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A Scent by Issey Miyake


This fragrance has GREEN written all over it. It's fresh, sporty, summery, crisp, slightly Floral and Citrusy yet not overpowering in any of those aspects. It reminds me a bit of green tea and grass and a lot like the gorgeous smell you have lingering outside just after it has just rained.

When you spray it on initially, its amazingly energising and Citrusy fresh. It then gradually dries down to a slightly woody floral finish, almost powdery which I am quite impressed with as I cannot stand extremely Citrusy scents.

Some may not like the glass slab bottle it comes in but I really like its minimalistic and fuss free packaging and how it has its name etched on the glass instead of the usual print. Its a heavy glass bottle though and still feels nice and luxurious in the hand.

Opt it out if you like your sweet, strong, girly, intoxicating and attention seeking fragrances. Get it if you are more into clean, crisp, light and refreshing scents. It is a huge 100ml EDT bottle and I like to use it as a body spray as it's quite light and I can get away with it.

A Scent is a green and feminine fragrance. A fresh signature scent, drawing inspiration from nature's essentials: leaves, flowers, wood. A green, floral, woody fragrance
·         Top Notes: Verbena
·         Heart Notes: Hyacinth and jasmine
·         Base Notes: Galbanum

It's lasting power is great on me but if you feel fragrances do not last long on you, then applying a little Vaseline prior to application will surely help its longevity.

If you're looking for a unique scent, this may not be it as its quite similar to Liz Earle No 1 and Gucci Envy that I already have. It's a EDT and I would have much preferred the EDP version if it existed. But if you're looking for a new, light summer fragrance, you may well want to give this one a try as its the epitome of all things summery.

It is a hit or a miss fragrance to be honest but personally I quite like it as I don't like wearing obnoxiously sweet scents in the summer(as that is what I mostly own!) and this is just perfect to set my mood right for the season.

It's available in 30, 50 and 100ml sizes at Escentual.com and a 100ml usually retails for £68 but they currently have 45% off it making it a lovely bargain for £33.50!
PinkSweetSz said...

Wow thanks for the Tip about applying vaseline! Iv always wondered how to make my perfume last longer! :) x

Anonymous said...

I love Issey's scents, they're so light and clean. I will have to try this one out. I wear the original l'eau d'issey a lot.

The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

I really enjoy Issey Miyake's scents. Got hooked after my Dad returned from Luxemburg with quite a few...not going to lie, I sneak a spray of his masculine ones sometimes :P

EllysMakeupbag said...

I always loved L'eau Dyssey...there is something mysterious and clean about it hehe.

Get Gawjus! said...

@The Student's Guide To Nail Polish - Oh hehe! Your not alone. I absolutely love Armani Code for men! I think men's fragrances are so much sexier!

Witoxicity said...

Clean and crisp and the lingering scent after the rain. I've got to try something like this for a change. :)




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