Fujiyama has a fresh opening—reminds me a bit of Hei but not as clean or subtle and more synthetic. It really doesn’t seem much like Issey to me; there’s no citrus or pineapple-type notes. Something about the middle is not right—I don’t find the combination of notes particularly pleasant—kind of a weak body odor smell mixed with a sweet bell pepper note: The errant accord might be caused by the cardamom creeping up from the base. When the pimento disappears, the aroma switches from unpleasant to nondescript. As the others have noted, it doesn’t project very much, which is not necessarily a bad thing. If a person would really like this type of fragrance, I think they would find that Hei by Sung has more pleasant accords and in put together with more competency
Originally submitted 04 September 2006
Smells very similar to CK One, but is quite powdery (base), tender, more feminine with a sweet note of star anise.
Fresh, gingery and distinct. Lasts well and attracts comments. Great for summery days. Very crisp.