"When Nicolas Manounas created Eau de Rochas in 1970 he had the idea of a fresh, mineral fragrance, taking energy from the water falling down the hills of a Greek source: the Apollo fountain in Delphes." says Jean-Michel Duriez, the in-house nose at Rochas. “We took this idea to create the collection of Les Cascades. Water can be energizing, bubbling, sparkling, the inspiration of Eclat d’Agrumes; it can also be quiet and calm. Songe d’Iris explores this aspect of serene freshness.”
Jean-Michel Duriez explains "when I composed Songe d’Iris I wanted to create a serene feeling of freshness with iris and water lily. I wanted the fragrance to be like a small drop of water gently rolling on skin, all in softness and quietness. There is a delicious fig milk accord that balances the floral heart notes in a gourmand way. Water Lily is not a perfume material; in this fragrance it comes like a daydream, a subtle illusion, floating on water. I recreated it with an accord of white aqueous flowers. Iris has been used in perfumery for a long time; its roots are cut and dried for many years before being processed so that their refined fragrance subtly blossoms. "
"We source the iris in south west of France where they grow in the middle of pine tree forests," Duriez continues. "In Songe d’Iris I used the “resinoide” that has a delicious chocolate note. It blends so well with the fig milk accord and support the aqueous floral facets."
Songe d’Iris will be available as 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette.