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    Default Issey Miyake Summer 12'

    How do you guys like it? I've been told its the most similar to everyones favorite '09

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    Is there any real difference in all of these yearly flankers? Any of them better than the reformulated original in terms of longevity/sillage or overall flavour?

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    Default Re: Issey Miyake Summer 12'

    Tried it once. It's OK but nothing special. Smells similar to other summer versions.

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    Default Re: Issey Miyake Summer 12'

    The original is a stinker and its flankers are as well, IMO.
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    I wouldn't pay $50 for it. It's similar to the original except it's a bit lighter. Yes it smells like the 09 version the most which isn't worth $50 either.

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    Haven't tried that one yet. If it smells like the 09, it's worth a shot. Then again, I picked my 4.2 OZ 09 bottle for $15 shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Haven't tried that one yet. If it smells like the 09, it's worth a shot. Then again, I picked my 4.2 OZ 09 bottle for $15 shipped.
    I almost bought 09 a couple of times, but I was still working on my bottle of L'Eau d'Issey and by the time I finished it the 09 bottles were becoming sparse. Think they go in the $80 to $100 range now.

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    Default Re: Issey Miyake Summer 12'

    It should be here monday...let you know what I think!

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    Don't forget to tell us , I'm thinking of buying one too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    The original is a stinker and its flankers are as well, IMO.
    +! . Never understood the appeal for this fragrance. I dont like it and its one of the few fragrances that gives me a headache at ~15 minutes after application.

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    I don't mind the original, It's what I used to wear before I found Basenotes. However I recently I blind bought a bottle of Gold Absolu and I much prefer that.

    I don't think I would ever buy another bottle of the normal or summer Issey though. I think it's one of those fragrances that you really love if you haven't smelt many fragrances. Now that I've sampled Tom Ford fragrances and Creed etc, I just can't see myself ever wanting more of it. There are a tonne of vastly superior fragrances out there.

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    A 12 foot bottle of Issey Miyake? Thats a whole lot of Yuzu juice!

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    Default Re: Issey Miyake Summer 12'

    It's nice, a slightly lighter and more green version of the original. I still prefer the original version over any of the flankers (Sport, blue, etc.), but the Summer 2012 version is solid in its own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I almost bought 09 a couple of times, but I was still working on my bottle of L'Eau d'Issey and by the time I finished it the 09 bottles were becoming sparse. Think they go in the $80 to $100 range now.
    I wouldn't pay that much for it. It's nice, and worth the cash, but definitely not that high.

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