A year ago to the day, I reviewed the Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure EDP (check out the review here). It’s given my perfume collection a hit of freshness for the last year but now I’m moving on… to the EDT.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure EDT is exactly the same as the EDP, only lighter and less long lasting. I myself assumed that until I smelled it and compared them side by side.
They are similar in that they’re both floral, aquatic fragrances with similar rose and lily heart notes but that’s where the similarities end for me as I could spot plenty of differences between the two; particularly the zesty, citrus top notes that the EDT has.
Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Eau de Toilette opens with notes of mandarin and neroli, blending into a heart of rose and lily of the valley petals with a base of musk and ambergris. It combines citrus, floral and fresh really well and has a light powdery scent to it, presumably from the musk and ambergris base.
For an EDT, particularly one with a fresh scent, I was surprised at how long this scent lasted on my skin. It is definitely a daytime fragrance for me and ones that’s ideal for going out to work as its very clean smelling; too sparkling citrus for the evenings as my favourite scents are quite heady and sensual rather than zesty and fresh.
Issey Miyake have kept the #SuspendedMoment bottle, inspired by the water droplet but have given it a frosted white coating which I really like. It is one of those inoffensive looking bottles thats modern and stylish, quite like the fragrance.
L’Eau d’Issey Pure EDT will make the ideal scent for the spring and summertime thanks to its fresh, citrus air. I can imagine it being ideal for those who love to buy a new scent to wear on hot holidays so that they can reminisce on happy times whenever they smell it; perfume is so powerful at evoking memories and this one definitely channels those warm weather vibes.
Which Issey Miyake fragrances have you tried? What is your favourite scent to wear right now?