Ooh, Girl! I’ll Take Issey Miyake’s Pleats, Please: Issey Miyake Pleats Please Perfume

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Issey Miyake’s Pleats, Please! :) I was at Nordstrom last Saturday looking for a birthday gift for my mom (she just turned 64, happy birthday, mommy!), and while I was looking around, I stumbled on to a perfume I’d never seen before called Pleats Please, by Issey Miyake.

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First thing that caught my eye was the bottle. Look at it! It’s almost like someone was holding it in their hand and crumpled it like a piece of paper. Anyway, I thought it was just really cool, and so I gave it a sniff.

It’s like a white floral, and it totally reminds me of Michael Kors — mostly plumeria, light and effervescent, but with a musky feeling to it.

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When I got home I did a little research on it, and I guess it launched in September. I just hadn’t seen it here in the United States until now.

It’s based on a fashion collection — Issey Miyake is a fashion designer from Japan — from 1993, and apparently, the clothes had lots of pleats and colors, and the pieces had/have a sense if movement to ‘em.

And, ya know, I can see those same traits in the bottle. That same flow.

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The scent sure surprised me, though, because it’s so floral and soft. I almost expected something punchier.

But even though the bottle’s all sharp angles and edges, the scent seems dainty, almost retro and very feminine. I like it.

Next time you hit Nordie’s, maybe ask one of the associates to make you a sample. I was trying to stay on task (sigh!), so I didn’t, but next time for sure. I think it’s a really lovely scent for spring.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy New Year’s from my couch! :) The last thing I want to say in 2012: I just discovered that cake and champagne make just about the best combo ever. Better late than never.

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  1. Dollie says:

    Love the cap of this bottle. Must check this one out. Oh, and I totally agree, cake and champagne DO make a fabulous combination ;)
    Happy new year.

  2. Marla says:

    I love floral scents. I’ll have to check this out. My friend got a sample of this perfume in her December Glossybox.

  3. I love the packaging! You can see the Japanese design in it, no doubt about that.
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  4. Joanna says:

    I love unique the packaging is. I love Issey Miyake fragrances especially for me. Will be checking this one out.

  5. Lori Galbraith says:

    Nice! I must check this out. I have several of his scents, all in a tall cylindrical pyramid shape so this is quite different.

    My fave is A Drop of Cloud…a seasonal scent though from two or three years ago that I don’t think we’ll see again. I cherish the centimeter or two I have left!!

  6. TrippyPixie says:

    I absolutely love the shape of that bottle! Too bad that I don’t like perfume.

  7. That bottle is really cool! I like him-I think he’s a lot of fun.
    Happy New Year! :)
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  8. Jennifer says:

    I haven’t seen it! But I love the original MK but think of Vanilla for some reason!

  9. Iris says:

    I love the bottle and how it looks like crumpled paper. Very unique.

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