A creation from the famous perfumer Jaques Cavallier and one of the most popular feminine fragrances from Issey Miyake is Le Feu d’Issey. Described as an oriental woody and introduced in 1998 this is one of the scents that I discovered in my aunt’s wardrobe by the time I was barely interested in perfumes.
At first, my attention was caught by the innovative presentation: a flacon having the shape of a sphere, designed in a minimalistic way. This form could be associated with a flaming orb, a drop of water, or just the color of rosewood, encountered in the perfume’s composition from the very beginning. Then, after I got a chance to sniff the wrist over which my aunt applied Le Feu d’Issey, I became fascinated by a very pleasant aroma that combined the note of milk with that of the precious woods.
Le Feu d’Issey starts off with a strong aroma of bergamot, juxtaposed to additional notes that include coconut, rosewood and anise. By the time this aroma subsides, it is replaced by a floral and gourmand heart, embodied by accords of jasmine and rose on one side and milk and caramel on the other side. This beguiling aroma lingers until dry down, a moment in which you will face the personal and reassuring aroma of precious woods (Guaiac wood, sandalwood, cedar) offset by accords of sweet vanilla and sensual musk.
Overal, Le Feu d’Issey is a pleasant floral perfume, with a pronounced oriental touch, which makes it an ideal choice for the summertime period of the year.
Issey Miyake Le Feu d’Issey Perfume Details
- Le Feu d’Issey by Issey Miyake is available in 50 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1998
- Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual