Here we go with my thoughts on each of the Fragrances that I got in the 2016 SDM Fragrance Sampler that I picked up during a Black Friday weekend Bonus Redemption weekend! I have recently finished up with the Mascara Sampler that I picked up during that same shopping trip and luckily the Certificate was still good, heres hoping the same for this one.
As with the SDM Mascara Sampler, I am hoping to do give you my thoughts on each fragrance once a week. The fragrances I will be trying out each week are - Issey Miyake-L'Eau D'Issey Pure, Versace-Eros Pour Femme, Lancome-Tresor La Nut, Giorgio Armani-Si, Chloe-Chloe, Salvatore Ferragamo-Signorina, Mugler-Angel Muse. As I said in my intro post, there are a few fragrances included in this set that I already know that I like.
I decided to try out the fragrances in the order that they are shown in the Fragrance Guide booklet. So the first fragrance on the list was Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey Pure.
Here is the description from the Fragrance Guide-
Style: L'Eau d'issei Pure is an invitation to go back to the source, to L'Eau d'issei. It all began as a rare and precious drop...which transformed into a bottle and became L'Eau d'issei Pure. Enjoy a moment suspended in time, a moment of reverie and escape.
Tones: Water, the vital element in L'Eau d'issei Pure, is embodied by a Marine and Ambergris accord which blends with a bouquet composed of fresh and light lily of the valley, indulgent jasmine and sweet Damask Rose. Underneath the eau lies a vibrant Cashmere Wood base. As pure as a drop of water on a woman's skin...
The Woman: The L'Eau d'issei Pure woman is natural, elegant, and modern just like the confident woman of today. The very essence f femininity.
I love the simple look of the bottle, it is just beautiful! I only wish that the perfume smelled good on me. I am not a huge fan of floral-y scents and on me that was all I could smell. I think it was the Lily of the Valley that I was smelling. On me this seemed to be a very strong floral scent, but if I had read the description a little better I would have noticed that that is what this fragrance mostly consists of. The scent lasted all day on me as well, not so great when you don't like it! I would apply the fragrance around 630 am and I could still smell it at 9 pm, thats pretty great for a perfume!
For me I would rate the Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey Pure as a 1.
I will happily keep the bottle though as I said earlier, I love the simple lines of it.