Following the success of its iconic L’Eau d’Issey, Issey Miyake continues the tradition of brilliant water-inspired fragrances with its newest offering, L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum
Very few fragrances have changed the face of perfumery or heavily influenced trends. Cue Issey Miyake’s now classic L’Eau d’Issey, released in 1992. Not only was this floralaquatic hybrid hugely popular, mostly thanks to its wearable and transparent notes, but the sleek, minimalist packaging design also signalled a change in how we saw perfume bottles. A new era dawned in which gaudy, excessive and heavily embellished bottles transformed into discreet objects of luxury.
Continuing the inspiration behind the original fragrance – capturing water in its most natural state – L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum can be described as rare, pure and elegant. In essence, it attempts to harness the moment a flower blooms and yields a drop of fragrance in the purest perfume… its nectar.
TOP SWEET PEAR ACCORD
Juicy and crisp, pear brings a freshness to the top notes. It works well to add a gustatory element to the scent, which, in turn, works well with rose, thanks to a commonality found between the two components.
MIDDLE ROSE ESSENTIAL, HONEY AND LIMPID AQUATIC ACCORD
To express the idea of nectar, the combination of rose and honey yielded a new aspect to the juice. The seawater component is still present with the aquatic accord that adds an almost transparent effect to the final scent.
BASE CREAMY SANDALWOOD, CASHMERAN ACCORD AND AMBERGRIS
Sandalwood holds the floral, honeyed elements of the heart notes while the skin-like cashmeran and ambergris accords blend together the woody facets of the scent for a delicate, warm finish.
Created by US designer Todd Bracher and inspired by the shape of a drop – the quintessential image of water – the bottle reflects the pureness that the fragrance embodies, taking on a coppery pink glow as if it has been dipped into radiant rose nectar.
ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU D’ISSEY PURE NECTAR DE PARFUM R1 790 (RSP FOR 90ML EDP), WOOLWORTHS.CO.ZA, REDSQUARE.CO.ZA