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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    I think we have two more heavy irises missing: even though they're in the "feminine" category, if some guy wears Dior Homme, he can surely wear any of these 2 scents:

    Chanel No.19 and Ysatis Iris
    I get no iris from no. 19 either (although I wish I did)...but I do wear it and thinks its very much wearable by a man. I haven't tried the Givenchy, but will look for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascella View Post
    I like Iris Pallida very much, very warm and earthy iris, the high price is of course debatable.
    Well, I just bought an SL bell jar through one of the members here (on proxy), and it equalled out to about the same price per ml as the l'artisan...but for some reason, I'm just willing to pay that for Serge...but not for L'Artisan.
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    I recently splitted one bottle of Iris Pallida, that's about what I can afford .

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    This review and the comments beneath it probably have the most information on Cuir d'Iris, if anyone's interested:
    http://perfumeposse.com/2007/10/04/n...t-all-samples/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascella View Post
    I recently splitted one bottle of Iris Pallida, that's about what I can afford .
    A bit off topic...but I"ve yet to take part in a bottle split. Who gets to keep the bottle and who gets a decant bottle???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    This review and the comments beneath it probably have the most information on Cuir d'Iris, if anyone's interested:
    http://perfumeposse.com/2007/10/04/n...t-all-samples/
    Ah, ok...and its a parfum format too? The review claims it to be mostly leather...what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    A bit off topic...but I"ve yet to take part in a bottle split. Who gets to keep the bottle and who gets a decant bottle???
    Usually the one organizing the split gets the original bottle, unless else is decided among the splitters, so it's up to the organizer to decide, since there is a small amount of work to spray everything into the decant bottles .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Ah, ok...and its a parfum format too? The review claims it to be mostly leather...what do you think?
    Well, I posted my thoughts on it earlier in this thread, but I would definitely say it's an iris scent rather than just a leather scent, it's just that the iris here isn't blended with a more typical green or floral background. Let's put it this way: I put it on about fifteen hours ago now, and iris is the note that's lasted.
    As far as concentration goes, I'm pretty sure it's in parfum format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Well, I posted my thoughts on it earlier in this thread, but I would definitely say it's an iris scent rather than just a leather scent, it's just that the iris here isn't blended with a more typical green or floral background. Let's put it this way: I put it on about fifteen hours ago now, and iris is the note that's lasted.
    As far as concentration goes, I'm pretty sure it's in parfum format.
    I did read what you said earlier...just wanted ellaboration.

    I'm going to have to track some down...you said you can only get it by emailing them? I've had some bad experiences with TPC lately, so I'd rather not take that route if I don't have to.
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    doesnt Gucci Envy (the original one for women) have iris? i like that one.. i usually top it with some woody scent to taper down the 'feminine-ness'
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    Lanvin Arpege Pour Homme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    I've had some bad experiences with TPC lately, so I'd rather not take that route if I don't have to.
    It would probably be best to write Parfumerie Generale themselves and ask them about it. I'm hesitant to say more because I don't want to be responsible for anyone getting a bottle of something they don't want.
    I might second Bois d'Argent by the way: it doesn't smell like the flower iris, but it smells intensely of orris root, with a bit of honey to sweeten it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post

    I didn't add Andy Tauer's to the list because its no longer available
    I have a small sample of Orris by Andy Tauer at home. I'm saving it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I have a small sample of Orris by Andy Tauer at home. I'm saving it...
    I added it for good merit...I hear its stunning. Savour it!

    I'm looking forward to getting some Bois Farine for christmas...mmmm...doughy iris.
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    Add - Passage #8 from Collection Particuliere by Christian Dior - iris-orris and violet with slightly gourmand undertone.

    Ava Luxe Midnight Violet is very good, but also not pure iris...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Gerald wears it - perhaps he'll see this thread and comment.
    Ah, an iris thread and I almost missed it...
    Iris is one of my favourite notes, so the last year - which was very prolific with perfumes that focus on it - was hard work for my nose

    Iris Pallida is a straight, clean and pure iris scent. Although it is quite green, it also pronounces the powdery aspects of the iris root, so it is somewhere between SL Iris Silver Mist and Heeley's Iris de Nuit. Very wearable and definitely unisex. For the high price one should expect a bit more strength (although it's an EdP): it stays very close to your skin, but its longevity is quite good.

    PG's Cuir d'Iris is an interesting take on iris, too, which is dominated by the leathery note and I don't get too much iris after two hours. Yet it is one my favourites in the PG line and I'm considering to buy a new bottle as I've finished my first one already.

    These are my personal top ten iris fragrances:

    1. Heeley Iris de Nuit (green, cool, somewhat transparent, but long-lasting with a slight fruity touch)
    2. L'Artisan Iris Pallida
    3. PG Cuir d'Iris
    4. Prada Iris (extrait)
    5. Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, the powder monster
    6. SL Iris Silver Mist
    7. PG Iris Taizo (very different from Cuir d'Iris. Taizo is sweeter and quite heavy)
    8. Le Labo Iris 39 (which has to be applied moderately, as it develops strength and deepness and tends to overpower)
    9. Prada Infusion d'Iris
    10. Annick Houtal Heure Exquise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald View Post
    5. Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, the powder monster
    I got a sample of this (from Comdiva) and now I'm a little afraid to try it - you all know powder and I don't get along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I got a sample of this (from Comdiva) and now I'm a little afraid to try it - you all know powder and I don't get along.
    I found it too aldehydic, and then a lot of "nothingness"...I think there are some fragrance notes that I'm unable to smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald View Post
    Ah, an iris thread and I almost missed it...
    Iris is one of my favourite notes, so the last year - which was very prolific with perfumes that focus on it - was hard work for my nose

    Iris Pallida is a straight, clean and pure iris scent. Although it is quite green, it also pronounces the powdery aspects of the iris root, so it is somewhere between SL Iris Silver Mist and Heeley's Iris de Nuit. Very wearable and definitely unisex. For the high price one should expect a bit more strength (although it's an EdP): it stays very close to your skin, but its longevity is quite good.

    PG's Cuir d'Iris is an interesting take on iris, too, which is dominated by the leathery note and I don't get too much iris after two hours. Yet it is one my favourites in the PG line and I'm considering to buy a new bottle as I've finished my first one already.

    These are my personal top ten iris fragrances:

    1. Heeley Iris de Nuit (green, cool, somewhat transparent, but long-lasting with a slight fruity touch)
    2. L'Artisan Iris Pallida
    3. PG Cuir d'Iris
    4. Prada Iris (extrait)
    5. Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, the powder monster
    6. SL Iris Silver Mist
    7. PG Iris Taizo (very different from Cuir d'Iris. Taizo is sweeter and quite heavy)
    8. Le Labo Iris 39 (which has to be applied moderately, as it develops strength and deepness and tends to overpower)
    9. Prada Infusion d'Iris
    10. Annick Houtal Heure Exquise
    Great List, Gerald!
    I`m envvying your Prada Iris extrait!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    I found it too aldehydic, and then a lot of "nothingness"...I think there are some fragrance notes that I'm unable to smell.
    Tried the Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle yesterday during the day. I found it wildly feminine - the top notes reminded me strongly of Anais Anais (maybe it was the hyacinth or the lily?). I actually found it less powdery than I expected to. The iris was green, and it had that quality dry down that most Malle scents do. But I cannot image owning a full bottle of this at the prices of Malle scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Tried the Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle yesterday during the day. I found it wildly feminine - the top notes reminded me strongly of Anais Anais (maybe it was the hyacinth or the lily?). I actually found it less powdery than I expected to. The iris was green, and it had that quality dry down that most Malle scents do. But I cannot image owning a full bottle of this at the prices of Malle scents.
    I only smelled aldehydes in the topnotes...like White Linen. It was nice, but not iris-y enough for me.
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    Should be mentioned: Biehl Parfumkunstwerke mb02. Refined and incredible elegant.

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    All of my favorites are listed here already - No. 19, 28 La Pausa, Hiris, Iris Silver Mist, and Iris Poudre.

    Im surprised to hear some people get no iris from No. 19 - to me, thats an iris fragrance if ever there was one.

    Iris Poudre might possibly be my favorite. And its not that I love powder - on me its not powdery, its more aldehydic/green but incredibly elegant. I just adore it.

    The Prada extrait is very straightforward Iris, but the lasting power does not justify the price for me, unfortunately.
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    Thank you for this. As I've become progressive enmeshed (obsessed?) with fragrance I've found that I love the iris note. Roots, leaves, flower..the whole kit 'n kaboodle. (Also fig, vanilla, sandalwood, rose, amber, musk, bergamot....you get the picture.....LOL) Now I'm going to print this list with all additions, and like a good novice perfumista, check them off as I've tried them...!! It just doesn't get much more fun than that!!

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed is missing (florentine iris).

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    My number one fragrance has a predominant iris note: Dior Homme (I guess that makes iris my favorite note). This is a very interesting list, thank you. The next item on my to-try list is Infusion d'Iris.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    Chanel itself lists the following composition for its No. 19:

    Top notes: Grasse neroli, Iranian galbanum, hyacinth note
    Heart notes: May rose, Florence iris, lily-of-the-valley note
    Base notes: Virginia cedar, guaiac wood, Haitian vetiver

    They categorize the scent as floral (galbanum) - woody (iris) - green (rose) and describe it as "a bold bouquet of white and green flowers." They also refer to "the powdery fullness of iris from Florence, a rare and precious flower."

    This is excerpted from the brochure entitled "Chanel Fragrance 2007".

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    Chanel itself lists the following composition for its No. 19:

    Top notes: Grasse neroli, Iranian galbanum, hyacinth note
    Heart notes: May rose, Florence iris, lily-of-the-valley note
    Base notes: Virginia cedar, guaiac wood, Haitian vetiver

    They categorize the scent as floral (galbanum) - woody (iris) - green (rose) and describe it as "a bold bouquet of white and green flowers." They also refer to "the powdery fullness of iris from Florence, a rare and precious flower."

    This is excerpted from the brochure entitled "Chanel Fragrance 2007".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    Chanel itself lists the following composition for its No. 19:

    Top notes: Grasse neroli, Iranian galbanum, hyacinth note
    Heart notes: May rose, Florence iris, lily-of-the-valley note
    Base notes: Virginia cedar, guaiac wood, Haitian vetiver

    They categorize the scent as floral (galbanum) - woody (iris) - green (rose) and describe it as "a bold bouquet of white and green flowers." They also refer to "the powdery fullness of iris from Florence, a rare and precious flower."

    This is excerpted from the brochure entitled "Chanel Fragrance 2007".
    I have to correct:
    floral (rose), woody (iris, but mostly cedar, vetiver and guaiac) and green (galbanum)
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    Default Re: Comprehensive List of Iris Scents

    Two more for the list:

    Hilde Solani - Iris

    Ormonde Jayne - Orris Noir

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