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Yes another sample I have received! If you want to know where I get my samples from Ill try and review that soon ;)!
I received 1ml spray of Issey Miyake 'A Scent' and was excited if Im honest. I have seen the perfumes on the shelves pricing £45 upwards and have always thought Ill never be able to afford that for perfume!'. So is it worth paying more for perfume?? Especially one just called 'A scent'! Lets see!
I would like to point out I am reviewing the eau de parfume not eau de toilette! It states that this is a floral perfume so if you are not into your florals stay well clear! This fragrance boasts the florals very well!!
A Scent was released in August of last year and is said to have been inspired by the mountains of Japan. it is available in a range of sizes ranging from 30ml to 150ml in most large department stores.
As the name of this perfume would suggest the packaging is very simple. The parfume is presented in a chalk pink glass bottle and box with a dusky pink text. Very simple - very pretty. The eau de toilette sprays on the other hand are presented as pretty and as simply - but in white rather than pink. I have also noticed that gift sets seem to be available also. They are presented as a pale sage green box, with eau de toilette and moisturising body lotion.
I will let you make your own mind up about the name! In my opinion the name kinda tells you not to underestimate this perfume! Personally I think a names a name - you either like the perfume or not!!
The word floral kinda screams flowers at you so you have got to be ready for a long list of floral notes expected from this fragrance!
There is a fresh woody undertone with a strong overtone of jasmine and hyacinth. That is my own opinion although the product itself boasts more - lemon verbena,musk, galbunum, cedar wood and crystal moss.
It is the jasmine that really screams at you and can be quite overpowering if you are sensitive with headaches! I think it would be suitable for a night out rather than every day wear!
THE LASTING POWER
I do not like loads of perfume on so only used one squirt on my wrists and wiped over my neck and both wrists. This was more than enough for me initially as the fragrance is quite strong. It is quite pleasant on the skin and does leave you with a bit of a heady buzz others might find too much!
I can honestly say this perfume lasted about three hours and then I could no longer smell it at all on my skin! Some skins may absorb and hold fragrance for longer but that is my personal experience.
Like I said - definitely not one for floral haters!!
Okay - it is a bit confusing as this perfume is available in eau de parfume and eau de toilette. The prices below are for both - I will specify which is which. Just remember that eau de toilette will not last the same as eau de parfume as it is water based rather than oil based.
25ml parfum - £33
30ml toilette - £30
40ml parfum - £35 - £46
50ml toilette - £35-£46 incl in giftsets
75ml refillable parfum - £55-68
100ml toilette - £67
150ml toilette - £67-£87
Hope that gives you an idea. And hope you enjoy trying the perfume! Thanks for reading.
This great value gift set is worth £60 / 40 and contains: Issey Miyake A Scent, Eau De Parfum Florale Spray 40ml / Issey Miyake A Scent A Moisturising Body Lotion 75ml / Issey Miyake A Scent A Moisturising Shower Gel 30ml / 'I always start from the simplest, yet most essential idea' / Issey Miyake / The new women's perfume 'A Scent by Issey Miyake' encapsulates the essence of a fragrance 'a scent as simple and bEautiful as the air we breathe' / A green and feminine fragrance, drawing inspiration from nature's essentials: leaves, flowers, wood / A perfume which embodies the basic essentials of a fragrance /