L'Eau d'Issey Fleur de Bois (2010)

L'Eau d'Issey Fleur de Bois by Issey Miyake
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L'Eau d'Issey Fleur de Bois is a popular perfume by Issey Miyake for women and was released in 2010. The scent is floral-woody. It was last marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Freesia, Mimosa absolute, Rose, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (12 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (8 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (8 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (12 Ratings)
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 09.03.2017
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L'eau d'Issey with more cedar
Well I'll admit I had been dragged into trying Fleur de Bois due to it's modern, woody bottle design, and the intriguing and mystical sounding name, 'wood flower'.

I'm a little disappointed to find this a subtle and rather bland woody aquatic. For a long time I couldn't smell this fragrance due to its incredible softness and fragility. It shares some similarities with the original L'eau D'Issey, yet I find this fragrance less refreshing and appealing.

Freesia is a difficult note in some fragrances, often being the cause of a sharp soapy accord. Fleur de Bois does come across as smelling like floral soap, however the cedar note clashes, creating an odd dirtiness as opposed to a clean and delicate feel.

I hate to say it, but up close, (when I liberally press my nose to my wrist), Fleur de Bois smells like hot sick. It's chemical and acidic, which is in my personal opinion, incredibly off-putting.

I also find Fleur de Bois quite masculine and strange through most of its development on my skin. In the drydown there is some improvement, with a soft muskiness coming to the fore. This is where I agree that Fleur de Bois is polite and office-appropriate.

All in all, a woodsy scent that does live up to its interesting name, just a little more chemical than I had expected.

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