Infusion d'Iris is very light and clean, soft and sophisticated,
iris over subtle woods. There's something in many iris scents
that smells like Desenex to me, and unfortunately is in the Prada
My husband and I were shopping in Neiman's when I got a whiff of this scent. I immediately loved it, and asked my husband for his opinion. Surprisingly, he loved it as well. I put some on, and went on with our day. The two of us were completely enchanted with this fragrance. It is a light, sophisticated, clean, crisp scent. Although it was long lasting, it never overwhelmed. It smells the tiniest bit like baby powder, mixed with an exotic, light blend of iris. Simple and subtle. By the time we got back to Neiman's to buy it, Neiman's was closed. My husband said he was so excited for me to wear Infusion d'iris, that he was going to go back himself and pick it up for me! Wow....I don't know who was more excited for my new fragrance!
2nd update: Bought this again and this time I'm sticking. My husband was following me around sniffing my neck and almost jumped me so I guess you could say this garnered a positive response. This remains soft on me which is a quality I love in my fragrances--I so do not want to offend anyone or cause them illness because of my perfume nor do I want a headache either. This fits my bill for sexy evening fragrance that a close companion needs to talk quietly with you and then they smell it--perfect. It starts green on me and ends soft and powdery.
Update: I took this back. It continued to smell like Curve Crush on me so I found I didn't love it. To each its own.
Original review: I like this fragrance but it reminds me so much of Liz Claiborne Curve Crush. It's very powdery which is great because I like soft and powdery. I can smell it after 8 hours of wear so very long-wearing on me or I just have a very sensitive nose(all true). At first spray, it is very oriental on me which I don't love and I think it would suit my S-I-L better who loves Obsession and Curve, but after it sits on my skin for awhile I like it more--then it smells rather soapy. Definitely evening wear for me as I go for super clean smells for daytime wear. And I don't smell any iris whatsoever in this. On the fence if I'd buy again--only time will tell--cause I loved Curve at first and now I hate it so if this continues to smell like Curve to me, it will be going back.
Have a decant (from a very reputable source) of this fragrance. I love Iris in that earthy presentation (think Bois d'Iris). This fragrance disappointed. First, I smell no Iris at all. If it's here, it's well hidden. I do smell baby oil. Many, many years ago in high school, I had a fragrance oil that had a bit of musk in it. Can't remember the name, but I'm sure it came from the drugstore and probably cost about $3. Honestly, this fragrance is very similar. I want to be clear that this probably isn't a bad scent if baby oil works for you, but I really wanted Iris.
First things first - this is not the same as the limited edition 'Iris' fragrance Prada brought out in their stores a couple of years back. This one barely deserves the name Iris, although there's a little in there. Orange blossom and aldehydes are its most striking components. Clean-scrubbed and asexual, it's for anyone who finds themselves too achingly hip to succumb to Estee Lauder's White Linen. It's surprisingly concentrated and long-lasting for a light fragrance, so buy the giant 400ml size and you can smell like a freshly starched shirt for the rest of your natural life. continued >>
This one was a scrubber for me. I tried a sample of Prada's Iris years ago from a swapper in Germany, I think, and I liked it-- so went in to NM the week when this one came out and gave myself a full spritz of Infusion d'iris. It was NOT THE SAME! I could not wait to get home and scrub it off-- I haven't felt this offended by a fragrance since KM's Scarlet-- gaaaah! Aside from that, by the name of the fragrance, you'd expect some iris, right? A bit of coolth? Some spring? A bit of an edge? Not so with this. Too bad-- I had enjoyed that sample years ago.
Purchased this today afterr receiving a sample from NM at their beauty event. I find this fragrance to be very soft and pretty. I really like it alot - something I don't say about too many fragrances. Try it when u get a chance.
This is my second Prada fragrance, I have the Prada Tendre and now this one. I love this scent, it's pretty light and it's different from what's out there at the moment. I gave it four stars because I don't feel that it has a long staying power, but still lovely.
Infusion d'Iris is a very light fragrance, yet soft and cozy, like a very sheerly woven cashmere shawl. The iris here is very apparent, and is mixed with floral notes (I get mostly orange blossom) and woods and musk. Because of the woody base, it reminds me a bit of Bois d'Iris, but does not have the raw-iris feel of that one. Here everything is smoothed over. The floral also brought to mind Iris Nobile, but this one not so bright and girly. It is understated and elegant, but not cold. A perfect skin scent. I give it a "5" for being so well done, although I'm not sure if it will ever become a personal favorite of mine--I prefer fragrances that have an edge to them, like that sublime rawness of Bois d'Iris.
Bought this based on a magazine test strip. I am very happy with the actual product. Very clean and light scent. Different from anything I have been wearing such as Trish, Lovely, and Narcisco Rodriguez.
Update: A year later, I still love this scent. Seems very modern and sophisticated to me while not overwhelming. My seatbelt smells like this now, so I get a little pick-me-up when I drive.