Thread: Smell of iris in fragrances
Kaern, I don't think iris is sweet at all. It's powdery, rich, deep, earthy and vegetal, but not sweet. Also, would love to know which iris frags contain any relevant amount of the real thing. I'd gues Irisss and ISM atleast.
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"Iris," the vague description of the note that is typically represented by various synthetic ionones and/or blends, is a tough one to pin, but is almost always earthy, powdery, and redolent of violets.
Real iris isolate, though, smells exactly like day-old puff pastry to me.
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Last edited by Kaern; 26th February 2013 at 04:18 PM.
Odori Iris does not have the lipstick smell. Its a dry earthy light powder smelling scent.
Fun to read this today as I'm wearing Cartier Declaration again (I've really fallen for this somewhat-underappreciated classic), and this time I'm really noticing its beautiful, softening iris/orris notes. Everyone talks about the cardamom in this one, but today at least, the iris has stood out even more.
My favorite is Dzonghka, but Iris Bleu Gris is excellent as well. I've never really noticed any iris in Declaration, I'll have to pay attention the next time I wear it.