This is a good quiet fragrance and although I like it- it smells an awful like L'Heure Bleue which I adore. So I cannot give this 5 stars because the composition is not very original to me - the neroli , iris - is very guerlain .
Saying that, it is a good subsitute for l'Heure Bleue EDT/EDP which is getting harder to find in the US .
I also get hints of vetiver which I am sure is not in this fragrance - it's probably the earthy iris doing that.
A good buy for lovers of Guerlain and for those who like lighter type scents.
Don't expect this juice to last for long on your skin - spray and spray away ,ladies !
EDIT : this fragrance does have vetiver in it . After the initial L'Heure Bleue stage , comes stage 2 - Guerlain's Vetiver !
EDIT again : my fascination with this fragrance led me to buy the bath/shower gel and the body lotion as well as the EDP. The shower gel smells exactly like the scent - it's quite strong .The body lotion is incredibly 'carroty' though. I guess it's those iris roots coming through !
Very strong "old woman" scent. I was immediately turned off. Not modern scent at all.
When I smelled this first, I thouht, it would not be the right fragrance for me; very strong. But I couldn`t do but smell again and again, because I found the fragrance very interesting. Then I bought a small bottle... and now I am on my second big bottle. I just love it. For me it smells very homey, despite fresh and clean and very specially.
Smells like a soapy hairspray on me. Not at all what I was expecting! I kept seeing it mentioned on the boards, but had never read up on the notes. I was expecting a translucent wood with some delicate iris wafting about. I get no iris, infusion or otherwise. I get hairspray, really inexpensive hairspray. But the bottle is classy, and it lasts flippin' forever on me, but the evil ones always do, don't they?
This is a lovely scent but not for me. Iris does nothing for me unless theres some vanilla to sweeten the scent. This smells bland and soapy on my skin. It reminds me of Eau Premiere which i prefer as it is more complex (as in has more character to it) but in a simple fresh way.
At first it was like violette on me and then it quickly turned to powder which I do not like. Then it turned Cheap smelling and shallow...Definitely no.
I am still in the "testing" phase for this ... I spritz every chance I get to make sure I like it before I buy it ... ya know, tough economic times make for fewer whimsical perfume purchasesI
I like this, or at least I am 97% sure that I do. The lasting power does not seem so great and I am really getting tired of expensive fragrances that do not last 15 min.! I mean, come on, Bath and Body Works have some nice stuff that lasts longer and smells just as nice as some of this pricier stuff does. So, maybe I won't buy this. I think I just talked myself out of it. I just needed to talk it out, ya'll! Thanks for listening.
I did want to say that this smells - to me - like a smokey version of "Insolence" ... which is not a bad thing - I love Insolence!
This smells exactly like Alyssa Ashley musk which is still available in the drug stores and maybe selected Walmart's.I would recomend buying the A.A. musk rather than shelling out big bucks for this.No one will know the difference...
I asked for this as a gift for my 18th birthday, something which I guess must have alarmed my mother; she came into my room asking if I knew that this was a scent for 'mature women.' First of all, my best friend had this and when I went to visit her in Florida this summer, I was using her bottle every day. So I told my mother it wasn't overly mature, and that was that. I'm so glad that she gave me this, because I really do think it's a beautiful scent. Yes, I'm young, and maybe I'm not in the target demographic or anything, but I think that Infusion d'Iris is truly a timeless scent. Sure, a load of teenage girls are drawn to things more along the lines of Curious and Pink Sugar, which I find pedestrian, dull, and cloying, but I think that any young woman looking for something that is soft, clean, comforting, and close-to-the-skin, this is a wonderful choice. It's not a sillage monster, and I'm glad it is not so. I don't want people standing three feet away from me to know what I smell like. Perfume is sensual; it should be something you can't smell unless you're hugging someone or getting very close to them, that's what makes it personal. This is a very light perfume, but the staying power is pretty decent (lasts 7-9 hours on me). The cedar is a tad masculine, but who cares? Unless you like ultra-feminine scents, I don't think its a problem. In fact, I think a little bit of masculinity in a scent is, strangely, kind of sexy. The cedar's lovely, the dry-down is green and at once soft and sharp. I think this is beautiful, I'm sure I'll be repurchasing time and time again.
This is probably the first fragrance that I bought for myself and love after months of wearing it. Usually I get sick of fragrances after a month or so, or I get headaches from them. This is a HG fragrance for me, and has definitely become a signature scent. I could see myself wearing this forever. LOVE!