A Scent by Issey Miyake is a perfume that evokes the peace of Japanese mountains. Green top notes hint at grass and new growth after rain. The addition of galbanum, a prized resin taken from tall grass, creates such bracing greenness. At first the scent can give the impression of being unisex, but the middle notes of cedar, Jasmine, hyacinth, French verbena and lemon reveal the scent’s femininity. This is a light, fresh, simple scent well-suited for a spring day. Sillage is average to heavy. Longevity is moderate to long lasting.
A Scent was developed by Daphne Bugey in 2009 for Issey Miyake, a trendsetting and technological design company that makes it a mission, through its scents, to connect people with nature. Its minimalist, clear aesthetic greatly influenced other fragrances in the 90s and continues to inspire today.