Bois d'Iris (2000)
by The Different Company

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Bois d'Iris information

Year of Launch2000
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 209 votes)

People and companies

HouseThe Different Company
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena
PackagingThierry de Baschmakoff

About Bois d'Iris

Bois d'Iris is a shared / unisex perfume by The Different Company. The scent was launched in 2000 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. The bottle was designed by Thierry de Baschmakoff

Bois d'Iris fragrance notes

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Reviews of Bois d'Iris

The Blue Vase BY Paul Cézanne
13th July, 2017
Soft, natural floral fragrance with a soapy fresh base. Not a "powdery" soap, but a bubble bath filled with flower petals. Definitely a feminine fragrance.
11th April, 2015
My sample from Surrender to Chance must be corrupt. All I get is clove, clove, clove, and it is isn't even listed as an ingredient. The clove does eventually quiet down to a nondescript scent, pleasant but not memorable and nothing like iris or the experience Turin has.

Turin gives it three stars and calls it "iris whiskey," going on to describe it in terms of a great scotch with its "wine-like complexity" and rich, caramel-woody aroma."

I would like to be experiencing this, but no such luck.

I am unimpressed with this sample.
23rd January, 2015 (last edited: 17th February, 2015)
Bois d'Iris is a subtle fragrance. It starts off with iris, and iris is present all the way. But it soon turns into a mostly cedar/woody scent. A very dry and quiet fragrance.
It is nice, even beautiful at times. I would mostly describe it as 'quiet' though. Completely unisex, and it probably works best in cold weather. It is gasping for air here in the tropics and strives to be noticed, but it is soon overpowered by the hot and humid climate.

Edit: I like this more and more. It is first of all Iris all the way, with elements of spiciness and woodiness. It is in fact quite long-lasting and it turns out to work well in the heat. It is not a powdery iris, so I would say that it is completely unisex. My favourite iris fragrance for now.
21st December, 2014 (last edited: 08th October, 2016)
Genre: Floral

Jean-Claude Ellena's scents don't always do very well for me, but Bois d'Iris is a major exception. When it first goes on Bois d'Iris is doughy - maybe even a little bit chocolaty - though not by any means gourmand. A crisp cedar note is quick to emerge, and this note lingers as the base for a very smooth floral/iris accord.

If a fragrance can be "velvety," this one is. This is a suave, civilized floral scent that emphasizes the buttery, rather than the rooty character of iris. It's versatile and very wearable: I can see it in the office or in the evening in any season, since its wood notes, while rich, are never ponderous. Bois d'Iris is surely unisex and quite lasting, with outstanding sillage and projection. A superior scent.
10th June, 2014
walking the woods feeling alright!
08th May, 2013

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