L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme Summer Glimmer (Cologne review)

I am rarely confused when it comes to fragrances, but clearly, Issey Miyake has the ability to blindside me without much trouble. I walked into a retail store recently browsing the spectrum of Miyake colognes (I own L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme) and came across the Summer Glimmer version. However, on the Miyake site, I couldn’t find it.

L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Summer Glimmer I am a big fan of Issey Miyake fragrances because I find that they suit my epidermal chemistry, as I have mentioned before. Recognizing the high and medium notes for Summer Glimmer is not that difficult as you can smell a hint of lavender, a substantial component of floral and aquatic, and some citrus notes (green). The beef I have with Summer Glimmer is that it doesn’t really differentiate itself much from say, a Kenzo Pour Homme, or a summery Colors by Bennetton even. Surely, L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme does have the Miyake touch (strong base notes with some wood and substantial freshness in the middle notes) but I wasn’t delighted.

If I were to choose a Miyake cologne, I would still go back to my trusty L’Eau D’Issey (the traditional edition). I grew more and more frustrated with Summer Glimmer as the hours went through because the weather was a tad too hot and I felt my nose overpowered. If I want an all-day cologne, I can always trust any of the Miyake scents but I am slightly wary of using Summer Glimmer again. I had a similar reaction to the Intense version of L’Eau D’Issey.


Disclosure: This review is in no way, shape or form commissioned by Issey Miyake nor any of its affiliates. I love all Miyake scents and I love reviewing products and in particular fragrances that I own or have used. I did not get paid for the review, nor did I get any free samples of the cologne

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