Last year’s flanker for the 1992 L’Eau d’Issey is called L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 and represents an abandonment of the minimalistic code that made famous the original, in favor of an image embodied by lovely colors. This limited edition is a floral aquatic fragrance for women developed by Jacques Cavallier, the perfumer from Firmenich. This reinterpretation of the minimalistic theme proved to be successful for L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 because the result is another pleasant aroma from the perfumery house that delighted us over the years with its unique creations.
L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 was presented along with its masculine counterpart, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau d’Eté 2011 both featuring dominant notes of water. The bottle of L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 is made from transparent glass having turquoise color and models of red corals applied on it. This image brings to mind the crystal clear water from the marine lagoons that transmits a sensation of calm and tranquility.
Upon testing L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011, I discovered a fine fragrance that opens with a refreshing mixture of aquatic and floral notes. The ingredients employed in this stage are water notes, pear and Rose. In the mid development, it was presented the return of the floral accords, with peony and carnation. I felt that the carnation could have been better replaced by something else; fortunately its effect is nice. The final part was interesting because I detected accords of woods. The listed ingredients were precious woods and Osmanthus. Probably from this flower you will recognize its aroma of apricot.
Overall, L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 is a perfect fragrance for the summer days when all you wish is to dive into a clean pull of fresh water. In spite of the fact that this is a limited edition, you might still have the opportunity to find it in some stores.
L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 Issey Miyake Perfume Details
- L’Eau d’Issey Eau d’Eté 2011 by Issey Miyake is available as limited edition in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Aquatic
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual