
08
2010
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

A modern classic, similar in class and distinction as "Aqua di Gio"...yet far more woody and behaves less predictable than "Gio".
Love the whole play with the wooden notes and the watery floral notes...however, I think the "Lilly of the valley" extract gives me a headache sometimes, so I use it less frequently these days.
This is one of the best classic summer fragrances along with "Gio", "Aqua di Parma", "Essenza di Zegna", "Cool Water", "Kenzo", "Armani p.h." and Dior's "Eau Sauvage".

CLASSIC!

Mar
03
2010
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

I loved this....just finished ANOTHER bottle of this, but SADLY...I have to sit out for a while on this....to really figure out what Im missing

Feb
21
2010
ryvlajo
ryvlajo

Got tired of this one very fast. It is simple too intrusive for me. The medium/late citrus and peony notes are as overpowering as they are synthetic.

Jan
16
2010
dm8m
dm8m

L'Eau d'Issey pou Homme is one of my most favorite fragrances of all time. It's one of the best scents ever made & is a true classic.

This is the fragrance that I received the most compliments from women. I remember one of the compliments, which from the garage at the ground floor of my ex-girlfriend's apartment, the room mates of my ex-girlfriend all the way up the third floor of the apartment were able to smell the scent & were all praises with its desirable fragrance. It's a scent that you can be smell the fragrance even from a reasonably far away distance, the farthest reaching scent IMO.

Though so many variants were made by Issey Miyake from this scent, nothing can really replace the original. In which Miyake keeping on this trend of making variants from this scent, I think is distasteful to do IMO, with them trying to capitalize from it's success. Only a few can pass acceptable enough as a twist of the original, while the most of the variants are undesirable.

Jan
12
2010
ShiseidoTactics
ShiseidoTactics

Es uno de mis fragancias masculinas favoritas. Es ligero, pero sofisticado. Puede usarse en ocasiones muy especiales nocturnas o diurnas.

Muy costoso.

Dec
26
2009
andy
andy

love to smell the top of the bottle this stuffs amazing probably the ABSOLUTE BEST mens scent just dosent last long though

Dec
02
2009
costaleo
costaleo

The best scent ever. Well-crafted, unique and suitable for day and night. Not to mention sillage and longevity. onde of the best amongst my 40 bottles!I've worn it for over 10 years now and can't get tired of it!

Nov
25
2009
ARAMIS
ARAMIS

Yozo is the key word for this nice & pure scent. I do love it :)

Nov
25
2009
Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive Dissonance

The dry down. This fragrance is all about the dry down.
It opens with a fresh, strong, lemon type scent. I find the opening to be truly deceptive of what the fragrance becomes. The strong opening eventually smoothes out to a divine aroma. Hypnotic in all its glory, maybe the best dry down of any aquatic.
My favourite time to wear LÉau dÍssey is on a hot summers night. Sitting on my balcony, sipping an ice cold drink. Imaginíng the little goblins trying to steal the moonlight..... “Hey you tiny thieves! That moonlight belongs to everyone! Only take a little bit!!”

Nov
20
2009
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

First off....Im always giving short sweet answers without going into depth...I apologize, if there need be any apology...

When I first spray this on, it's a very sharp/bitter sweet type opening, and it's very citrusy/fruity like starting the day during the summer in the islands/tropics smells like the colors of yellow light/baby blue, orange, light green,turquoise, clear,white, then later on in the day it starts to become woody/aromatic, the colors of green, warm gold, fresh running amber/sap, orange, tan, light brown, then finally the dry down..),the colors of silver/platinum, grey, steel, dark blue/navy, off white, white, very sweet and spicy, but nice..

Nov
15
2009
guest_buttercup00900
guest_buttercup00900

I admire the complexity of this scent. It has a tingling sensation to your nose which makes you want to smell it again and again...

Nov
15
2009
guest_buttercup00900
guest_buttercup00900

I'm a woman and I use this. It's just so lovely and fresh. I love the smell and it lasts really long... I think it's unisex. No one recognizes that it's a male scent unless someone is familiar with this perfume.

Nov
14
2009
Chris2448
Chris2448

the only aquatic that has good longevity and silage on me

Nov
12
2009
andy
andy

i love the ginger, spices and its fresh and spicy and the musk base is GREAT in this one MUSK IS FOR DEER and the woodsy matrix and florals really are unique and this is a complex scent i can NEVER understand

bottom line if u are a smoker this is 4 u and all of the creed wearin hip hop artists LOVE this stuff

Oct
26
2009
Pangea Vaalbara
Pangea Vaalbara

this fragrance is suitable for people live in tropic.

Oct
25
2009
andy
andy

hope it stays warm so i can keep wearing this wonderful stuff but i got better ones in the winter

like ive always said this will always be a great classic option and its really a phenomenal scent women LOVE. perry ellis 360 red is better than aqua di gio with spices it lacks, but this takes it to a whole NEW LEVEL and totally outdoes everything else and people have said its common, i have NEVER HEARD OF ANYONE who even knows of this stuff or le male so i strongly urge anyone here to buy it u will thank me tomorrow

who else can take all these weird strange notes and make such a great scent this is a work of art

Oct
12
2009
angelic disgrace
angelic disgrace

i just love smelling this on my man.i can't get enough of it.it's just divine!

Sep
29
2009
Chris2448
Chris2448

Very nice oriental fragrance. Makes you feel sophisticated, relaxed, and confident. I prefer this over acqua di gio.

Sep
17
2009
hotaru
hotaru

i think im just allergic to vetiver note :(
all frags which i dont like, have vetiver in them.

my hubby has this, and he adores this, meanwhile to me, smells like he wears plutonium; very effective to toss me away

:X

so it's maybe just me. my nose hates vetiver..D:

Sep
17
2009
Vytenis
Vytenis

I think this is an amazing cologne suitable mostly for warmer weather and casual use. Would never say it smells cheap and soapy. The most interesting thing I found about this scent is that it's very versatile, changes a lot within the first hour after spraying, smells very good even if you spray it on clothes, or around the collar after spraying it on your neck. Interestingly enough, to my taste it smells extra good when it mixes with cigarette smoke from around :)

Sea + woods + subtle hints of flowers and fruit. It's a perfect mix of sweet, spicy and, yes, salty.
I highly recommend you check it out.

Aug
18
2009
badkarma
badkarma

Issey Miyake's best fragrance!! I'm a huge huge huge fan of all Issey Miyake fragrances but L'eau D'Issey is my favourite.. The person wearing the fragrance may not be able to smell it on himself but i guarantee you that it is there, i was complimented on it a good 12 hours after application, your nose may get used to it after a while.. this fragrance is also one that most ladies will love.. A fragrance with awesome longevity and sillage which is still light and inoffensive. A real masterpiece.

Aug
16
2009
vin570
vin570

I usually hate citrusy fragrances, but this one is perfect! I just believe that it's a shame that it's so famous nowadays, losing a little bit of its huge uniqueness. I fell in love with it when first smelt this and even followed people wearing this. Great sillage and longevity, it's worth the price. Really remarkable and smells classy/expensive.

Aug
15
2009
Yiorgos
Yiorgos

trully unique fragrance! I havent heard EVER anyone who doesnt like this Issey Miyake's perfume...If you wear it, you are sure you wear one of the best... ;-
)

Aug
11
2009
manuel-okey
manuel-okey

is a cassic fragrance ,good sillage and longevity ,a sexy scent lots of compliment.everybody around you will set this is a sexy man.is perfect. for special date

Aug
03
2009
Russian
Russian

Though it is citrusy,to me it feels like a very expensive-smelling perfume.It's suitable for summer,perfect for this hot days.
It is too citrusy for my tastes at the beggining,but it becomes so pleasant at the drydown!
Even on my skin,it smells very nice,it is extremely sexy and pleasant.

Jul
09
2009
sarahb
sarahb

My man wears this and it really is a lovely smell. You know the smell anywhere!!

May
23
2009
sky76sky
sky76sky

Mmm. This is such a sexy scent! Wow! I actually followed a man around a store to breathe it in! Fresh, citrusy, sharp & like a bracing ocean breeze - ozone-rich - rich & woody at the base & very, very distinctive. I can smell it a mile away - the most gorgeous scent for gorgeous, fabulous men. Having said this, I have also bought this & worn it myself...& I'm all woman. Very versatile. No1 for men...weak at the knees :)

Apr
15
2009
LORENA
LORENA

I think it is a very well made perfume, specially to wear during the hottest months of the year, I also belive it is a perfume to be worn during the day, not suitable for special or elegant occations in the evening. It is very fresh. I think it is too fruity to be an elegant perfume, but is good if you are looking for something refreshing.

Feb
20
2009
guest_Andy
guest_Andy

this is pretty good fresh light scent but EVERYONE WEAR DIS type of scent like acqu di gio, light blue D&G, and all of the ozone/citrus/musk or wood bases but it is good 4 summa weather

Feb
20
2009
PolarBear2
PolarBear2

I am a woman and I wear this too on a regular day at work. There is a slight sour breeze in the middle for me, but overall, it is very well-made.

Feb
12
2009
eduardomm
eduardomm

I love this one!!
so clean! perfect!

Feb
09
2009
stevenfarrisohio
stevenfarrisohio

Although I was not overly excited by my initial impression of the notes in this fragrance, the compliments I received changed that. This is a light and lasting fragrance that distills a freshness at the end of a long day.

Jan
01
2009
tessture
tessture

Vetiver, green notes and woods make for a very nice men's scent. Last absolutely forever.

Dec
14
2008
brickbird
brickbird

This is a beautiful fragrance. Its freshness is so inviting.
If I encounter it in the street, I follow the person that has it on. It is sharp, imposing, very masculine

Dec
05
2008
acc
acc

Citruses and woods that clash and then find a harmony. This fragrance has a unique story. The composer really came up with something original.
I find fragrances introduced before 2000s outdated nowadays, but this an exception. I can still wear this in the spring. It lasts 8+ hours.

Nov
22
2008
Alexey
Alexey

Like a good pirate, that kidnappes you into this magical world of space, freedom and clam.

Oct
15
2008
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

All around sexy. Anytime.....Anywhere

Sep
26
2008
dandy721
dandy721

After almost 60 kind of fragrances i've used past years (and my chanel editon blanche is almost finish) i bought this classic and evergreen fragrance

Sep
21
2008
drummerboy1986
drummerboy1986

This was absolutely my favorite fragrance ever! Spray 3-4 sprays, and you will last all day, good for wearing with casual, or with the dress up. Lasts all day without being offensive. But Still I suggest you try before you buy.
When I first spray this on, it's a very sharp/bitter sweet type opening, and it's very citrusy/fruity like starting the day during the summer in the islands/tropics smells like the colors of yellow light/baby blue, orange, light green,turquoise, clear,white, then later on in the day it starts to become woody/aromatic, the colors of green, warm gold, fresh running amber/sap, orange, tan, light brown, then finally the dry down..),the colors of silver/platinum, grey, steel, dark blue/navy, off white, white, very sweet and spicy, but nice..

Nov
15

update
to all those that don't like this for summer, try this for late fall/winter/early spring

Sep
17
2008
slipcat
slipcat

One of the very few colognes I have ever worn that actually had a complete stranger (female) ask me what I was wearing -- in a very positive manner! I couldn't even smell it on me at all!

Sep
17
2008
LuvWarrior
LuvWarrior

Both afraafra and mariotgomez are right. The opening is very sharp, and a little goes a long way (the atomizer sprays way too much). This is in my top 2 favs., the other being Gucci Nobile. I have received more compliments with this cologne than any other in the past 30 years of buying cologne. I've been buying and loving this fragrance since 1994. The majority of women that compliment me know it's Issey Miyake and just love it. And I thought it was my little secret. heheh

Jul
06
2008
afraafra
afraafra

The opening is very sharp citrus , not to everyones liking I think, good sillage and longevity and great drydown but the opening...

Jun
10
2008
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

This is a nice, long wearing fragrance. I enjoy the woodsy notes with the citrus undertones.

May
16
2008

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