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.
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.