L'Eau d'Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum is developed by perfumers Fanny Bal and Dominique Ropion as a floral-woody scent. The Nectar edition represents "the ultimate stage in the metamorphosis of water, from sea to dew and from dew to rose." The composition begins with a sweet pear accord. Rose absolute forms the floral heart of the perfume, described as honeyed. The base contains sandalwood, ambergris and signature cashmeran.
The flacon design that draws on a drop of water and retains certain similarities with the original is coloured in rose gold.
Top notes are Honey, Pear and Bergamot; middle notes are Rose, Water Notes and Peony; base notes are Cashmeran, Ambergris, Sandalwood, White Musk and Violet.