Essentials: A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche – Issey Miyake

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Truly immersing you in nature, A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche, the new opus by the house of Issey Miyake, captures the journey of a raindrop in springtime.

From the moment it falls from the sky, the drop travels through the elements – grass, flowers, wood, and more – to reveal each of their facets, almost as if it were awakening nature on the way, boosting the sensory experience. The new Eau de Parfum Fraîche captures the the intimate essence of nature as it is reborn each spring, with the dreamlike aura of Issey Miyake to boot.

This is a special fragrance, completely unique – so distant from the norms of classic perfumery. With A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche, the star isn’t a face or model like for the others, but nature itself: so complex yet easy to approach. As with Issey Miyake fashion, the ambition isn’t to please others, but to please yourself. To make yourself feel good with a fragrance whose composition is a source of joy on its own. A thousand leagues from codified fragrances, A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche cultivates sophistication from within.

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The Olfactory Journey of a Raindrop

Ane Ayo, perfumer at Firmenich, dreamed up this unprecedented springtime rain accord – that singular flash of freshness combining the pure transparency of a drop of water with its captivating mineral dimension. It’s a modern twist on the aquatic note, the pervasive signature of every fragrance in the house’s collection. Within the scent, this drop encounters a profusion of colorful flowers, like a rush of damp petals including the splendid lilac accord, already the emblem of the original A Drop d’Issey. Intertwined with Damask Rose, it suggests a new, tender and fresh floral signature. The journey of this poetic drop comes to an end as it rests on woods: crisp cedar and a creamy sandalwood accord, which reveals its full-bodied character. The divine feeling of freshness is extended onto a bed of white musks where it lasts for hours on end.

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The Drop-Shaped Bottle Comes to Life in Color

The drop-shaped A Drop d’Issey bottle is back to house this traveling raindrop. Designed by Todd Bracher, the singular flacon bears the mark of a drop within a drop, as if seen through a magic magnifying glass. Dreamy colors in nature tones fade from the azure blue of the sky to the vibrant green of grasses in in the wind. The drop seems to take on the colors of each element it meets. Echoing this design, an eye-catching metallic blue-green finish adorns the new drop on the box.

Issey Miyake Takes Action

At Issey Miyake, celebrating nature isn’t just an imaginary or symbolic undertaking. The house strives to be more and more active in protecting the natural world. Every aspect of A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche embodies this mobilization. The bottle is made of 5% recycled glass, and the box that houses it is made from cardboard from sustainably managed forests. The perfume itself is vegan and also contains recycled and renewable ingredients. Step by step, the house is making a difference.

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Nature: The Superstar

To celebrate this ode to nature, Japanese director Yu Yamanaka dreamed up a film to depict the awe-inspiring journey of a raindrop through the elements. For this dreamlike campaign, shot in the wilderness for the very first time, the house is venturing into a form of visual expression that shimmers like never before. Here, the drop of water embodies the symbol of life force, always giving more than it takes, connected to each of nature’s treasures from which it constantly draws its energy. It’s as if the drop were awakening and refreshing every element on its path. Here, the springtime version of nature is lush and vibrant almost to the point of feeling magical, instantly captivating the viewer.