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    JDusty5 Said:
    1.) ISSEY:
    i was at Sak's on the weekend and since everyone's been
    talking about Issey, I tried some on there and it's some
    great stuff. However, it's REALLY expensive and a 15 year
    olds allowance does not exactly provide for 70 bottles of
    alcohol. And i've looked around on the net and the cheapest
    I've found is $40 plus shipping for 2.5 at perfumania, but the
    bottle in the picture has a blue cap while the one i saw in
    saks had a yellow cap so im wary (also $40 isonly $10 less
    than reg). Also I can't find it on eBay. Does anyone have
    any suggestions or should i just ask for it for my birthday
    (which is in 1 month)

    Basenotes Said:
    Issey is good stuff. In answer to your queries..

    * You probably won't find any Issey on the net for less than
    that amount. Issey Miyake don't like people reducing their
    fragrances as they want to be seen as a prestige brand.

    * The bottle on Perfumania is supposed to have a grey top,
    but the picture makes it seem blue. I've not seen an Issey
    with a yellow cap before (Maybe it's a limited edition).

    * If your birthday is in a month, I'm sure you can wait that
    long! ;)

    Francois Blais:
    I've seen a version of L'eau d'Issey without alcohol, that you
    can wear under the sun.
    Maybe it's the one with the yellow cap?







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    After having read many rave reviews about L'Eau D'Issey I tested it
    this past weekend. The drydown was quite nice but HOLY CRAP the
    topnote! I don't know whether it is a specific component of the
    topnote or the collective effect of them all but that first whiff
    after having sprayed it on the back of my hand was just plain nasty.
    The closest thing I can relate it to goes back to when I lived in
    California. Whenever I went to the beach there was the omnipresent
    smell of kelp and seaweed washed ashore and drying in the sun. That
    is exactly the scent memory which the initial spritz of Issey
    triggered in me. Not a pleasant experience.
    Aaron





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    Issey smells like wet cardboard. Having said that I will also say I
    like it, I own a bottle, and I wear it. Am I crazy? Well . . . yes
    but that has nothing to do with it. If you stick with it for a few
    weeks you will notice and enjoy the drydown which is rich in tobacco,
    saffron, and amber. Sexy in a subtle fashion. Lastly, I dont know if
    you care as I dont but women LOVE LOVE LOVE Issey. I have been
    frequently mauled by women asking "MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU WEARING???"

    Later, Al




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    Ah L'eau di Issey... still one of the best after all these years. I
    love it but I don't use it anymore, its one of the most original
    fragrance on the market. Girls really love it, in fact I got a
    bottle of it from a female friend a few years ago. Now when I get a
    whiff of Issey I think of her... its one of those scents that I love
    but just can't wear it because it brought back too much memories.

    Its a great summer fragrance, citrus and smells like the sea breeze.
    You may like to try Bulgari's Blv, its also great for the summer
    weather. Blv is more spicy with ginger but its also fresh smelling.
    I think some people already believe Blv is going to be a classic
    fragrance; else why are they still selling it 50 years from now
    in "Minority report"? Hehe..




    --- In [email address redacted] "lifevapor" [email address redacted] wrote:
    After having read many rave reviews about L'Eau D'Issey I tested
    this past weekend. The drydown was quite nice but HOLY CRAP the
    topnote! I don't know whether it is a specific component of the
    topnote or the collective effect of them all but that first whiff
    after having sprayed it on the back of my hand was just plain
    The closest thing I can relate it to goes back to when I lived in
    California. Whenever I went to the beach there was the omnipresent
    smell of kelp and seaweed washed ashore and drying in the sun.
    is exactly the scent memory which the initial spritz of Issey
    triggered in me. Not a pleasant experience.
    Aaron





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