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2020∙04∙22 | ISSEY MIYAKE PARFUMS

SHADES OF KOLAM

The two varieties of the summer 2020 fragrances “SHADES OF KOLAM” were born from an extraordinary journey to India. The perfumer Marie Salamagne as well as Fanny Le Bras and Clémentine Berry, the designer duo from Twice Studio based in Paris, collaborated as a trio for the first time. The women visited Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, and created new summer fragrances inspired by Kolam, a mesmerizing art form passed down from mother to daughter for countless generations, and the colors and scents they encountered at the spice markets.

 

On sale nationwide from Wednesday, May 27th.

L’EAU D’ISSEY SHADE OF KOLAM

L’EAU D’ISSEY SHADE OF KOLAM

Floral, woody, solar fragrance.

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 (a rice excellent for perfumes) with the sophisticated, urban touch of cedar. (100mL)

L’EAU D’ISSEY POUR HOMME SHADE OF KOLAM

L’EAU D’ISSEY POUR HOMME SHADE OF KOLAM

Woody, spicy, green fragrance.

The top notes are a burst of cardamom backed by two luminous citrus notes of pomelo and bergamot. The middle notes are green tea which draws out the elegance of the sophisticated coriander seed. The woody base notes are led by cedar and cashmeran. They evoke the incandescent warmth of southern India and the softness of the milky cardamom tea drunk in the markets of Chennai. (125mL)

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