Issey Miyake's iconic pleats in a bot­tle!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - FAST GLAM -

We're lust­ing af­ter the hottest new scent to hit stores—Issey Miyake Pleats Please. Cosmo caught up with Flo­rian Han­hausen, In­ter­na­tional Op­er­a­tional Mar­ket­ing Di­rec­tor at Beaute Pres­tige In­ter­na­tional, to give us all the de­tails... Cosmo: We hear this fra­grance is in­spired by one of Issey Miyake's fash­ion lines, Pleats Please. What part of his de­sign phi­los­o­phy can we see echo in this per­fume? Flo­rian Han­hausen: “Struc­turally, the Pleats Please bot­tle is a ver­ti­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a pleat. When you look at it, it has two as­pects of the Pleats Please uni­verse, as the line is not only fash­ion (cloth­ing), but also hand­bags. We started with our Bil­bao bag for the bot­tle (which fea­tures a multi-tri­an­gle pat­tern), and the Pleats Please fab­ric for the cap. We were sit­ting in our cre­ative meet­ing, and some­one just dropped the Bil­bao bag on the ta­ble, and that’s where we got our in­spi­ra­tion from.”

C: How is this dif­fer­ent from the fra­grances you’ve done be­fore... FH: “We’ve bro­ken away from the world of fresh­ness, be­cause all our ear­lier scents have al­ways been very fresh. Now we’ve brought out a flo­ral, fruity scent with our sig­na­ture.”

C: What does Pleats Please Smell Like? FH: “We be­gan with a flo­ral com­po­nent, which was peony and sweet pea, and added patchouli and cedar for el­e­gance. Its ge­nius lies in two things—the Nashi, an Asian hy­brid fruit, used for the top note, that gives it a mixed scent, and vanilla that runs as the spinal cord of the scent.”

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