I like this, and worked through a full bottle quite happily. It is not too far removed from the current pepper-and-incense fashion, but with more discernible notes, and a more obviously masculine core of leather and dark woods. Very understated and pleasant. But it's definitely there, though, unlike any other Issey Miyake I have ever tried. Average longevity and sillage. I love the bottle, and would consider it again if I ever had need to wear a dark suit on a frequent basis - it's classy enough for that purpose, I think. Nothing amazing, but a notch above most of the current releases.
Citrus opening… not a clear one but could easily be thought of as a Miyake accord. Immediately it is alloyed with the leather, woods, and spices from the heart to create a thoroughly modern accord that is typical of many of the well-made designer fragrances of the past few years. This opening is quite nice in a usual-nice sort of way, but it doesn’t go beyond that. The heart notes hold on competently for a acceptable length of time, and then glide in nicely to the basenotes – a dry vetiver / patchouli with a just a bit of incense as well as a bit of tonka to warm it up. The dry down lasts well and grows a little more synthetic as it ages.
Nuit D'Issey is certainly not a bad fragrance. In fact it is sort of a typical d’Issey considering the opening and, to a lesser extent, the base. It has good sillage and longevity. It has that attractive synthetic aura that the original L’Eau d’Issey PH had, but it doesn’t have anything that makes it especially or uniquely loveable.
I wore this for the first time a couple of days ago. I was not pleased with the performance. I was contemplating selling it. I will hold onto it and view this as an around the house scent. Or perhaps a Saturday scent when running errands. Similar to how I treat my Dolce and gabbana intenso.
I want to like this. Definitely get the grapefruit on the start. Something comes out after, I don't know what but it's strange. If I take a big whiff of this off my wrist, I can feel it hit high up in my nose. Not enough to make me sneeze, but just irritating my sinuses or something, and that's very unusual to me. I'm not sure how to rate this. It is less intense Issey Intense, a little less 80's and less incense. I think Intense smells better but I'm not sure I'd wear that out and about. I think this stays a sample.
Gives a very pure read on a somewhat familiar scent profile. Opens with a deep, bitter citrus note that is both masculine and fresh.Dry down brings a leather and woods quality with a very slight essential oils undertone that could be heavy if not for the continuing citrus notes. This fragrance is a nice cross-generational, day or night type scent that doesn't project much and lasts 6+ hours on skin/clothes.