Originally Posted by Wordbird
I am always loking for a feminine Creed that I can love, but I have yet to encounter it.
I'm sure you've tried it, but please give a sniff to Irisia
, which was my SOTE last night.
The heat really brought something out in this. I've worn it a few times and liked it, but last night I think I started falling in love. After finally trying Infusion d'Iris a little while back and getting a better understanding of iris root vs powdery iris flower, I finally "get" the iris in Irisia (Isn't the learning curve fun?? I hope I never know enough to lose this sense of discovery...)
The top seems to be a mix of indoles, lily (for the wet green note), and something piquant (but not actual pepper), a combination I'm really liking. In a way, this is what I think those lovely-but-too-watered-down JCE peppery florals would smell like if given some room to stretch out and be seen.
The orris root comes in later, lending a bready heft to the proceedings while never overwhelming the green, peppery indoles.
The bottom is that nice vanilla/amber Creed base, which perfectly rounds out Irisia without ever feeling gourmand because of the lasting indoles.
The more I try, the more I realize that the real gems of the Creed line are hidden in their classics, which are quickly being "vaulted" and replaced by fruity florals or yet another ozonic citrus.
So I hope people will try Irisia - It's taken a few tries for it to make me see its magic, so please check it out again if you've already written it off, especially if you're going through a hot spell.
(I feel like a cheering section today... I promise to be back to my regular picky and unsatisfied self soon