Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Vetiver and Pivoine: The New Fragrances for Men and Women
Issey Miyake is a brand that I have always adored. As most of their creations are pretty unique while still staying in the realm of pleasant, it’s just something that you respect from a designer brand. Everything from the yuzu water vibes of the OG L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme to Bleu Astral, it’s a brand that I love to see new things from. The Japanese-founded brand has released a pair of new scents, Vetiver Pour Homme for men, and Pivoine for women. Both of which carry the L’Eau d’Issey name, which made the brand so popular.
Pivoine is the French word for peony, which gives off an aroma that can be rosy and citrusy. The new flanker for women stats out with fresh peony, juicy pear, and a lightly sweetened white raspberry accord that rests on a base of pure cedar.
Top – Peony Accord and Pear
Heart – White Raspberry
Base – Cedar Essence
The fragrance consists of 87% natural ingredients. The cap is made from a sustainably sourced wood, as a continued effort from sustainability is seen from perfume brands. The conical pink bottle shares a more modern touch on the classic for women. It will be priced at €92 for 50ml and €130 for 100ml.
Vetiver Pour Homme is the newest flankers to be heavily based on woods, which we have seen an increase of from this brand among the versions with wooden caps. I am assuming this one will be a dry and woody vetiver, if the 92% natural origin claim applies to the vetiver, then I also expect a slight nutty nuance from it. A heart of spicy ginger sparks its warm embrace with aromatic sage. Actually, this scent could go into the Haitian territory and be a summer scent with a fresh sage note. It’s hard to tell, but the bottle makes me think that they will not be marketing this as a summer release.
Top – Ginger
Heart – Sage
Base – Vetiver
The bottle consists of a wooden cap, much like the female release, which adds a modern touch to the flacon. It is labeled as an “Eau de Toilette Intense” in case anyone wanted to know. It seems that brands are taking a page out of Jean Paul Gaultier’s book now, which is not a bad thing if they are matching the strength of the Le Male lineup as well. It also states that it is vegan and made with “non-controversial” ingredients. 100ml will set you back €130.66 and 50ml will cost you €95.03. On a side note, does anyone ever wonder why Euros are oftentimes odd numbers? It sets my OCD off, but it’s probably just due to a currency conversion.
Are you looking forward to any of these releases? What is your favorite from the house? Mine would be L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme and Bleu Astral. Noir Ambre is also quite good. Is there anything that you would like to see from the house?