so what do you think?
L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme
Thread: Bvlgari Aqva or Issey Miyake?
L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
My vote goes to Issey.
L'eau D'issey. By far.
Bulgari Aqua by a mile......
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man you love you some polls. It's really up to you. Everyone likes different frags. Like the question before, what do you like?
Bvlgari by KO...
Aqua, by a long shot. Issey Miyake's citrus punch to the face and flowery components almost gave me a headache. Plus, my sister said it smelled "girly".
My vote goes to bulgari aqua. I find it very similar to issey mikyake, just less harsh.
Issey is nuclear. Intense headache stuff. Acqua di Gio beats this stuff by miles - and gets beaten by miles by Aqva.
I used to LOOOOOVE issey miyake. It used to be one of my favorite fragrances. Then one day I wore the fragrance, and it made me feel really nauseous. Then every time I wore it, and could smell it on myself, I felt really sick. What is crazy is I have never felt this way before with any fragrance ( and I have many). What else is crazy is when I gave it away to someone, it smelled great on THEM and did not make me feel sick. For this reason I have to say go with Bulgari aqua. I also get just as many compliments on Bulgari aqua as I do with Creed Erolfa, which is like 4x the price....
I hope this makes sense and is of some help to you....
Last edited by Maz24; 19th December 2008 at 11:58 PM.
Thanks for all the posts. This has been a hard decision, but I think I will have to go with the bulgari as well for now.
Last edited by Maz24; 28th January 2009 at 10:47 PM.
For some reason bulgari aqua is just kind of boring and smells like any other mens fragrance on me. Issey, however, is a bit more exciting and I am leaning towards it over aqua...maybe I am missing something here.
Bulgari Aqua is slight,to the point of inconsequence. Issey is by far the better choice
My vote goes to bvlgari aqua
Best solution - own both!
I'd choose Issey, nice citrussy summer fragrance for me.
I have tried Aqva about 2 or three times, never cared for it enough to even consider a decant..
Issey Miyake is my favourite scent for summer/spring, it gets me so many compliments from the ladies and it has very good longevity, I think its one of those scents that I will make sure I never run out of
my vote goes to aqua, it seems to be less ubiquitous.
I really like both and purely on the merits chose L'eau D'Issey because on me it is slightly better.
I don't think this is an obvious choice and even based on the closeness of the vote that seems to be true.
One factor to take into account is your desire to smell different. Bvlgari Aqua is less common in the general public than L'Eau D'Issey is.
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While I like both, I'd have to go w/ L'eau D'Issey given that it was my favorite during my college days. Unfortunately, it's become much harsher to me lately so I probably won't replace the bottle I have once it's gone.
I voted for Issey due to Aqva making my clothes smell like dust. And I'm not in love with Issey anyway!
My limited 'drobe: Boss In Motion, Armani Code, Concentre d'Orange Verte, Paul Smith Story.
i tried both and i vote without hesitation for Issey Miyake .......
issey all day, everyday!
Issey. But they're both good scents.
Issey! I can't stand the seaweed note in Aqva at all
Hate to break it to ya, but Bulgari Aqua does not smell like the ocean. I've lived within 2 miles of the Atlantic and Pacific my entire life and I was revolted by Bulgari Aqua. The strange salty water accord was not representative of the ocean, and the spiciness in an aquatic made it seem like some early 40's bachelor trying to act young by wearing "younger" clothing. Issey!
You see, everyone else here just makes assumptions based on what we've seen on TV and in movies. We've all just had to guess what the oceans of the world might smell like. Thanks for correcting us. Maybe if we could get a couple more noses like yours that have smelled the authentic, we could finally put to rest the debate on the best - and only true - aquatics.
A thousand blessings upon you.
The bamboo note pushed Issey ahead by an inch. Bvlgari Aqva, a close second!
Maybe, had you not been so self-centered in your thinking on the matter, you might have recognized that your nose has become desensitized to many of the smells of the ocean since you have lived so close your entire life. Some of us who only venture near an ocean a few times a year can surely smell the ocean before we see it. Some of those scents that alert us to the ocean from so far away you assuredly cannot detect anymore.
You were not "merely stating" your experience. You were being condescending and insulting.
but seriously, you guys, Issey is starting to smell dated. Aqua is way fresher (gasp! the forbidden adjective...) and more classy. Maybe I need to give it another smell when I'm at sephora next time, but issey struck me as a bit more musky and stale...
If issey and aqua went to the beach, Issey would be that annoying girl on the shore too scared to go in ("wahhhh, its too cold!"), and aqua would have to constantly cajole and prompt her to go in, as it floated among the waves.
Bvlgari Aqua for me, it actually reminds me of a lightly sunny afternoon at the tropical beach of my old hometown
One more vote for Issey. Anyway, both are generally good popular scents. So before you decide, do head down to the mall and spritz both scents on each hand and do a direct comparison. That should be the best way.
Aqua - more unique and smells more like the ocean
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love them both for very different reasons, both are great