L’Eau d’Issey


For his first fragrance, L’eau d’Issey EDT, Issey Miyake chose water as a source of inspiration, an essential element, source of purity, freshness, and vitality. Water is a sacred element in Japan – a source of life purity and freshness. Issey means “Life” in Japanese. L’Eau d’Issey means “the water of life”, and is a play on the French word for “Odyssey”.It’s a fragrance that takes us on an olfactory journey.

In Japan, people take one bath to wash and then another to rinse their skin, with flowers and essential oils floating on the surface, delicately scenting the water. An obvious scent: the one of water on a woman’s skin. A real olfactory revolution when it was first launched in 1992, L’Eau d’Issey has become a great classic in perfumery. For Issey Miyake ” the world’s purest and most beautiful fragrance is the scent of water on a women’s skin.” All the singularity of L’Eau d’Issey Eau de toilette: a boutique of freshly cut white flowers. This is the encounter between a Lotus Flower and fresh White Flowers.  The Lotus is what gives the fragrance its singularity. It takes the form of a contemporary note called ” Calone”, which enhances the fusion between water and flowers.

The creator got inspired to create the pure timeless lines of the bottle during a stay in Paris. The magical vision of the moon at the top of the Eiffel Tower gave birth to the very modern, streamlined design of the bottle. The glass droplet on the cap symbolizes water. A transparent bottle in frosted glass for ultimate modernity.  The bottle is something unique, something that has traversed the years and will remain forever: already on display at the modern art museum, it is the symbol of a turn-of-century trend. A bottle designed by Fabien Baron and Alain de Mourgues.


A fresh fragrance composed with delicate, light flowers combined with Rose and Lotus. When Flower meets Water. A FRESH floral aquatic with a woody trail. A FRESH floral aquatic with Woody trial.

Essence – The encounter between a Lotus Flower and Fresh White Flowers with precious Woods.



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