Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Fragrance EDP Review

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Calm down, I’m not turning into a Smurf.  I’m just going a little blue in the face with the amount of times that I have raved about the Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure fragrance to one of my friends, Steph.  She’s worn DKNY Women since it first launched and I admire her loyalty to her signature scent but for a while now, she’s been talking about giving her style a fragrance upgrade and switching it out for something new.

As soon as I smelt L’Eau D’Issey Pure, I had her in mind and couldn’t wait to recommend it to her.  While they don’t smell the same at all, they do both have an aromatic fragrance, freshness and allure to them.  I thought that if that was what had attracted her to DKNY then the Issey Miyake scent was a sure fire way to upgrade her to something new and a little more luxe.  Naturally, this perfume junkie was correct as after a few occasions of raving about it, I received a text one afternoon to say that she was in John Lewis buying the 90ml to keep at home and the 30ml for her handbag.

When she loves something, she commits fully!  I’m not surprised as it was one of my favourite fragrances last year too.

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure Fragrance Review Image

Released in 2016 as the second chapter in the story of iconic 90s fragrance, L’Eau D’IsseyPure is an unusual, alluring scent that has an air of mystery about it.  

The water droplet shape of the packaging of Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure is the first contrast to the original that I noticed; crystal clear, minimalist and a great demonstration of the tag line #SuspendedMoment.  The scent itself is an absolutely stunning, aquatic floral and I actually prefer it to the original womens fragrance which was far heavier on the citrus and floral notes.

With contrasting top notes of Crystalline Lily-of-the-Valley and bright Orange Blossom, a heart of Damask Rose and Jasmine and a base of Cashmere Wood and my Ambergris, it is certainly a fragrance of contrasts.  The result is a beautifully fresh and floral perfume that is strong enough to last all day long.  This is unusual for a more fresh perfume; perhaps its the gorgeous woody base.

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure Fragrance Review Image

I love that the fragrance is light and deep at the same time; I feel as though I reach a deeper level of the scent, the more deeply that I breathe it in.  Just like a drop of water into the ocean.  Funny that, given the shape of the bottle.

Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure is housed in a crystal clear water droplet which signifies a suspended moment, like time standing still.  The packaging is stunning; simplistic and classic.  It will never go out of fashion, just like the perfume itself.

Available in 30ml, 50ml and 90ml bottles there is a Pure fragrance for every sized handbag and dressing table!  My advice?  Spoil yourself and go for the big bottle.  Buy a Travalo to transfer some into for your handbag.


Does this perfume sound like something you would like to wear?  What do you think of the bottle?  What is your favourite perfume?


  1. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    This sounds like a great fragrance. I've never tried this one but i've seen it around

  2. beautyqueenuk
    January 8, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I love the original and I love the male version so I am sure I would love this too x

  3. Ami Elizabeth
    January 8, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I'm a bit of a one scent girl but I really do like the sound of this. The bottle is so pretty too! x

  4. Anosa Malanga
    January 8, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Though I am not familair with this fragrance, I do love the sound of it and the bottle is cute too. Thanks for the introduction

  5. jodie whitham
    January 8, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Sounds like a fab perfume for me to try 🙂 I'm looking for something new x

  6. Shannon Bryson
    January 8, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    All right that bottle is gorgeous! It's such a sleek design! Not to even mention the smell you're describing! I need to go sniff this out for myself once I have full smell back in my nose! (Being sick sucks.)

  7. Rhian Westbury
    January 9, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Sounds like something I'd love to try. I find it so hard to imagine what scents are like so I have to spray them x

  8. Stephanie Merry
    January 9, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This sounds like it would smell amazing – I'll have to give it a try next time I'm in a Department Store x

  9. Nicol
    January 9, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    the bottle is so elegant! I'm trying to imagine the notes together but ill have to smell it as ive got a mix idea!

  10. Tanya Brannan
    January 10, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I am an Issey Miyake fan, and L'eau de Issey is the only perfume I ever wear. However I would love to give this a try, and maybe change my signature scent too x

  11. Daniella Keating
    January 10, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I love this perfume, it smells so nice. 🙂

  12. GlamGlitzGloss
    January 10, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    My favourite scent at the moment is Victoria's Secret Mango Temptation but I used to wear Issey Miyake's Pleats Please but it's very rarely in stock anywhere, and my friend got me into Victoria's Secret

  13. Deborah Nicholas
    January 11, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Oh i love this too and have a few different ones on my wish list.

  14. Emma Iannarilli
    January 11, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I think I would like this as I love the original Issey perfume.

  15. La French Connection
    January 11, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    L'eau D'Issey is a really nice fragrance. The name is a pun in French, it means both the Odissey and Issey water. Maybe I'm actually not telling you anything new but I thought you might be interested if you didn't know :)Mika

  16. anthea barton
    January 12, 2017 / 9:43 am

    It's not often I read about a new perfume that makes me want to go and try it (I have my go to favourites for winter and Summer) but I do love the sound of the woody/musky tones with a floral layer

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