Great iris flower scent for the money! Its as luxurious as Chanels 28 La pausa, But:-) I wish they have put little more iris butter and less cedar wood, and that orange flower, because it is similar as when someone invites you for a delicious dinner and gives you 2 spoons of the meal:-) I love that clean iris smell that is clean but not synthetic, something there gives of some smoky or powdery synthetic vibe:-) but not overpowering...it settles down into gorgeous transparent veil over you.... This would be ideal deodorant scent to me! I see it for that purpose.....beautiful frag!
Infusion D'Iris by Prada, 2007
Rated #323 in Fragrances
I tried this after an hour of getting my nasal passages blasted by syrupy florals at Ulta (yeah, I know--eye roll), and this smelled like...nothing? I did detect a powdery-ness, and almost dismissed it entirely, as I'm not a body scent type of gal. I now thank the patron saint of scent, whomever that may be, that I gave it another shot. While I appreciate the Shalimars and Mitsoukos, they just aren't ME. I've been searching for something halfway between that elegance and something that is NOW without being assaulted by sugar plums and synthetic jasmine. This is the right balance: just dry enough, just powdery enough, woody enough, with a tiny undercurrent of sweet in the drydown. And I find that it lasts for many hours without ever being overbearing. Perfection!
I bought this in Duty Free, and I have to say, it was a mistake. I wanted something different from the citrus and light florals I usually go for, and I had read a lot about this, and thought I would give it a try. Initially I really liked it, exotic, with out being classically oriental, and I bought it on impulse. Unfortunately the dry down doesnt work for me, and it becomes heavy, and cloying. There are still aspects of it I like, but on balance, not for me.
My signature summer fragrance! It's crisp, not heavy & flowery as I'd expected. The only one of my current fragrances that I get sincere compliments & questions from strangers. Not as long lasting as I'd like, but it comes in soap, shower jell, lotion ect. that will keep the scent on longer if layered. Heck, it even comes in a candle!
Nice, but just doesn't seem to fit my persona very well. When I'm feeling Iris, I have my Hermes Hiris that feels far more comfortable.
This is a really lovely fragrance, and very different from my usual fare. I'm a woody/musky/sweet amber kind of girl, and Prada's Infusion d'Iris is soft, cool, and green. It's quite feminine without being sweet or heavily floral, and elegant without being too stuffy or serious. To me Infusion d'Iris is not reminiscent of soap as many have said, but rather of being in a shady garden after rain. Clean and refreshing. Eminently wearable iris runs through the whole thing; it's powdery and subtle, no root-caked-turnips here. In the opening, the powdery iris is just touched with bitter orange, and in the midnotes it becomes less powdery and more cool/green/fresh. This again is not a marine fresh or a citrus fresh, but really smells like being in a shaded woods. The fragrance doesn't develop much on me, aside from becoming cooler/greener and slightly musky as time goes on, but it's such a subtle, refined, and appealing scent that the lack of development is not a detraction at all. It has quite good longevity, especially if sprayed on clothes/hair and quiet silage, though not so quiet that I'd call it a skin scent. It's my go-to fragrance for spring and rainy days, and is also nice on really hot summer days and early fall.
A warm cashmere comfort blanket of a scent. I use scent not fragrance purposely as it's just that. Personal quiet and private
This type of british traditional sharp-opaque-soapy-barbershop style (in the same vein of Crabtree & Evelin) and at once modern and extremely sophisticated fragrance captures all the laundry soapiness, the elegance and boldness of the royal note of iris and its sort of "laundry, detergent and bath foam effect" reminds me a bit the one exuded by another iris scent, the unmilky and musky Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him that replaces with musk and berries the green-laundry-bright effect here produced by cedar, citrus, galbanum and overall vetiver. The last is the key element on the side of iris and the chord of the two elements produces a sort of bright, clean, watery and soapy refined very womanly smell of floral creams, detergents, soaps and feminine bathroom unguents and foams. The element of cedar is astringent and balancing and it joins discreetly the elements imprinting texture and grounding the general level of unsweet soapy opacity. The fragrance starts citrusy, barely angular and green in its first blast of orange and galbanum which bind themselves perfectly with the floral woody heart of iris, cedar and vetiver while the final outcome tends to soften towards something airy, incensey and creamy. The benzoin, in its chord with iris, vetiver, cedar and citrus produces the slightly milky and talky bath foam effect while the frankincense imprints air, a touch of dust and opaqueness . Sensual and clean.
This was so not on my radar, despite the fact that I do like iris, because of reading so many dismissive reviews; thank heavens for the local discount shops! I ran across a 3.4 ounce bottle of Prada IdI at an irresistible price, scooped it up, promptly spritzed it on at home, and found a new perfume to keep in rotation. It is delicate but not insipid at all. Utterly intriguing and satisfying. I adore the touch of subtle incense in it, and the iris is entirely convincing. It simply smells gorgeous and is clearly composed of really nice quality ingredients. The cedar is genius in it, as it underlines and unites the whole composition without asserting itself distinctly. It's rich yet subtle...A skin scent that won't project much, but one that people close to you will notice, and one that is pleasingly uncommon in nature. I will sleep in this also... Downsides: expensive outside ye olde discount shoppe, needs fairly frequent reapplication on me at least. Upsides: absolutely bang-up top quality scent, subtle but distinctive, rather sexy in its own way, and perfectly unisex.
Prada Infusion d'Iris is the definition of elegance and class. For those of you that want lots of flowers, sweetness and strength, this fragrance probably isn't for you. Infusion d'Iris is a clean, inoffensive floral. Slightly musky and woodsy. In truth, I hated this fragrance at first. It opened with a harshness that was both soapy and herbaceous. All I wanted was a delicate floral note, yet what I first experienced was odd and unpleasant to my nose. Thankfully the heart was much nicer with the iris and orange blossom notes peeking through and eventually taking over. Well Infusion d'Iris is certainly a Prada fragrance in its sophistication and simplicity. I do appreciate those aspects in Infusion d'Iris, I think that more simplistic, classic scents are needed on the market these days. There are too many overly sweetened and overly fruity scents that people seem to prefer wearing. This fragrance is not something I'd personally buy for myself and to be completely honest, I do prefer Acqua di Parma's Iris Nobile for my iris fix. However, this fragrance is beautiful in a soapy, clean sense. It is perfect for those days at the office or when you want to feel fresh and feminine all day long.
Infusion D'Iris by Prada, 2007
|Notes||mandarin, orange blossom, iris, vetiver, frankincense, benzoin, galbanum, cedarwood|
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