L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum from Issey Miyake is a more intense version of the 1992’s L’Eau d’Issey, a fragrance considered innovative at the moment of its arrival on the market. Introduced on 2006 as a floral aquatic which eventually dries down to a woody base, L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum could be described as the encounter between lotus and freesia, as opposed to its predecessor, that employed rose instead of freesia.
Given that, in my opinion, L’Eau d’Issey represents a groundbreaking fragrance that took a quite common theme (the water) and turned it into something new and exotic, I was enchanted by the idea of a yet more powerful aroma, based on the original creation. From the outset, L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum is mixing three soft floral accords: rose, freesia and lotus. Then, in a period of approximately 20 minutes the top notes fade slowly away, to be replaced with a combination of osmanthus and lily, destined to accentuate the floral facet of the fragrance. The final part in this perfume resorts to ingredients such as ambrette (musk mallow), Virginia cedar and saldalwood, in order to create a warm, sensual and long lasting trail.
The bottle that encloses L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum is not so different from the one that was introduced in 1992, except the inscription “Eau de Parfum” at the bottom of the flask and the glass that became transparent, instead of frozen. Overall, L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum represents the type of fragrance which is in complete harmony with the universe and remains, at the same time, available for nearly everyone.
L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum Issey Miyake Perfume Details
- L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum by Issey Miyake is available in 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Aquatic
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual