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L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense (2007)
by Issey Miyake

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L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 267 votes)

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HouseIssey Miyake
Parent CompanyShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense is a masculine fragrance by Issey Miyake. The scent was launched in 2007

Reviews of L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense

Peppery, fresh and clean but too much bitterness, not enough sweet-citrus for me to enjoy in the beginning. Maybe I'm just wishing it was more like the non-intense version, which I do like very much.

Feels like a dressed up version of the original, as if Intense was what you wear to formal events. More green and bitter, less citrusy sweet.

The drydown is very nice. Sweeter but still plenty of clean freshness. This does smell more like the original. Also, better longevity than the original. Does not project as well as the original, low projection throughout on my skin.
16th June, 2018
All I can say is this fragrance is right up my alley and just the way I like my fragrances, bold and outstanding.To my nose this is definitely a jacked-up version of the original but with an undertone of a familiar note from Armani Code.
29th January, 2016
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This is some strong stuff. Nothing like the original to me. Starts to get into 80's powerhouse territory for me. Almost too intense for the first hour, however the drydown is very nice. Not a work cologne to me, this would be a Sunday afternoon chillin by yourself scent... Probably not full bottle worthy.
25th August, 2015
What the hell is this? Did we really need an *Intense* version of something that it was already exhausting in the first place?

No, we didn't.

Screechy, sharp, sticky and intrusive woody-citrus with a incensey facet. As powerful as plutonium and just as bad.

EW!

28th April, 2015
Starts off with a mix of spice (pepper and cardamom) and hints of oak, tobacco and talcum powder. Dries down with more musk and vanilla, but with spicy undertones. After a couple of hours, the spice wears down with the musk/vanilla remaining, with the woodiness returning.

Solid projection, longevity (12+ hours) and sillage, without being overpowering. It’s a mature scent; definitely for men 30+. It smells 'corporate' (for want of a better word), and it also smells like quality. Good for the office, as well as Friday after-work drinks. Could be worn all year round, but probably slightly more suitable for autumn/winter.

Overall, it's a little more complex that I expected. I like it.
29th October, 2014 (last edited: 11th November, 2014)
This fragrance makes me think of two things: the first thought is of an alpha male, like, say, a boss. I mean any kind of a bossy, dominant male. The second thought that comes to my mind when smelling L'eau D'Issey Intense is business negotiations, so that makes another business-linked thought, which cannot be a coincidence. It so happens that IM LDI is a strong, straight out masculine woody oriental that, luckily, has little in common with his headache-inducing older brother L'Eau D'Issey.
After the initial spray I detect citrus and nutmeg, but quickly incense starts to play first fiddle and takes over the business. And I mean business, because this fragrance does its job perfectly. In a room among other fragrances it may take on even beasts like 1 Million, since it can be quite powerful with more than 3 sprays (although closer to the skin than 1 Million), and it last for ages (I can still smell it on my shirt 3 days after appyling 4 sprays on my body). What's more interesting about this fragrance is that while being woody and a tad cloying, instead of warmth associated with the ingredients, this concotion seems kind of official and cold in a corporate sort of way. Anyway - thumbs up for this one! It's a wonderful juice.
26th August, 2014 (last edited: 07th October, 2014)

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