Tried & Tested: Pleats Please by Issey Miyake


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Almost as famous for his fragrance as he is for fashion, Issey Miyake’s new scent has landed and it’s an ode to the Pleats Please fashion line which first launched in 1993.

Is it as well loved as the classic fashion line? We had three testers give us their verdict…

Fliss Kimball – Assistant Marketing Communications Manager

“I love this perfume! I must confess that at first I thought it would be too overwhelming to wear in the day but once it’s settled down it becomes a gorgeous scent that’s really addictive and can be worn day and night! I would definitely recommend trying this fragrance; it’s fresh, floral and fun! I hadn’t heard of the Pleats Please clothing collection but now I will be checking it out!”

Rebecca Potter – Allocator

“A fresh, floral fragrance perfect for a summer’s day! You can really smell the rose notes, making it a very feminine fragrance and I love that the shape of the bottle resembles the iconic Pleats Please bag. I would definitely recommend this fragrance to a friend.”

Jackie Dean – PA

“It is a pleasant smelling fragrance, which is fruity/citrus like. Personally I don’t normally wear this kind of fragrance as I’m not a big fan of sweet smells – I prefer stronger winter type scents like Thierry Mugler & Narcisco Rodriguez.

“Having said this, I would wear this as a summer daytime fragrance but I would 100% recommend it to both my mum and sister as they love these kinds of scents or buy it as a gift (good thing it’s my sister’s birthday soon!)”

Let us know if you give it a go!

Bianca Matley

My name's Bianca, Menswear Editor. Contrary to belief, I love Eastenders but wasn't named after the character... heyday of hoops and ponytail quickly erased from memory. Times have changed (thankfully) and although I love beauty, I equally love a good men's oxford shirt and jacket or two, for myself of course. You'll now find me flicking through men's magazine pages and my favourites list is increasingly becoming male dominated. Dare I say, there's a lot to learn from their style...

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