unisex fragrance inspired by Sicily, next month: This fragrance was a challenge to the husband and wife team behind Eau d'Italie, Marina Sersale and Sebastian Alvarez; could they create a fragrance using classic Italian notes like bitter orange and basil, yet remain faithful to Eau...

By Isabella Muse on April 29, 2015 The limited edition Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey City Blossom Perfume ($76) arrives just in time for warm weather (and Mother's Day) with a bouquet of fresh Spring notes that gives off a lightweight, flirty little scent. Let's take a look! Issey Miyake...

Take a look at the output of the Issey Miyake perfume house — it's mostly a long string of flankers and variations on 1993′s L'Eau d'Issey. I included L'Eau d'Issey in 25 more fragrances every perfumista should smell, but let's face it: some classic perfumes smell better with every passing...

Eau d'Italie's fragrance names are in French (Perché? Do more people know how to pronounce French than Italian? Are French titles more "perfume-y"?) Eau d'Italie also uses a French perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour, to create many of its fragrances, and I've enjoyed (almost) all of his Eau...

It didn't suit my own tastes — I was busy trying Jean Paul Gaultier's new fragrance, now known as Classique, at the other end of the fragrance counter — but I respected Issey Miyake for carving out a new trend in fragrance. On a recent afternoon of perfume-sampling in midtown Manhattan, I...

All the same, it doesn't hurt to try, right? Here are a few more unrelated quickie perfume reviews. Ed Hardy Born Wild Ed Hardy's fourth fragrance for women, Born Wild, is just what you'd expect — a sweet-ish, middle-of-the-road fruity floral in their signature tattoo-inspired packaging....

Italian niche line Eau d'Italie will launch Un Bateau Pour Capri, a powdery fresh floral fragrance inspired by the famous guests — Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor and Jackie Kennedy — of the owner's Positano hotel, Le Sirenuse. Un Bateau Pour Capri was developed by perfumer Jacques Cavallier; notes...

Eau d'Italie Sienne l'Hiver is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette. It is unisex, and Eau d'Italie calls it a "smoky chypre". The lasting power is quite good. For buying information, see the listing for Eau d'Italie under Perfume Houses. Note: come back on Sunday to see Jessica's review...

Issey Miyake will launch Pleats Please, a new perfume honoring the Pleats Please fashion collection the brand established in 1989. The women's fragrance is meant to be playful, happy and optimistic. Pleats Please is a fruity floral developed by perfumer Aurelien Guichard; notes include Nashi...

Why were they so happy? "True Smiles" was posted backstage that's why! Issey Miyake wants us all to smile when watching the catwalk and we all left light hearted and ready for more. The cast of models was young fresh and happy. The designer for the house Yoshiyuki Miyamae, wore a pair...

 

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