I'm ecstatic about this one. The regular Eau Bleue is one I always reach for when I want fresh and mysterious. It's hard to put my finger on it: not lemony, not spicey, kind of like rosemary foccacia, a pine forest by a breezy mountain lake.
It's so way out there that.... The ancillaries are unbelievable too: Shower gel, Underarm, Shave oil, After shave balm...
The beauty of Eau Bleue is that one or two spritzes are enough, and it's important to wait a good ten minutes before passing judgement. No more than one or two now!
But you have to like patchouli though as it's one of the top notes. And pine, and rosemary, and rose and ginger.
Admittedly, it's not for everyone - which is a good thing - cuz we would hate to smell like the Great Unwashed, if you know what I mean (no pun intended!) Unlike its big brother Eau d'Issey which every freakin' body I know has used, misused and overused as some point (including me!)
I am happy to see this D'ISSEY post as I was going to do a post about L'EAU BLEUE D'ISSEY. BLEUE was my SOTD this morning and I received MANY compliments! Not only that, even (yours truly) THE BLACK HOLE OF SCENTS! skin
could NOT destroy BLEUE's fragrances after nearly TWELVE hours! Wow! That being said, lol, I used a LOT of sprays...yet still, the compliments keep coming my way!
I realize that BLEUE is a acquired taste for most but, I LOVED BLEUE from the start.
L'eau Bleue D'Issey is one of my very FAVORITE Designer fragrances along with KINGDOM, KOUROS and TRUSSARDI UOMO.
I happen to be wearing Bleue right now (the original Bleue). I had to run down and throw some clothes in the laundry before I have to go to work later-- Just wanted to freshen up, so I grabbed Bleue... What a mysterious, deep scent! Everything about it radiates a midnight blue quality. Also for some reason I picture that kids book "The Wind in the Willows" --I don't know why!
Man I really want to wear Bleue to work tonight, but I'm waiting tables rather than bartending (when I'm a waiter, my uniform is an UGLY mustard yellow shirt, when I tend bar, it's a deep blue shirt--which would match the scent perfectly).
I hadn't thought much about this Eau Fraiche, but maybe it would be good to wear to work, since the original is so striking and potent (and good, but sometimes it bugs my sinuses). I think I'm gonna wear it tonight and I'll definitely try the Eau Fraiche when it comes around.
HOW DO I ALWAYS FORGET HOW GREAT L'EAU BLEUE D'ISSY IS!?!?!?!?!?!
It shows that those containing greater amounts of synthetics are considered more toxic, not to reopen previous discussions of this subject. I like Magnetism but was always amazed that it is so original, as is Issey Bleue. It seems logical that using an endless combinations of chemical synthetics could more easily create "original" scents.