Am I the only one who thinks L'eau d´Issey isn't a citrus or aquatic. To me it smells like a ton of lemon mixed with Tommy Bahamas dry down. I guess it can be citrus if you're depending on the lemon accord but I just find it to be overpowering and vile. I haven't tried Aqua yet but I'd love to, Bvlgari is a very promising house. Then there's ADG, not much to say, it's the epitome of aquatics, it's what every aquatic aspires to be. So i can only really rate ADG.. that been said (using a 5 * system)
Longevity: ** to ***
Sillage: ** to ***
Overall smell: ****
Issey's the winner if you want longevity and sillage, but I'm really not all that fond of it. Aqua is my favourite out of the 3, and I still like Acqua di Gio although I'd go with Perry Ellis 360 Red since I feel it slightly improves the AdG formula at a cheaper price.
totally agree, its NOT an aquatic. smells just like Lysol to me. not that is bad, but last like a muther Fucker. I made the mistake of spraying it on myself like 5 time because i thought i couldnt smell it. All i have to say is NEVER MAKE MY MISTAKE!
when i wear issey or di gio it always gets the comment oh thats issey ur wearing .. or thats di gio ur wearing :P
when i wear Aqva i get the comment. shit whats that ur wearing. u smell good.
I have worn all three about the same amount of time and got the most complemets from the ladies on Aqva
hope that helps
I tried L'Eau d'Issey just on strip paper but couldnt smell anything more than lemon so I dismissed it. Aqua Di Gio and Aqva are both nice fragrances (ADG more on fruity floral side and Aqva with its characteristic seaweed note) with about same sillage and longetivity. I own both and pick one just depending on my mood. Where I live I smelled Aqva maybe three times and ADG once so popularity isnt issue for me.
This is mildly off topic, but I'm not sure it warrants a whole new thread. What is the longevity, sillage, and overall smell difference between the original L'Eau d'Issey and the summer version? Judging by the reviews it's "lighter". Does that mean that it doesn't last as long or project as well? Or does that mean that the scent is just 'younger'?