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I was given this scent as a gift by a family member and I had never heard of the brand or the perfume prior to this. There is actually a wide range of Issey Miyake fragrance products for both women and men. Miyake is in fact a fashion designer from Japan.
This particular fragrance is an eau de parfum and it comes in a 40ml sized spray bottle. You can also get this in a larger 80ml sized bottle too. The fragrance is described by it's maker as being inspired by nature and as a "green and feminine" scent.
The bottle has a rather simple design which makes this perfume look a little bit bohemian and hippy-inspired. The bottle is plain transparent glass with the perfume logo inscribed in large text across the front of the bottle. I wouldn't say it was particularly elegant or exclusive looking.
I would describe the fragrance as being dominantly floral (with notes of jasmine and ylang ylang) with hints of running rivers and springtime freshness. It's a light fragrance but it has spikes of spiciness which strike through. It doesn't have much longevity and needs to be re-applied every few hours for it to make an impact for me. This is a clean and fresh scent that will probably suit all age ranges so long as the person enjoys scents that are rather relaxed and delicate rather than sassy and sexy. I would say this is a perfume that is more suited to wearing in the summer rather than in the colder months.
I do really like this fragrance and I feel it's a nice scent to have in my beauty collection although it's not a fragrance I'd call individual or a signature scent. I enjoy wearing it for casual occasions.
I have seen this available online with prices varying but it's currently on Amazon for around £28 a bottle. They also have a newer range of perfumes by Issey Miyake available in Debenhams and I'd definitely recommend trying them based on my experience of this.
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 /