Key Notes: Lily of the Valley, Akigalawood, Sandalwood
About: Miu Miu Eau de Parfum starts with an elegant, sensual florallily of the valleycomposed of real jasmine, real rose absolute, and synthetic green notes. The soft, fresh, ingénue scent is set against a deep earth-toned background: the wood and pepper of akigalawood, an extract of patchouli. The akigalawood adds a rich, brooding mystery to the subtle sparkle of the floral. The surprising combination feels natural and timelessflower and earthbut the effect created by the multifaceted process is utterly contemporary.
Like the fragrance itself, the Miu Miu bottle is a contradiction in terms. The sensual, soft blue-pillowed opaque glass with a white matte collar is simultaneously traditional and pop. The translucent red disk gives a playful, graphic quality; the warm tone complements the cool of the bottle.
What else you need to know: With Miu Miu, nothing is ever exactly what it seems because the codes of real and artificial, fantasy and reality, classic and modern, are always twisted and reworked. There is a coy, mischievous quality to everything in the brand; it flirts with, and upsets, expectations.
Miuccia Prada understands implicitly that fashion is not superficial: it mediates our relationship to the world around us. The power to construct identity - to acknowledge, twist, and break rules - is the prerogative of the Miu Miu woman.