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    Default Best orris and iris perfume

    Iris root is one go my favorite notes. Does anyone have any suggestions that highlight this note rather than playing a supporting character? I love Dior Homme and have the vintage. I also love but don't wear Lutens ISM. It's just not that wearable to me. I have my eyes on Irisss but my credit card is done for. So, friends, any suggestion?

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    Iris Silver Mist all day. If you can't wear it, I am sorry for you!

    You could try Dzongkha and/or TDC's Bois d'Iris.
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    Iris 39 by Le Labo and Divine L'homme de Coeur are two I like. On the cheaper side, Prada's Infusion d'Iris.

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    Iris Ukiyoe for iris which is one I enjoy.

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    Amouage Beloved Man has a beautiful orris note, but it's not inexpensive. From time to time though, you may find a good deal on it from fragrancenet.com

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    Iris Nazarena by Aedes d' Venustas is exceptional.
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    It's not in the notes, but I think Hdp 1725 def has iris in it. Dior homme comes to mind when I wear it. Great stuff.

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    For me:

    Iris by L'Occitane
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Bois d'Argent
    MPG Iris Bleu Gris
    VC&A Bois D'Iris
    Prada Infusion d'Iris (women's version)
    Le Labo Iris 39 in the perfume oil
    Parfums d'Empire Cuir Ottoman

    You can buy the VC&A Bois d'Iris on Amazon now for about $110 when retail is $185.
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    In addition to the ones mentioned, I recommend checking out Frederic Malle Iris Poudre. Very upbeat for an iris-centered fragrance. Good stuff.

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    The long-lost Iris Gris is best of course. Followed by Iris Silver Mist. ISM uses a big whack of orris butter, which smells doughy and peppery much like a beat or other dark root vegetable--makes sense given orris comes from a root. Real orris smells nothing like a flower save a light, indolic, buttery quality. I've tried almost all the available self-proclaimed irises, and they are all terrible with the exception of ISM, Iris Gris, and Irisss. Irisss is the same as ISM with a little coconut sweetness and less pepper.

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    In my opinion Chanel N 19 is an orris root dominant one and is wonderful. About iris i love Iris 39, Iris de Nuit and Impossible Iris in particular.
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    Having tested a bucketload of iris frags, none beat DHI for me. I do like L'Homme de Coeur though, which is lighter and more versatile.
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    Can't pick that note up, I have several fragrances that list the note, but I can't make it out
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    I always get a lot of iris from Cuir de Russie (but not much actual leather, alas).

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    This recent thread may be helpful
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371...otagonist-role

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    Ermenegildo Zegna - Florentine Iris is a great iris fragrance. Best of the line imo.

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    Dior Homme Intense. Vintage version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Iris Nazarena by Aedes d' Venustas is exceptional.
    Have been dying to try this one.

    I love Iris, which works great for me in the winter.
    ISM, Iris 39, Bois d'Iris, Chanel 19, Chanel La Pausa and Iris Pallida are great on the root-y side.
    Iris Oriental, L'eau d'hiver and Lab. Olfattivo Nirmal are terrific, on the floral side of iris.
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    Although I understand that the OP is looking for a less expensive option, Clive Christian X for Men uses orris root as a major ingredient and blends it nicely with the cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, etc.
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    "Iris root"
    If you could find it I would suggest trying Odori Iris.
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    ISM is gorgeous. Check out Opus V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Iris Nazarena by Aedes d' Venustas is exceptional.

    This is one that doesn't seem to be mentioned that often here but it's my favourite 'Iris' so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    This is one that doesn't seem to be mentioned that often here but it's my favourite 'Iris' so far.
    Is it more rooty or floral?

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    It's not at all 'floral' (although there's a the very slightest whiff of rose, not easy to spot) - more rooty but with incense, leather & woods that makes it more appealing & interesting to me than ISM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    It's not at all 'floral' (although there's a the very slightest whiff of rose, not easy to spot) - more rooty but with incense, leather & woods that makes it more appealing & interesting to me than ISM.
    Sounds good. Have you tried Silver Iris?
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    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    Not yet, The_Scentinel - I had a bottle of ISM a couple of years back, but much prefer this one.
    How does Silver Iris compare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Not yet, The_Scentinel - I had a bottle of ISM a couple of years back, but much prefer this one.
    How does Silver Iris compare?
    I haven't tried it either; am surprised that it hasn't been mentioned though as it is a fairly recent release that seemed the subject of moderate hype. It seems to have been overshadowed by Gold Leather.
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    8) Interlude Man
    9) More than Words
    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    From my personal experience, and I am also a big fan of iris (althoguh it seems that iris is not a very male-ish scent), I lke Prada Infusion d'Iris EDP, all versions of Chanel No 19, including the Poudré version, and shalimar Parfum Initial and the L'Eau version. Maybe not very wearable for a man, but it smells very nice iris to me. Also, they are quite easy to find and not that expensive, either.

    And there are DH and DHI as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Scentinel View Post
    I haven't tried it either; am surprised that it hasn't been mentioned though as it is a fairly recent release that seemed the subject of moderate hype. It seems to have been overshadowed by Gold Leather.

    There are no reviews here of Silver Iris yet, but the notes don't appear too inspiring!
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26140118.html

    @prosperonline - the Iris Nazarena is at the extreme edge of what I'm comfortable wearing, it actually took a few goes to fall in love with it!

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    It took thirty posts before Iris Pallida was mentioned?

    For shame...for shame...
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