Originally Posted by Quiet Storm
I was at Macy's 34th street in Manhattan today:
the guys said L'Eau Bleue D'Issey Eau Fraiche was discontinued, as well as the original Bleue. He said because they didn't sell enough, they arent making them anymore. I also went across the street to Sephora, and they had neither, only L'Eau D'Issey and Intense
I tried both Blvgari Blv and Givenchi Blue label, I like Blvgari a lot more, although for those that don't know Givenchi has a new Blue fragrance that smells real fruity
Ferragamo's Incanto Essential smelled really good but reading some reviews online it only lasts 1-5 hrs
I'll really wanted to get Eau Fraiche, but looks like I'm going to play it safe and get Blv since I have no idea how it smells.
Ask for a decant!, then buy it via escentual.co.uk.
I renember the launch of L'eau Bleue here in Spain. When first sniff it I though that was vile and horrible as I tried it in a very hot summer. It Toke me nearly five months to get use to it. Now I love it.
After a few months, the L'eau Bleue Fraiche came out, as a limited edition just for summer.
The idea was nice, but despite It was a Issey Mijake product, the lasting power is just 4 hours.
The company decided in fall keep that version in the market (similarities here with M7 and M7 fresh), as a permanent complement of those that can't really get the idea of the original Bleue. or they feel It's just too strong for their tastes,and still in the market, at any season at this time.
Bleue fresh is much calmer than the original, is not as strong and medicinal.
Clean notes of shy rosemary and mint, lemon and bergamot flying around nicely in first spray.
The rosemary and the mint blends nicely and lays down in a base of confortable dewy rose petals with a hint of pink pepper.
Soft patchouli notes and amber finish the composition.
The cologne rounds in four main notes:
It's light and airy, mint,bergamot,rosemary and lovely wet rose petals. It's comfortable, doesn't project as the original and the long lasting is average.
It has more proximity with the original L'eau Par kenzo within the both L'eau Bleue, but is not as zesty, and there's no aquatic.
I've been in contact with a friend of mine working in Issey Madrid's boutique.
He corfims the discontinuation of these two in USA as both fragances didn't hit the market as here in Europe.
Apparently, these two would stay longer in Europe but already the company is working in a new fragance for men, and will wait to the see the sales of both product named above to decide what to do after the launch of the new product.
Hope that helps!.