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 NotesVervainVervain
CorianderCoriander
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Clary sageClary sage
YuzuYuzu
CypressCypress
Heart Notes Heart NotesBourbon geraniumBourbon geranium
NutmegNutmeg
SaffronSaffron
Water lilyWater lily
CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
CypriolCypriol
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
TobaccoTobacco
VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.6937 Ratings

Longevity

7.4709 Ratings

Sillage

6.9671 Ratings

Bottle

6.9688 Ratings

Value for money

8.2114 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 24.10.2021.
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8.5
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7
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7
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8
Bottle
Philipp91
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Helpful Review    4  
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
8
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7
Longevity
6
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7
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9
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FoxyJackal
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FoxyJackal
Very helpful Review    7  
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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8
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9
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7
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Gernand96
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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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7
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5
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8
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Nasenbär18
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Very helpful Review    11  
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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6
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6
Longevity
6
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5
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MirzAsim

21 Reviews
MirzAsim
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.
7.5
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6
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7
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5
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Duftmeister
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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
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
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8
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Roadrunner
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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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Wolkensaft
Top Review    12  
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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MikeMike

36 Reviews
MikeMike
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   1  
Freshness behind the curtain
Very fresh opening, mainly citron with some unknown to me notes, based on reviews it can be Youzu. However, after a while, it tones down it is like it behind some wet curtain, almost like someone is showering, and only some notes are coming to you.
Projection and silage are quite limited to me. It could be a very nice summer scent but lacks longer freshness, and perhaps warm spring would be perfect for it.
7.5
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6
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6
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8
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7
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Scharo
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Scharo
Helpful Review    11  
Japanese wave
This fragrance is probably the most frequently bought of my fragrance corner. Not because it's my favorite perfume. Often it was lost in my insatiable curiosity for unknown scents. But flashbacks, which some people here surely know, always brought me back to him. To the fragrance:
Immediately after spraying, the citrus notes stand out, which, in my opinion, qualify the Léau d Issey as a fresh "fair-weather" fragrance. Are perceived by some as artificial, I think that depends on how you feel about Yuzu fragrances. The drydown, which starts after 1.5-2 hours, still has a woody/spicy aura that gives it a masculine note. With its release in 1994, it is already a classic among the fragrances. Which one does not notice him, thanks to his timelessness. With the durability and Sillage one should not expect miracles. Normal edT level (-6h), for the price okay. In short, a fresh, masculine water that doesn't penetrate too much.
Hopefully my comment gave one or the other an impression of this well-proven but fortunately not too widespread fragrance.
This is my first contribution and I hope you'll follow me if something got flat or long in some places.

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50something50something 4 months ago
8
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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 5 months ago
6.5
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7
Longevity
6
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7
Bottle
Still immensely popular for good reasons. It is a great summer freshie with personality
JuandsqJuandsq 7 months ago
Mi fragancia firma sin duda alguna está fragancia es un espectáculo sencillamente deliciosa, no pasa de moda
DemeteraDemetera 1 year ago
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8
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9
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3
Bottle
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 1 year ago
6
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Your typical average designer fresh scent. Smells just like any other frag of that type. Citrus, vetiver, wood
Amazon1975Amazon1975 1 year ago
8.5
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7
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6
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7
Bottle
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
10
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10
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10
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7.5
Bottle
Citrus, spicy, and woody accords compound this supreme cologne. My signature scent when it was released, great performances, a masterpiece!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
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8
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7
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8
Bottle
For 25 years, Eau d'Issey has always been the synonym of freshness for me.
Glorious Yuzu!
Divine Acqua d'Issey!
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
8
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7
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7
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7
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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
DPArtistDPArtist 2 years ago
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8
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8
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7
Bottle
So full of character! A sharp, crisp citrus and spice. Cavallier's uniquely classy concoction may split opinion but is a sure-fire classic!
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