Sep 2, 2022 | 4 min Read

7 Best Issey Miyake Perfumes for Women

The best fragrance is the scent of water, the fragrance of dew and rain falling on plants.” – Issey Miyake

Japanese designer Issey Miyake was a pioneer in fashion and his perfumes popularized ozonic and aquatic fragrances world-wide. Today Issey Miyake has over hundred fragrances that range from dewy and watery to feminine, fruity and floral and are all composed by renowned French perfumers. 

Here’s a some of the best Issey Miyake perfumes ever made:

L'eau D'issey (issey Miyake) Perfume By Issey Miyake

L’Eau d’Issey was Issey Miyake’s debut fragrance, and remains one of the best selling perfumes on the market 30 years later. It smells clean and transparent, bringing to mind mountain streams, watery fruits and green shoots. Fresh and feminine, L’Eau d’Issey is an aquatic floral with hints of white lotus, delicate rose. Classic French citrus and melon offset the airy notes and the drydown is discreet with clean musk. The streamlined shape of the contemporary bottle is still, instantly recognizable and has won many design awards. 

L'eau D'issey Pure Nectar De Parfum Perfume By Issey Miyake

This fruity, sweet golden floral smells like a single drop of honeyed nectar dripping from a blooming flower. The pear and honey opening is balanced by a subtle twist of citrus. Rose and peony follow along with watery notes that add freshness to the sweetness. The honey coated mix settles at the base into a warm woody musk. Ultra-feminine and uplifting, Pure Nectar may just be your new signature scent. Excellent longevity and sillage.

L'eau D'issey Shades Of Kolam Perfume By Issey Miyake

Released in 2020, Shades of Kolam is an airy citrus floral that brightens your day with its energetic scent.  Fresh freesia flowers and zesty grapefruit are sprinkled with cardamom spice.The floral heart of jasmine and rose is lightly powdered with Basmati rice adding  a touch of the exotic to this cheerful summer scent.

A Scent Perfume By Issey Miyake

In 2009, the second Issey Miyake pillar fragrance A Scent was introduced, inspired by the gardens and mountains that Issey Miyake remembered from his youth. Pure, fresh aromas of green leaves, lilies and flowers damp with dew bring to mind a garden after a thunderstorm. A shower of fresh flowers including jasmine and hyacinth rain over crystal moss, earthy notes and clean musk. 

A Drop D'issey Perfume By Issey Miyake

The newest Issey Miyake perfume is from 2021. Gentle, sweet and delicate, A Drop is a delicate rose floral sprinkled with almonds which runs throughout the entire fragrance from top to bottom notes. Lilac and solar notes radiate in the heart woven with a wreath of feminine orange blossom. Creamy woods and musky vanilla add depth and an air of feminine mystery.

L'eau D'issey Rose & Rose Perfume By Issey Miyake

This feminine, fresh, fruity rose perfume charms on first spritz. Juicy and fruity with raspberry  and pear at the top enhanced by a pinch of pink pepper set off the blooming rose at the heart. Smooth clear woods, sweet amber and patchouli add contrast and depth.

Pleats Please Perfume By Issey Miyake

Pleats Please released as the designer’s “ode to timeless, fluid fashion.” This textured fruity floral is joyful and effervescent and is composed with rare Nashi pear. Clean, fresh floral notes of peony, sweet pea are sweetened with vanilla, sprinkled with cinnamon and rest on a base of plush velvety musk. The crystal bottle with the pleated stopper is colorful and collectible. Pleats Please is a modern fruity floral that is perfect as an everyday fragrance and a real compliment getter. 

Best of Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake fragrances are clean, fresh and airy and combine Japanese simplicity with French flair. They are perfect for everyday wear. 

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