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Shooting Stars : Ibitira (2010)
by Xerjoff


Shooting Stars : Ibitira information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

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PerfumerJacques Flori

About Shooting Stars : Ibitira

Shooting Stars : Ibitira is a feminine perfume by Xerjoff. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Flori

Shooting Stars : Ibitira fragrance notes

Reviews of Shooting Stars : Ibitira

Ibitira starts off with a beautiful powdery Iris and then freshens yo a sweet eau de Cologne kind of smell. Lovely enough.
03rd August, 2020
The iris is dominant here, for me. Very linear. A hint of violet but, no other flowers do I smell. Linear! A hint of musk and cedar in the base. Smells like Prada's Iris Absolue.

I am actually wondering, if my sample was bad or old because of the lack of any other notes detected....
02nd July, 2018 (last edited: 04th July, 2018)
Xerjoff always uses the same recipe, that's the reason why they are so recognisable.

1) Copy a popular designer concept.
2) Change the balance.
3) Improve concentration and quality of ingredients.
4) Put it in a very expensive bottle.

That's why they can release so many perfumes: the creative process has been cut out.

The soapy aspects of Prada Amber / Infusion d'Homme are obvious. I even got a Dior Homme / Intense vibe because of the sweet, woody iris.

The rose / iris combo is very nice though. Is it worth the price? That is up to your wallet. For me, it isn't.
19th August, 2017
This is my favorite (currently) rose/iris combo.

Reviewers before me pretty much summed up my love and admiration for this fragrance. Its breathlessly sophisticated, smooth, fresh, and somewhat bitter in the background. Perfectly balanced fragrance, but I wouldn't expect anything less from Xerjoff.

The playfulness of the Neroli and Lemon are beautifuly paired with the Vetiver and Iris. The touch of rose really rounds everything out and gives it a touch of powder that helps balance the iris, Neroli and vetiver.

Just Beautiful.
05th August, 2017
I haven’t been able to get my hands yet on a sample of XerJoff’s Irisss, said to be one of the world’s greatest iris fragrances. But then I remember reading an opinion of someone on Basenotes that Ibitira by the same brand, while although not entirely focused on iris, was, in his opinion, a far better fragrance all round, and I remembered that I had a tiny sample of it somewhere. After much searching, I found it – a meager, but enough surely to give it a good wearing.

Oh but I enjoyed every single second of that wearing! Ibitira is a beautiful, rather Italian take on the iris-rose-jasmine combination popularized in the French classics such as Chanel No. 5. And truth be told, I prefer the Italian take. Ibitira takes out the central section of florals, shaves off the aldehydes, and adds some Italian sunshine in the form of lemons, bergamot, and fresh green violet leaves. Polished floral luxury, but serene and smiling. Real Italian-style joie de vivre! Or more accurately, gioia di vivere?

The Florentine iris really shines here – no powder, just an electric shock of bitter rootiness, like green leather or the sound of two silver spoons clashing against each other. For a second, it reminds me of the citrusy, fresh iris in Prada Infusion d’Iris. It powers through on that iris identity for a good few hours before sliding in to rest in a huge pink rose note and a greenish jasmine.

I really like that the fragrance retains a cool, classical feel while also smelling utterly, clearly, incontrovertibly of the separate flowers that went into it – this is not the golden abstraction of Joy or Chanel No. 5. There is, however, a similar almond feel to the white musk in the base – it’s something I experience a bit in the No. 5 pure parfum but even more heavily in the EDP. I would wonder if there is heliotrope in Ibitira because of the almond-like undertone, but I don’t see it listed and I don’t think that Chanel really uses heliotrope (to the extent that Guerlain does, at least).

The base takes a turn towards orientalism, and for me, something of the silvery sheen of the iris is lost in the bustle. A dryish, powdery amber moves in, and combined with the almond-like tones in the heart, I am reminded of the beautiful Mona di Orio Musc, which also combines heliotrope, rose, and iris with white musk, creating an almost crunchy, dry ice effect in the drydown.

Despite the gradual attenuation of the iris, though, this is a stunning iris fragrance and one that I feel honored to have been able to test. I’d recommend it to anyone for whom budget is not a concern. In summary, a robust, smiling, Italian version of a classic iris fragrance for those who love classic French perfumes but feel them too somber for a joyful occasion.
26th March, 2016
Equals Prada Infusion d’Homme

Equals Prada Infusion d’Homme

12th July, 2013

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