Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Absolue
Fragrance Family: Floral with Sunshine and Honey
In Three Words: Soft, Floral, Unique
My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of)
At the first smell of this fragrance I pictured a women in a crisp white Kimono, she doesn’t have a hair out of place, she is graceful, gentle, feminine but strong. A women of stature. She is quiet but intelligent, well-composed and respected. This is a truly unique fragrance that embodies an admirable, feminine and sensual women.
… Like the voluptuousness of a honey-sweet flower at sunset
… Like amber-golden light on a bottle
… Like the intensity of a precious wood and vanilla trail
L’Eau d’Issey is the scent of water on a woman’s skin.
L’Eau d’Issey Absolue evokes a new emotion made of intensity, warmth and light.
A very special, subtle golden light, found only at sunset , its reflections delicately transforming the petals of night-blooming jasmine.
I couldn’t put it any better!
The word Absolue in this fragrance does not refer to a concentration or increased ingredients, but rather the purity of the ingredients used.
A luminious floral based on honey and night-blooming jasmine
The top notes consist of fresh lotus flower and freesia accord, warming-up to the core composition of the fragrance, the night-blooming jasmine. The heart of the fragrance is slowly revealed, Provence honey absolute, bringing richness and intensity, proving itself to play as much of a leading role as the night-blooming jasmine. To ensure the notes at the heart of the fragrance remain in the trail the perfumer added the velvety softness of Bourbon vanilla absolute and a precious wood accord.
This brings to mind nature, still warm and fragrant with daylight. Night has fallen, but the perfumed presence of jasmine is still there.
RRP 25ml R755.00 – 50ml R1230.00 – 90ml R1415.00
This fragrance took a bit of time to grow on me, now, I can’t get enough!!!