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    Default Looking for an iris cologne/perfume

    I've been looking for a cologne/perfume with a good iris note. I've tried Dior Homme and the cardamom was a bit too much. I loved Apres l'Ondee but its tad too sweet (the iris note is absolutely beautiful).

    I'm ordering samples of Lavande Velours (i love lavender as well), Iris Silver Mist, and Dior Homme Intense. Any other suggestions?

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    Try Hermès' Paprika Brasil from the Hermessence line - iris over chili peppers, wood and dry spices. Expensive, but very nice. Classy and minimalist. They pass out large samples (like 4 ml) for free at many Hermès stores.

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    By all accounts, the new Dior Homme Intense is going to be pretty heavy on the iris

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahep2007 View Post
    By all accounts, the new Dior Homme Intense is going to be pretty heavy on the iris
    The new intense version seems to be very similar to the old "regular" Dior homme, which he said he already tried...

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d'Iris: luxurious.

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    Iris 39 by Le Labo

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    Serge Lutens- iris silver mist
    Prada- infusion d'homme

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    I'd strongly recommend you try Iris de Nuit by Heeley. It is warm, woody, savoury, understated, and undoubtedly iris-focused. Some complain about its longevity, whereas I find it lasts all day, but discretely so.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d' Iris is a beautiful iris fragrance, but it does lean toward the sweet and woods side of things. Xerjoff Irisss is hauntingly good - but way too expensive.

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    My favourites so far are

    L'Comme de Coeur
    Iris Bleu Gris
    Carthusia 1681
    Iris by Odori
    Iris de Nuit

    I'll also add 31 Rue Cambon that while it may not be considered as an Iris centered fragrance, it still has a remarkable and very well executed iris note.
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    Prada Infusion d'Iris

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    Iris Ganache by Guerlain - an iris/white chocolate gourmand, but on the expensive side

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    Hermes Hiris
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    Try Hermès' Iris Ukiyoe from the Hermessence line.

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    Equistrius by Parfums d'Empire - gorgeous.

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    L'Artisan Iris Pallida-- shows as being in stock at Beautyencounter.


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    ODIN Petrana - quite different from Dior Homme, the most masculin flowery scent I know.

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    Default Re: Looking for an iris cologne/perfume

    Hiris was what introduced me to the world of iris-centric fragrances. It is one of, if not the most wearable iris I've had.

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    L'Eau de Gentiane Blanche from hermés has a very good and earthy variation of iris. Also Infusion d'homme from Prada is a good choice. I ordered Iris Bleu Gris from MPG, bought blind and waiting to arrive, but I've been told it is also an excellent choice.

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    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile.

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    Agree on Iris Silver Mist & Iris Pallida.

    Adding Xerjoff Ibitira...
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    While I'm not a fan, Dzongkha has its followers and is commonly referred to as an iris scent.

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    my absolute favorite is Iris Poudre. But it has a lot of aldehydes in there and the iris is quite elegant as opposed to the rooty/carroty type.

    For thick earthy iris, I suggest Paprika Brasil and Iris 39.

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    Yes, the iris, my favorite.

    My recommendations:

    -Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist---- This is the holy grail of all iris scents IMO. If you do not like iris, then this is certainly not for you as it is the most brutal rooty/carrot-like iris note ever conceived. Roucel must have had connections to an un-tapped resource of growth-hormone fed iris roots to get something like this. Too bad it's not in the export range. We can only hope.

    -Chanel 28 La Pausa ---- Another excellent iris affair, sadly it is short-lived, but for the time that it lasts it is beautiful and entirely worth the price. I would almost recommend this to the fans of Dior Homme as the iris note in both is similar-- sweet and just a bit like make-up dust. The imminent threat of Dior Homme's reformulation is now becoming a reality very soon, so perhaps give this one a test drive.

    -Chanel No. 19 ---- I've only ever tried the current EDT version of this and it is certainly on my list of all time favorites. If you're not into the super green (i.e. galbanum), then this one might not be for you, but if you can get past that there is a very fine and proper iris lurking around in here. I am convinced that the structure of Dior Homme is modeled after this masterpiece.

    -The Different Company Bois d'Iris ----- This is kind of like Diet Iris Silver Mist, as it has those rooty carrot-like iris notes but nowhere near as brutal as ISM. I remember this one being a bit more woody and certainly more complex. If you are stateside and bitter, cursing the Serge Lutens palace because they won't just let you buy a bell-jar already, than BdI might be an OK alternative.

    -Xerjoff XJ Irisss ---- I'm the first to poke fun at these "super upscale luxury perfume houses," as part of me feels like they're a put-on--- I need to see an itemized receipt that proves me to that it actually cost this much to produce such a thing. Anyhow, I was fortunate enough to win some samples from that Xerjoff contest several months back, and naturally, I chose Irisss as one of them. This is as opulent as it gets, a bottle of this will set you back $715. As for the fragrance--- it is similar (again) to ISM, but more floral and less melancholic. If you have the financial means, or are an iris fetishist to the extreme than this is definitely FB-worthy.

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    definitely Prada infusion d'iris.

    I also have iris ukiyoe by hermes, its a bit less easy to like. I have tried some of the others (iris nobile, la femme bleu) and found them too floral for my tastes. I bought infusion d'homme because its similar to and nearly as nice as infusion d'iris but was alot cheaper at the time. I'm happy with it.

    I also like Bendelerious but its pretty way out for what i usually wear so i wouldnt buy it. But it is very nice and recognisably iris

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    Citta di Kyoto. A soft iris.
    Bas de soie. A floral iris.

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    Iris Nobile Acqua di Parma
    Iris Poudre Frederic Malle
    Orris Noir Ormonde Jayne
    Iris Ganache Guerlain
    Iris d'Argent Keiko Mecheri
    Mythique DelRae
    Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe Hermes
    Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
    Iris Crabtree & Evelyn

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    Green Irish Tweed and Millesime Imperial both have the very expensive Florentine Iris.

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    Paul Smith Man - masculine and underrated. I'm really digging this one.
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    Versace Pour Homme by Versace
    Cool Water Game by Davidoff
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    H.M. by Hanae Mori
    Vettiveru by Commes Des Garçons
    Riverside Drive by Bond No. 9
    Soon to include "Ab Spirit Silver"

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    See Caleros's post, and add L'Artisan Iris Pallida (if you can afford the outrageous price). Prada does iris well, for some reason: Infusion d'iris and Infusion Homme are worth a sniff.

    My fave of all? TDC Bois d'Iris. For the first 30 minutes. After that, Iris Silver Mist.
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    I fully second Dior Homme, Iris Nobile and Prada Infusion d'Iris

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    Iris Poudre, Heure Exquise, Iris Silver Mist, Kelly Caleche
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    Le Temps d'Une Fête, Tom of Finland, Jasmin et Cigarette, Dirty (not dirty at all )

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    I'm always chasing et testing all the iris based fragrances i could snif. The only one i keeped interest who are not on your list are:
    L'artisan parfumeur - Iris pallida (the woody side of old rhizoms)
    Cartier - L'heure promise

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