Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey

Who doesn’t know L’Eau d’Issey by Japanese designer Issey Miyake? Thirty years after the release of this classic, ‘A Drop d’Issey’ sees the light. Nature has always played a major role in Issey Miyake’s work. In line with this, Issey Miyake presents the new feminine fragrance for women. A new fragrance for women, innovative, cheerful and optimistic. Just what we need in these uncertain times. Also for the lover of lilacs!

Perfumer Ane Ayo of A Drop d’Issey, learned the trade in the southern French epicenter of the Grasse perfumery, took her inspiration from the wonders of nature. About her source of inspiration for A Drop d’Issey she says poetically: “To reveal that which is not visible to the naked eye, to bring out every detail of a fragrance, as if you wanted the surprises of the heart, as it were. hide”.

Ayo is referring to the lilac, a ‘silent flower’ that she recomposed as if the flower had been taken apart to reveal its subtle secrets. The modern, full lilac flower is presented for A Drop d’Issey as a cross between nature and technology. Lilac scent cannot be easily extracted from the flower in nature, so it must be recreated by perfumers.

Top notes: Damask rose, almond milk
Heart: lilac, orange blossom, jasmine, star anise
Base: cedar, vanilla, musk, ambroxan 

The lilac forms the heart of this super feminine composition and is surrounded by soft smelling almond milk in the top notes. To enhance the simulated sunny lilac, Ayo has combined a delicate orange blossom with rose to create a radiant bouquet with an uplifting floral heart. An accent of star anise also reflects the anise-like facets of the lilac. Jasmine’s active ingredients enhance the sunny, enveloping facets of the lilac. The scent is musky, enveloping and comforting, like a comfortable cocoon.

A Drop d’Issey comes in a round, glass drop-shaped flacon, designed to be placed on its side. The flacon is a design by the American designs Todd Bracher who previously designed flacons for Parfums Issey Miyake. Five percent of the glass comes from recycled glass.

Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum is available in three sizes, namely 30, 50 and 90 ml. There is also a matching care line: a 200 ml very soft and refreshing Shower Cream, and a 200 ml strong hydrating Body Lotion.

Come closer to enjoy the A Drop d’Issey packaging: a radiant lens adorns the white box, like a three-dimensional reflection of a drop of water in clear, shiny silver. The cardboard box is made from sustainably managed forest material. A mirrored fish-eye effect changes shape and gives you a new way of seeing to open new perspectives.

Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Issey Miyake.

The new fragrance duo from Kenzo – Aqua Kenzo

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Fashion house Kenzo has become a turning point in the artistic inspiration of the company’s acquisition by two new directors. This is how Kenzo World appeared, a fragrance with a new outlook on the world. However, today Kenzo decided to honor him who is close to him: water. Indeed, in 1996, Mark has already developed a fragrance called L’Eau from Kenzo. Today it comes back and gives us a new watery taste. Let’s focus on new perfumes: Aqua Kenzo.

Water does not have colors, so I wanted water in color, fruit, flowers, freshness and happiness, but it seems that this again inspired the creation of Aqua Kenzo, based on our source of life and wealth of the planet’s first treasure, Kenzo made the essence synonymous with poetry, this smell pays homage to nature and brings a touch of charm and sweetness to our urban universe. Also, the Aqua Kenzo seems to be a bubble filled with colors and freshness. The fragrance combines delicacy, emotion and sensuality, fresh, brings an indisputable vitality to the one who wears it, and moreover, his slogan can not be clearer.

When Kenzo developed L’Eau by Kenzo in 1996, his idea was to give this fragrance-free product a more innovative color and richness. This perfume designed ‘Only for those addicted to water’, I understand ‘For Water Addicts Only’

Aqua Kenzo pour Homme


Aqua Kenzo for Him, this aquatic fragrance opens with a refreshing rush of ocean mist. Spicy and fresh notes to create a masculine scent that is both fresh and sensual.

Top notes: Apple, Pink pepper
Heart notes: Hazelnut leaf, Sesame, Aquatic notes
Base notes: Sandalwood, Tonka, Cedar, Musk, Amber

Created by perfumers duo Ane Ayo and Philippe Romano, Aqua Kenzo pour Homme is a fresh/spicy with woody elements in the end. It opens with fresh apple note along with spice pink pepper next to freshly accords of sea water, sweet hazelnut and sesame. The base calms with woody elements of sandalwood, Tonka bean, cedar, amber, and musk.


Aqua Kenzo Pour Femme


In fact, if this perfume exudes an extreme sense of freshness, it is not really aquatic. Designed by Louise Turner, Aqua Kenzo Pour Femme focuses much more on the scent of flowers and fruits. It combines the dynamism of plants with the romanticism of plants.

Top notes: Mandarin, Raspberry leaf
Heart notes: Magnolia, Rose, Jasmine
Base notes: Patchouli, Vetiver

It flies firstly on a juicy and tangy combination of mandarin and raspberry leaves. His heart, meanwhile, brings together three emblematic plants of perfumery for women: jasmine, rose and magnolia. Finally, Aqua Kenzo Pour Elle wins in depth and tenacity in its wake. It is wrapped with patchouli and vetiver


Finally, the appearance of the Aqua Kenzo bottle is very inspired by the figure of its predecessor, whose bottle was reinterpreted in 2003. Here we have a bottle with waving glass, as directly carved by the waves. This container offers us a unique tactile and sensory experience. The transparency of the glass allows to express the delicacy of the shade of turquoise blue. However, matt glass gives it a more austere and modern side.

Ideal for daily use, Aqua Kenzo for Him and Aqua Kenzo for Women are both available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette.