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.


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.


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.


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.


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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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