L’Eau D’Issey Shades of Kolam

L’Eau D’Issey Shades of Kolam by Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake presents Shades of Kolam,  born from an extraordinary journey: an unprecedented collaboration between the perfumer Marie Salamander, and the artistic duo, Twice Studio. These three creatives came together in India, right in the heart of the Tamil Nadu state in the city of Chennai. Together, they had an idea: to discover the art of 'Kolam' and to draw inspiration from it to reinterpret the iconic scent, L’Eau d’Issey 

Why choose Kolam? Kolam is a singular art form, that has been passed down for centuries from mother to daughter, generation upon generation. It is a technique which combines artistic expression and mathematical intuition as well as ancestral sprinkling techniques. These geometric patterns, drawn by Indian women using rice powder and coloured pigments, form captivating arabesques, which interlock in concentric circles to create mandalas.

To bring life to the bottles for this special edition, the designers started from scratch by designing the Kolam-inspired lettering. For L’Eau d’Issey, they chose the famous Indian rose: its magnetic hue suffuses the bottle and shines from the cap.

This is a Floral, woody, solar fragrance for women. The top notes are grapefruit, a floral note of freesia and a hint of cardamom. The main middle note is Indian Sambac jasmine that envelops the five senses. With lightly fragrant rose petals, centifolia rose evokes the movement of petals. The base notes are powdery, milky basmati rice (rice excellent for perfumes) with the sophisticated, urban touch of cedar.



Top Notes
Cardamon, Grapefruit, Sweet Freesia
Heart Notes
Centifolia Rose, Indian Jasmine
Base Notes
Basmati Rice Aroma, Cedar
Common Notes


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