Issey Miyake introduces two new interpretations of their signature fragrance, L’Eau d’Issey, featuring peony and vetiver as the main highlights
Humans are creatures of habit. Often, when we revisit something familiar, be it a book, film, or a song, we do so to remember where we were the last time we did. You’re standing on your parents’ front porch again, taking that pivotal step of moving out for the first time. Or perhaps you’re taken back to that serene Sunday afternoon in the nursery of your soon-to-be-born child, carefully selecting the perfect shade of blue.
But with that familiarity comes constant discovery, and each time we return, we gain the opportunity to glean something unique: an anecdote, an overlooked detail, or a new realization even.
In revisiting L’Eau d’Issey, Issey Miyake’s signature fragrance which was released in 1992, renowned perfumer Marie Salamgne comes away with two new interpretations: L’Eau d’Issey Pivoine and L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Vetiver. These new creations are inspired by water, an element that is both familiar and extraordinary. Yet, in doing so, Issey Miyake also reinvents it by highlighting lush florals and intense vetiver, offering wearers an exhilarating journey of scents.
Salamgne reveals the secrets behind the captivating scents, “I created L’Eau d’Issey Pivoine and L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Vetiver by picking out two notes which were already present in the original compositions, peony and vetiver. [The fragrances] take these beautiful ingredients from the original formulations and bring them to the forefront to create two new olfactory stories for L’Eau d’Issey.”
With every spritz of L’Eau d’Issey Pivoine, a sensory journey unfolds. The harmonious combination of peony and pear conjures up images of blooming flowers and succulent fruits—a bountiful display of nature. As the fragrance unfurls, delicate notes of white raspberry emerge, transporting you to a forest filled with enchanting secrets. In contrast, sandalwood as a base note provides an earthy foundation, leaving a trail of warmth in its wake.
L’Eau d’Issey Pivoine captures the dynamic and transformative force of water, resembling a powerful current. This signature aquatic fragrance serves as a fresh canvas for vibrant florals to shine; the result is a luminous perfume that nails spring vibes with remarkable precision.
Meanwhile, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Vetiver combines the purity of water with the woodiness of vetiver, resulting in a fragrance that possesses both freshness and depth. The journey begins with powerful top notes of citrus and ginger that ignite the senses with a burst of energy. Wine-like clary sage weaves its way into the composition, adding an element of sophistication, but it is the inclusion of smoky vetiver that truly sets this scent apart, infusing it with an adventurous spirit that awakens your inner explorer.
Throughout this fragrant expedition, water remains an anchor, providing a sense of stability and grounding to the composition. It symbolizes the familiar, reminding us of our origins and guiding us on our journey. L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Vetiver captures the ethos of someone who craves new experiences while staying connected to structure and routine.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Rustan’s Shangri-la display from June 10 to 23, 2023, and discover the captivating L’Eau d’Issey Pivoine and L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Vetiver fragrances. To make a purchase, head to their website or online store. Stay updated by following them on Instagram.