L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Noir Ambré 2016

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Noir Ambré by Issey Miyake
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L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Noir Ambré is a popular perfume by Issey Miyake for men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes SaffronSaffron CinnamonCinnamon NutmegNutmeg CorianderCoriander
Heart Notes Heart Notes LeatherLeather Atlas cedarAtlas cedar Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver PapyrusPapyrus
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber VanillaVanilla Tonka beanTonka bean

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8.4183 Ratings
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8.4169 Ratings
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8.0167 Ratings
Bottle
7.9173 Ratings
Value for money
8.084 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 30.01.2023.
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Leimbacher
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Top Review 20  
A drop in the ocean
This "brand-new" Issey Miyake was almost insistently clapped on my arm as an exclusive product at the airport of Heraklion, Crete, Greece - as a lover of oriental fragrances, you simply have to test it, yes, buy it directly. I could just say no to the latter, but the committed Greek was so convinced of her (allegedly new) flagship that I couldn't have escaped her, even if the name Barry Allen was written in my personal...

So what kind of contemporary is Noir Ambre? An oriental, that much is quickly clear. A potpourri of Arab vanities. Dusty and modern, papyrus to eat. All in one pot, from cinnamon to leather over the chocolate detour. It is advertised with the also quite current incense burner of the brand "Or Encens", is so to speak its gold-good counterpart. Brighter, warmer, 1000-and-a-nighter. A high-priced fragrance, which one would rather expect in the Armani Prive-Line. Compliment, compliment. He doesn't rock, but he gently rocks to sleep. Which is pros and cons at the same time. Because I don't want to deny him a certain boredom... but he burns inwardly and cools outwardly. He skilfully embodies peace and self-confidence. Noble, the world is going to ruin. Sugar soft and on velvet paws.

Flacon: the most beautiful Issey ever. Period. Probably. I thought so. At first sight.
Sillage: more Arabic than Issey, but still calm in this genre. Calm and unobtrusive. In the rest lies the force.
Shelf life: 7 hours the desert breath pulled with me.

Conclusion: like a sandstorm disguised as a golden wedding veil - actually really beautiful, but somehow not the Real Deal. Rather how Nordic Europeans imagine the Orient. Everything and nothing right. Nevertheless: something different from Issey Miyake must get a (hesitant) thumb up!
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AgnesEva

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AgnesEva
AgnesEva
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Could be my signature scent :)
It was love at first sight :) So warm, sensual, sexy, spicy... The papyrus is the note that perfects the fragrance. Very fine leather and the most perfect blend of amber, vanilla and tonka I've ever found in a perfume. Great, great, great. I love the scent so much, I have four bottles. Two in use and two still welded. I can't be Noir Ambré. :) Unfortunately, since my review hardly to get at affordable prices.
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sebjar

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sebjar
sebjar
Very helpful Review 8  
L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Noir Ambre
Are designers getting into the game of releasing niche quality offerings? Well it seems to be with the new Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Noir Ambre. Glad I found this new Issey Miyake Noir Ambre at duty free in Europe as I was quite surprised at how great Noir Ambre is. So I had to snatch it right up. Being the amber fragrance fan I had to have this one. It’s like the best niche amber fragrance blended with the best designer release and this time from Issey Miyake to come up with this great release by this brand that I have not purchased from since 2005. It’s been a long time and I’m glad this has launched. As mentioned in the video Issey Miyake L`Eau d`Issey Pour Homme Noir Ambre is not anything groundbreaking but really, really good for a designer release. I just hope it makes it to our shores as currently I cannot see it listed as being sold in the USA on the Issey Miyake website. If you're interested in further learning about this scent please watch my video review. Thank you.
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SmellyPete

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SmellyPete
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Helpful Review 4  
Amber & leather but watch out for the hype
My batch code is 0155FM

It's a nice amber & leather fragrance but doesn't live up to the hype from influencers.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I fell for the over-hype on this and blind bought based on perceived shortage - I rushed to buy as I didn't want to loose out!

I like it and wear it maybe once a month but it's not one that I consider a favorite - maybe too linear - for me what I smell at the start is what I get to the end - the same amber and leather all the way thru.

It's a good performer with 4-6 hours . Stays around longer on clothes..
It projects moderately well at the start - I don't find it to be too loud. Sillage is the same. Should be ok for an office scent.

People will smell you for 2-3 hours then mostly skin scent though I did periodically get whiffs of for many hours...
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Landshark321

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Landshark321
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Helpful Review 2  
Well-blended designer amber, even if overpriced/hyped
This is first wearing of Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Noir Ambre, a 2016 release that seems to be among the most hyped-up and resold a higher (i.e. $100+) prices on the secondary market for its 100ml bottle size.

It’s an aptly-named dark amber that’s midway between dry and syrupy, definitely a slightly sharp, designer-type (appropriately) amber rather than a deeper expression of amber (that is otherwise either sweeter or more animalic). Moreover, it has woody, spicy, and leathery influences and does have a multifaceted sort of feel—again, more of a designer blend (typical of the brand) than an amber-dominant mix. I can see why it’s seemingly so popular on account of it neither being too sweet nor too animalic, also.

It does not appear that Noir Ambre is officially discontinued, though, as its URL on the Issey Miyake website is active, and it does occasionally pop up for sale on discounter sites like FragranceNet and FragranceBuy.CA, but certainly the perception seems to be that supply is limited, thereby driving up its price.

Overall, I think Noir Ambre is in the league of Or Encens and Polaris as a solid resin-heavy yet still well-blended risk. It feels better-rounded than Polaris, which has a faintly cigarette smoke vibe, but not as complete as Or Encens. It’s very good, but some of the prices it’s going for (well above $100, at times) seem to be a bit of a stretch. In the price range of some of the more popular recent releases, perhaps $60-70 for 100ml, it’s a good buy, though.

8 out of 10
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Nik604Nik604 6 months ago
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Only for oriental lovers, otherwise is boring, fat, powdery stench ( I mostly hate orientals) , of course mega overpriced and over hyped.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 2 years ago
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very invigorating saffron scent. I just wish it would be a bit less sweet.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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This fragrance is all about the sweet alluring amber with the dark spicy leather. Papyrus, vanilla and tonka bean to complete the scent.
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