My next tested fragrance from the line is very interesting - and that even starts with the name: Naïviris
. This scent leans more toward a traditional feminine, IMO, but still easily wearable by anybody.
The opening is complex but very coherent - an interesting mix of aromatic, fruity, lightly spicy, cool, and minty notes. The minty and spicy nature is almost medicinal, but in a very good way.
For my nose, the fruity notes dominated during the first wear. Naïviris, however, is said to contain African red iris (Kigelia africanus - sausage tree). I'm presuming that this is a novel iris-like component. I had certainly never heard of it. There is a strong, flat-textured, "makeup" note, very similar to the iris note in many recent fragrances, which came through once I looked for it. Perhaps this interesting African red iris deserves some more discussion.
Naïviris feels to me like a very modern yet grown-up, post-oakmoss, fruity feminine with both chypre and iris-like aspects. There are pleasant bits of soft musk in the dry down, but the berryish fruity nature never leaves for me. There were never any off-notes during the entire life of the scent. The complexity is sufficient that it doesn't smell exactly the same every time it is worn.
I like this scent, but not as much as Ciel d'Airain. I'm sure there are many who will love this fragrance, however, so it's worth sampling. Diamondflame, Snafoo, and our other iris-lovers - check it out and tell us what the heck is up with this stuff.