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A love affair in life leading to a love affair in scent, Miyama was created as a gift of perfume to a loved one. Luxurious osmanthus flowers meet oriental oud in this fragrant feast of the very finest perfume ingredients.
The coriaceous undertone of oriental oud marries beautifully with osmanthus, an exotic flower redolent of ripe peaches and newly-cured leather and its distant relative (olfactorily speaking) the Parma violet adds a green-leaf freshness to the whole.
A touch of spice adds warmth to the heart while amber and incense bring allure and mystery to the base. The classic combination of patchouli and vanilla adds sweetness and masculine floralcy right the end of the life of the scent.
Burnt woods and ten-year-aged earthy patchouli are tempered by unctuous iris root butter and sweet ambers forming an extremely masculine and elegant dry down.
—Jamie Frater, Perfumer & Creative Director
I love this extremely unusual scent. The first stroke is irritating and reminds me of my childhood, we lived near a train station and there was a smell of coarse tar. But then the smell becomes calmer and sweeter. And this tannic scent remains an intimate conspiracy throughout the long day.
Plus, I feel like no one else is wearing it. At least in Hamburg it was not known in a perfumery boutique on the Alster.
Thank you for this contrast, for this irritation, for this uniqueness.
Miyama is a long lasting leather fragrance whose oud and smoke notes push it away from being overly floral. The osmanthus oil gives it a complex fruity note that's far more interesting than single molecule representation of raspberry.
Everything by Frater seems classic but this one is especially so.
Miyama is an excellent, rich, and very long-lasting leather fragrance. I have a sample of TF Ombre Leather from 2022, which starts smelling unpleasantly of violet within an hour. However, with Miyama, you will smell like a leather briefcase for a whole day. The violet note is present, and there's a sense of danger, as if you might be punished with a belt. Just a reminder, you will strongly smell like a high-end leather jacket store for a full day, but with very luxurious jackets.
Great scent. I sensed the depth and subtle complexity of the fragrance. It definitely sits in the upper pantheon of similar value fragrances. Though unfortunately not quite my style, back to the drawing board.
Ref 221654 batch 2459519. Miyama has been matured for four weeks and macerated for three months. All of our perfumes are aged in a naturally temperate environment and hand-turned daily to obtain smooth and refined fragrances of distinction.
Miyama comes in a natural spray for easy application. One spray each to the nape of the neck and wrists should be sufficient for all day wearing.
Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Coumarin, Isoeugenol, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate, BHT.
Ingredients may change from time to time. To ensure that this perfume is suitable for your use please read the outer packaging of your purchase.
Made in Wellington, New Zealand.