Health & Beauty: Scents of a season
Tama Miyake unveils the sweet smells of summer.
Cult fragrance creator Issey Miyake has done it again with new summer
fragrances inspired by water and light. L'Eau d'Issey's
alcohol-free scent for women (100ml, ¥7,000) highlights the refreshing
florals of Miyake's original in a stunning clear glass bottle.
The men's eau de toilette spray (125ml, ¥5,500) features
the fresh combination of woods and spice in a glass bottle with bold blue
accents. Get some for yourself before the sun goes down on summer.
Fresh and light as clean sheets on the clothesline, this series inspired
by the cotton flower is perfect for the dog days of summer. Available
in eau de toilette (50ml, ¥3,500), moisturizing body spritz (100ml,
¥2,000), body lotion (200ml, ¥1,800) and bath and shower gel
(200ml, ¥1,200), Cotton White is also infused with lemon, bergamot,
sandalwood and vanilla, and is said to relieve stress while balancing
Exclusive to chic boutique Anniversaire Omotesando, these all-natural
fragrances offer a chance to feel flush with flower power all season long.
White rose, lily, gardenia, lotus and narcissus are just some of the plants
put through an extensive refining process to produce this "elite
of parfum" collection. Each sophisticated scent comes in a 17ml
crystal jar and sells for about ¥17,000.
Fresh flowers are the theme in this limited-edition summer series from
Parisian perfume house L'Artisan Parfumeur. Choose a Jacinthe des
Bois (bluebell), Verte Violette (green violet), or Oiellet Sauvage (wild
carnation) eau de toilette spray (50ml, ¥5,000), or take all three
for just ¥12,000. On sale at Anniversaire Omotesando through the
end of June, these energetic florals are sure to brighten Tokyo's
sultry summer days.
Translated into English, this fragrance series from Proven¨al perfumery
L'Occitane means "a leaf of grass." Founder Olivier
Baussan was inspired to create the two seasonal scents after reading Walt
Whitman's classic poetry collection of nearly the same name, "Leaves
of Grass." Fruity top notes and blends of jasmine, magnolia and
woodsy aromas round out the summer eau de toilette, Fresh & Floral,
while fresh scents of verbena and tomato leaves feature in the spring
selection, Light & Green (100ml for ¥6,000). Perfect for those
of us who aren't lucky enough to summer in Provence.
Photo credit: Courtesy of The Body Shop, Issey Miyake; Tama Miyake
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