I have been putting off purchasing Silver Iris until now. WOW! I am very glad I purchased it. At first spray I smell the Iris, pure Iris. Then in the dry down I smell violet leaf, amber and musk. I also detect some patchouli which gives me a sweet/chocolate smell. Very gentle and when I think it's gone, wham! I get another whiff. I am in love.
True to its name, the scent oscillates between a rich rooty-buttery iris and a sharply metallic woody amber. For too brief a spell unfortunately. What remains is a rather non-descript transparent amber scent with currant-like underpinnings. The iris has left the building. It's like watching a movie where your favorite character gets killed off after 15 minutes. A big let down.
I get a violet and light berry vibe in this one. Powdery kick kind of subdues a few of the other notes. Oh yeah, let's not forget about the Iris. More suited for women IMO.
This is one of those nuclear bombs that people will definitely smell it on you if that's important for you.
This scent is not for me but anyway I'm going to describe the scent. you may like the scent and really enjoy it if you're into this type of fragrances.
The opening is a pleasant smell of iris, some green notes and a sweet fruity note that you can't miss it.
The iris note just by it's nature give the scent a powdery feeling and may remind many of you the smell of make up bag! yes, I can feel it.
The violet leaf give this powdery iris a green and almost grassy feeling but there is always a strong sweet fruity scent to keep pushing these two to the background and that's black currant.
As time goes by you will get more and more black current with very potent sweetness and less and less iris. the violet leaf is completely gone in the mid.
It's just warm and sweet black current as the father and some iris as the little kid that holding father's hand and following him everywhere he goes.
I believe there is a darker note beside these notes. something like incense or maybe leather that give the scent a detectable smoky feeling.
The whole feeling of the scent is synthetic but it's OK.
Projection is strong and longevity can easily pass 12 hours without any problem!
It starts with metalic synthetic iris (probably Irotyl or carrot seeds), which is probably the main idea that gives the name "silver". Then it's quickly followed by fruity/sweet patchouli accord to last until several hours.