Issey Miyake | L'eau d'Issey - Sensoriam's natural perfume switch out suggestions

L’eau d’Issey is a women’s fragrance from Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. It was initially introduced in 1992. The ‘nose’ behind this perfume was Jacques Cavallier. ‘L’eau d’Issey’ means ‘the water of Issey’ in French. A relaunch of the fragrance was released in 2006. The fragrance follows the same ideals as ISSEY MIYAKE clothing design with the pursuit of one’s true nature in contemporary life through great design.

L’eau d’Issey is an aquatic floral. The top notes of Lotus, Freesia, Calone, and Rose create a refreshing and airy aura that awakens the senses with a burst of floral sweetness. As the scent develops, the heart notes of Lily and Osmanthus emerge, adding a rich and sophisticated dimension to the perfume, evoking memories of a blooming garden on a sunny day. The base notes of Ambrette, Virginia Cedar, and Sandalwood bring a warm and sensuous touch, leaving a lasting impression on the skin that lingers like a sweet memory.

Considering a natural alternative to L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake ?

Popular perfumes, such as L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake, are known for their cult status, but they are not made using 100% natural ingredients.

For those of you that believe in going natural with your fragrances, we’ve put together a list of 3 of our favourite natural alternatives to L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake. So you can be confident about switching to natural.

These natural scents have similar notes to L'eau d'Issey and therefore can make lovely natural alternatives.


A cool and shady spring water with changing reflections. Alternately vegetal, floral and mineral. A resourcing simplicity and a surprising complexity.

Natural Alternative: Floratropia L'Eau

The fragrance opens with a fresh, citrusy burst of Bergamot, enhanced by the spicy and slightly peppery aroma of Timur berries. A hint of Clary Sage adds an herbal note, while Rosemary and Basil lend a green and slightly sweet aspect to the top notes.

As the fragrance settles, the middle note of Neroli takes center stage, adding a delicate floral aroma with hints of citrus and honey.
In the base, the smoky and woody notes of Cade wood combine with the salty and earthy scent of Fucus, creating an intriguing, maritime-inspired accord. Maté brings a subtle, green tea-like aroma to the base, adding depth and complexity to the fragrance.
Overall, this fragrance is a unique and captivating blend of citrus, herbs, florals, and woodsy notes, with a touch of oceanic freshness. It's perfect for those who appreciate unconventional, yet sophisticated scents.

Top note: Bergamot, Timur berries, Clary sage, Rosemary, Basil
Middle note: Neroli
Base note: Cade wood, Fucus, Maté

Sonia Orts No. 5

This is a sparkling zesty scent that offers a wide spectrum of tangy citrus aromas. These fresh and vibrant accords are enlightened by the intensely lush green notes of white lotus - pure and meditative. The final note of hinoki forest emerges as a lingering sensual and mysterious blend of woody aromas. This fragrance, full of drizzled earthy forest harmonies, softens its strong personality with a sweet spicy and peppery touch of pipe tobacco.

Natural Alternative: Sonia Orts No. 5

Sonia Orts Nº5 is like a haiku - a short three-line poem that uses sensory language to capture a feeling or image. A refined and complex fragrance for the vibrant and adventurous, for free souls looking to release their deepest inner self.

Top note: Yuzu
Middle note: White Lotus
Base note: Hinoki-Tobacco

Rockpool by Wyalba

Plunge into the tranquil green waters of an inland rock pool. Scents of solid rock blending with cool misty water and draping limbs of leaves, roots and fallen branches. Rockpool opens with the tart and fruity aroma of Tasmanian blackcurrant and yuzu, combined with the woody and resinous scent of Siberian fir. The boronia flower adds a sweet and floral note, while amyris provides a creamy and nutty aspect to the fragrance.

Natural Alternative: Wyalba Rockpool

Top note: Tasmanian Blackcurrent
Middle note: Siberian Fur, Boronia
Base note: Australian Sandalwood, Amyris

Create your personal mini discovery kit of natural alternatives to L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake. 2ml Mini perfumes are available for each of these switch out alternatives. To get yours, email us now at

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