Introduced in 2004, L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme is a flanker to 1994’s iconic L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme and winner of FiFi Award Best Packaging Men’s Prestige 2005. The description from the official website mentions as source of inspiration “the mysterious waters that entice you to plunge into a dense, profound world and discover a uniquely audacious scent: aromatic and enveloping with a woody sillage, a ‘material’ fragrance”.
Given that L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme was one of my favorite fragrances over the time and also part of my perfume wardrobe, I’m always tempted to compare it the with new creation. L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme arrived on the market 10 years later after the original and this period of time was sufficient to produce a warmer and more mysterious scent that represents a sheer olfactory pleasure for your nostrils. The perfume belongs to the woody aromatic olfactory group and was developed by perfumer Jacques Cavallier, the same who authored the original.
L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme starts off with a citrus blend that encompasses orangewood, mandarin orange, lime and rosemary. Later, in about 20 minutes the scent turns spicy due to its mixture of pink pepper and ginger, juxtaposed by aroma of lavender, juniper berries and cypress. The final part is the phase in which L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme turns woody and more personal. Base notes are: oakmoss, Atlas cedar, patchouli, amber and sandalwood.
The bottle that holds L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme is a replica of L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme’s bottle, having the same parallelogram shapes while the transparent glass was painted in a deep shade of blue. The silver stopper is contrasting with the blue hue of the flask and the packaging box features a white color scheme with the writings printed in the same blue color.
L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake Perfume Details
- L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion, 100 ml After-Shave Balm and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2004
- Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual