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Le Feu D'Issey Light Issey Miyake for women

Le Feu D'Issey Light Issey Miyake for women
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After releasing fresh, acquatic fragrances in the last century, Issey Miyake enters a new millennium in a “fiery” manner. Le Feu d’Issey Light which is lighter than his forerunner maintains the composition with milky amber in its heart - a reminiscent of warm milk spilled on a table which is made of precious wood. It’s much fresher thanks to bergamot; heart is more floral because of rose and gardenia. Perfume is created in 2000. by Jacques Cavallier.

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Top Notes
Mahogany Rose Coconut Anise Bergamot

Middle Notes
Jasmine Milk Caramel Hortensia Rose

Base Notes
Sandalwood Musk Vanilla White Amber Guaiac Wood Cedar

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Le Feu D'Issey Light Fragrance Reviews

PerfumeEmpress
PerfumeEmpress

A lighter, creamier version of the unique original, I had this one as well. As the previous poster said, please bring this back!

Jul
18
2014
honeydew
honeydew

Nothing compares to this fragrance.
Pls. bring it back!

Jun
03
2014
Yurpdod
Yurpdod

Le Feu Light is a flanker that uses pleasant, synthetic florals and the bright freshness of bergamot to thin out the spicy, yeasty quality of the original Le Feu. Light is also just a touch sweeter with a sparkling quality. This fragrance accomplishes its goal of being a lighter, summery version of the original. This feels more appropriate for casual occasions with a gentle tone.

Although this is a pleasant scent with a skillful composition, I can't help but feel like they "sold out" a little bit with this fragrance. Imagine an episode of Behind the Music on VH1: "It used to be all about the music, man! You've gone totally corporate!" Light is not nearly as daring and avant-garde as the original, and almost feels watered down for wider appeal. Another unfortunate observation is that it has very soft sillage and short wear-time. I never know how to ultimately feel about fragrances like this. It's nice, yes. But it's so short-lived you kind of wonder what the point of it is.

May
24
2014
alittlebrittle
alittlebrittle

This was one of those fragrances that I tried over and over again, trying to fall in love...because the notes, the name, the bottle...I should've fallen head over heels...but all I ever got was sharp, white pepper.

May
05
2014
Sweet Sea Pea
Sweet Sea Pea

Big fragrant thanks to the generosity of Yurpdod, who was a fragrance angel by sending me a sample of this, the original Le Feu D'Issey, and a few other fragrances purely out of generosity. He sent me these samples after reading my review of Le Feu D'Issey, which I hadn't smelled in many years and smelling that was like a time machine for me. I had never smelled this one, and I quite like it to my surprise! It has similar character but it is unique as others have said here. I think it is a slightly more wearable version, which isn't a bad thing. It has that smokiness and milkiness of the original, but is more blended down in my opinion. Again, not really a bad thing but it isn't the same certainly. I really like the combination of notes in this. I get the anise and it is sweet but not cloying, and the bergamot really adds freshness which I love in my fragrances. I do tend to be a floriental lover so this has the complexity and edge, but is also feminine and pretty. I may have to see if I can get a bottle of this for a reasonable price, since the original Le'Feu is so crazy expensive and hard to get. I think there were way many more of these available on eBay last I checked.

Feb
21
2014
leezer
leezer

This perfume makes me feel like I am up north at the cottage my family used to have. It's almost the scent of nature to me. Very woodsy, creamy and comforting. Fairly strong at first but dries down very nicely.

Dec
30
2014
wee drop
wee drop

I adore this perfume.
I could never choose a favourite perfume as what I wear depends on my mood, what I'm wearing, the weather, even the seasons. But if I had to pick a signature scent this would be a top contender, I've used it since it's release in 2000.
It is very nice on me and develops into a warm, ambery scent that hooks peoples sense of smell and makes them often lean in to ask what I'm wearing.
I like the fact that the sillage is subtle as to me there's nothing worse than the smell of really strong perfume on someone that you can detect from 10 feet away.

Nov
07
2013
sateni
sateni

I agree with PricklyAndHot. This perfume was to me like old milk. Sour, and not very pleasing. It never worked on my skin.

Mar
27
2013
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Bright anise to open--fresh and green. Bergamot imparts its illuminating energy then spills its sour delight into a thin milky veil. A light buttermilk wash with an unblossomed, green floral tint.

The drydown, a lacteous, green wood, gently spiced with the efflorescence of anise--like the tender, milky sap of a young, fertile tree. Very similar to Lanvin Oxygene without the warm pepper.

Comforting with an unusual energetic serenity. Fresh, clean, uplifting, and yes, I'd like a full bottle please.

Aug
12
2012
Agneseee
Agneseee

It's a pity that Le Feu D'Issey is out of stock as Le Feu D'Issey. What a shame. :)

Aug
04
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

This fragrance is so sour! The anise note is the leading note for sure. So leading and so sour, that this fragrance is not my cup of tea.

Jun
06
2012
glitterlust
glitterlust

I always thought that by calling this scent LIGHT it meant it was a fresh sort of summerry version of the original. Comparing this wrist to wrist with the original I find this a far more complex and warm scent. The only lightness to it is the sillage and lasting power.

I get a delicious bite of rose and green cardamom to begin with. The spicy note develops more and softens the floral notes. It is earthier, warmer and deeper than the original with a fuller guaiac woody base.

I find this similar to Jil Sander Sensations but far more sophisticated. They both have a warm, sweet, freshly baked cookie quality. Sensations, I find, has more citrus and floral notes with a sharper ambery base.

Dec
11
2011
melia
melia

Whaat!? I didn't smell ANY of these notes listed! Maybe the tester has gone bad, because to me it was only pepper, pepper and pepper. Odd.

Oct
24
2011
Jellybean
Jellybean

wow amazing scent:)! one pleasant surprise! elegant, warm 'n cozy. starts of nutty and musky; milky skin notes give the creaminess, and touch of woodsy notes blend perfectly. I find this fragrance to be quite unique. I will be repurchasing a bucket of this wonder!

Oct
06
2011
KasiaS
KasiaS

(Half of this review went away when I edited, sorry...)

Le Feu d'Issey light is a feminine frag, but, which is not frequent, it quite stands aside of any gender role playing, so it can as well serve as unisex. It is independent, original, it plays its notes like it wants to. None of the many and various notes is cliche or obvious - you smell rose but it never gets floral-romantic, you smell milk and caramel but before it gets sweet, in your face sexy or childish, you fall into woody notes (very noble here) that, on the other hand, never go too far in the rambo-neandertal masculinity that you meet in woody perfumes so often.
Lovely perfume that will give you charm but won't take your wit away.
Of course the original is much more interesting, but it's so hard to get it and prices are so absurd that I will easily content myself with ligh version.

Jul
18
2011
greydove
greydove

Really lovely. Unusual. And yes, a masculine opening, but the dry down is sweeter, creamier and peppery. I love spices in perfume, can't get enough of them! I think its funny that this perfume was marketed to women in the 90's, its very ozonic/aquatic I guess, which is something that features largely in men's fragrances now. I guess it goes to show everything is just marketing. Its a skin scent for sure, though. Hardly any sillage unless you put your nose right up to your skin. And am I smelling earl grey tea with cream in the base?!! SOLD!

Jun
01
2011
missk
missk

There is something quite captivating about Le Feu D'Issey Light. Despite the fact that it's a subtle fragrance, I completely understand why people love this so much.

It opens so very lightly that I had to press my nose to my wrist at first. All I could detect were soft, soapy floral accords. It was very clean and feminine, but not outstanding, at least not in the first hour or so.

After it settles, Le Feu D'Issey Light becomes quite milky, warm and spicy. There's a subtle hint of sweetness, but thankfully it's just a lightly sugared sensation. It's hard to detect what type of florals are present here, but I'd most likely settle with white florals, presented in a discreet and inoffensive manner.

To be honest, I wanted the spices to be a little more prominent, however the drydown of vanillary woods gave me great satisfaction. There's perhaps a fleeting 'incensey' vibe in there somewhere too.

While the sillage is weak, the longevity is quite lasting. It lasted around five hours on my skin, and felt very comforting and natural. I do recommend this fragrance. Unfortunately, this perfume has been discontinued around the globe. I feel fortunate to have found a tester bottle to experience Le Feu D'Issey Light before it will be forever lost to me.

Apr
30
2011
miZZpuRRfect
miZZpuRRfect

got a sample of this today and i m testing it right now... i must say, it's exactly what i did expect after having read those reviews.
the first spray is rose and woods with a hint of coconut. very delicous and sweet with a little bit of powder and cream. then it starts to turn a bit soapy on me for some minutes to introduce nice floating balmy gourmand accords (milk and caramel?) with sweet rose, powdery and creamy flowers like an exotic garden full in bloom (jasmin and hortensia). downwards the base precious woods and musk are developping a really nice sillage on my skin with sweet accords still there in the background.

i agree, this is an unisex scent, very extraordinary delicious and exotic blend.

staying power excellent for an edt!!! it could easely pass for an edp.

i wouldn t mind having a full zs bottle!!! unfortunately hard to find :(((

Jan
17
2011
sherapop
sherapop

Issey Miyake LE FEU D'ISSEY LIGHT is a rather masculine woody-aromatic oriental fragrance to my nose. Something here actually smells a bit nutmeggy, reminding me even of Calvin Klein EUPHORIA.

I am surprised that this is a made-for-women perfume, as it really smells made-for-men to me. I do think that it is wearable by women, but it's much closer to what I expect from niche-for-men creations. I wish that I knew the original--which everyone raves about and laments the discontinuation of--but I don't and so cannot compare the two.

LE FEU D'ISSEY LIGHT is far more aromatic than sweet or flowery and I'm thinking that it may be the absinthe which adds the spiciness, but this is also very woody and not very milky or caramelly at all to my nose. I like but do not love this fragrance and would wear it now and then if I happened to own a bottle. But I don't, so I won't.

Dec
13
2010
aliqa
aliqa

This was my first perfume, 5 years back. i remembered one of my friend remarks about this perfume, she told me every time she walked pass my room she smell me! Every time she walk into my room she smell me! And she didnt know how to describe the smell.

And she couldn't tell that it was actually a perfume smell. :))

A very nice perfume.

definitely like sunshine in a bottle.

Nov
19
2010
Fujikutza
Fujikutza

No, no, no. It smels like the cheap bulgarian rose little bottles that i have when i was a kid.

This is not Le feu. I want back my Feu.

I'm crying...
hic hic !!!

Oct
23
2010
Simone Tosta
Simone Tosta

I love it! Very rich, feminine, soft, and everybody loves it! I could'nt wear it foy years

Aug
29
2010
RkrChk
RkrChk

I like this version far more than its forerunner...I just could not wrap my nose around Le Feu..It has a urine-smell [on me] that I couldn't shake! My husband even commented: "That smells like pee!" I decided to try a small bottle of LFdI Light, and lo & behold, it's GORGEOUS! The citrus is peaking out ever so gently, and it balances well with the bergamot...As it wears, I hope I can smell the "milky" note as described...

Aug
06
2010
zvoncica
zvoncica

Feu d`Issey is precious unisex work of art. To all of you who need taking a distance from floral - citrus all around, I recommend it highly. (Before I start describing it, I will say that Feu is entirely the same as Un Jardin en Mediterranee, only lasts shorter.)

Lets not be deceived from milk, coconut and caramel notes, this is not gourmand heaven, or cake recipe instructions. Feu is heaven of peace. It is puffy clouds observed through airplane window ten thousand feet above ground. Morning face washing in the milky bath of hortensias, and tapping your self with warm soft towel.

Feu is the boy with the magic flute, who sings away despair, fear and sadness. Beautiful, indeed.

Apr
25
2010
Rouu
Rouu

do u know that smell when u came to pâtissier , that warm sweet smell, its soft,sweet,elegant and soo milky u know that smell when u prepare for cake? coconuts,milk,honey, how rich is that ..!! warm milk spilled on a table which is made of precious wood.. i like that expression ..!! its one of my next top list for sure, i luve it

Apr
18
2010
batabidd
batabidd

Countains: mandarine, cardamom, may rose, white lily, black pepper, solar note, milk accord, teak wood, oppoponax, white musk, amber.

This scent is a rich peppery, warm, slightly flowery / ambery.


The amber reign the perfume accompanied with the black pepper and just a breath of rose while the lily is the queen of the floral notes.

From the start to finish, this scent has a warm sweetness to it.

It's very unisex in my opinion. It's seductive and I real most try of a top list.

Apr
02
2010
kevaana
kevaana

I wear it and I like it. On this fragrance I find the smell of Christmas. I remember the warm feeling and the smell of sweat bread. To be true this fragrance remembers me the time when I was loved and protected...the time of my childhood. It was the first fragrance that produced me this feeling.

Oct
13
2009
Malegria
Malegria

Though it`s supposed to be a sister to Le Feu, it`s difficult to find 2 perfumes supposedly from the same line that would be so different from each other.
Despite of the fact that oit has so many sweet edible notes in it - milk, coconut, caramel - somehow they are not dominant at all, but creating a nice background for the creamy flowers, amber and musk.Very comfortable perfume....makes you smile.

Jul
29
2009
Σελήνη
Σελήνη

Very dominant woody,spicy notes in Le Feu D'Issey Light.First i thought it would be creamy and delicious but it's the other thing but It's a bit milky.Maybe the original is sweeter?!
The first sniff is fresh and floral and then it becomes spicy and woody.The Bottle don't match to the smell,when i saw this bottle i thought it would be a sweet fragrance.The scent is unique and it has a masculine touch last some hours.Good for everyday and for all seasons.

Mar
15
2009
Aysu
Aysu

A great perfume in my collection. It has a great opening, I can feel citrus and woody notes at the same time in the opening, then dries down into nice milky and spicy notes, but it still has a fresh and unique feeling. I was surprised that it was just exactly described in the notes, just like I dreamed of. Because many times I was disappointed after the purchases without trying, just based on notes I saw on the web, but this one is just as described. I think this is the difference of Cavallier..

Nov
05
2008
SPOILEDnose
SPOILEDnose

SUCH A SHAME THAT IT`s ONLY THE "LIGHT VERSION" AVAILABLE!!! I LOVED THE STRONG ONE, well, it`s a solace, that they did not take this one out of programme at least...
this one smells not so unique like the strong one, but still unique, vanilla is the ground in the light version, that makes it a little bit more casual and able to wear on day...

Oct
23
2008
Scent lover
Scent lover

It is like a milky lemon to me :) To say the least very different scent and I am liking it :)

Oct
06
2008
F_A
F_A

This fragrance has no character for my nose after falling in love with the classical version "Le feu d'Issey":(

Sep
10
2008
Boggi
Boggi

Just have to say I'm looking forward to try this! Have to wait until I have money to buy it. Its sounds very different!

Sep
02
2008
klonk
klonk

The anise is not strong at all, to my nose. It's slightly there in the topnotes but not in the middle notes or drydown. The 'milky' notes makes this creamy and soft but still the scent remains fresh! The amber, vanilla and musk warms it all up at the end. I cannot compare this to any other scent to give you an idea...

Sep
02
2008
coco76
coco76

this fragrance looks intriguing...but i am a little scared by the anise! did any of you find it strong?

Sep
02
2008
klonk
klonk

My all time favorite.
I absolutely agree with both of you in every word. I receive compliments every time I wear this. Just hope they will never discontinue this. It has not been for sale for some time here but I now know where to find it (also on the internet!). Unique it is.

Sep
02
2008
sandrina_bambina
sandrina_bambina

This fragrance is so milky, warm, sunny and soft, it is light side of the Le Feu (red edition), very comfortable and tender.

Jun
14
2008
rebella
rebella

Sometimes my english is a bit rusty. :0

What I wanted to say was, that this perfume is like sunshine in a bottle. :)

Jun
14
2008
rebella
rebella

This is a really nice summer fragrance. On me it smells like a sunny summerday at the beach. If I wear it in the winter I think I will have an imaginary summertrip...

The fragrance is soft, comforting and not at all to heavy or sweet. The different notes are very well blended together.

A must try if you like soft, warm and sensual fragrances. I almost belive my suntan deepend by wearing this! ;) An uniqe but very friendly and nice fragrance.

Jun
05
2008

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Le Feu D'Issey Light by Issey Miyake 4.19 out of 5 based on 257 ratings and 40 user reviews

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