When I think about iris the flower, I think about classic elegance, nobility and sophistication. This flower is so beautiful yet very delicate so you can't really enjoy it cut in your vase at home, it will parish rather soon. However, it can be well preserved and lasts as a perfume note.
Even before I was really into perfumery, I loved Iris note. Summer time is the time to wear and enjoy it.
I was lucky to get my hands on Iris Odori Profumo. The top notes are Star Anise, Heliotrope flowers and Madagascar Ylang Ylang; the middle note is Iris from Florence, and the base - Oriental Amber and Vanilla Bourbon.
At the very first spritz, I smell Anise, Iris, and then later Vanilla. Iris is a cool note but the spicy and sweet accords keep it warm and cozy.
Iris Odori is labeled as a men's perfume but it's quite feminine to my nose thanks to Ylang Ylang and Vanilla. I can call it unisex without a twinge of conscience.
This fragrance is best for everyday as it's rather subtle, more of a skin scent, but on the other hand, it's not casual or simple. Iris Odori is more like an understated luxury with warm notes that add a touch of sexy.
If you like Iris, and come across this perfume (although it's getting harder to find as I think it was discontinued), give it a sniff!
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