L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme 2004

L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake
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L'Eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme is a popular perfume by Issey Miyake for men and was released in 2004. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International. Pronunciation
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Top Notes Top Notes LimeLime Mandarin orangeMandarin orange OrangeOrange RosemaryRosemary
Heart Notes Heart Notes GingerGinger LavenderLavender Pink pepperPink pepper Juniper berryJuniper berry CypressCypress
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber OakmossOakmoss PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood CedarCedar

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7.8337 Ratings
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Nofretete
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Top Review 24  
Sinfonia molto verde
The first movement is an adagio in yellow-green. A trio of rough spicy rosemary, conciliatory balsamic chamomile and bittersweet mugwort opens up a wide space for breathing and listening. Tarragon and galbanum set pulsating green accents. In the second movement, a Largo maestoso in forest green, cypresses with their calming waves invite you to linger. Ginger brightens the tree uniformity, elemi resin gives it something mysterious. The final part is a Lento tranquillo in dark green. Fine notes of cedar leaf and bark rise above a soft ground of earthy patchouli and moss.

The orchestra never plays too loud, there are no solo passages. Through the nuances the voices harmonize without becoming pleasingly boring. The piece sounds modern and yet somehow archaic, not clearly in major or minor: a floating, yet expressive melody, equally captivating and restrained.

In December 2018, the perfume will no longer be available on the manufacturer's website and production may have ceased. Maybe it hasn't been advertised there for some time, because the extraordinary fragrance has had enough loyal buyers since its release in 2004.

Matching music: Psalom by Arvo Pärt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICMrVzfOFaE
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NuiWhakakore

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NuiWhakakore
Top Review 10  
Fragrance artists with overtaxing potential
It was one of three blinds in the Corona lockdown and it still keeps me busy. My perception of the Bleue d'Issey is a little different from the many helpful comments that made me buy it (thanks for that!).

In the top note a little lemon with something strongly herbaceous. Rosemary is certainly present, but rather herbs from Provence. But that's just for the sake of completeness, I try to ignore top notes, they rarely last long. Here, however, Bleue is a laudable exception, the herbaceous continues almost to the end.

In the further course of time some ingredients combine to something diffusely floral. It reminds me of visits with my mother to our nursery to buy a bouquet for an aunt's birthday. The door opens and immediately the warm, humid air with an intense scent of flowers, leaves and earth hits you. A beautiful memory and almost the moment when I would have written off Bleue. The scents are not mine at all, too flowery.

Fortunately, the bouquet remains fresh and light, not sweet or sultry. The herbaceous notes and the added spices ensure that Bleue is by no means too unisex. A little later, woody notes of cypress and cedar are added. It feels like a walk through a light, Mediterranean forest on a warm spring day.

A fragrance for the bright, warm days. But it should not be too hot. Certainly not the last fragrance of Issey Miyake to be tasted.

Is it my nose now or does Bleue d'Issey evoke similar associations in you as well?
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Farneon
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Farneon
Top Review 13  
The Mediterranean Japanese: (almost) none is finer
Just 25 Euro costs 75 ml of this great designer fragrance. In general I recognize the independent creations of the Japanese Kenzo and Issey Miyake, but most of the time they are a bit too flowery and too "feminine" for me personally. Not so LBI (abbreviated for simplicity). The fragrance is described as woody and spicy, but like almost all "blue-marked" fragrances it also has a distinct freshness component. No wonder with ingredients like lime, mandarin and ginger. While the light pepper note brings some spiciness into play, rosemary, juniper and cypress blend into a herbaceous green scent cocktail, which fortunately is not reminiscent of a herb mixture on the spice rack, but rather of a Mediterranean forest walk - the air is dry, the warmth perceptible, a light sea breeze in the approach.

One of my favourite perfumers, Monsieur Cavallier-Belletrud, has once again done an excellent job. The woody base provides a natural base, like pine needles scattered all over the soft ground. LBI is a clearly perceptible, but never loud fragrance: warm without being sweet, fresh without appearing deodorant, masculine without smoky bonds. On my skin I just compare it with Bleu de Chanel (probably only because of the similarity of its name). Both fragrances represent the Mediterranean Sea for me, BDT rather the strolling along a beach promenade, LBI the rocky wilderness above the coast
A fragrance that has been made great all around, which perhaps looks better in spring and autumn than in midsummer. Close to nature, but maybe because of that also for city dwellers like me like a small olfactory holiday! :-)
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Chevalier
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Top Review 18  
He who denies freedom to others does not deserve it for himself. Abraham Lincoln
Many fragrances were created in the mainstream, live in it for a while and pass away relatively quickly in the mainstream nirvana. Not so the many products of the Sisheido Group from Japan.
This manufacturer has been on the market for more than a hundred years, and has long since attracted attention with its fragrance from Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, who launched the first L'Eau d'Issey in 1992 through the Sisheido Group.
Not only issey Miyake has Sisheido Group as a brand in its portfolio. Also Dolce&Gabbana, Zadig Voltaire, Elie Saab, Narciso Rodriguez or Serge Lutens.
Some have been taken over by Procter&Gamble, others have been part of it for quite some time.

It is remarkable how the Sisheido Group offers many high quality fragrances and these are usually never devalued with mainstream, cheap or even worse with cheap.
This may not be everyone in one of the most difficult markets, the beauty and fragrances industry.

One could now interpret the individual positions and price ranges that the Japanese group has considered and write a treatise on them.
We let that be and can read about it in the marketing community about successful brand management.

The fact that Miyake is on the verge of being commercial is very successful.
No manufacturer knows how to compose these individual fragrances so well. The new L`eau majeure d `Issey and the just released L`eau super majeure d `Issey prove the risk which the responsible persons take here. The border to the Verriss and Flop is fluid. The L`eau majeure d `Issey is finally a very good, if not a top fragrance, but for many test persons it is just bad, because their noses are trimmed for mainstream and simplicity.
So one does not recognize the real value of a fragrance of course any more.
That is like with the design of Audi or Bmw, too many drive these marks and give thus to a actually beautiful product the stamp to arbitrarily and make by the Mainstream the product destroy.

Therefore this l `eau bleau is a great if not very good fragrance, which not all have worn and will never wear.
He's too natural and independent for that, he hasn't been raped with a synthetic note.
Nor is he an aquaticist as many might suspect. He goes more in the direction of classics, I can't decide between Fougere or Chypre, because he owns shares of both. The mossy, earthy Fougere, the orange and lime Chypre.
He has a harmonious picture, which even after fourteen years after the appearance of the blue water, still appears completely contemporary and pleasant.
I don't recognize the impression with the herbal shower in any way, it is rather the lime with the mandarin which leaves a somewhat stinging impression.
So we prefer to go to the Alps with the right shoes and recognize the Ricola tastes. It is nevertheless an indication of how differently individual scent components are perceived.

The pink pepper comes after the prelude quickly and dominant, this with a dominance as it only Bang by Marc Jacobs can offer.
There are many things that remind us of this Bang or even earlier of the Miracle of Lancome.
It's like the Vetiver scents, either the enthusiasm or the rejection comes.

At the end the woody one from the cedar becomes well and strongly recognizable as a marathon man.
The endurance is good and compared to commercial fragrances very tidy.

Either one loves this unconventional fragrance, which generates a lot of demand, or one uses simpler, less angular products, which have a lower recognition value.

Ergo, enjoy the fragrance and live with the anticipation of the L'eau super majeure, which certainly has what it takes to be unique.

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The noble companion for the weekend
Those who have already read my first review will remember, I am currently in a boarding school in England. And I currently have 4 fragrances with me. This is one of them, and since I don't have the skills or a clue how to break down a fragrance, I'll just tell you what this fragrance is to me, when I use it and what it means to me. The first day I arrived, I needed gym clothes and since mine weren't there in time, my dad went into town and bought me some quickly even though his flight was actually almost leaving. He then texted me that he had put in another small gift for me. I, who was/is really struggling with homesickness and then took this beautiful perfume out of the bag, almost had to laugh and cry. I think Issey Myake is great! A very interesting personality and then of course this was even more awesome. The following day, which was a Saturday, I immediately put it on, and was Naja overwhelmed. I thought it was stunning. Imagine it's a sunny Saturday, I'm walking down the gravel path in a dark blue jumper with khaki chinos, and white sneakers, I can still smell the hoarfrost. My destination is the tennis court to people watch, meanwhile more sun is coming in and it's starting to warm up. The scent is just that for me! Fresh yet classier than all the other 0815 scents I smell around here. It is for my purposeful statement, from home, a gift from my father! Which gives me strength and courage. It is a nobler than all the other 1 Million and Sauvage scents. When I wear this scent, I feel safe yet classy. The lavender and orange are very strong on me, and the longevity is really impressive! My classy yet casual scent. I hope I was able to get across what I mean! Thanks a lot for taking the time! If you're interested, I'll try my hand at reviews for the other two scents as well! Recommendations for reviews and scents are all welcome! Thank you!
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DPArtistDPArtist 4 years ago
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Blue as the wooded hills in the distance & the rain which falls upon them. Green as the wet but now drying strongly aromatic forest. Unique.
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RobbieXRobbieX 6 months ago
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A herbal/citrus/spicy and wonderful perfume. Unique too.
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PioPio 4 years ago
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A truly beautiful masculine scent.
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ElysiumElysium 6 years ago
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If you are a fan of resinous, balsamic, aromatic notes you'd at least try this opulent oriental gem. I used to wear it during cold season.
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TheBloffTheBloff 3 months ago
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I mainly get rosemary and some cypress. I would not say this is blue, but more green.
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