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    Default Re: 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    .... Also, would love to know which iris frags contain any relevant amount of the real thing. I'd gues Irisss and ISM atleast.
    Naïvely, I took those Chanel promo vids in which the camera slowly pans over fields of iris in Grasse at face value. Then I heard Chanel keep them just so they have something to show journalists. Not to say the house doesn't use any real orris butter, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I don't equate iris with the smell of lipstick at all.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: Smell of iris in fragrances

    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    I get a waxy carrot smell from iris. I really like it.
    That might actually be carrot seed EO, which is often used alongside the genuine article as a topnote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    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.
    Check -- I meant powdery

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    dubble ^^
    Last edited by Kaern; 26th February 2013 at 04:18 PM.

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    Odori Iris does not have the lipstick smell. Its a dry earthy light powder smelling scent.

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    Default Re: Smell of iris in fragrances

    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.

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    Default Re: Smell of iris in fragrances

    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.

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