An airy and absolutely stunning piece of work. Rather mysterious in its charisma but short lived. I love it and want to wear it more often to understand it better.
Le Feu reminds me of a "tartine de confiture" being tasted near a hot hot stone bench in a municipal park, at noon, in the summer. Lots of small flowers in there, stiff with heat. Thrilling!
The lactonic note also reminds me of Rush in many ways.
I guess those folks who love a 'clean, fresh' smell may like this a lot but on me this smells like an upscale toilet freshener. Hard to hate but hard to go nuts over either.
Le Feu D’Issey Light begins very light and delicate: a translucent floral opens the fragrance and is followed by a solo gardenia that is lightly and cleanly rendered with just a trace of a powdery floral. The middle is a gentle breeze off a field of flowers—the gardenia is presented with such discretion that only the softest wisps of this energetic flower are available. I wondered what was meant by “milky” in the description, and, in sniffing the fragrance, I found what the meaning is. The amber of the dry down does have a sweet milky cast to it; its sweet delicacy fits appropriately with the nature of the fragrance. Very soft, very feminine, it is the perfect fragrance for those who want a refined, balanced, sophisticated scent with loads of discretion. The spices are so soft that I can’t even find them. Excellent fragrance.
I did discover it so late.
What a frag!.
Soft, peppery, spicy but chic!.