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Everything you need to know about Issey Miyake - SCENTS Blog

Everything you need to know about Issey Miyake

Everything you need to know about Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake – our fave obsession. The fragrances are fresh, pure and one of a kind. So here’s everything you need to know about the brand, fashion, history and fragrances…

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 08: Contemporary artists Issey Miyake attends the 'Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain' celebrates its 30th anniversary on May 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)1938

Issey Miyake is born in Hiroshima, Japan.


He studies graphic design at University in Tokyo, where he graduates, then moves to Paris. Miyake trains at an haute couture fashion house, before taking an apprenticeship at Givenchy.


Issey Miyake returns to Japan and opens the Miyake Design Studio, making Japanese fashion.


He shows his first collection in New York. Issey Miyake loves experimenting and exploring with fashion – he makes clothes out of plastic, paper and even woven grass!


The first Issey Miyake store opens in Tokyo.


Issey Miyake brings out his first fragrance, L’Eau d’Issey for her, an aquatic floral with notes of rose and lillies. AND it’s the same year that The Perfume Shop launches – how spesh?


Of course, the men get a little jealous, so Issey Miyake creates L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, which smells of mandarin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mmm!


Cauliflower, a fashion collection of one-size-fits-all T-shirts, launches, inspired by mojitos from Cuba.

issey miyake pure2014

Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey for him arrives. It’s a fresh and woody blend of grapefruit, spices and tonka bean, giving an instant energy boost.


Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure. Enough said. The mix of orange blossom, jasmine and rose is to die for. We love.


Issey Miyake presents his A/W17 collection in Paris. The show, titled Chromatic Fantasia is full of inspiration from the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights), through woven colours and materials.

Happy summer! Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Summer (for her) leaves women everywhere smelling of lychee, passion fruit and guava, while Pour Homme Summer (for him) oozes grapefruit and pineapple. How tropical!

BrandProduct NameDescription of the ProductPriceSee Product
Issey MiyakeL'Eau d'IsseyEau de Toilette for her£35.00See Product
Issey MiyakeL'Eau d'Issey PureEau de Parfum for her£39.00See Product
Issey MiyakeL'Eau d'Issey Pour HommeEau de Toilette for him£35.00See Product
Issey MiyakeNuit d'IsseyEau de Toilette for him£44.00See Product
BrandProduct NameDescription of the ProductPriceSee Product