Issey Miyake Parfums, as a brand of the Shiseido EMEA Group. In 2019, the Group defined 3 areas of commitment and action: protecting the beauty of the planet; promoting beauty in all its forms and giving meaning to beauty. Their production sites in France -as is the case for all their factories- are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2026* and zero landfill waste by 2022.
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L'Eau Majeure d'Issey by Issey Miyake is a Woody Aquatic fragrance for men. L'Eau Majeure d'Issey was launched in 2017. L'Eau Majeure d'Issey was created by Aurelien Guichard and Fabrice Pellegrin.
NUIT D'ISSEY's exploration of scents continues with a new series released in 2018.
NUIT D’ISSEY NOIR ARGENT was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion, who brought a new interpretation to the core themes of NUIT D'ISSEY.
Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey Pour Homme EDT is a spicy, refreshing and timeless scent for the elegant and masculine man. This gentlemen's series was launched, with the idea of creating a scent that suits every occasion, and one can say that Issey Miyake has achieved a good deal.
How does Issey Miyake Parfums manufacture its fragrances?
Their perfumes are made in France and contain approximately 80% alcohol, the remainder of the formula being made up of water, perfume concentrate, and certain stabilisers for protection. The alcohol in their perfumes comes from France and is of natural origin (white beetroot).
All their perfumes comply with the relevant international cosmetic regulations and in particular European regulations which are the strictest in the world. Their perfumers also follow IFRA recommendations. They use ingredients that are in line with the European Union REACH regulation that set reinforced protection from harmful chemical substances for human health and the environment.
Are Issey Miyake fragrances natural?
The vision of Issey Miyake Parfums is to offer unique creations, combining both nature and technology resources and materials. It is through this dual use of nature and synthesis that the perfumer’s creative palette is at its widest and gives birth to bold, singular and surprising new fragrances. Technical performances, such as long-lastingness and potency, are also enhanced by certain synthetic molecules. Since it is not always easy to understand what differentiates natural ingredients from those of natural and synthetic origin.
Natural ingredients are directly extracted from nature by processes such as enfleurage or infusion that differ according to the ingredient. Essential oils and absolutes result from these extraction processes, with no transformation. For example, this process is used for the essence of Damascena Rose that we use in L’Eau d’Issey as it does not affect the natural qualities of the plant: roses picked early the same morning are delivered to the distillery without delay in order to guarantee their freshness.
Other ingredients, called natural-origin ingredients, are found in nature but may undergo chemical transformation processes. In order to comply with ISO 16128, natural-origin products must contain at least 50% natural ingredients, with the remainder of the composition being chemically transformed.
Finally, synthetic ingredients are molecules created by perfumers through chemical processes. Using these techniques, it is possible to reproduce a scent that does exist naturally but is difficult or impossible to extract. Calone molecule, which is used in the fragrance L’Eau d’Issey to recreate this singular scent of water, is an example of a molecule resulting from a synthesis process. Their perfumers are constantly improving manufacturing processes by using new technologies to reduce their carbon footprint or, in some cases, completely decarbonize their activity.
Are Issey Miyake fragrances vegan?
Strictly speaking, their range of perfumes is not vegan because some of them contain a minimum quantity of either one or the two following ingredients derived from animal-origin secretions: ambrettolide (transformed secretions), a musk that gives sillage to perfumes, and beeswax (raw secretions).
Are Issey Miyake fragrances cruelty-free?
In accordance with the commitments of the Shiseido Group, Issey Miyake Parfums does not carry out any animal-testing itself. However, strictly speaking their fragrances are not cruelty-free : in certain regulatory environments, such as in China, animal-testing is required by the law. Tests are not carried out by the brand but by a local organisation.
How does Issey Miyake Parfums manufacture its packaging (bottles and boxes)?
In line with the “Luxury of the Essential” vision, Issey Miyake Parfums applies eco-design principles to all of its products. They seek to reduce, reuse or recycle materials, and they are committed to apply one or more of these principles at any time and to all bottle and outerpackagings developments. All their suppliers are evaluated by EcoVadis, the leading French platform for evaluating CSR performance and responsible purchasing.