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Description
Sophistication 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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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Elegant
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

Issey Miyake A Scent rating and reviews

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Average rating (228 reviews)
3.2 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/17/2019
Don’t really like this at all
Smells like a grandmothers bathroom
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/16/2019
Meh
It’s... okay. Kind of a weird scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/25/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Fresh and floral
I love this scent. I wasnt sure about it when I first smelled it, but after spraying it on every time I smell it I like it more.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Layered and musky
This scent has many layers, with an overall musky vibe. My husband loves it, but for me it's a little too aggressive. I tend to like sweeter, lighter scents so if musky is where you lean to, you'd love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age: 65 or over
Skin type: Dry
Green, fresh---gorgeous!!
I've been trying new scents though Scentbird for about 7 months now, and so far, this one is my favorite!! I have the original L'Eau D'Issey fragrance and bath products and it's very pleasant but never grabbed me like this one---I've loved green fragrances like Lauder's "Aliage" and Balmain's "Vent Vert" since the 1970's, but the clean transparency of "A Scent" gives it a living quality--like being in a garden after a spring rain. There is a cool, wet, botanical aura about this fragrance but it also has great style and presence---it's is both organic and elegant and creates an almost zen atmosphere of calm and serenity around the wearer. I absolutely love it!! To quote Marie Condo---it "gives me joy!"
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/01/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Bea
It’s a soft scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/07/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Christi
I love this scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
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!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/02/2019
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/26/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Perfume
Wasn’t what I thought or expected but I do love the smell of this perfume just wish it was what I thought
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Don't like
I don't like the smell also the bottle leaked.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
LOVE IT
Clean and refreshing scent!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/16/2019
Love
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
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/03/2019
Smells nice but
Doesn’t last very long
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/02/2019
Just terrible
This scent is just awful. It’s such an old lady smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2019
Love it
Light and sophisticated
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Noooope
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
ISSEY MIYAKE
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/15/2018
Great
Great scent
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 3
Products received: 11
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Issey Miyake—- Pew
I wish I could return this !!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Good scent
Smell pretty good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2018
💗
I Love This Perfume! I Love the Floral Warm Scent Which is Soft And Not Overpowering.... I Get Complements Everytime I wear it! 💗
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/02/2018
👍🏼
Liked alot
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/21/2018
Just no.
I can't do better than the reviewer who said "it smells like an old lady who smokes too much."
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/01/2018
Did not like
I did not like this smell at all.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
Ok
Very light. I like fruity smells so if you’re like me and prefer fruitier smells you won’t like this smell to much.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/22/2018
Gross
Smells like an old lady that smokes too much.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/20/2018
Does not stay on long
Scent is nice but dont stay on long. Disappointed
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/07/2018
NO BUENO
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/26/2018
No!
Smells like an old lady!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/09/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/29/2018
Leisa Richardson
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/20/2018
Hated it!!
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/20/2018
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/18/2018
Just not me
Just not my scent style. seemed a little more old lady-ish
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
Love it
I think I may have found my signature scent. Finally!
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05/12/2018
ME TOO! <3 it
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/03/2018
Swing and a miss.
I really didn’t care for this one. It is a really earthy scent. Not my thing
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/08/2018
Awful scent!!!
I was not impress with this scent at all. Awful smell, Try again scentbird.
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04/12/2018
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!
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/04/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/14/2018
love it
soft smell would buy bigger bottle
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/14/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/13/2018
Issa no
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/30/2018
Disappointed
It smells like a scent for an older woman. Mislead
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/31/2017
Nasty!!!!!!
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2017
Awesome scent!
I don’t like fruity scents and this is not fruity at all very deep
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2017
I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/23/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/04/2017
The scent is so sweet, too much sweet for me. Not a light fragrance as I anticipated based on the description.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/02/2017
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. :/
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/01/2017
Will buy. Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/31/2017
Absolutely love.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/26/2017
Did not like this, and I love all scents issey miyake.
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 9
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/26/2017
Love it delicate fresh feminine perfume I give it a 10
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/24/2017
Just perfect! Clean, floral yet gender neutral
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/16/2017
It certainly is 'a scent'...
Too sweet and similar to an Alfred Sung scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/13/2017
I don't like it at all and I love this brand. What a disappointment.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/04/2017
Love this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/18/2017
I love it!!!
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 0
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/09/2017
I empited the bottle in two weeks. This is a must have! Crisp and fresh. Great for my migraines - no problems.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
i LOVE IT!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/06/2017
This scent is so GREAT!!!!... I love it.... not overpowering.... but makes you feel so confident knowing you smell so good.... got nice compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/06/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2017
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. ...
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
I have to loot Lee love the scent! And everyone who smells it comments about it definitely will re-order this fragrance!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/22/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/17/2017
I felt sick after smelling it. the smell took a long time to wear off
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/13/2017
It was an ok scent kinda powerful stayed on all day so I guess that's a good thing!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/29/2017
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
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/24/2017
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2017
I must say... I AM IN LOVE!! this scent is so me!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/21/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/18/2017
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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/18/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/10/2017
Smells nothing like the description. Reminds me of a cheap fragrance from Walmart.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/10/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
Love it! In a class of its own!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
Disliked
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
Not very impressed. The smell was not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
Dissatisfied... So far I haven't received any scent that fits the profile that I submitted...😕
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
Kind of old ladyish. Very strong.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
Quite strong but has a nice scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/29/2017
Did not like this scent AT ALL. It was way too strong and caused my allergies to act up.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/27/2017
A little strong but I works. I like it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/25/2017
nice light scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/16/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/03/2017
Not for me. Maybe someone older.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/29/2017
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. :-(
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/09/2017
Not what I was expecting.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/08/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/08/2017
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!!!!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Very fresh, floral. I'm not sure if it for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Not for me personally. A bit old lady-ish to me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Absolutely love this scent. Fresh, crisp and perfectly unisex. Perfect for all seasons.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/05/2017
It smells like a of soap... Im not impressed 😝 Im sad cuz I was hoping it was gonna be a fav
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/03/2017
Better than I expected
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/02/2017
It's a little strong at first when it settles I'm in love ❤❤❤ my new Favorite date night Scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2017
I hated it!!!! One pump and it went in the garbage!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2017
Great scent !
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2017
I love everything by issey miyake....thanks
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/07/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2017
It was horrible. It smelled like grandmas rose water. My dog literally ran away and I'm not making that up.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
I never received the scent I would like to know how I speak to someone about it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
I loved this scent! It's fresh and clean without being overpowering or too strong.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/02/2017
A nice fragrance for someone else. Not my style though...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/01/2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/01/2017
It was okay smelled a bit masculine to me though
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/01/2017
Did not like this one at all! Very heavy.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/27/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/24/2017
Very musky. Too masculine for me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/18/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2017
Don't like it.. musk smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2017
awesome
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/07/2017
I love this scent. Very refreshing and last all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2017
love this scent!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/05/2017
Im not sure I liked it it's really femanim
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2017
Will definitely purchase full size bottle