L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme 1994 Eau de Toilette

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Issey Miyake
Bottle Design Issey Miyake, Fabien Baron
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L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Issey Miyake for men and was released in 1994. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orangeMandarin orange YuzuYuzu
Heart Notes Heart NotesWater lilyWater lily CinnamonCinnamon NutmegNutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver TobaccoTobacco AmberAmber

Ratings

Scent

7.61005 Ratings

Longevity

7.4777 Ratings

Sillage

6.9738 Ratings

Bottle

7.0747 Ratings

Value for money

8.2177 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 14.05.2022.
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GabrielCupimGabrielCupim 6 years ago
This one is MUST, and definitely a nice blind buy, for any citrus lover. It kinda reminded me - in a far more refined way, of course - a fragrance...
PBullFriendPBullFriend 10 years ago
To me, this is very cheap and fake aquatic, the sort of thing a guy puts on to let you know he's making an effort, even though he doesn't like colognes. I tried...
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BLESSED

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THE SIMPLICITY BEHIND THE HARD EQUATION:
[1] - Despite the large amount of notes (more than 20+ notes) I found (L'Eau d'Issey) did not go far from simplicity, which is reflected in its performance.

[2] - No cinnamon, no tobacco, no amber notes, my nose could not catch anything of these notes, except the lemony citrusy vibe from the opening to the dray down, So, I wondered: Why all these notes added? while they are not present in the scent?

[3] - I found the perfect answer: that the presence of some notes sometimes exactly the same as the color equation, which is intended to bring another specific result (for example: mixing yellow with blue = result will be a green color), which is the same thing that happens in the perfumes, which seems sometimes deceptive for newbie person like me in the perfume world, I believe the Japanese house (Issey Miyake) has tried its best in this perfume.

● THE THIN BLUE LINE BETWEEN SIMPLICTY & CREATIVTY:

[1] - However, this perfume seems boring to me and does not have any kind of creativity from the beginning to the dray down, perhaps one of the reasons is the background culture and the weather right there, does not need more than that or perhaps I’m into the loud oriental, sweet, gourmand and spicy fragrances more than freshy fragrances

[2] - In my personal estimation, all the time, summer, citrus and fresh fragrances in general, I believe the space for creativity is narrow and limited, meaning it may be a somewhat acceptable option for summer days and that’s the whole story behind this one, however still there so many perfume lines in (Issey Miyake) house that I would try as soon as I have the chance.
RELEASE DATE: 07 / 09 / 2021 – (by checkfresh website)
COST [125 ml]: 46$ - 13$ discount = 33$
TYPE: Linear freshy citrusy
SCENT: 4 of 10
SCENT ACCEPTANCE SOCIALLY: 9 of 10
SCENT AS CROWD PLEASER: No
SILLAGE: 4 of 10
VERSATILITY: 6 of 10
LONGEVITY: 2 – 3 hours
OCCASIONS: Home – GYM – Need to feel fresh
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Oleo

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Oleo
Oleo
Helpful Review    8  
The Scent of a Zen Garden
Certainly a really complex, refined and intelligent composition; maybe too much for some noses unable to smell anything other than farts and sugar.

Its sophistication is evident, this is simply a masterpiece: The delicate smell of a typical Zen garden, full of nuances. This male iteration simply brings us closer to the woods and grasses on the shore of the little “mental” lake, while the female version takes a little more pleasure in the flowers. But both are in the same garden…

This fragrance has average longevity and projection; maybe at the beginning it was bigger, but currently it isn’t negligible at all. Certainly not.

In conclusion:

- This is an impressionistic fragrance: The mental picture of a Zen garden. It could perfectly float in a luxurious spa.

It’s a witty, delicate and wonderful scent: Simply a timeless masterpiece.
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Philipp91
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Philipp91
Very helpful Review    5  
Fresh 90s Allrounder
This fragrance is another classic of the 90s. Fresh fragrances were typical of this decade. L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme is not an aqua with maritime scents. It is citrusy, fresh, a bit spicy and a bit green. Dominant notes are mainly yuzu (lemon/grapefruit/orange, that's how I would describe the scent) and cypress. Amber and sandalwood are also perceptible.

The fragrance is quite pleasing and you can wear it especially in the summer and sports well. Also for the professional everyday life, leisure and vacation he is suitable. Simply a great all-rounder, which you could not only wear well in the 90s
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FoxyJackal
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FoxyJackal
Very helpful Review    10  
Refreshing simplicity that always goes
There are fragrances that you find so exceptionally good that you never wear them. Too special, too loud, not suitable for work. And then there are such as this one.

Admittedly, at the first sniff I did not know this classic yet. High expectations were disappointed accordingly. What? That was it already? Smells fresh-citrusy - and further? But with the warm days I learned to appreciate this classic, because it really always goes. Whether it's for leisure, office, university, it will always be fresh and clean. No one will turn their nose up at it. Well, as a perfume connoisseur you are certainly not perceived with this milk glass water, but I do not want that at all! As a rule, you just want to come fresh and clean through the tropical temperatures and that's exactly what this fragrance can do quite wonderfully.

L'Eau d'Issey is just one of those fragrances that you can apply without even a second thought. The durability on the skin is not particularly good with me, but thanks to the low price, this is not so wild. On the contrary, maybe my psyche is playing tricks on me, but even at room temperature in summer, the spray somehow feels fresher and cooler than other Freshies in my collection. Since I like to spray after!

The bottle is, as usual with Issey, a little show-off. Huge is the cap. Not so mine, but the glass bottle knows with its frosted glass to please. As always with Issey, it amazes me how good the atomizer yet compared to more expensive fragrances of Chanel & Co are.

All in all, a fragrance that should not be missing in my collection in the future.
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Gernand96
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Gernand96
Less helpful Review    2  
Old elite
My associations with the fragrance are fed by an encounter with a gentleman to whom this fragrance fit incredibly well. A real aha experience.
The fragrance is good, but for me it fits especially to a very specific group of men: "Old elite". Lawful gentlemen, at least ü50, who also wear a jacket and shirt in everyday life, the jacket perhaps made of tweed. At home an English garden with a buxus tree. Professionally a doctor, lawyer or similar, but just "old school".
Poses you the question, who wants to embody this image at all, but maybe it's just me. Overall, a noble fragrance, pleasantly spicy.
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Nasenbär18
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Very helpful Review    12  
Classic
L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme was a kind of love at first sight for me. Because I have a weakness for fragrances in minimalist frosted glass bottles. I associate that mostly with cleanliness, freshness, citrus,...
I liked this fragrance right away.
The scent opens with a sour yuzu note and there is a green note floating around in the background, I'm guessing it's verbena. The yuzu fruit is extremely popular in Japan and looks exactly like a lemon on the outside.
The difference is in the aroma. Most people know what a lemon smells and tastes like. Yuzu is less acidic and goes in a slightly fruitier direction.
Throughout the development, an incredible freshness is perceptible.
Extremely present is also the slightly sweet mandarin and vetiver, which gives the whole a slightly earthy undertone.
Over time, sandalwood also lets out its spicy and masculine character.

In conclusion, I can say that Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme is the epitome of Japanese elegance for me. It is very fresh and citrusy but at the same time clearly more complex than one would initially suspect.
Over time, it gains spicy notes, but they are by no means heavy and give the fresh character of the fragrance some variety. The sourness of the yuzu weakens with time and reveals the diverse character of this Asian fruit.

Is unfortunately not many good yuzu fragrances, this one is simply a classic that is second to none. Therefore, he is also for a long time a fixed part of my collection.

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MirzAsim

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MirzAsim
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This Perfume is by fare one of my favorite
Incredibly similar scent to Acqua di Gio (EDT), just a tad warmer, deeper, and a bit soapy, whereas AdG is lighter and cooler.
It's almost like the Japanese brother of AdG, but the shortcoming is that it lacks smoothness and has this harshness that can choke some people, judging from the reaction of a few co-workers who coughed to it.

Longevity is also very similar to AdG, it lasts for 1-4 hours on the skin and then suddenly vanishes completely. On clothes, it can obviously last much longer, depending on the fabric.

The price is decent and if you like colognes like ADG and CK One, then it's a good purchase and you also get a tiny bit extra longevity.

To me what really is off-putting, is the unnecessarily long and bulky bottle, which really stands out and makes it look like an air-freshener in a Hotel, and the tacky package... they are really out of place.
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Duftmeister
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Midsummer scent
He is very bitter / sour when spraying and also really only suitable for the hot days from 25 degrees I personally find. But the warmer it gets the better it smells :)

Durability is ok, you can spray on times every 4/5 hours, but he does not cost the world
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Roadrunner
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First contact in 2020
I bought this fragrance blind this year because I am not a fan of the summer scents that have been released over the last few years.

The fragrance opens very intensely. I didn't know the ingredients exactly, so I thought I smelled grapefruit, lemon or lime or something similar. In any case, the opening is very citric and a bit sour for still "trainees - noses" like mine.
After some time this fragrance becomes milder and above all softer, which makes it very pleasant for my nose. This is probably due to the sandalwood. Additional notes such as musk and vetiver in the dry down made me understand why this fragrance is called pour homme.

When I got the first compliments for the fragrance, I suddenly liked it even more and I wore it the whole week with great enthusiasm, as the durability is also really good. The following week came the "disillusionment". I hardly noticed it after 1-2 hours and there were no more comments from others, which made me realize that this fragrance unfolds its full splendor when it is really hot, because it was much cooler in week 2 than the week before (35 degrees).

Conclusion: For my "beginner's nose" a Yuzu bomb, which becomes softer in the dry down and develops into a very masculine and versatile fragrance. It also performs very well at high temperatures! I like it very much and I don't regret any of the few Euros the fragrance has cost compared to the other current summer scents
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Wolkensaft
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Top Review    14  
Old-fashioned, my ass -- timeless!
I have now heard (or read) several times that L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme is beautifully composed, of high quality, a real classic, etc. pp. but too old-fashioned to be worn today. For many people, this perfume seems to be more like a perfume that you just have in your collection but don't use it.

That is admittedly nonsense. The stuff is more than portable, I think for all ages. Not a whiff of "old people's perfume." Just as little shrill teeny stuff that you just can't wear after a certain age. It's refreshingly unfashionable, in the best sense of the word: not following any fashions that go as fast as they come. Virtually timeless.
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Zebra782Zebra782 6 months ago
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I'm just going to say it: people have got to start recognizing this as one of the greatest most iconic fragrances of all time.
50something50something 11 months ago
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Still the best i have encountered from the line, but it bothers me after a few hours. Linear and & long lasting on the dry down. 8/10
KuraiKurai 11 months ago
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Still immensely popular for good reasons. It is a great summer freshie with personality
JuandsqJuandsq 1 year ago
Mi fragancia firma sin duda alguna está fragancia es un espectáculo sencillamente deliciosa, no pasa de moda
DemeteraDemetera 2 years ago
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The amount of the opening's citrus is enough to deter someone, but after an hour the sharpness evaporates and leaves an intoxicaing smell.
TombbbTombbb 2 years ago
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Your typical average designer fresh scent. Smells just like any other frag of that type. Citrus, vetiver, wood
Amazon1975Amazon1975 2 years ago
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Really can't go wrong with this....it's a classic. Maybe changed over the years but still smells good and it's still a summer staple
ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
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Citrus, spicy, and woody accords compound this supreme cologne. My signature scent when it was released, great performances, a masterpiece!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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For 25 years, Eau d'Issey has always been the synonym of freshness for me.
Glorious Yuzu!
Divine Acqua d'Issey!
Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
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Apparently minimalist, essential and perfect son of the 90es, it reveals a complex aromatic bouquet with spicy accents.Fresh and refined
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