Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette, Review & Photos

"There is no glory in star or blossom 
till looked upon by a loving eye; 

There is no fragrance in April breezes 
till breathed with joy as they wander by"

William Cullen Bryant

This spring brings us a new limited edition version of Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey, called City Blossom. Right before the nature awakes and trees start blooming, I would like to share my thoughts about this cute cone flacon and the fragrance. 

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey City Blossom comes in a very cute and feminine version of the original L'Eau D'Issey decorated by french street artist Mademoiselle Maurice. The bottom of the flacon has a silver metallic opaque paint which gradually disappears as the slightly pink transparent glass shows through. The "hat" of the flacon also looks metallic silver with a pink sphere on top, which is to me one of the loveliest details of the design. The fragrance is listed as limited edition and is given to have the following notes:

Top Notes 
Pink peppercorn, Citrus notes, Calone   
Heart Notes 
Osmanthus flowers, Freesia, Magnolia   
Base Notes 
Virginia white cedarwood, Ambrox, White musk

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette

The first whiff reveals a fresh and slightly spicy opening. Calone note peeks as the foot prints of the original Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey and brings a light hearted fruitiness to the mix. On my skin pink pepper is not pronounced very much, although it manages to bring the opening a light spiciness. 

Once the fruitiness and fresh notes slowly fade, the fragrance forms into a bouquet and reveals its floral heart. At this stage it is like sitting in a park and taking a deep breath as the spring starts touching the branches of trees. I can feel an airy mixture of Osmanthus and Magnolia, which is light hearted and pleasant. White musk gives the feeling of a sea breeze as the fragrance dries down to a very light and woody base and stays very close to skin.

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette and Pour L'Ete from Summer 2014

Final thoughts: Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette is a light floral spring fragrance with very pleasant silage and a moderate Eau de Toilette staying power. Its feminine modern flacon design certainly makes it a winner, especially as a gift.

Avaiability/Price: It is limited edition and now available at the counters. 50 ml (pictured above) can be purchased for around 67€.

Have you tried Issey Miyake fragrances before? Which one is your favorite?

DisclaimerThe product in this post is provided free of charge for my consideration. 
I am not paid for this review, all opinions are honest and my own.



  1. The original reminds me of my teenage years when everyone smelled of Issey, Aqua di Gio, l'eau par Kenzo and eau d'Eden:-)

  2. Hi Gosia,
    you are right, the original takes me back too. This one has the 90s Calone kick as well, but it smells different to me, more modern :-)

  3. Ohh I remember wearing Issey Miyaki nonstop for most of my teenage years! It seems like every year they come up with a special LE one... but i always prefer the classic scent over the seasonal. This bottle looks very cute though!

  4. Hi Linda,
    I love the design of the bottle, I want to place them as decoration around the house lol, super cute.


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