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. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

AmberAmber
FreesiaFreesia
Mimosa absoluteMimosa absolute
RoseRose
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.512 Ratings

Longevity

7.28 Ratings

Sillage

6.38 Ratings

Bottle

7.712 Ratings
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5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
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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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