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In general I'm a fan of the great French houses' perfumes: Chanel, Dior, etc. It takes quite a lot for me to go off piste and try something that has its provenance elsewhere.
A few years ago I sprayed a little Eau d'Issey onto my wrists. During the day that followed I enjoyed the scent and asked my husband to buy it for me as a Christmas present. In retrospect perhaps Christmas wasn't the best time to start using this scent, for reasons I will go on to explain.
l'Eau d'Issey is a cool scent. When I wear it I think of waterfalls, lilly ponds, freshly-cut melons and that 'walk on a beach on a breezy day' element. It's an aquatic floral scent. It's also a little bit Zen: I find it clears my brain, as though I'm sitting in a Japanese garden contemplating something simple but beautiful.
Simple but beautiful just about sums up Eau d'Issey. When I first apply it I get a hint of lotus flower, possibly a few more blossoms, rose, perhaps. Then there's the melon: either honeydew or candeloupe, but very subtle. As the day goes on there's even more of a note of flowing water. It sounds strange to say that a perfume should smell of water but it does. Think of the spray coming off a fast-flowing Highland spring: the freshness and coolness. Towards the end of the day there's something muskier there, too, or perhaps some cedarwood or sandalwood.
When I'm trying to describe a scent I find it's clearest to explain where and when I'd wear it. I'd wear Eau d'Issey for a work day when I need to concentrate hard on a complicated project. I need a clear head and a focussed mind. I would also wear it when I wanted to feel slightly self-sufficient. It's not a come-hither perfume. Not that it's not alluring: it is, in its subtle and fresh way. But it doesn't scream, 'Look at me'. It gives off a calm, assured air. My mother sometimes wears Dior's Dune when she's in work mode and Dune puts me in mind of Eau d'Issey in this respect.
Who would wear it? Think of a girl or a woman who is happy to be her own person. She's not looking to wow you or seduce you. If you're intrigued by the cool notes of the melon and lotus, and refreshed by the mossy, watery, notes, you'll want to move closer to her to breathe in more of her scent. She probably won't mind either way; she'll be content in her own little world.
At the beginning I said that I didn't think this was a perfume to wear around Christmas. In my opinion it would be overwhelmed by cinnamon and chocolate and red wine scents. This is one to wear when you need to retreat into your own private world of calm. Friends and loved ones can join you if they want but you're not needing to send out desperate come-hither signals. You mightn't wear it on a date if you were desperate to entice. You'd wear it if you were interested but not needy; confident, but not over-the-top: not the kind who needs to wear overwhelmingly heavy or 'sexy' perfume.
L'Eau d'Issey isn't cheap, £37 plus on Amazon for the EDT version, rising. But in the world of perfume you really do get what you pay for: longer-lasting notes that are less likely to turn sour on you.
I am a big perfume fan and fully believe that the scent you wear has a big effect on how you feel. My favourite perfume of all time is Issey Miyake.
Issey Miyake is a relatively expensive fragrance, a bottle will usually set you back about £40. You can get it from most perfume shops and it is available in boots.
Issey Miyake is a very modern, sophisticated sexy scent. This is not an over powering overly spicy scent, it is subtly floral. The perfume designer wanted to create a scent that was reminiscent of water as a life source so the smells are very natural. It has a very classy smell and if this is possible it smells expensive. Like the scent itself the packaging is understated and classy.
Whenever I wear this perfume I immediately feel very feminine and very sexy. Whether dressed to the nines for a night out or undressed for a special night in ; ) Issey Miyake always makes me feel gorgeous. I always think it has a very slinky feel to it, the Issey Miyake wearer glides along the floor rather than strides. It is definitely a scent for women rather than girls. I have worn this scent for about 10 years and have had many compliments from both men and women. As the scent is quite subtle you will find people sidle closer to you to get a sniff. My boyfriend loves this perfume and says it is perfect for neck nuzzling ooer!
Although I prefer to wear Issey at night or for special occasions it is suitable for day time wear too, you will need deep pockets as £40 a bottle for an every day fragrance is a bit too much for me.
This is an expensive perfume but I think it is worth the cost and give it 5 stars.
L'Eau d'Issey is, like most Issey Miyake fragrances, a feminine yet foresty blend of complex notes, interesting and unique.
This particular blend I find a little sweeter than some of the better perfumes, and indeed I prefer Issey Miyake's men's fragrances to his women's.
On the nose initially this fragrance is a sweet, woody scent, not too citrusy, which quickly develops into a more floral scent but still with the woody fragrances. I don't like reading what the manufacturer says the notes are as I find this to be really misleading a lot of the time, but for me I smell sandalwood and those sorts of muskier, woodier, slightly spicy notes with a sweeter floral overtone.
This is definitely a perfume for a younger woman I would say, as it is definitely quite modern and chic. Not your typical women's fragrance at all. It's of course far too sweet to be a man's fragrance but does have that same sort of spiciness that most men's fragrances have, so is definitely not for your typical girly girl.
For me this is more of a daytime fragrance, as I prefer to wear something muskier and a bit more sexy if I am going out in the evening, but this also isn't a really light scent such as Pure White Linen, it's somewhere in between. Personally I can't say that this is an everyday fragrance for me but it is something that I enjoy wearing on occasion. I have enjoyed the large bottle that i had (almost finished now) but not so much that I would buy another I don't think.
In terms of stamina I actually don't find this fragrance to be too great. It will last through the morning but then is almost entirely gone so if you like to be scented all day you'll have to reapply.
All in all, it's nice for a change but not a must-have.
Now I just love this perfume and the best thing is that men notice when I am wearing it. Although one did say it reminded him of his wife, which in hindsight may not have been the compliment I was expecting. I find the perfume fresh and exciting. It is not an oily perfume and it sits lightly on the skin. I love the smell on my wrists and neck, and possibly elsewhere if I am feeling particularly adventurous. It does not stain my clothing and is a lovely clear slightly golden colour. I have bought this perfume for a good few years now and I love the diamond shape box. Its beautifully packaged, the box it comes in has clean cut lines and crisp cellophane wrapper. Its almost a challenge to break into it. The bottle is an elegant slender conical shape adorned with a silver top and a little sphere at the very top. A beautiful package for a beautiful perfume.
I first came across this perfume when i was on work placement, the receptionist has this gorgeous smelling perfume on and i had to find out what it was! I went out and bought it the following day! I now wear this every day and night without fail, i love it!
It can be expensive for a bottle though, the smallest bottle cost me £28, and i had the 50ml bottle in a gift set for Christmas last year which set my boyfriend back £50!
The bottle and packaging is basic, the bottle itself is shaped like a cone with a silver metal top. Although the bottle appears small and doesn't look like it holds much volume, i can assure you the perfume does last for quite a while. I have had mine over a year now and have been spraying at least 3/4 times daily.
I would most definitely recommend this fragrance. I have been complimented so many times when wearing it, and many of my friends have also gone out and bought the fragrance after smelling the scent. The scent isn't overpowering in the slightest, and although is strong in terms of lasting a full day, it is a natural scent.
As you may have seen from a previous review I recently went to a local wedding fayre and whilst there received various free samples, one of these was a sample of the perfume L'Eau D' Issey by Issey Miyake. As I said in my other review I have quite a few different fragrances and like to try new ones to add to my collection. I was particularly looking forward to trying this one as this was a fragrance I had never even heard of or seen advertised, however this was short lived.
The perfume came in a small white box, quite plain but I imagine that a full size version of this might look quite stylish. The box was totally plain white, it had a silver rectangle in the centre of it with the words L'Eau D'Issey written in black letters across the middle of it, above this but still within the silver rectangle are the words Issey Miyake and right at the bottom of the rectangle it reads Eau De Toilette, again all of this is written in small black letters. On the back of the box is a list of ingredients again written in black writing making it stand out clearly against the plain white background, and on one side is the perfumes website (www.isseymiyakeparfums.com) The perfume itself although just a sample came in a small spray bottle, again quite plain, it is made of a clear plastic showing the almost clear liquid inside, written on the bottle is the same information that is written on the box, L'Eau D'Issey Issey Miyake, again this is in black lettering. That is basically it for the packaging of the perfume, quite plain and simple but it was a sample after all, the bottle that you can buy the perfume in is quite stylish and pretty and would look nice stood out in your bedroom.
As I have mentioned this was not a perfume I had ever heard of or tried before so I had no idea what to expect. I sprayed a small amount of the perfume on to my wrist and the first thing I noticed was how strong this perfume was the smell really hit the back of my throat, it also had quite a harsh fragrance to it ,my first impression of this perfume was that I hated it, but I decided to give it a chance and resisted washing it off straight away, after all I was hoping it would improve as the fragrance developed. I was right the fragrance did develop the longer I wore it, but unfortunately not in a good way, the perfume started of smelling like what I can only describe as a nasty cheap aftershave, after wearing it a while it developed into a strange smelling slightly floral cheap aftershave, admittedly the harshness of the fragrance did die down a little the longer I wore it. I was keen to see what the notes were in this odd smelling fragrance so decided to do a bit of research, however each place I looked the notes seem to vary a little but some of the notes which are definitely in this are rose and lotus flower with woody, musky base notes. Now admittedly there were slight traces of a floral fragrance although it was a little hard to tell what these were I'm assuming they were supposed to be Rose and Lotus flower. According to the website this is supposed to be a floral aquatic meets a woody trail perfume so I was expecting that once the harsh top notes had dulled down a little I would be left with a woody (and according to a second website) slightly musky fragrance, wrong again!!! At no point did I detect a woody fragrance or any hints of musk base notes, all I was left with was a slightly dulled down version of the top notes again not very pleasant.
All in all the fragrance of this perfume in my opinion was nothing like its description and a total disappointment, I detected none of the notes that were supposed to be present and to be honest it did smell rather like a cheap aftershave, there was nothing feminine about this fragrance at all.
After first applying L'Eau D'Issey I decided to stick with to see if it developed into a nicer fragrance and also test its staying power, as you will see I was not impressed with the fragrance at all, but I was also a little unimpressed with its staying power. Throughout the day most perfumes do gradually fade a little towards the end of the day but the fragrance is still present and detectable. After the initial harshness of the perfume the fragrance did begin to dull down a little and was no where near as strong as when I first applied it, however after a few hours I noticed that the fragrance had faded considerably and a short time later was almost undetectable, personally this was not a bad thing as the fragrance had not developed into something pleasant and I really did not like the perfume at all, however putting that aside the staying power was very poor, it was almost like you got all of the fragrance blasted at you when applying the perfume and that was it, a short time later it had gone. For the amount of money this perfume costs I would want it to last a lot longer than it did (had I liked it in the first place)
Again I had to do a bit of research to see where this fragrance could be bought, you can purchase L'Eau D'Issey online from sites such as The Perfume Superstore, a 50ml bottle will cost £36.99, personally I think this is rather expensive for this perfume, I do have perfumes which are in this sort of price bracket but they are of a much better quality, I would not want to spend this amount of money on this perfume.
In conclusion I really was unimpressed with L'Eau D'Issey, the fragrance was overpowering, harsh and nothing like its description. The staying power was very poor and I found that the fragrance did not really develop at all, as well as that personally I think this perfume is well over priced. To me there is nothing feminine about this particular perfume and it is definitely not one I would recommend!!
Designer: Issey Miyake
Fragrance: Fresh, Marine and Aquatic Fragrance (blend of fresh water florals including lily. Along with a touch of carnation.)
Issey Miyake is a Japanese designer born in Hiroshima on April 22 1938. After studying design in Tokyo he left for the US and did return to Tokyo in the 70s to start his own design house label self titled Issey Miyake. He's most known for designing technology driven clothes, and then decided to venture out into fragrances.
Issey Miyake launched this fragrance in early 1990s, followed by a men's fragrance of a similar smell in 94. This fragrance comes in unique shaped bottle, which he designed himself, from when he lived in France. The idea came to him when he looked out of his apartment in pairs and saw the Eiffel tower with the moon shining behind it, and therefore created the bottle.
Once sprayed this smells stays with me for most of the day, it has a sweet and refreshing smell. Some of the flowers used in this fragrance are Louts, Cyclamen, Freesias, Carnations and White lillies.
This is my all time fav perfume, however it can be abit pricey. It retails fro £46.50 for 50 ml or £27.50 for 25 ml bottles.
However I only realised last month that in most airports you can get bottles with screw tops which means that you can pay less for a refillable pack, saving you a few quid.
The Big C leaned back in his chair, crossed his arms casually behind his head and with a nonchalance possessed by a rare few, placed one foot on his highly polished mahogany desk, and followed it with the other...
His eyes narrowed almost imperceptibly as he appraised the woman sitting opposite him. A small, wry smile played around his lips as he unhurriedly ran his eyes over her.
Herja shifted uncomfortably in her seat, passing a hand self-consciously through her hair, knowing she was being scrutinised, knowing she must stand up to that scrutiny and the inevitable 'little chat' that was to follow...
She had had little sleep the night before and despite getting up at the crack of dawn had only just made into the office for the 9 o'clock meeting....the snow had made it impossible for her taxi to take her all the way to her destination and she had had to walk the remaining mile or so herself. Slipping in her high heels her head down against the biting gale force winds, she had made it to the Dooyoo offices bedraggled, rosy cheeked and dripping wet. She had quickly dried her hair as best she could with the hand dryers in the ladies room, removed what make-up was left on her mascara-stained face and headed for the interview room.....The Big C, known to his friends as 'Colin' didn't like to be kept waiting....
Her shoes had squelched uncomfortably loudly as she made her way to the chair The Big C indicated. And there she sat....his eyes running over her thick, frizzy hair, her blood shot eyes and her rosy cheeks.
'Christ', he thought, 'doesn't this woman read any of our reviews? She'd look a darn sight more presentable if she used a decent hair mousse. The face is alright, but those blemishes would be a great deal less visible with a little 'Touch Éclat'.....(he made a mental note to ask Little Nat to have a quiet word with her).....and yet she had something, this girl....something he couldn't quite place....
The Big C looked distastefully at her muddy heels and sighed..... 'Do you know why you're here, Herja', he enquired?
'I.... I'm not sure sir', she replied hesitantly....is it about my reviews?'
'It is', stated Big C. 'You've been with us over a month now and frankly, we've been expecting more form you....'
Herja swallowed, and shifted yet again...
'It's not that we are completely dissatisfied, you understand, your reviews have been of a decent standard....they have been...what's the word?......OK.
Herja flushed further at the slight and opened her mouth to speak but The Big C beat her to it. 'It's all very well writing little reviews on posters and cook books and knife sharpeners, but we are looking for greatness, Herja; a review that shines out from the darkness, a review that has purity and sincerity and above all brilliance! What you need to do is challenge yourself....take photography, for instance: do you think it's simple, do you think those reviews come easily to me?? They don't. But every time I start one I make a promise to myself. Do you know what that promise is Herja?'
'No sir, I don't' she replied meekly.
'I promise myself that each review I begin will be better than the last one.
Only in doing that can I stay true to the product, true to myself....'
'I see', said Herja, but inspiration is so hard to find....each day it gets harder' she admitted dismally.
'Write about what you know Herja; be the voice for millions......let the truth burn like a torch in the darkness for all to see!!'
As he spoke, he leaned forward to give his words more impact and as he did he caught her scent on the air....a scent he knew from long ago...a perfume of yester-year when the world was younger and so was he....Instantly he was transported back to 1992 and the time when he had first perceived that gentle freshness....that luminous scent, so light and fresh, yet so warm and sensuous at the same time....he was amazed at how that sweet scent evoked such feeling.
He had known nothing like it before or since...
That complex interaction of flowers, musk and woody tones.... a beautiful garden of white lilies, carnations and freesias....a Cedar tree, warm and woody, where he had once carved her name....a pond; clean and cool and serene yet vibrant and sparkling in the sunlight.
A bedroom: curtains billowing in a summer breeze, a dressing table strewn with her things...a vase of roses...old-fashioned pink ones, she loved so.... their velvety petals falling softly from an open flower....a bottle, her perfume, tall and sleek and elegant, like the view of the moon behind the Eiffel Tower from that quaint little Paris apartment.
He had tried to forget that scent, put it to the back of his mind all these years....and now that it hit him full force via this scruffy urchin in front of him, he knew that he had never really forgotten, and that he never would......
Abruptly he pushed back his chair and stood up.
'Well', he mumbled...'I hope this little chat has been of help to you Herja. Best get writing straight away!'
'Errr, yes, of course, thank you for the erm advice, it has been most helpful...I promise to take on board everything you've said' she replied as she was hastily led to the door.
'Good, good', said the Big C as he gently but firmly guided out and pushed her hastily into the corridor.
'Goodbye sir!', she managed, just before the door closed in her face.....
Colin wanted to be alone now, alone with his thoughts...alone so he could drift back to 1992.....he sat back down on his chair, gazed out of the window and looked down at the snow covered roof tops...but it wasn't a winter's scene he was seeing, but a garden and a lake and a hazy summer's day when the world was young....
L'eau Dissey was created by fashion designer, and survivor of the bomb that dropped on Hiroshima, Issay Miyake - this aquatic floral was his first fragrance.
Top Note: Lotus, Freesia, Cyclamen, Melon
Middle Note: Peony, Carnation, Lily, Lily Of The Valley, Rose water
Base Note: Cedar, Musk, Amber, Sandal
Complex, fresh, floral, woody and sparkling
Fairly long lasting.
Prices: 19 pounds for a 10ml EDT
39 pounds for 50ml EDT
52 pounds for 100ml EDT
Sold by Amazon amongst others.
Thanks for reading!
And even bigger thanks to BIG C for playing his role so well :)
My previous job used to entail many meetings, and the Director there used to wear the most amazing smelling perfume and all through the meetings I would try and work out where I had smelled it before! Eventually I asked her what it was and she told me it was Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey -- something I had never ever heard of before so I decided to look out for it when I was next shopping.
The bottle is a tall conical shape with a large cone shaped silver lid and a silver ball on top. It is frosted glass with the name of the perfume written around the very bottom of the bottle. I like how the bottle is frosted, it looks funky and you can see when you are running out!
The smell of this perfume is just outstanding, it is a sweet, fresh, floral smell but at the same time is quite a sexy smelling perfume. The scent is described as : "Lotus, Rose, Lily and Precious Woods. When Lotus meets Rose, symbols of the East and West. A floral aquatic with a woody trail". I don't think the smell of this perfume is very overpowering but it is strong enough to be completely noticeable. I have worn this during the day and have found it doesn't last the whole day like I would have thought it would.
Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey is an expensive perfume, prices start at around £30 all the way up to £65!! The bottles are refillable but I have to be honest and say I have no idea how that is done and I just replaced my bottle.
While I do love this scent, it isn't something I make a habit of buying simply due to the expense and it is too expensive to really ask for it as a present so it is a major treat when I do buy this for myself. I only ever try and use it when I go out (which since having my daughter isn't such a common thing now!) as I feel it is too nice to wear just for work.
I would recommend this perfume, I always seem to get a couple of comments on how nice it is when I wear it. I always think that when you get comments like that it makes you feel more confident and wearing this perfume seems to give me a bit of confidence anyway so its a double bonus.
I give this perfume four out of five stars, it would be the full five if it lasted a bit longer on me but sadly it doesn't but that may be a personal thing?
Thank you for reading my review :)
I bought L'Eau d'Issey after receiving a sample and falling in love with it after using it. I had not known about the brand or the fragrance before I tried it, so my judgement at first was entirely based on the smell.
The first impression I got from the fragrance was fresh, floral and classic; light and flowery with a woody undertone. There are so many overly-sweet and synthetic-smelling fragrances out there so it was refreshing to discover how natural and unoffensive this perfume is! Even my boyfriend, who is usually against the idea of me wearing perfume, picked this one out from my collection as his favourite!
Having finished the sample in a matter of days, I rushed out to buy my own bottle. The bottle, in my opinion, fits the fragrance perfectly; it is simple yet elegant, and looks lovely on my dressing table. A couple of sprays on my neck and wrists last the whole day, and when I have my hair down I like to spritz some on the back of my neck so that when I swish my hair some scent is wafted out. Perfect for enticing that special someone!
Top notes- lotus, freesia, cyclamen, rose water
Middle notes- carnation, white lily, fresh peony
Base notes- musk, amberseed, tuberose, osmanthos, sandalwood, cedarwood
Many years ago a friend of mine came to pick me up in her car. I got in and immediately was hit with a smell that I needed to know what it was. It was a gorgeous, floral, sweet kind of smell. She told me it was Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey and I knew I had to have some.
Ever since then it has been one of my favourite fragrances although as a rule I wait until Christmas and birthdays and things and hope that I will receive some as it is quite expensive.
The prices can begin at around £30 for the eau de toilette 25ml refillable spray and can go right up to £65 for the eau de parfum refillable spray. I have always been bought the smaller refillable spray but can honestly say I have never actually refilled it as I am not sure how you would go about that!
I touched on the scent being floral and sweet but to be it also smells quite sexy, almost enticing. I know that when I have this perfume on I do feel sexier. I feel people can probably smell it but that it is not too over powering and it does have good lasting value. I wouldn't say it lasts all day but certainly a good portion of the day. I tend to try and use this perfume when I want a bit of a boost or on special occasions rather than on a day to day basis so it lasts me longer.
The perfume comes in a long bottle which starts bigger at the bottom whilst gradually moving inwards as it reaches the top...pretty much a long thin cone! It has a large silver lid which again is conical and reaches the peak. The bottle is a really stylish one that looks lovely on your dressing table etc.
I would really recommend this perfume. So many people have commented on how nice it smells when I wear it 
I got this perfume for Christmas last year. It was the first perfume I'd ever really tried, this was definately a good choice. I seem to have neglected it lately, but after just smelling it again I think I will start using it more!
Its defined as being "A fresh, floral and woody scent with hints of lilies and soft freesia combined with sensual precious woods." And this seems to be a pretty decent description.
The bottle is lovely; the glass is frosted and is an elegant streamlined shape, with a plastic lid. The vapouriser is just really like any other.
The smell is gorgeous, its smells like the kind of smell you would expect on a day out in the woods in the spring. It can be quite heavy sometimes but maybe thats just me! It's very feminine and lasts a long time, so you only really need to apply it before you go out and it'll stay!
It does tend to stick to your clothes, which is no bad thing I guess. My scarf smelf of this for a few weeks with no reapplication.
Overall, it's a lovely fresh fragrance, lasts for ages and I totally recommend it!
I received the gift set for my birthday from my brother, who is generally rubbish in buying presents, but in this case "the boy did good!". In the set was the body lotion and the eau de toilette.
The body lotion was in a small plastic tube, which although functional is not very pretty. It is a usual tube design with a flip top lid so does not spill however as it is squeezed a bit too much can come out.
The perfume is in a square bottle with a square llid that clips on and an atomiser type applicator. The lid kept coming of in my bag so had to be thrown away as was too annoying however this presented no problem as the spray did not get pressed without it in my bag so does not go off accidentally. But once again the bottle is not particulary pretty but is functional.
The lotion was a little bit runny and so made a bit of a mess when applied however when I did managed to get it rubbed in it made my skin feel lovely and the scent was quite nice and delicate and not too overpowering. The eau de toilette was lovely. The scent itself is quite florally and light and is very suitable for work and day wear. On me it is not something that I would wear on an evening, as I prefer something a bit heavier but this is great for day. It is a very feminine fragarance and lasts a long time on your skin so you do not have to keep spraying it throughout the day.
Got the larger bottle last April for my 16th, used it primarily for special occasions. I absolutely adore this smell. I find it strong enough to be smelt, yet you don't reek of perfume. The Bottle looks really good on dressing tables, and I think it's quite a good quality bottle unlike some of the thinner bottles you see nowadays. I've probably used it abou t20 times atleast and haven't noticed a change in height on liquid in the bottle, leading me to believe it's good value for money as it takes a while to use up. Its a lightweight fragrance, so you don't need too much, and whenever I wear it people comment on how nice I smell! One down side is the price, I've seen the bottle size I have in shops for £60, so whilst a teenager like me couldn't really afford to buy it, it's great as a present or as a special reward :)
Issey Miyake, in my opinion is THE fragrance. It has a wonderful light sensual smell which lasts all day. I find that I need a quick refresh spray if im going out for the evening (however if im just staying at home I find the scent is adequate).
The fragrance does have a tendancy to cling to your clothes, recently to my scarf however its such a refreshing smell that I quite like this! I feel quite confident and sexy when im wearing it and my husband adores it!
The bottle is very elegant, streamlined with a tapered top. The fragrance itself is not only sensual but also it has an enticement aurora about it.
If you purchase this fragrance you will not be disappointed. It is quite expensive but i do think that it is worth the money as it does last a fairly long time (this i guess is dependant upon how often you wear it)
and it will have people noticing you as you walk in the room!!
This clean feminine fragrance has floral overtones made up from a wide range of flower scents including lotus, cyclamen, freesias, carnations and white lillies. Base notes are musky and woody tones.