I"m always avoiding iris fragrances because I grow bearded irises, and the iris that they use in perfume comes from the rhizome, ot the blossom. Iris flowers smell gorgeous, some have an anise-tinged scent, some smell like grape, but underneath it all they have the same, 'blue' musky scent. I've been searching forever for something liek it.
I received this as a sample from Nieman Marcus. I have to say, I reallllllly like it. It's the first 'iris' scent that even comes close to an iris FLOWER. maybe they did use some of the rhizome scent, but what i'm getting is a mixture of fresh green leaves, blue/purple flower, and some sort of faint spiciness. could be the perfumer's iris note, or what they are calling 'incense' on the notes list. it almost has a frankincense like qualitly. Anyway, the overall effect is very sweet, light and pleasing. ON me, a little goes a long way. I might have to purchase this.
This smells really really good. I think this is one of the best new fragrances to come out in a long time. I smell musk in this scent.
Gosh another one that makes me wonder why everyone is raving? I did not smell iris in this. I love Iris Silver Mist and Hiris. This is nothing like either one. To me it is just another department store thing, generic and nothing out of the ordinary.
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.