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Hidden Gems Vol.6: Issey Miyake Nuit D’issey Pulse of the Night

Issey Miyake is a Japanese designer house known for their wondrous creations. I think most, if not all, perfumes released by Issey Miyake ought to be considered Hidden Gems. In 2019, the house released Nuit D’Issey Pulse of the Night as a part of the Nuit D’ Issey line which was inspired by the harmonious coexistence of Man and nature. The fragrance is the brainchild of the genius perfumer, Loc Dong. As the name implies,  Nuit D’Issey is a night fragrance, and it is best worn in the winter. It suits both young adults as well as middle-aged men.

 Nuit D’issey Pulse of the Night
Nuit D’issey Pulse of the Night

Nuit d’Issey pulse of the night opens up with slight nuances of frankincense. The opening is barely noticeable, and the main course technically starts with the heart notes. The key players in the heart are the heartily oriental amber and the sweet and addictive tonka beans. The dry down blends vanilla with the Tonka beans, introducing the powdery sandalwood alongside an earthy vetiver. If you tried Parfums de Marly’s Herod before, imagine swapping the tobacco note in Herod with oriental warm amber and you get a sense of what Pulse of the Night smells like.

Issey Miyake  Pulse of the Night
Issey Miyake Pulse of the Night

As far as Performance is concerned, this fragrance’s is great. The longevity is prodigious and the sillage is quite decent.  A point worth mentioning regarding the perfume’s versatility, it is better worn on a suit. You may wear it to formal occasions or when meeting your parents-in-law on a cold-winter night. I think this fragrance is truly worthy of being called a niche fragrance in a designer’s bottle and it is sold at a greatly compromised price for its value.

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Tell us in the comments what you think about Nuit d’Issey Pulse of the Night. What are your thoughts about our Hidden Gems series so far? Any Hidden Gems you want us to review? Stay tuned for our next hidden Gem Review.