Last week, reader Laura reached out with this question:
Hi Seleta, I’m writing you this morning to see if you might have a suggestion for me. Do you have any favorite fragrances? I have been trying to switch up mine. I always wear the same perfume (for years…I’m ashamed to admit), and sometimes I just really want a nice, light scent to wear. I’ve tried experimenting, but so far the ones I’ve tried are way to floral smelling or too sweet. Do you have any suggestions for a nice, light fragrance for spring/summer?
Thanks for asking, Laura. Let me first admit that I am picky, picky picky about perfumes and am so with you on avoiding scents that are too sweet. I think I may have the perfect fragrance for you to try – it happens to be my all time favorite.
Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey
I’ve been wearing this lovely, light floral scent for many moons. The blend is white lily, lotus and freesia. What I like about this fragrance is that it’s a modern floral and not too sappy sweet or heavy. It’s light enough to wear to a spring picnic yet elegant enough to compliment an evening in pearls at the ballet. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked “what kind of perfume are you wearing?” I give all the credit to Issey.
When I made my rounds to the Saks perfume counter at Phipps, I learned that Issey recently introduced a new version to the classic L’eau D’Issey. They were kind enough to share a cute little sample spray bottle for me to try out. It’s a mandarin, lily, rose, musk and white wood blend. I’ve enjoyed it for a change here and there. It’s less woodsy than the original, the slightest bit sweeter and a little more flirty. Perfect for spring. I think I may invest in a bottle of this one too.
So give L’eau D’Issey a try. You can pick it up just about anywhere in stores and online!