Christmas present from my boyfriend. I love how close to the skin it stays; I hate being able to smell someone before you can see them. I usually prefer fragrances with a bit of sweetness (clean, not foody) in the drydown, but this has forced me to reconsider my former vanilla obsession. Powdery and fresh, with good sillage. Although I can't smell it on myself after an hour or so, I know it still there. The bottle is lovely and simple as well, perfectly suited to the fragrance itself.
This sweet and powdery scent calls to mind babyfaced cherubs gaily chorusing in the mornings of springtime. A triumphant toast to all that is blissful, heart-warming and duvet-snuggly. Puts me in an instant mood to cuddle up against my hubby and smother him in sniffs and kisses, rendering him my personal teddy bear. ;)
This is one of the best iris scents I've tried so far, lovely in autumn and spring. There is sweetness from the iris and much greenery coming from tangerine and neroli, which makes a perfect, inoffensive, charming and calming fragrance. I also love the bottle and the cap, I find it very sophisticated. This fragrance should make for a perfect gift, as I think no one would hate it.
Superb iris fragrance - starts off with a hit of citrus and galbanum, then, as a previous reviewer has eloquently noted, it seems to become more opaque as the beautiful buttery iris takes centre stage. It is an exquisitely balanced fragrance - on the dry rather than the sweet side, but nevertheless tremendously feminine. It's in the line of uber-classy comfort scents like Parfum Sacre - it has that reassurance that comes partly from knowing that you are wearing something of top quality. Hats off to Prada for bucking the yawnsome department-store-bland-fruity-floral trend. For once, this is a department store scent that smells like it has been composed by an artist rather than a focus group. Brava, Miuccia!!!
This is such an interesting fragrance on me - its powdery, reminiscent of baby powder & yet a completely "grown up", sophisticated & intense version of "powder". Its warm & comforting on me & incredibly discrete - it doesn't announce that you're wearing fragrance but just sits incredibly close to the skin & adds that aura of "smelling good" (which has been the reaction I've had from people smelling it on me, not "what's that perfume?"). I received a couple of generous decants of this that I've been wearing & found that its suits me better on colder days as its very warm & enveloping. I also discovered I need to apply it sparingly - it can be headache intense to my senses if I forget its an EDP & overdo it, its complexity simply becomes overwhelming to my sense of smell & I can't smell anything else (made worse by its longevity on me - this one lasts for hours on my skin).
I've had a very hit & miss set of experiences with new perfumes recently (don't get me started on EL Sensuous) but this is one I can see myself wearing a lot in the fall & am seriously considering for a FB purchase. continued >>
I have found a new love in this perfume!! It has been ages since I fell for a scent and this will be a winner for a very long time. I have finished already one bottle, purchased another a month ago, and yestreday, as I had an international travel, got lucky to find it very cheap tax free in San Fran airport :-)
Its very soft, stays very close to your skin. It wraps around me like a cosy blanket. It has lasting power, however its not on the foreground
To succintly describe Prada's Infusion d'Iris: It smells like how a cleaned starched shirt returned from an extremely high end Park Avenue dry-cleaners smells-- very clean, starched, hint of soapiness and with talc-like powderiness.
Although Infusion d'Iris is described as is a powdery floral scent, I would say that it is 7/8 powder & 1/8 floral (mostly Iris). But unlike other powdery floral scents-- this one doesn't smell too adolescent baby-powderish (like some drugstore brands) nor does it smell too heavily "mature" (like Chanel 5 or some Guerlain perfumes). It is fragrance that can work well with most all groups-- club-hopping 25 year olds can wear this, as can 40-something career women.
Infusion d'Iris is surprisingly modern smelling for a powdery floral scent-- most powdery floral scents smell like vintage perfumes to me but I think that the Iris has the right amount of potency to not be overbearing or sickening. Most importantly, the fragrance is just sheer enough to let the skin scent come through. It doesn't smell like a powder mask. Infusion d'Iris is relatively light for this category of fragrances. Hence, Infusion d'Iris smells very contemporary without being cliched (like CK).
I think that Infusion d'Iris is a warm weather scent-- it would be nice contrast-- like a crisply starched white shirt on a hot summer day-- very cool and collected. On the other hand, it might be too "dry" and not lush enough for the winter months. I am generally not fond of powdery florals but I give this fragrance a 4.25 out of 5.
I love this scent very much. It's a very soft scent almost relaxing if I may say, compared to the other Prada Parfums. My only concern is that it does not last long even tho it's a eau de parfum! So I ended wearing it b4 bedtime, it helps me sleep! LOL!
Pleasant enough scent but too powdery for me and a little "mature". Reminds me of something you typically smell on seventy+ year old ladies. I'm awful at describing scents so won't even attempt it, but I do know this doesn't last on me. Which is a good thing with this one. It's going back to Nordstrom's.
No real iris, a morbid scent, could be worn at a funeral. Too expensive - given the poor quality.