The papyrus shows up in the opening provides an interesting note to couple with the iris and pink pepper of the opening: It makes for a unique introduction. There is a violet note in the opening, too; itís quite light and I donít know if it is a separate violet note or if itís the iris itself Ė either way, I could do without it. The galbanum comes through strongly, and this is one of those galbanum types that I find too aggressive Ė I donít see this strong, rather harsh green note as adding anything constructive to the fragrance. I donít get much of a drydown, what little there is rather generic .
Thereís not very much in Notre Flore Iris that I enjoyÖ I love a good iris note and I enjoyed the papyrus note, but I simply do not like several of the other particular notes that were chosen to augment the what-was-supposed-to-be a dominant iris fragrance.