Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey was launched by the design house of Issey Miyake in 1992. Created by Jacques Cavallier, it has notes of watery lotus, cyclamen, rose water, freesia, white lilies, amber seed and musk. It is an eau de toilette, edt.
From the brand - "Issey Miyaké thought about creating a perfume that was 'as clear as spring water', combining the spray of a waterfall, the fragrance of flowers, and the scent of springtime forest. L'Eau d'Issey achieved an enormous popularity, especially in the United States in the 1990s."
French Perfume Legend Pick by Michael Edwards
Fragrantica - "Imagine in the middle of the summer heat you are in a Japanese garden next to a lotus swamp under the shade of trees, and while you are eating melons, your nostrils are filled with the aroma of different flowers. You will experience a gentle, cool and refreshing feeling that takes the tiredness out of your body! This perfume may seem a little sharp at first, but after a while, the combination of all these notes creates a sense of relaxation that is very enjoyable."
Fragrantica - "The crispest, freshest aqautic-ozonic floral. I love watery 90's perfumes and L'eau d'Issey is no exception. When I inhale, I'm transported to a serene indoor lily pond: fragrant lotuses floating on the water, freesia blossoms casting their scent into the humid air, and crystal clear water sparkling in the sunlight- all encased in a pristine chamber of frosted glass. It's slightly synthetic-smelling but it doesn't bother me at all- in fact, I adore a calone note in perfume. It has a cooling effect that feels somewhat fabricated, like walking past a shop that's blasting air conditioner out to the sidewalk on a hot day. I wish I could swim in a pool of this elixir."