Thursday, 10 November 2011

Review: A Scent by Issey Miyake

Sometimes you don't want to smell of spices or berries or dew collected from the backs of rare Himalayan mountaintop beetles; you just want to smell 'clean'. Enter... A Scent by Issey Miyake.

This fragrance is very green, very clean and borderline soapy. Those people who are obsessed with the smell of fresh linen and washing powder – this one's for you.

Here's the description: 'floral, feminine and warm: a bouquet of flowers made of hyacinth, jasmine and rose petals fused with the warmth of woody notes.' I smell hyacinth – delicate yet pervasive – but I don't smell jasmine or rose. This perfume doesn't strike me as warm or woody, either. It's as cool and crisp as a cologne but with enough white floral to stop it from being masculine. One you'll either love or hate.

It's too green for me, or maybe just too grown-up.


  1. i'm on the fence with this's okaaaaay to me, but nothing that i ever return to again and again.

  2. Jeez Vonnie, I say 'you'll either love it or hate it' and you say you're on the fence! Hah!

  3. Hey :-)
    I have chosen you to win the versatile blog award...

    P.s, i love issey miyake for men, i stopped a man in the supermarket once and asked him what scent he was wearing. He smelt amazing!

    Holli x


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