Lucasai, I really loved your 1740 review. I have been wanting to try this one for my hubby for a very long time and through amazing kindness of cacio I should have it sometimes very soon. But after reading your review I was blown away and so looking forward to try it. I love dark, spicy, evil masculines .
Don't assume that, sweetie! Sometimes people simply don't comment because they feel they have nothing to add. Also some people catch up on a lot of blog reading all at once, at a set time. That review may see more readers yet. I do mean to post a compliment for your review and still will! It is very nicely written! Hang in there!
Oh, I like Iris Nobile and I think it is gorgeous, but just like you said we like different aspects of Iris. Have you tried Iris Poudre or Naiviris by Huitieme Art? They are powdery and woody respectively and much more happier than Iris de Nuit. I wouldn't mind having them both. Bois d"iris by Van Cleef & Aprels another happier woodsier iris. Glad you liked Iris Nobile so much
It's just it has too much gardenia and tuberose for my taste. I like my iris terribly sad and haunting. If you are curious, I have an Iris thread, "Best Iris fragrance, please help" you can access it through my profile . It was a long Iris journey that took me to Heeley's Iris de Nuit without which I can't imagine my life.
I didn't expect it to be up my alley either, as I seem to have gone off tuberose lately, but this one just made my day. Perhaps it is the climate here in Florida that suits this scent so well.
favourite note? damn, didn't you notice a recurrent theme in my choices???..
i'm one of those easy, super predictable straight guys, give me incense/wood, leather, oud, smoke & vetiver any day and i'll fall for it 'hook line and sinker'.
nothing wrong with it, just having a light fun poke at your 'obsession' with iris!! that's all...
Hi there! It's similar to PI, but lighter, dryer, more floral and less cloying and sweet. The iris is very prominent (not as hindered by sweet creamy notes as in PI) and I also get a beautiful, very natural freesia accord in the background. Caramel and patchouli are missing altogether. I find it better suited for warmer weather, and overall, classier than the original PI. Lasting power and sillage are both okay in my book. I think, if you like PI but want something more floral and less heavy it IS the perfect alternative.
Osmanthus Interdite is lovely, fruity, leathery... Not my favourite of the house, too, but very pleasant sometimes. My true love in PdE range is Azemour Les Orangers, do try it!
Absolutely could have been worse and some homes were destroyed. We are very grateful to have been spared that heartbreak. We can't complain at all and have been so lucky to have good friends to send us their best wishes.
Glad to hear the weather didn't get too scary! Enjoy you bike ride! We are finally getting a not-too-hot sunny day, too. Must get out and do something!
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