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Nuit d'Issey Pulse of the Night (2019)
by Issey Miyake

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Nuit d'Issey Pulse of the Night information

Year of Launch2019
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 10 votes)

People and companies

HouseIssey Miyake
PerfumerLoc Dong
Parent CompanyShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About Nuit d'Issey Pulse of the Night

Nuit d'Issey Pulse of the Night is a masculine fragrance by Issey Miyake. The scent was launched in 2019 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Loc Dong

Nuit d'Issey Pulse of the Night fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Nuit d'Issey Pulse of the Night

Issey Miyake Nuit D’Issey Pulse of the Night is one of the latest 2019 releases from this house of many flankers, and, like Noir Argent, an agreeable fragrance seemingly marketed to / designer for men.

Initially, it comes off sweeter and fruitier than Noir Argent, as was more or less my expectation from its name, which conjures a clubbing vibe, but almost immediately after applying it starts to descend into more of mix of tonka, leather, vanilla, vetiver, and resins, in that order. It’s very pleasant and agreeable, and inherently a bit more suited for the colder weather that the more year-round-friendly Noir Argent, which has citrus and pepper. Pulse of the Night is more like a Blvgari Man in Black in the sense that it blends several wintery elements together in a sweet/spicy mix. Pulse is no doubt meant for mass appeal, and it achieves that very well while being interesting enough to pursue.

Like Noir Argent, I quite like Pulse of the Night, overall. It’s more loyal to the “Night” in its name than the “Pulse” and ends up being a workable, agreeable cold weather option, and a reasonable performer. Overall, it’s a fine everyday scent, apropos enough for the office or a night out, somewhere between casual and serious, in my opinion.

The retail pricing is still in effect but like most other flankers, there’s reason to expect that it’ll be within $50 for 100ml at some point, like 2018’s Noir Argent now is on FragranceNet, for example.

7 out of 10
19th December, 2019
Lovely.
Loc Dong is the nose behind the first Nuit d'Issey and does not disappoint here either.
If you like Nuit, you should love this.

Opens up warm and spicy, slightly sweet. Purpose: draw the opposite sex :) Warm incense vanilla smoky, masculine winter.
The rest of the notes just keep building on the opening till full bloom of a dark smoky warm masculine comfort scent for the cold.
Good going Loc!!!
17th December, 2019
Almost neutral, but as far as modern synthetics go, this one is actually OK. If you're a fan of BdC &/or DS, you'll eat this stuff up.

Pros:
Not headachey
Pleasant, light incense detected

Cons:
Synthetic
Leans feminine, or at least too far unisex


6.5/10, sold my bottle. Not stable worthy.
17th December, 2019
Nothing special really and certainly not worth the inflated prices on Ebay, for a fragrance hyped by a few Youtube reviewers. Here's a REAL review..

The opening is awesome.. but very short lived. When I say short lived, I mean literally a couple seconds. There's this unique mandarin orange or nectarine sort of smell in the initial spray, and while it could be just a melange of chemicals, it likely isnt' since since it's a top note. I sense a hidden note of some sort of citrus that wouldn't last very long anyways, and in this case, lasting even less than ever. It then becomes an incense-driven, sweet vanillic aroma with balsamic undertones, almost teetering on niche style, but it quickly fades to a boring, very boring vanilla, tonka combo. Similar to the dry down of Eau des Baux at this point. This dries down very linear, and adds a little more incense back into the mix. The base notes are ok, but very faint. This is more of a top and middle fragrance.

It is a nice fragrance, but ever so boring and copied. I spoke to someone in the forum who found it close to Prada Luna Rossa Black, and while I see it may be in the same genre of gourmand vanilla, spicy, incense style frags, they are also very, very different. Luna Rossa Black (the much, much better of the 2 imo) goes more of a Midnight in Paris route, with the iris toned down, I think it's a gorgeous fragrance but performance is temperamental with it. While this may have better longevity, the base is really faint, and the smells are not even close. This is a creamy, sweet vanilla and tonka for the most part. The opening and middle are like a typical base of a lot of designer fragrances. Even by looking at the notes, with a top note of incense, one would question if this goes in reverse from the typical note pyramid.

If the price goes down to most Issey flankers, like 30 bucks, it'll be a great buy for anyone, even for me who is not particularly fond of it, but at over $100 a bottle, it's a big joke.

Note: this would be a good fragrance for layering, if you're into that kinda thing.

Added findings: After wearing this more, I noticed a very strong amber dry down. Lots of amber. Sweet, creamy, almost vanilla amber.
06th December, 2019 (last edited: 12th December, 2019)
The opening is a smooth, sexy, powdery tonka and vanilla. The drydown develops into a warm, mature amber and spicy incense. This is up there with Noir Ambre as the best of Issey for nighttime and cooler weather wear. Very classy.

Performance is very good with projection that is easily smelled and longevity at 10+ hours.
29th October, 2019
I purchased this based only upon the cast of characters in the Basenotes triangle. It is very lovely and a good choice. I had not seen frankincense as the sole top note in a fragrance before and that it why I bought it blindly.
02nd September, 2019

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