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, Content Assistant on Beauty & Kidswear. 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 my desk is a mini department store - saving beauty disasters for HoF staff since the start of 2014. I'll also spend part of my time cooing over baby things and loving the excuse to be a kid again, broodiness also ignored.

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