Originally Posted by gandhajala
Iris pallida often lends a powdery aspect to a fragrance, as mumsy said. Perhaps that is what you are picking up on. Iris florentina, by contrast, can have more of an earthy or carroty character. I find it sweeter, too.
I never tried iris as single note, but in my head i created 2 types of iris, just like Gandhajala mentioned,
one is powdery like in: insolence, Chanel no 22, cuir de russie, 1932, infusion by prada.....shalimar initial...so many frags use that powdery iris, it can be found everywhere and i think they mix it a lot with synthetic notes so whenever i smell something powdery i don't go crazy about it:-)
On the other hand there is this vegetable type of iris , most prominent in la pausa 28, where is much more natural then in Iris silver mist, which is more kind of perfumed up....and then iris nobile where its also perfumed up....those are the one i really like, its like finding a flower that doesnt smell of flower at all:-)
Oh impossible iris is so little of iris more of raspbbery? powdery note in the end , only the beginning smells a bit of real iris