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    Default Iris + Incense fragrances

    Iris and incense are one of my favorite combinations. I find Prada's No. 1 Iris, and even Infusion d'Iris to a lesser extent, quite nice, but I'm curious about what others might recommend as a strong example of this combination. Any suggestions?

    I also just ordered a sample of Cloon Keen Atelier's Terre de L'Encens, for which I have high hopes...

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    Cuir d'Iris by Parfumerie Generale

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    Andy Warhol Silver Factory by Bond no.9

    It definitely has the incense and it has some old lady smell which I am thinking has to be iris...Basenotes lists iris as a note but fragrantica doesn't. I am sure it is iris tho!

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    I was going to suggest the Prada, but it looks like you already enjoy that. Have you smelled the newest flanker, Infusion d'Iris Absolue? It's wonderful, I think you'll enjoy it.

    Also try Dzonghka by L'Artisan Parfumeur.
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    Thanks, I'd forgotten all about Silver Factory! I remember loving it when I tried it years ago; time to revisit this one obviously

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    Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens. Prepare to be blown away.

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    I love Silver Factory but I smell NO iris in it when I wear it, regardless of what the pyramid/notes are. It is a incense fragrance, through and through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens. Prepare to be blown away.
    +1 agree assuming your not a newbie kb2003!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I love Silver Factory but I smell NO iris in it when I wear it, regardless of what the pyramid/notes are. It is a incense fragrance, through and through.
    I agree it is definitely prominent incense based fragrance, yet somewhere in the undertones I can smell a iris note. I am almost positive it is iris because iris to my nose, does have a distinct smell more so than most flower notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2003 View Post
    Thanks, I'd forgotten all about Silver Factory! I remember loving it when I tried it years ago; time to revisit this one obviously
    Definitely a good fragrance, and I am not to fond of incense based fragrances, yet this one is very manageable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post

    Also try Dzonghka by L'Artisan Parfumeur.

    ^^^^ this one and I'll add....

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    Dzongkha.

    Theres no incense in Iris Silver Mist though.

    for swap/sale:





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    VC&A Bois D'iris

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    I have a sample of Terre de l'encens by Cloon Keen Atelier. Pleasant, dry and mildly carrotty, with a subtle incense note. A bit too timid for my taste really.

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    Serge Luten Gris Clair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2003 View Post
    Iris and incense are one of my favorite combinations. I'm curious about what others might recommend as a strong example of this combination. Any suggestions? I also just ordered a sample of Cloon Keen Atelier's Terre de L'Encens, for which I have high hopes...
    What did you think of terre de l'encens? It is one of my favourite fragrances. Not 100% perfect, but the best iris incence I have found.

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    Opus V, Dzongkha and Iris Silver Mist are the ones I like.

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    i dont see too much here about jo malone but they just came out with a frag called "iris white musk"

    and i gotta say it was hands down the best iris frag ive ever smelled
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    Shalimar is an Iris and Incense masterpiece.
    "Passion I see is catching."

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    Amouage Ubar Woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Theres no incense in Iris Silver Mist though.
    true!



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    Quote Originally Posted by galwaygirl001 View Post
    What did you think of terre de l'encens? It is one of my favourite fragrances. Not 100% perfect, but the best iris incence I have found.
    I am just getting to know Cloon Keen Terre de L'Encens and I am really enjoying it. I'm looking forward to hearing what kb2003 has to say about it. What I would say though is that for me it smells more pepper dominant than incense. To me, Terre de L'Encens is Iris...pepper....wood.....soft incense. Nice and dry. Easy. Androgynous. It is more Terre than L'Encens. It would be a nice alternative to VC&A Bois D'Iris, a bit drier and less sweet.

    Oh, and + however many for Dzongkha.

    Edit: Oops, it is Cloon Keen not Keen Cloon, sorry! Anyway, try it, it's great!
    Last edited by Foustie; 5th December 2012 at 09:37 PM.

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    Prada Infusion d' Homme?
    L' Artisan Dzongkha!

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