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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7.6 / 10 1362 Ratings
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
Goes well with Molecule 01
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Aquatic
Woody
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
YuzuYuzu Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
NutmegNutmeg Water lilyWater lily CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base Notes
VetiverVetiver AmberAmber SandalwoodSandalwood TobaccoTobacco

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Scent
7.61362 Ratings
Longevity
7.31110 Ratings
Sillage
6.91067 Ratings
Bottle
7.01066 Ratings
Value for money
8.1502 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 23.02.2024.

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Sweetscent

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Crystal Cult 2080
The idea of the smell of water, clear lines and calm, minimalism, rock gardens.
Zen or what was left of it. The Great Nippon 1994, Orientalism 2.0.

No time to breathe deeply, however, after spraying on: like glistening neon light, the aroma chemicals, which are now well known from various household products, jump into your face. Very briefly there is some citrus fruit, Yuzu for my sake, then the molecules, all of which at some point shortly after their creation have received the stamp of "freshness" from their creators, push forward and rather violently. It smells like a new station wagon, professional cleaning, room scenting, ironed shirt and cleaned hands. The relevant musk derivatives meet ambroxan and muscate/peppery spices and remain arrested for hours in their piercing urgency.
With the abstraction to the water thought there was perhaps irony in the game, who knows, but I rather think about laser beams.
The supposed overdosage of certain fragrances has always been an important stylistic device (think of No.5, Cool Water, TdH etc...), for which one can/must give artistic recognition, but I don't necessarily want to be permanently exposed to this representative, although I don't want to deny his importance and the idea of laser beams and digital crystal worlds would be an attractive associative alternative.

P.S.: If you still don't want to do without Yuzu with harsh aquatics in summer, we recommend "Note de Yuzu" as a test tip.
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Wolkensaft

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Wolkensaft
Wolkensaft
Top Review 15  
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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Nasenbär18

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Nasenbär18
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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Scharo

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Scharo
Scharo
Helpful Review 12  
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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FoxyJackal

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FoxyJackal
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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MrHonestMrHonest 6 years ago
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2 years BEFORE ADG, and better than ADG. Anyone else?
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Zebra782Zebra782 2 years 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.
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 9 months ago
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A fantastic fresh scent focused on Yuzu, nutmeg and sandalwood. Very fizzy, peaceful, uplifting and still sensual fragrance. A must have!
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KuraiKurai 3 years ago
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Still immensely popular for good reasons. It is a great summer freshie with personality
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Fresh and citric opening, also spicy, aquatic. A bitter yuzu spiced with nutmeg, slightly floral and green in the base. Dry woody drydown.
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