Issey Miyake Pleats Please L’Elixir ~ new fragrance

Issey Miyake Pleats Please L'Elixir

Issey Miyake has launched Pleats Please L'Elixir, a new limited edition Eau de Parfum version of their recent Pleats Please fragrance.

The notes for the "sophisticated and intense" fragrance feature pear, peony, sweet pea, vanilla, patchouli and cedar.

Issey Miyake Pleats Please L'Elixir is available in 30 ml Eau de Parfum; the bottle features white metal trim along the glass "pleats".

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  1. ladymurasaki says:

    yawwwn…is my first reaction from reading the notes. Is Miyake sensei becoming redundant, just as his designs are? Hard not to though. I wonder if he has any creative input in his fragrance?

    • Robin says:

      I always heard the same as Pyramus — he didn’t like fragrance. Quoting Michael Edwards quoting IM:

      “Why do women wear fragrance? Sure the scent of a woman who’s splashing water on her clean body is the most beautiful fragrance in the world”?

      (from Perfume Legends)

  2. pyramus says:

    I believe Miyake said he didn’t like any fragrances at all, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he had no hand at all in his line — if it were just another thing to attach his name to and make him some money, like wristwatches or scrunchies or whatever. And I may be overly harsh, but I think there hasn’t been a Miyake worth smelling since his genius trifecta of L’Eau, L’Eau Pour Homme, and the incomparable Le Feu: the rest have been mere tinkerings.

    • Robin says:

      Le Feu is the only one I’ve liked, and it failed. The other 2 I will grudgingly admit to be iconic :-)

  3. annemarie says:

    Oh (Pleats) Please, they only released the original 5 minutes ago!

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