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    Default A Scent by Issey Miyake.

    I have been testing this for the best part of a week and am
    thinking of getting a full bottle. It is fresh, green and just
    impeccably well-behaved. I find it a refreshing change from all
    the fruity, cloying fragrances that seem to abound at the moment.
    The fresh verbena opening is delightful with a very slight acetone kick.
    I also detect hyacinth and galbanum, both of which I love.

    What are your opinions of this new scent? Be honest please. I am no
    expert and it just appeals to the minimalist, clean side of my personality.

    Here is an interesting link to a short video interview with the "nose" Daphne Bugey.
    Last edited by kewart; 13th September 2009 at 10:53 AM.
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    Default Re: A Scent by Issey Miyake.

    There was a thread recently, Asha gave her full impressions of this one -- and based on them -- I am more than partial to trying it.

    The thread is named "Primrose".
    Last edited by Twolf; 13th September 2009 at 11:55 AM.
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    Default Re: A Scent by Issey Miyake.

    I, too, am 'relieved' at the appearance of IM's 'Scent', never having been partial to sweet and fruities in the first place.

    But, as a diehard, old skool greenie, I will give you the description I offered VM I Hate Civet on this frag. For me, this is 'Cristalle for wimps'. Or I might propose something like 'a neutered Vent Vert'.

    Believe it or not, this is in fact a backhanded compliment. SO BUY IT AND ENJOY!
    Last edited by soirdelune; 13th September 2009 at 12:08 PM.
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    Default Re: A Scent by Issey Miyake.

    In addition to the Primrose thread, there is a very long thread in the Men's board:

    It is worth trying, but not FBW for me. It is like Estee Lauder Pure White Linen with added galbanum.
    Last edited by Asha; 13th September 2009 at 03:02 PM.

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    Default Re: A Scent by Issey Miyake.

    I like it a lot. (I love Cristalle EDT, No. 19 parfum, and the old Vent Vert, and like Green-green-green-and-green and the new Vent Vert, so I guess it's no surprise that I like it.) It's not world-changing, but to my nose it's a solid _good_ scent, not pure mindless fruity sugar. That's a trend I'd like to to encourage, so I too may be buying a bottle.


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