This is one of the best flankers of L'Eau D'Issey that has come out. It has a fantastic grassy citrus opening that settles into an almost tart version of the original L'Eau D'Issey base. What has stopped me from buying many of these flankers is subpar projection and longevity. The Yuzu edition is actually not too bad. It's still not like the vintage L'Eau D'Issey which is very strong. This is somewhere in the 3 hour range and then it becomes a skin scent. Lasts a total of 6 hours on my skin and up to 8 on clothing. Just as a reference I've owned the original, sport, sport mint, summers 2009,2010, 2012, and 2013. This is better than all of the flankers including the frequently mentioned 2009 edition. Didn't expect to like this at all and am quite puzzled at some of the reviews. This one is actually worth buying guys.
01st February, 2015 (last edited: 24th March, 2015)
Didn't like this one. A little too green for me.
Opens beautifully but goes quickly downhill.
The yuzu opening is very nice. An almost bitter citrus, but not a grapefruit bitterness that I find refreshing. Unfortunately, it doesn't last, and I find the drydown to be harsh and very artificial.
Pleasant, good. Natural-smelling.
Very green lemon opening. Hints of spice and a very light but persistent wood in the dry-down.
Not complex, but refreshing. Dry, not a hint of sweetness. I like that.