L'Eau d'Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum Issey Miyake

The opening Is characterised by a honey note. This is, unexpectedly, not sweet, and more of a dried-nectar-like aroma.

The heart notes as a rose impression that is not so much reflecting the rose buds, but more the impression of went stems and leaves of roses. This is a slim and rather light specimen and not a rich rose. Added to the rose is a herbal undertone, that is emanating a marine feeling, which is a bit of an ambergris type, albeit more as a subdued than as a dominant note.

The base develops a modicum of sweetness and develops an added cashmere wood characteristic.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

Quite agreeable in its mix of the rose with the marine, this spring creating is too blatantly synthetic and as such too generic to convince. Still, not without some interesting twists. 2.75/5