I was recently reunited with my first fragrance love, and had reviewed the new Summer editions of Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey here. And now, there is a new grown-up L’Eau d’Issey in town… ladies & gentlemen, meet Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure!
The new Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure comes in a similar packaging to the original; but the bottle is curved at the base, the glass is clear instead of frosted, and the overall design is more reminiscent of a drop of pure rain water. After all these years, I find the new design a refreshing change, and much sexier than the angular bottle of before.
On first spritz, the spirit of L’Eau d’Issey is immediately recognisable. In fact, I personally found it closer to the original than any of the summer variations I have encountered. It starts out with a striking marine accord which is the difference that I found most noticeable about this new Pure, although admittedly it has been many years since I last had a whiff of the original. The floral heart comprises of orange blossom, damask rose, jasmine and lily… all of which feels more grown up than before. The dry down features soft ambergris and musky cashmere wood.
In many ways, Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure feels like an amped up version of its predecessor. But if the original is inspired by crystalline water, Pure is of the saltier rainwater variety. As an EDP, I found Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure to have very good longevity, I spritzed it on my wrist at night before going to bed, and woke up with it the next day. If you’ve never tried an Issey Miyake fragrance before, I recommend you give this one a whiff the next time you pass by a counter!
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.