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    Iris silver mist is for me the most beautiful and sophisticated Iris.
    Also like Iris poudré - Editions de parfums Frédéric Malle

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    What of Iris de Nuit by Heeley? Not cheap (you can buy a small decant) but this looks interesting:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=31503
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    I ordered a decant of Iris Silver Mist a week ago, and I'm getting impatient... This thread has really inflated my expectations, so it has a lot to live up to!

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    I've read that a lot of people actually prefer the Chanel No. 19 EDT to the EDP -- which is heavier on the green/iris combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I'm assuming you are talking about the feminine that came out in 2005, by Bourdon (the Ferre line is so confusing)?
    Yes, that one. He also created Iris Poudre for F. Malle. According to The Guide, they are very similar, but I have not tried the Malle yet.
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    I'll throw one in that doesn't get much love on these boards, but I really like it. MPG Fleur d'Iris is a green iris, stark violet opening that softens up with a very pleasant green iris melding into a slightly warm, soft vanillaish drydown (but doesn't lose the iris or really even the green). You can find it for under $100 for 100 ml if you look around at some of the discounters.

    I love the iris note, and many of my favs are listed above. But my little MPG is actually one that I wear alot, year round, but especially this time of year.
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    One of my favorite notes in perfumery! Iris or "orris" is also one of the most expensive.

    There have been lots of great mentions here, I'll add some more: Creed's Irisia is an oft overlooked Creed. Notes are bergamot, infusion of iris and tuberose (don't worry this is not a tuberose fragrance), ambergris and amber. Since Irisia is overlooked, you can find it at places like Ren Rien for about 80 bucks. It is wonderful by itself but excellent as a layering fragrance.

    The othe iris scent I think is worth mentioning (and hasn't already been mentioned) is the fairly new Balenciaga Paris. It's a clean, peppery fragrance which doesn't make a huge impression on paper. This is one you have to wear on skin and spend some time getting to know. You might catch yourself thinking "mmmm, who smells good?", only to discover it's YOU! (Happened to me, anyway.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    I've read that a lot of people actually prefer the Chanel No. 19 EDT to the EDP -- which is heavier on the green/iris combo?
    The EdP is more iris prominent. The EdT is more green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    The Ferre de Ferre Iris perfume is very similar to Frederic Malle's
    Iris Poudre and was in fact created by the same nose.It is usually available
    quite cheaply online. Be aware that a lot of the Ferre scents sound the same!
    Darn you for posting this! Now I've got this on my wishlist. Just when I thought I had hit the bottom.

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    My favourites include: The Different Company Bois d'Iris, Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, Hermès Hiris and Annick Goutal Heure Exquise.
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    I love Guerlain's Iris Ganache, an iris/chocolate gourmand fragrance.

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    Don't think I've seen this one mentioned yet: Mythique from Parfums Delrae.

    It's a gorgeous, complicated woody-floral with a pronounced iris note.

    You can order a great sample pack of the Delrae perfumes directly from their website for just $25, shipping included! The samples are generously-sized vials, and you get six of them, in cute little envelopes. Totally worth the $25. Mythique was my favorite of the bunch but all six were beautiful and wearable, very high-quality.

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    I tried No. 19 EDT this weekend, and all I got was galbanum -- no iris at all.

    Wow, I might need to do the Delrae sample pack. I keep hearing great things about them.

    Thank you for givign so many wonderful things to try! That MPG Fleur d'Iris does sound wonderful -- and Beauty Encounter has a tester for $56.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    I tried No. 19 EDT this weekend, and all I got was galbanum -- no iris at all...
    As I suspected. You need to try the vintage EdP if you can find it. Different scent, very iris-y.
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    This thread is great - I've been on a bit of an iris kick lately, having recently fallen in love with Malle's Iris Poudre. (side note: if you have access to a Barneys, do try it, but also put on some of the matching body butter - it's mind-blowing)

    I'm quite intrigued now by the Ferre as a much less expensive alternative...

    I'll also throw in a vote for Dior Homme. Other than the name, there's nothing particularly "homme" about it. The next time you pass a Sephora, give it a sniff.

    Aside from Luckyscent, the Van Cleef exclusifs (including the iris one) are at Neimans. If you smile and ask nicely, they have cute little sample six-packs to give out with vials of all the exclusifs inside...

    All that being said, the scent that ignited my desire for iris was L'Heure Bleue also. If you can, try the extrait - it's heavier on the iris-laden Guerlinade.
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    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile, both edt and edp. You can find them at a good price on ebay.

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    Iris Ganache is to die for in my book, expensive, yes, but a small decant should last a long time. Has epic longivity and sillage.
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    No.19 parfum is the most iris-heavy of the available formulations. The modern formulation has the plus of also being prominently leathery

    I'd say Dior Homme is probably the more affordable iris that is also a great composition. No.19 EDT does have a good amount of iris as well, and is widely availble (at Chanel prices, though).

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