Hmm... what am I imagining today?
Hmm... hmm... a perfuma really wanted to hear my opinion about this scent here, about the fire of Issey, as the scent is translated here.
You know what's funny? Actually I shouldn't say it... somehow I'm a little embarrassed... but all these years I always thought Issey Miyake was a woman! When I was looking for something about this fragrance here on the internet, I thought that I could also look at what the supposed perfumer might look like... hoping to find photos of a fashion-conscious, "hot Asian bride", I suddenly saw a guy in front of me who turned out to be Issey :D
I think the name Issey Miyake somehow sounded feminine to me, so I probably thought of a woman... well... so you can be wrong :DD
Be that as it may, I actually know more about the summer scents from this designer, you know, those that appear every year under the name "d'Été Summer". These aren't particularly outstanding fragrances, but they can be nice for the summer. Now I come to this fiery scent here, let's see what awaits me!
Oh, God, no, no!
The scent begins with anise AND coriander, two scents I can't stand at all. And these two scents here are even quite distinct to smell. Fortunately, there are also some other scents like bergamot and somehow general heavy-fruity notes (so that the scent smells for me even short like multivitamin juice) as well as coconut, but the coconut is a little weak.
Soo,... after a few minutes I can barely make out anise and coriander. What I think is super of course :D Now the fragrance smells good, I still smell a little fruity fragrances, but without being able to identify them any further. There seems to be some milk, but it soon fades. Otherwise you can smell the sweetness of jasmine and roses as another floral note.
A little later, with the amber, another sweet scent is added, musk is hinted at and you can smell woods in the base. I smell gentle notes of wood with the woods, which must be guaiac and sandalwood, because I don't smell the cedar.
Even later you can hardly really tell what smells there, but the later base is generally sweet and woody, while the scent is also quite soft and almost creamy. And a little bit later the scent gets a lot more flowery, it's a little sultry and stuffy, but I think you ladies might even like it :D
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The scent's charisma is quite good, so that for a while you pull a scent cloud behind you, so that you can smell good for a (short) while. From the base the fragrance is unfortunately much weaker again.
The shelf life was almost eternal, at least I could smell it from morning to evening, which was probably about 14 or 16 hours... which is of course great!
Aaaargh... somebody has actually hung the bottle on the Christmas tree here... but this somebody is forgiven... the bottle actually looks like a Christmas ball... even if you have to notice at least by the weight that it is definitely NOT a Christmas tree decoration...
Anyway, it's roundish, red with an orange, um, equatorial line? :D
Anyway, he's nice to look at and so I like him very much.
Soo, I find this scent here successful, even if I didn't like the beginning at first, because I don't like coriander, as you know now, just like anise. Fortunately, these two fragrances only had a strong scent for a short time at the beginning and then weaken more and more, so that they soon hardly attract attention. Then the fragrance becomes more and more beautiful, and above all the base simply smells wonderfully soft and beautiful.
The fragrance has something fruity, flowery and sweet about it that smells nice and isn't often to be found everywhere, at least many new main streamers smell somehow different and not like this fragrance here. It may smell a bit heavier at first, but I still think it can be worn in all seasons. It's a nice scent for going out, but I think you could use it during the day, too.
If you should not miss to test it at least once :)
Maybe you like it, so that you could wish for it at Christmas. And then the gift is hung on the tree and forgotten there sometime, until after Christmas he is packed away again with all the Christmas decoration in the cellar and she forgets the smell... *sigh*