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DescriptionSophistication and refinement are the hallmarks of A Scent. This green chypre perfume is robed in cool, reserved layers of chilled galbanum and hyacinth, with verbena’s bright beam of early morning sunlight radiating from within its green-stemmed depths. A plush bed of crystal moss awaits in the dry down.
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Issey Miyake A Scent rating and reviews
Average rating (223 reviews)
3.2 out of 5
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
It’s a soft scent
Age: 35 to 44
I love this scent.
Age: 35 to 44
Let it marinate a bit before deciding
This scent is quite the dark horse. I wasn’t excited about it when I first sprayed it. It’s really”green” smelling and quite strong at first. I can see why people say it smells old lady-ish. However, on dry down, it gets complex as you can smell the green morph to light florals mingling with the green and then it just smells of soapy heaven. I couldn’t stop smelling myself! If you’re a fan of clean/soapy scents, definitely give this a whirl. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Generic as its name
Light aquatic scent. Not much staying power. It's fine, but nothing special. It really is as generic as its name.
Age: 35 to 44
Wasn’t what I thought or expected but I do love the smell of this perfume just wish it was what I thought
I don't like the smell also the bottle leaked.
Clean and refreshing scent!
Absolutely love this scent I wear it when I go out with friends and I always gets asked about it. Love the Sweet floral tones
Smells nice but
Doesn’t last very long
This scent is just awful. It’s such an old lady smell
No no no no. Very grandma/old lady-ish, but not powdery. Just like an old lady sitting next to you in church doused in perfume that singes your nose hairs. I might use as a linen spray, but won't wear ever as a perfume. Really don't care for this scent. It's clean not flowery, not really powdery but very much an old woman scent.
This fragrance reminds me a clean fresh floral breeze, very non intrusive just like, Wow you smell incredible ♥️ I immediately fell in love with this scent, every note falls together beautifully
Issey Miyake—- Pew
I wish I could return this !!
I Love This Perfume! I Love the Floral Warm Scent Which is Soft And Not Overpowering.... I Get Complements Everytime I wear it! 💗
I can't do better than the reviewer who said "it smells like an old lady who smokes too much."
Did not like
I did not like this smell at all.
Very light. I like fruity smells so if you’re like me and prefer fruitier smells you won’t like this smell to much.
Smells like an old lady that smokes too much.
Does not stay on long
Scent is nice but dont stay on long. Disappointed
Yuck, Yuck and Yuck. First spray So Strong and over barring. Very old lady sent. Wears off fast, in this case THANK GOODNESS it did. Many years ago I had a bottle of Issey Miyake and loved it. However this is the second bottle I’ve tried on scent bird by Issey Miyake and absolutely did not like. So long Issey Miyake.
I absolutely love this scent!
I usually do not like strong scents but somehow this one is different. It has the right amount of floral that I love.
Did not care for the scent at all. Some fragrances give me headaches and this is one. That's why I do the scent bird so I can try new fragrances without the high cost. I can always give it as a gift.
Literally if I could give this scent 0 stars I would. Searched endlessly for someone who would take it before I threw it in the garbage. Definitely an “older woman” scent.
This just isn't a scent for me...
I normally like sweet scents with a hint of something dark or devilish about them. I got this scent knowing full well that it was outside my comfort zone, but I wanted to expand my horizons. When you first put this on - it smells like you just walked through a Macys perfume counter area. It's an immediate harsh perfume-y smell. But stay with it for a minute. Because once that first attack is gone, it dries down quickly to something a bit bright - you can smell the verbena and a subtle floral that drifts through. I do smell a hint of honeysuckle, but the other floral scent is beyond me. I have hyacinths outside my front door and this doesn't smell like that - at least not the hyacinths I've smelled. It's fresher than that. Wear time is decent, but it's not a full day wear kind of thing unless you spray more generously than I. I pop two spritzes onto my wrists and it's almost completely gone by lunch. Overall if you like fresh bright smells with a note of florals this might be great for you. For me, it's just not what I'm looking for.
Just not me
Just not my scent style. seemed a little more old lady-ish
Love this scent
This scent really makes me feel fresh. I have gotten so many compliments with this one. It's floral notes and freshness are head turners for sure.
I think I may have found my signature scent. Finally!
ME TOO! <3 it
Swing and a miss.
I really didn’t care for this one. It is a really earthy scent. Not my thing
I was not impress with this scent at all. Awful smell, Try again scentbird.
i bought a huge bottle at marshalls a couple years ago for super cheap. i liked other Issey scents but this is my fave. i thought it was discontinued so i thought I'd check on Scentbird & here it is yay! Love it so happy i can buy more!
Strong sweet flowery scent
I have mixed feelings about the scent. I LOVED Cannabis and expected a similar scent. When this one arrived I spritz and it was strong for a while .....hours strong. I smell like it until morning. So if you like to keep that just spritzed strong scent go for it. As for me, I got a headache. I did get compliments....but it smells a bit grandma-ish to me.
soft smell would buy bigger bottle
Wrong scent sent
The delivery was days late, It ended up being a woman's perfume not a man's cologne not sure what brand but it wasn't what was on the label.
I was not at all please with this fragrance. It's too sweet and floral. It made me sneeze like crazy. I was expecting a nice soft fresh scent.
It smells like a scent for an older woman. Mislead
I’m so upset this is discription is so missleading. This is the 3rd bottle of perfume I have tried from scentbird and I even read It said fresh and clean ,, and citrusy ( bull ) that’s what I say or smells like my grandma simular to white diamonds nasty!!! Old lady perfume perfect for 60s and up not for 30 year olds . So angry I’m gonna try one more scent and if I’m displeased I’m cancling my subscription. So upset ( please give a better discription on them people
I don’t like fruity scents and this is not fruity at all very deep
I almost love this. It's very strong and interesting. I've had bad luck with my past five perfumes and it's made me disappointed, however I got this one and I love it. It's a pleasant surprise. I think it's nice and floral and isn't too 'ooh what is that strange smell?' it's more 'who is that? They smell really nice'. If you've had bad luck like me, I think you should give this a try although I don't believe it lasts as long as I'd like.
The scent is so sweet, too much sweet for me. Not a light fragrance as I anticipated based on the description.
I'm not really a fan of this scent. It is light and clean, but it also reminds me of old lady perfume. lol It also doesn't last the entire day so you will have to spray it again later on in the day. Sadly, I probably wouldn't buy it again. :/
Did not like this, and I love all scents issey miyake.
Love it delicate fresh feminine perfume I give it a 10
Just perfect! Clean, floral yet gender neutral
It certainly is 'a scent'...
Too sweet and similar to an Alfred Sung scent.
I don't like it at all and I love this brand. What a disappointment.
I empited the bottle in two weeks. This is a must have! Crisp and fresh. Great for my migraines - no problems.
This scent is so GREAT!!!!... I love it.... not overpowering.... but makes you feel so confident knowing you smell so good.... got nice compliments.
This is such a great scent!!!!! I love it so feminine .... not overpowering but it makes you feel good because you smell great... got great compliments.
I love the scent. I don't know if it's just me , or that maybe I don't use enough ,but the scent fades. ...
I was super excited to get my new scent, and upon opening and spraying it, I LOVED IT! Then after about 2 minutes, I really hated it. There's a scent that's in it that makes me sick to my stomach. After wearing it for an hour I couldn't smell it anymore. I think I will re-gift this one.
I have to loot Lee love the scent! And everyone who smells it comments about it definitely will re-order this fragrance!
I love L'Eu di Issey so I thought I'd try this. It's nice but not as good. I would probably order it again.
I actually used this scent all the way down. I loved it. It is a bit mature and Issey Miyake is known for the "chemical" smell. But I personally like it. His scents are so different. I wore this one all of the time and I received compliments on it.
I felt sick after smelling it. the smell took a long time to wear off
It was an ok scent kinda powerful stayed on all day so I guess that's a good thing!
I was surprised. Because I love Issey Miyake the perfume I was excited to try this one but it was not sweet or soft in any way. Very strong citric which is not good with my body chemistry
i was not impressed with this scent at all. it smelled like it would be more suited for someone in there 60s. def not for me
I must say... I AM IN LOVE!! this scent is so me!
Does not smell like the discription at all, AT ALL. This is not fresh or clean smelling. It's strong and heavy. Can definitely see why this didn't do well for them. Also, I just realized this scent is 20 dollars at Walmart and Scentbird is how much?? .... We're suckers.
Great scent. I have received many compliments on this fragrance. I like citrusy fresh scent and this smells so fresh and clean with a hint of flirty. Highly recommend... ps I don't think it smells like grandmas unless your grandmas perfume game is strong :D
I liked it but it reminds me of my grandmother's perfume so it's not something I could wear often for that reason, I gifted it to a friend.
Smells nothing like the description. Reminds me of a cheap fragrance from Walmart.
The scent wasn't very bad when I put it on although it wasn't my particular type. It doesn't last long at all though.
Not very impressed. The smell was not for me.
Dissatisfied... So far I haven't received any scent that fits the profile that I submitted...😕
Kind of old ladyish. Very strong.
Quite strong but has a nice scent
Did not like this scent AT ALL. It was way too strong and caused my allergies to act up.
A little strong but I works. I like it.
Sorry but this is not Issey Miyake, you guys completely swapped this out for something else. I'm a huge fan of that scent and this is not it AT all. What a huge disappointment seriously.
Not for me. Maybe someone older.
If you like light clean scents then this is not for you. This smell is for someone older. I put it on and smelled like cut grass all day. :-(
Was not pleased with the sent it does not work with my body chemistry,and equally and pleased with the fact that the little spray bottle does not work well.
Was only able to get a small sample of the fragrance due to the spray container not working well. The amount of the fragrance that I did spray on does not work very well with my body chemistry. Want to return it!!!!!!!
Very fresh, floral. I'm not sure if it for me.
Not for me personally. A bit old lady-ish to me
Absolutely love this scent. Fresh, crisp and perfectly unisex. Perfect for all seasons.
It smells like a of soap... Im not impressed 😝 Im sad cuz I was hoping it was gonna be a fav
It's a little strong at first when it settles I'm in love ❤❤❤ my new Favorite date night Scent
I hated it!!!! One pump and it went in the garbage!
Not sure what to think of it... my husband says it smells like soap. Im kinda disappointed, Ive heard good things about this brand. Does the smell get better the longer you wear it, cuz Idk if it is something I can wear all day.
I love everything by issey miyake....thanks
HORRIBLE!!! I literally tried to give it no stars. Smells like a room full of over spritzed 90 year old Grandmas (because Grandma's don't have to be old ;). I sprayed two squirts on my wrist to test it out and my fiance literally made me scrub my arm and then proceeded to air out the room and spray Febreeze. No...just no...lol.
It was horrible. It smelled like grandmas rose water. My dog literally ran away and I'm not making that up.
I never received the scent I would like to know how I speak to someone about it
I loved this scent! It's fresh and clean without being overpowering or too strong.
A nice fragrance for someone else. Not my style though...
It was okay smelled a bit masculine to me though
Did not like this one at all! Very heavy.
This is a darker scent than I expected. The florals are pretty strong. I would probably still wear it for an evening event, but would go easy on the application. It's a little cloying and headache inducing.
Very musky. Too masculine for me.
Definitely not as citrusy or fresh as I expected it would be. Smells a bit heavier than anticipated, but I find it to be a good scent to use for the gym believe it or not.
I love this scent. Very refreshing and last all day.
Im not sure I liked it it's really femanim
Will definitely purchase full size bottle
love the simplicity...lasts all day and doesn't take much
Nice clean scent, great for a day at the office
I absolutely love this fragrance. It's a very unique, fresh, clean, feminine smell but not sweet.
Hate it smells like an elderly woman
It was a little too strong for my liking, so I ended up giving it to my daughter who likes stronger scents. However, she said it smells like old lady perfume...lol. I agree. No pun intended.
I am not thrilled with this scent...
I'm in love with scent, I can not get enough of it.
I may have found my everyday scent! My boyfriend loves it too.
LOVE this scent. It's perfect with my chemistry and I got tons of compliments while wearing it. Light but lasting. Very fresh. Complicated in a good way.
I normally love his scents didn't like this one at all
This scent does not seem to last long on the body. Usually when I wear anything I can smell it on myself or someone else will notice and say something. No one noticed, not one person. In fact, I forgot I had it on a couple of times. While growing up there were ladies that smoked and then would spray themselves with perfume. This scent reminded me those times. Not a fan.
I like the undertones on A Scent, but the hyacinth seems to be the most prominent part on me. If you love springtime and floral scents, you will love this one.
I love the clean smell of this perfume
My 5th perfume received and for the first time I'm not over the moon about it. Don't get me wrong it's not terrible but definitely not my thing.
Smells amazing! Long lasting. One of my favorites
I have always loved Eau de Issey Miyake, so I wanted to try this new fragrance, didn't hate it but wasn't as subtle as Eau de Issey M. I am happy to use it but will not re-order.
I love this scent. It's citrus fresh smell is so fun and exciting. The clean smell is just so refreshing
Hello I love this refreshing scent! I just want the metal cases instead of the cardboard ones. I hate those. I see so many different beautiful colors but I wind up with the ugly card board. Please don't send me anymore card board.
Im in love with my fragrance. I cant wait til next month.
Did not received the ISSEY MIYAKI subscriptions.
Too spicy for me. I am more of a clean, fresh scent type kind of girl. This one reminds me of an old lady... sorry. I sprayed it one time on my forearm and it was overwhelming enough.
It's not totally horrible, but it smells like a more mature scent. Not for me.
Way too strong for me! I'm giving it 1 star just because I enjoy Sentbird.
I HAVE A COMPLAINT, I WAS SENT THIS IN AUGUST 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 2016
Really liked this fragrance. It goes on strong at first and one spritz will do, but throughout the day it mellows out and is warm and inviting.
This is not good for me. For me, it smells very soapy and perfumey and sharp. It does last a long time, but for me that is not a plus.
Absolutely Love!... very soft delicate scent that last all day
Love this Scent it lasts all day long!!!
Highly disappointed! Not what I was anticipating at all. The lemon and cedar seem almost non-existent but the hyacinth and jasmine are overpowering. This is more floral than clean, citrusy and woodsy. My 3 year old asked what smelled like pee!! The blatant honesty lol!
I just got this scent and tested it on the back of my hand. I actually love it. It's got a somewhat musky, floral scent but it is nice for fall. I would agree with other reviewers that this is for a woman that is in her late 30's, into her 40's, or even older. It is definitely not a traditionally young person's scent.
Issey Miyake is a very nice rich scent. I like it, but in my opinion, it is a scent for a more seasoned, mature woman in her sophisticated 60's.
Love it. I've tried other Issey Miyake scents. And this one is in my top 5. Try it if you dare. You will love it
Love, love, LOVE it! I have gotten so many compliments on this scent. It works perfectly with my chemistry and smells so lovely. So happy with my first scent from Scentbird. Can't wait for the next one.
I did not like this scent. I rarely use it. This is somewhat heavy, it's not a scent I would have picked if I went out testing perfumes.
I did not like this one at all. I gave it away. It smelled sweet and then when you sprayed it, it had a bitter smell I just couldn't get past. Probably better for an older woman
Not bad! Smell lasts pretty long. Don't know if I'd wear it everyday ... More of a special day or night out scent.
I haven't received this one yet but I know it's going to smell good.
Was not what I was anticipating :( it's ok.
It was ok but smelled a little too mature for my taste.
Very satisfied with this fragrance
It was not good at all.. Very sad.. Had high hopes..
The scent is different but I like it. Very floral but not sweet. I like that it is light and clean.
It's Ok, a bit too strong for my taste. Not something i would wear everyday.
This was ok, I would have to agree with most of the other reviews. Definitely something my grandmother would wear. I am in my late 30s and its def. not for me!
A little strong when I first put it on. Definitely don't need but two sprays. Once it mellows out love the smell.
Horrible and arrived half empty!
It's absolutely amazing so glad I joined scent bird ❤️
I was very pleasantly surprised! I usually go for the lighter, fresh, & crisp/clean scents! This is definitely fresh but the aroma of cedar made this scent exotic & dreamy. What a clever combination of scents. Very happy with this scent & I've received tons of compliments!
Better suited for a much older woman. It reminds me of White Diamonds or a Jovahn Musk, I've only worn it once.
A wonderful, but mature, smell. A fresh take on the classic strong rose fragrance. I will not wear it, but my mother loves it.
This is not for me! It smells fresh but for an older woman.
Although, this isn't totally my style scent, (I like spicier) it was reminiscent of Anais Anais, which I loved as a little girl in the 80's. I'm using it, and enjoying it!
Fresh and unexpected, my new every day scent.
Really strong rose fragrance . Do not spray on too much will be over powering .
not for me...reminds me of my granny
Received my Issey Miyake today and fell instantly in love. A couple of sprays and it lasted all day. It's a soft and subtle scent that lingers ever so lightly on my skin.
This perfume has a very "mature" smell and it was definitely not for me.
I love A Scent..it’ fresh, but not too sweet, new and crisp…It’s not your classic scent :-)
I did not like it at all it was very mature for me. I gave it to my mother
Did not really like it. It's smells for and older women.
Awesome. Totally didn't expect that.
It smelled a little to "mature" for my liking. My grandma loves it though
I will buy the full bottle. Don't need much as this scent is slightly strong and last all day.
This is it, the fresh, clean floral I've been looking for! This is supposed to smell like the mountains of Japan, and my husband said the scent does actually remind him of the temples in Japan. He lived there for 3 years and misses it dearly, so this will be a special perfume in our house. Be warned, there is nothing warm about this scent. It is not even a clean linen, warm meadow kind of scent. It is the cool crisp breeze coming down from the mountains onto freshly bloomed spring flowers. There's still dew on the grass. Spring has sprung but there's still a slight chill in the air. That's this fragrance!
This smells very old-ladyish. Not the scent for me!
Great scent! A little goes a long way and lasts all day.
Not bad. I liked it immediately but I did have someone tell me it smelled "old lady-ish". I liked it. Floral and light. I didnt really think it smelled old ladyish but I will have to wear it a few more times to really tell
Nice and clean, but not floral. A little stringent.
I love Issey Miyake. I had no idea there were other scents as I experienced this scent with the basic. After I received this scent, I found it to be somewhat strong, but after wearing it, it became a loved subtle scent. I love it and anticipate purchasing a larger quantity.
I unfortunately had this stolen out of my car before I got to get a good impression of it. The one time I was able to use it, it seemed super fresh and delicate. I loved it while I had it, though the longevity wasn't the best. You can go very wrong with Hyacinth, some perfumes with it smell very much like rotting flowers. This perfume definitely captures that fresh spring time scent of blooming hyacinth blossoms in the garden which are my absolute favorite flower.
Too heavy and sweet for me. But it lasted a long time, which was nice.
Not bad, but not one I would purchase.
Was not crazy about this one. Reminds me of an older woman. Not for me.
Terribly disappointed. I usually like Issey Miyake scents. Sprayed it on once and will likely throw it away because no one I know would like it. Is there any way to get another scent sent in its place??
Not for me. It was really strong and reminded me of a grandmother.
Not my favorite. The scent was a little harsh for me.
Overpowering and obnoxious! I had to change my shirt after just one spritz. Very strong Lilly of the valley scent. May be ok after it wears off a bit but I'll never know. In the trash it goes! So disappointed.
After wearing it for a while the scent did calm a bit but it definitely smelled like an older ladies perfume. Not a bad perfume just not my kind of scent.
The title of this fragrance is what intrigued me the most because I guess I expected it to smell light and unique but it was way too strong for me and it absolutely DOES smell like a perfume. A STRONG one that you would find in your grandmothers purse lol.
I love this perfume!!! I love that people try to figure out what I'm wearing when I walk in the room but yet it's not overpowering! It's more of a fresh, clean scent.
Very interesting scent. Fresh, clean, green and powdery all at the same time. I wasn't sure I liked it the first time I sprayed it but it intrigued me and I couldn't stop using it. A little goes a long way so beware!
Fresh, green floral, subtle (good for the office).
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