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    Dare I say DHI!

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    Well, I did it!!! I ordered decant of Dior Homme, original formulation. I can't believe I did that, but you guys finally convinced me to get out of my comfort zone. It is just amazing how much love Dior Homme gets here, there must be something to that...In any case, there is always my husband who developed a deep appreciation for fine perfumes (not a good thing, less perfumes for me)

    I also ordered Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile and will be back with more thoughts. Sorry it takes me forever: I live in a small town in a middle of nowhere, 100 miles to closest big city and major interstate so the Internet is my only bet.

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    That is great! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. I LOVE Dior Homme. Iris Nobile is beautiful, but less iris to me. We'll see how you like them. Thanks for all the updates on your iris journey
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    How exciting! Crikey, and I am the very one who ALWAYS advocates sampling, and here I am getting excited about YOUR blind buy. Vicarious pleasure is what it is! Good luck. , and as always you must report back....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    How exciting! Crikey, and I am the very one who ALWAYS advocates sampling, and here I am getting excited about YOUR blind buy. Vicarious pleasure is what it is! Good luck. , and as always you must report back....
    Oh no, I am very frugal. I got a decant of Dior Homme and samples of Iris Nobile, sorry for confusion. I already made a blind buy mistake with Azemour Les Orangers and though I like it a lot I will never do it again (Of course, as they say never say never ).

    And I will most certainly report back! Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    That is great! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. I LOVE Dior Homme. Iris Nobile is beautiful, but less iris to me. We'll see how you like them. Thanks for all the updates on your iris journey
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping up with my updates, it is very kind

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    Guerlain - Iris Ganache sure...

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    I really hope you like Dior Homme, though hopefully your husband can wear it if you don't enjoy it. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesco View Post
    Guerlain - Iris Ganache sure...
    Yup, but run, don't walk. It is being taken out of production.

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    L'Artisan's Iris Pallida, by far, imo.

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    Hello everyone!

    Today I received following samples: Naiviris, Prada Infusion D'Iris, and beloved by many Dior Homme. Here is what I think so far and of course as the case with many perfumes, opinions will change in time, but these are my initial impressions. Also, I just recovering from my cold, so please be kind to me

    Naiviris - What a pretty, pretty Iris. Diamondflame pretty much summed it up when he said that it is warm, woodsy, and understated. It is definitely that. Too bad it doesn't last long, and for the price I much rather get something of Lutens or Tauers. My hubby said that it suits me better than Iris de Nuit and he is right - I am a brunette who wears heavy florientals on a regular basis. I would love to have it, truth be told, but longevity is a big issue for me -especially for the price.

    Prada Infusion D'Iris - It seemed like a weaker, cheaper sister of Iris de Nuit. It is very girly and I love it! And for the price I am definitely getting it, I won't feel guilty spending money on it and it is a good value for the Iris lover. It is not necessarily deep, but very pretty and quality for the money.

    Dior Homme - W-W-W-W-O-O-O-O-W-W-W-W!!!!! I would like to put in a disclaimer and ask all Iris Silver Mist lovers out there to not stone me to death for what I am going to say next. Dior Homme IS A MOST BEAUTIFUL IRIS EVER! It is not too carroty, nor too powdery - it is just right. So classy, so sophisticated, S-O-O-O-O-O beaitiful.... Or poor, poor and so stubborn me. Did not wanted to listen when so many of you mentioned it to me. Or snobbish, narrow minded me...Dior Homme - what a boring, unassuming name that turned me away and does not suit this amazing scent at all. Don't get me wrong, I still think Iris Silver Mist is a masterpiece, but to me it will probably be like having tea with a Queen of England: very special and very awkward experience. Too much Iris.

    Sorry guys for this haphazard post, but I will be back after I come down from my initial high with hopefully more refined thoughts.

    Thanks again for your suggestions, guidance, and warm comments!

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    I'm also a big fan of VC&A Bois d'Iris. It's a salt water beach driftwood iris. An elegant but easy going scent. I also enjoyed La Pausa, but it had not lasting power on me. It smelled wonderful for about 30 mins.

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    Hello everyone again! I just received Iris Nobile and thought I would post few quick thoughts:

    Iris Nobile - it is very beautiful, but for the life of me I couldn't smell Iris in it. All I could smell were gardenia and tuberose. Not big fan of both, and therefore, Iris Nobile is at the bottom of my Iris list.

    Prada Infusion D'Iris update: - I take my words back on saying that it is weak, it is not. It has pretty impressive staying power. Don't know if I want to purchase it though, there is something in it that I already getting tired of this scent half way through my 1.5 ml sample.

    Dior Homme update: I still think it is G-O-O-O-R-G-E-O-U-S but I started to detect masculine notes on my skin, on my DH it smells feminine and powdery. I will treasure my decant and continue to explore, when I will ran out I will see if it is going to work for me.

    I just ordered samples of the whole Parfums D'Empire line, I thought it was pretty generous: 13 samples 2 ml each for $29 including shipping from France. Thus I should be able to test Iris intensive Equistruis and will be back with more thoughts.

    Thank you guys again for everything, this whole experience was an absolute blast!

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    for women: Prada Infusion D'Iris, very nice, youthfull and elegant
    for men: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection EDP - fascinating one, shows the "side-b" , the dark side of the Moon of the Iris Note, turning it into something dark, almost gothic, reminds me of a mix between Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (Coppola's adaptation) barroque touch and David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" mysterious quirkyness.

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    Hi Whitefluffy. I am really enjoying your Adventure D'Iris! When you get your Parfums D'Empire samle pack remember to check out Cuir Ottoman, a lovely Iris Leather. Keep us posted.

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    As I mentioned in my earlier post Iris de Nuit and Prada Infusion D'Iris seemed similar to me so I had to try them side by side. I don't think they are that similar now. Infusion d'Iris is more loud and cheerful and Iris de Nuit more restrained. In addition, Iris de Nuit possesses an air of fine breeding while Infusion just pretends to have it. It is even more apparent in the drydown: Infusion d'Iris is a cheap soap on me while Iris de Nuit retains its classy irisness till the very end. I honestly don't think I will be purchasing Infusion, looks like I will have to shell out for Iris de Nuit - still my most favorite Iris...

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    I'm a fan of Divine L'homme de Coeur. Very nice Iris. I've heard good things about Dior Homme Intense as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Hi Whitefluffy. I am really enjoying your Adventure D'Iris! When you get your Parfums D'Empire samle pack remember to check out Cuir Ottoman, a lovely Iris Leather. Keep us posted.
    I have received Equistrius and Cuir Ottoman and here is what I think:

    Equistrus- very well done, unfortunately after 15 minutes I can't detect anything on my skin....Move on...Sigh

    Cuir Ottoman - Foustie, I have already had itsy bitsy sample of Cuir Ottoman before but I was babying it so I couldn't make up my mind. Parfum D"Empire's more generous sample allowed me to get better understanding and appreciation for Cuir Ottoman. It is a great scent and fits me well. Iris here is golden and opulent, lounging leisurely on the leather sofa, a beaut! Will definitely acquire in a near future after Iris de Nuit.

    I wanted to thank everyone again for their advice and inputs and it is time for me to wrap up this thread as it is getting too long and I feel ashamed

    My clear winner is Iris de Nuit. I am not declaring that it is the best, most gorgeous Iris perfume out there, certainly not. But it is precisely what I was looking for on my Iris journey - quiet, romantic, aristocratic. ( I am not claiming that I am, far from it ).

    The Greats I encountered on my journey and will never forget:

    ISM - awesome, Dior Homme - amazing, Iris Poudre - Feminine with big F, Dzongkha - special.

    It was a great journey and I would be lost without all your expertise and guidance. Thank you BNers, you are all as awesome as majestic Iris Silver Mist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Iris Silver Mist
    Not an Iris fan at all, but this one I liked and can also recommend. I also can recommend Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal.
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    Iris from the Notre Flore collection by L'Occitane.

    This might be discontinued. A smooth, creamy iris all the way.

    Cuir Ottoman is a great iris with leather.
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    NOOOOOOO..Do NOT feel ashamed Whitefluffy! This is a beautiful thread, especially because you kept checking in with your updates and impressions. So many folks ask for recs and then are never heard from again. One thing is clear; you and hubby are the best smelling couple in the middle of nowhere New Mexico. Thanks again for sharing your journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    In addition to all the very good recommendations above, I'd also suggest Prelude to Love--by Kilian. The top is citrusy, but after that the iris is very much front and center.
    +1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    NOOOOOOO..Do NOT feel ashamed Whitefluffy! This is a beautiful thread, especially because you kept checking in with your updates and impressions. So many folks ask for recs and then are never heard from again. One thing is clear; you and hubby are the best selling couple in the middle of nowhere New Mexico. Thanks again for sharing your journey.
    Thank you, Knit at nite, that was very kind

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    Hello everyone!

    I know I said I will wrap up this thread, but amazing opportunity came up and I had to report! Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the wonderful PerfumedLady, I have famed and loved by many Le Labo Iris 39 coming to me soon. I haven't tried anything from Le Labo line before, and needless to say, I am drooling...

    Thanks again for sticking around, you guys made this journey so much fun!

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    Once again, double post, sorry folks

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    Well, we shall see what you think. You are sure giving it the good try Lots of wonderful fragrances have been sampled!
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    I learned something on this thread: I didn't realize how nice an iris Dior Homme is. I finally got a sample at Sephora on Sunday and was amazed that it's classified as a masculine at all. I would have pegged it as a feminine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I learned something on this thread: I didn't realize how nice an iris Dior Homme is. I finally got a sample at Sephora on Sunday and was amazed that it's classified as a masculine at all. I would have pegged it as a feminine.
    Yes, I know. I have been suggested Dior Homme on this thread more times than I could count, and it took some serious collective pushing from BNers who contributed to this thread before I finally gave up . I am so glad they did, it is gorgeous, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefluffy View Post
    Yes, I know. I have been suggested Dior Homme on this thread more times than I could count, and it took some serious collective pushing from BNers who contributed to this thread before I finally gave up . I am so glad they did, it is gorgeous, isn't it?
    It is one of my favorite iris fragrances, and partly because of what you were refering to as the masculine edge it brings. It's not too pretty, but still smooth as silk.
    FM Iris Poudre is my favorite iris, but it leans more fem, although not too much.
    I've not tried the Heeley yet - I will now after reading this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    It is one of my favorite iris fragrances, and partly because of what you were refering to as the masculine edge it brings. It's not too pretty, but still smooth as silk.
    FM Iris Poudre is my favorite iris, but it leans more fem, although not too much.
    I've not tried the Heeley yet - I will now after reading this thread!
    Oh, you absolutely have to try Heeley! It is such a a beautiful and pure iris: not too much carrot, not too much powder - its quiet beauty tugs at my heart and reaches deep into my soul. I think it might not be the most gorgeous iris, but definitely most romantic and noble one. Very English smelling, if you know what I mean - reminds me of Jane Austen novel, something that Mr. Darcy's wife would wear in their elegant country estate on a pleasant weekend.

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