It's in the nature
Of fragrances with soft spices and cedar to be rather airy and fleeting. Sometimes you can't smell it but randomly you get a whiff in the air. I think Issey did better with Wood and Wood but that doesn't mean this is a bad fragrance. It's just hard to choose over the original and the other flankers. I've tried this three times and I loved it each time but the heart of cedar and water is come and go. The base is not strong enough. This fragrance needs more to it and I think that's what Wood and Wood does better. I think I could spray my usual 4-6 six sprays for light scents and it would wear nicely at my work but I've yet to do that because I've only tested it in store on my skin. I would only know the after I save to buy the original, Nuit, and Wood and Wood first. These are so much better. Nuit is the best flanker they have. The suede accord and tonka bean dry down is lovely. Tonka bean would really help elevate Eau Cedar but here we only have vetiver and a touch of patchouli. Save your money and buy Wood and Wood instead. It's opening is refreshing and the heart lingers much longer. Sorry Issey but water isn't a fragrance I care for.