L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme - Shades of Kolam ロードゥ イッセイ プールオム シェード オブ コーラム 2020

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme - Shades of Kolam / ロードゥ イッセイ プールオム シェード オブ コーラム by Issey Miyake
Bottle Design Fanny Le Bras, Clémentine Berry
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L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme - Shades of Kolam is a popular limited perfume by Issey Miyake for men and was released in 2020. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International. Limited Edition
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Perfumer

Marie Salamagne

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamomCardamom
Honey pomeloHoney pomelo
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesGreen teaGreen tea
Coriander seedCoriander seed
Base Notes Base NotesCedarCedar
CashmeranCashmeran

Ratings

Scent

7.838 Ratings

Longevity

7.133 Ratings

Sillage

6.733 Ratings

Bottle

8.136 Ratings

Value for money

8.218 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.01.2022.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
8
Pricing
Golcher

110 Reviews
Golcher
Golcher
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It's worth the while if you give it a chance
When I first got Shades of Kolam it was a little disappointing, it wasn't bad at all but nothing extraordinary or exciting so it went to the back of the fragrance cabinet however, me being a Issey Miyake fan I decided to revisit it today.

Man, was I wrong about this fragrance! I've been getting whiffs of it all day and it's heavenly. The bergamot and grapefruit team up with the tea giving it a fresh but soothing feel, very nice, in addition to that I get a strong fig milk with a creamy coconut feel which is strange as this is what I get the most and none of them are listed in the notes and then there is the cashmeran which feels a little synthetic but Kolam pulls it off alright.

Performance on this is very decent for a freshie, I get easily 7 hours just spray freely and don't be shy. Projection is also real good, I'm impressed. This is certainly a spring/summer scent, it's ideal for warm days I just wouldn't recommend it for scorching hot days as this milky note may be a little heavy in the dead of summer.

A very nice release by Issey Miyake, I'm really glad to have it in my collection specially since I've read many comments about this being discontinued.
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5.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
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I once saw a report on the Italian coast and got lost there
The headline may almost seem like a conclusion of this fragrance. Because he tries to combine many things that already exist and mix them with his own notes. But at some point he has lost his way and does not quite manage to reach his goal.

The first time I sprayed it on, the thought of an Acqua di Parma perfume immediately came to my mind. Rather involuntary, because it has not much in common with these Mediterranean scents. However, he is probably trying to take something away from the citrus freshness of the top notes.
Unfortunately, he does not succeed in doing so, as this citric is heavily whitewashed by woody notes and a strong cardamom wind. One notices he would like to reveal more of it, but the mentioned notes give him a leg up. Therefore he can't get anywhere near these great aromas of Acqua di Parma.

After a while he is joined by some herbs that he has already found somewhere in his home garden. I hear a little bit of coriander or parsley. Unfortunately he didn't make it from his home garden to the free landscapes of the southern European countries. Instead of rosemary and basil there is just German parsley. But that doesn't even have to be bad. Rather remains rather down-to-earth alone because of the continuous woody impact.

One does not even have to make the well-known citric cutbacks in durability. It survives surprisingly well and even within the first 2-3 hours it puts a gentle cloud over the sprayed ones.

So he really is a good candidate to be tested this summer. When I think about it he even reminds me a bit of a Tom Ford Costa Azurra Aqua, which I also like very much.

In conclusion, there remains a really good, but not to the end consistently pulled through scent, with which one makes definitely no mistake at the price offered.

Furthermore, it can be funnily compared to the current corona situation. He tries to fly to the Mediterranean Sea, but is not allowed to, so he stays in his home garden and basks in the sun near the vegetable patch.
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
1976Michalis

9 Reviews
1976Michalis
1976Michalis
Helpful Review    4  
L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme - Shades of Kolam ( limited edition)
amazing new- Issey,
Beautiful lemon-Grepfruit aroma very creamy, Bold, smooth, modern, slightly spicy, with surprisingly good longevity. 6-7 hours on me . With nice fine projection.
For me the perfect MODERN fragrance for spring and summer


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New summer edition 2020 ?
Recently tested at Müller. Has a very nice, fresh opening and is well balanced. Don't know if this is the summer edition 2020 ? Definitely a candidate for the upcoming summer and worth testing ;) !

Statements

GolcherGolcher 4 months ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
really, not fig nor coconut listed in the note breakdown? impossible!
ElysiumElysium 6 months ago
9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Away from the OG, it's a lot of vibes with Guess 1981 Indigo for Men. I get the mineral fig, the milky coconut, and the dusty iris
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