Summary: Fresh, greengrass, somehow ozonic pungent opening (they say verbena, I'd say citral and calone), some white floral notes with light and slightly milky musks, a hint of sparkling ginger, some bittersweet fruity accents – almost pimiento-like. Light vetiver base. After a while it pops out a weird camphor-rubbery feel.
Summary: I liked this on initial application - clean, minimalist and heavy on the verbena. The galbanum note is the star in this reasonably-priced, well-behaved,somewhat innocuous and yet strangely appealing, soapy scent. Wear it when you want to blend in rather than draw attention.
Summary: I really like this. It is cleaner than clean, with a lean towards green florals; a bit sweet too. Very soapy, but not in the harsh annoying way. As usual with Miyake frags, a little goes a long way here, one or two sprays is plenty. But for what occasion would any one wear this? Not sure, because the only color association I get with this is white, lots of white clothing and fixtures.
Summary: Wow, I'm surprised at the bad reviews. Though I can see how this could remind one of a fantastic window cleaner or something like that, there's definitely enough uniqueness and interest to negate domestic product-vibes. I find it in the same family as ELPC Jasmine and White Moss and EL Pure White Linen, but more interesting, perhaps because more vegetal, than either of them.
Summary: Shipment arrived on time, no complaint about Amazon's shipping there. Issey Miyake A Scent smells nothing like "fresh air after rain" like someone wrote in their review. I tried it on and it smelled like "an old lady's wardrobe". It even smelled cheap. I thought it was just me so I tried it on my friend Beth who said the same thing. I tried to return it, but as I was warned, Amazon listed perfume as "hazardous" products and therefore cannot be returned.