I’M LOVING… NUIT D’ISSEY
So for the last while I’ve been trying out something new, Nuit D’Issey. The new fragrance from the legendary Issey Miyake collection, sees the continued evolution of a brand that has come to be a defining fragrance of the 90’s. In fact, a bottle of L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme is sold every seven minutes around the world.
The newcomer to the collection, Nuit D’Issey, is a collaboration between high profile perfumers, Dominique Ropion and Loc Dong. Distinctive top notes of bergamot and grapefruit maintain the citrus heritage of the collection, while middle notes of black pepper and vetiver continue to lead you along a fragrance adventure. Overall Nuit D’Issey invokes sentiments of a rich, old world heritage, full of woody and leathery charm.
Bergamot is an oily substance extracted from the rind of a dwarf variety of Seville orange, to be found in France during citrus season. The fruit is not a brilliant yellow like a normal lemon, but a sort of orangey color, and when split open, is quite juicy and the flavor is much sweeter than regular lemons. Bergamot is used extensively in cosmetics and as flavouring in Earl Grey tea, yielding a citrus-like fragrance with a distinctive spicy-floral quality.
Vetiver is a fragrant extract and essential oil obtained from the root of an Indian grass; also used in aromatherapy. It smells luxuriously warm and dry, and conveys earthy, woody, leathery, balsamic and smoky notes.
Pair it with
The fragrance wears well throughout the day and is suitable for a wide variety of social engagements. In fact, it is good for just about any occasion life may call you to. However, the sensory experience that is Nuit D’Issey is, for me, best expressed in those natural, earthy toned gems hiding in your wardrobe. Those items unseen for the last few months, while summer has reigned supreme.
In my mind, this fragrance is best suited to a great autumn outfit, with its resounding natural elements and notes. Think sand chinos and dark denim jacket. Multi-textured brown leather ankle boots and Chris Brown Ray Ban’s. Put that together, splash on some Nuit D’Issey and you are good to go.
Embrace a journey of the imagination invoked by Nuit D’Issey, where senses are enhanced and emotions are deepened through the powerful force of natural attraction. Let this fresh, woody, leathery fragrance add a powerful and mysterious note to your fragrance collection.
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