The original fragrance from Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey from 1992 already got two absolute editions: Noir from 2010 and Gold from 2011. New L'Eau d'Issey Absolue launches in January 2013 as a limited edition for that year.
The scent is inspired by ambery light cast by the sun at its sunset and jasmine flowers that bloom at night. The composition is bright and intense, blending floral notes of freesia and lotus with the heart of night blooming jasmine ("Queen of the Night"), honey from Provence and sensual tuberose. The base notes include Bourbon vanilla and precious woods. It was created by perfumer Olivier Cresp.