a drop d’Issey, the new Eau de Parfum for women by Issey Miyake, invites you to look at the world from a new perspective, to discover the hidden beauty and poetry of nature. It is at once a mirror, a magnifying glass. It opens your mind to admire what your eyes can’t see. Suspended in front of a lilac flower that peeks out from behind it, the drop reveals a butterfly hiding among the petals, magnifying the unsuspected beauty of nature.
To discover the optical illusion of magnification and distortion, just look through the clear, 5% recycled glass bottle with its simple, perfectly round shape. It’s a chance to see things in a new light, to make way for poetry and imagination. The spray nozzle is built into the white, soft-textured cap that releases the fragrance with a light touch. a drop d’Issey’s drop-shaped bottle is designed to be laid on its side.
For a drop d’Issey, the perfumer imagined a modern lilac, a full-bodied, floral fragrance at the intersection of nature and technology. Lilac is an uncatchable flower, meaning its scent cannot be extracted from the flower in nature and must be recreated by the creative talents of a perfumer. Using green chemistry, they make the most of highly innovative techniques while protecting actual lilacs since the flowers don’t need to be harvested. In the top notes, Damask rose adds a pure, sheer floral facet. In the heart of the fragrance, lilac is enhanced by a note of ethically sourced orange blossom and an almond milk accord. In the base notes, a musky accord meets upcycled cedarwood and vanillin to give the fragrance a full-bodied finish.