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Nuit d'Issey Austral Expedition (2015)
by Issey Miyake

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Nuit d'Issey Austral Expedition information

Year of Launch2015
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
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People and companies

HouseIssey Miyake
PerfumerLoc Dong
SupplierIFF
Parent CompanyShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About Nuit d'Issey Austral Expedition

Nuit d'Issey Austral Expedition is a masculine fragrance by Issey Miyake. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Loc Dong

Nuit d'Issey Austral Expedition fragrance notes

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Reviews of Nuit d'Issey Austral Expedition

Starts off fresh and spicy. Drydown becomes more salty and metallic. Citrus is there throughout but never loud. I agree that this is closer to the original than Nuit, but it still stands on its own. It’s not as summery as the original nor as dark and sweet as Nuit. The thought I had while wearing was how great this was for work situations, both in the scent and performance.

Projection is good but never big or overwhelming. Longevity is very good, lasting 10+ hours on skin.
23rd October, 2019
Unlike the summer variations, I like these flankers better because they can stand on their own merit.

Despite being a flanker of a flanker, this could have been a direct flanker of the original. It is clearly based on the original and not on Nuit.

I suggest: Matin D'Issey. It is brighter and gentler, a bit dry yet potent enough. I see blue skies and a hint of sun...hence 'matin'.

This will be harder to come by as time goes on. Must buy if you are a Miyake person.
11th April, 2016 (last edited: 17th December, 2019)
Not sure if this is meant to be a flanker of l'Eau d'Issey or of Nuit d'Issey, but this closer to the original Ed'I than Nuit is. This has a dry woodsy quality similar to the Eau d'I, and the coriander note is of the the fresh leafy/herbal variety. It is very well done. Gentian and Vetiver also contributes to the dryness of the composition. I also get a hint of pine (just a hint) which may be the amber resin. It feels refreshing, with good longevity and mod sillage. Nuit d'Issey, which reminds me a lot more of YSL La Nuit de l'Homme than the original Eau d'I, is has more languid, sweet with cardamom, a liquid vibe.

I actually like Austral Expedition better than the original l'Eau d'Issey, and feel it would be great for summer and office wear. That being said, all three (original, Nuit, and Austral Expedition) are all wonderful, and are what flankers should be, referential to the original, but also stand alone as great fragrances in their own right, and each has it's place in the wardrobe.
19th May, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
That lime and coriander duo is superb is its fresh, rich simplicity. The gentian drydown is brief on my skin and merging into a woody vetiver base, where I get a distinctly ozonic-vetiver impression, towards the end adding a fruity hint.

Simple, well made, not too generic and with a good performance: moderate sillage, very good projection and eight hours of longevity. I like this product of the Issey Miyake stable. 3.3/5
17th April, 2015

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