Fusion d'Issey 2020

Fusion d'Issey by Issey Miyake
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Fusion d'Issey is a new perfume by Issey Miyake for men and was released in 2020. The scent is fresh-synthetic. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Nathalie Lorson

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemon, Coconut water, Fig nectar
Heart Notes Heart NotesRosemary, Geranium, Cardamom, Eucalyptus, Nutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesAmbrox, Salicylate, Woods, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (77 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (65 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (63 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (71 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.10.2020.
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7
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6
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8
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Golcher

91 Reviews
Golcher
Golcher
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manage your expectations
When Fusion was first announced I was thrilled about a new Issey Miyake line (not just a flanker) and the note breakdown was actually very interesting and the cherry on top was having a name like Nathalie Lorson attached.

I knew it would take a while before it was available here so in the meantime I decided to watch some reviews even though there aren't too much available but most of there are lukewarm at best. Most reviewers agreed it was fine but kind of boring, nothing too exciting.
When I finally got ahold of it and I was pleasantly surprised! Yes, it's nothing ground breaking but it is a very very nice fragrance, it's fresh, stylish, playful and it's also versatile. I love coconut done right and I feel Fusion d'Issey nailed it better than others such as Light Blue Sun (which I actually enjoy a lot) and Cool Water Intense (which is kinda nice but sort of a chemical mess).

Perfromance is nice, I get 7hrs with decent projection for the first 1.5 - 2 hours, not a projection monster but it will hardly offend anyone.

Awesome release by Issey Miyake
5.5
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6
Longevity
4
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7
Bottle
Luckaffe
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From mild lemon to soap
This comment is based on a sample of the fragrance when buying a perfume. A card where you can peel off a foil to expose the fabric.
In the beginning a very interesting smell, of which I would have liked to have more. The lemon seems creamy and soft to me thanks to coconut and fig. In addition a pleasant light spice. After about 20 min on the wrist the journey ends in the soap region. Certainly not a cheap soap, rather a good sensitive soap that doesn't smell of fruits but wants to achieve results. In the end, however, I think it is easier to achieve this smell.
9
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8
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7
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9
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Oleo

28 Reviews
Oleo
Oleo
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Exotic & Avant-garde Fougere
This new Issey Miyake proposal is sophisticated, smells great and brings something different, especially considering current releases.

Having said this, the fragrance should be elevated to the halls of Olympus... Or not?

It'll depend on the priorities of each person, but the truth is that it isn't a perfume that will dazzle everyone, nor does it appear to be its intention, either: Fusion d'Issey comes to make a style statement.

... But "style" isn't something that everyone has, recognizes or knows how to appreciate; so simple and clear.

This one is a fragrance for lovers of the subtle, the modern, the distinct and the sophisticated.

- The scent:

Fusion d'Issey gently opens citrus, herbal and exotic. It's fresh, slightly aquatic and from the beginning it's charmingly aromatic.

Fig nectar and coconut milk add some subtle nuances here in an unexpected way, which are really great. They'll remain in the development of the scent, when soft floral and woody notes appear merging with rosemary and cardamom, which will continue to be present throughout the dry-down.

In the last part patchouli and sandalwood take center stage, floating on a light sea breeze deliciously aromatic.

- Longevity & Projection: It's a moderate-to-smooth projector, with a seductive but short trail. The duration on skin with moderate intensity is about 5 to 6 hours, although it remains +8h as a skin scent.

- Ocassions & Mood: Perfect for sunsets on chillout clubs having a drink - spring, summer, early fall - : It's relaxing, comforting, alluring ... Just perfect.

It's ok for office during most of the year, too. But for me, Fusion d'Issey tells you - very clear, whispered in the ear- : "Sunset ... Chill Out ... Lounge Club... Good Music... Cocktails ... ".

... And that's the truth (!).

- Conclusion: An exotic fougere, charming, modern and sophisticated. Of course, maybe not for everyone.

... But it has a lot of style.
5.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Bottle
Asspirin
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artificial coconut-fig mix.
Freshly sprayed on, fusion does not smell uninteresting. After a few minutes, when the scents unfold, you can clearly perceive fig, coconut and the ambroxan base. But like most other Issey Miyake, or modern designer fragrances, the quality of the scents is at best mediocre. So Fusion d'issey remains quite two-dimensional, and in drydown it transforms into a lame, artificial 08/15 shower scent. The concept is good, the execution rather poor.
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Schlesi
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Schlesi
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Dylan Blue in fine and with coconut
Too long for a statement, too short for a comment. Must get rid of it anyway, because I think this great newcomer is too short so far:
Fruity and fresh start with a clear fig note (similar to Versace Dylan Blue but much finer) and a nice hint of coconut. After about 1 hour warmer with nice herbal notes. Nice mixture of Mediterranean (herbs) and tropical (coconut). The Mediterranean character reminds of Bleu d'Issey, but without the cucumber note. In drydown creamier and slightly woody. Sillage the first 3 hours strong, shelf life with me a good 6 hours. I find it very versatile for spring to autumn as well as for leisure and office.
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Bastian
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Bastian
Top Review    17  
Great composition
The new fragrance from Issey Miyake is truly a fragrance that is as different as many other fragrances.
The opening in the top note with citrus, fig and coconut is very beautiful and successful.
After a while, a harmoniously coordinated herbal mix is added and makes the fragrance look very noble and interesting.
As a whole composition a sexy noble unisex fragrance Find all butchers can wear it, although it is declared as a men's scent.
The shelf life is medium, i.e. after 4-5 hours it is over. The end or drydown with patchouli and a little woody is successful.
The fragrance really has potential, why always this mediocre durability?
That's too bad.
Nevertheless, he will like and find his friends.
I am a friend of this fragrance and for the price of 59 Euro you can't go wrong.
As is well known, tastes are different and that's a good thing!
Try it out and let it work on you.
I hope I have whetted your appetite and wish you a nice weekend.
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7.5
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Bottle
Smellavision

94 Reviews
Smellavision
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Now what do we have here?! A new Miyake that is neither a flanker or something with a name so long that it hardly fits on the bottle.
The bottle for Fusion is a bit of eye candy, good job marketing! Actually, the bottle itself does not seem to be the only thing that Miyake’s marketing department have been working long hours on : the entire background story with volcanoes, molten rock (the “mineral solar scent” supposedly emulating rocks in the hot sun), water, earth, fire, air, hot and cold are all a very grandiose theme for something that in my eyes is more down to earth. After testing for most of a week under different weather conditions, I can report that the main players are definitely the fig & coconut supported by rosemary & ambroxan and combined with the heart notes it gives off a rather aquatic feeling more than a fougere. Not overly masculine, but very pleasant.

Even if the notes are quite different, I do get some similarities in the base to one of Nathalie Lorson’s latest creations, K by Dolce & Gabbana. On one hand due to the rosemary/ambrox/ISO-E combo, but on the other hand also due to the rather underwhelming performance of both of these.

All in all, Fusion is a nice summery aquatic/fougere with a twist – nothing mindblowing but still enjoyable. So we’re basically left with two options here : If you’re not into scents whose performance is far from beast mode - just skip it! If you’re just a big Miyake fan and/or find the pretty bottle to be a nice addition to your collection, go ahead and enjoy it – just be prepared to bring an atomizer. Personally if the performance wasn’t less than average, I would probably be rating it higher.

Statements

Nik604Nik604 58 days ago
Looks like , Issey will be one of the lasts that will join the sweetcrap smell bandwagon...pity
DPArtistDPArtist 69 days ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
1st impressions: Delightful opening of fruit & creamy coconut, settles down a bit then becomes kind of seductively beautiful, well blended!

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