Yves Rocher • Iris Noir • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I'm not a flowery kind of girl and mostly go for the darker scents like musk, frankincense and sandalwood, but this is one of the few floral scents I really really like :) And it's cruelty free!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
After spraying, I got a most distinct "grape" note, like Welch's but not sweet. After a few seconds, I could smell iris and violet very distinctly. Like the other floral in this line (Tendre Jasmin), this is a rather perfumey iris/violet, but, again, it's not too bad. I may get a spray of this to go with my little sample vial, but that is it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Bad staying power (max 2 hours unfortunately), but wow, great scent. That's my "sorceress" scent. Very seductive and dark. Good buy if on sale ($40CAD vs $70CAD).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Initially, 'Iris Noir 'smelled almost identical to Lancome 'Magie Noire' on me. Then as the day progressed, I picked up on heady orris and violets. This comes across as oriental chypre to me. EDT's lasting power has been decent. 'Iris Noir' makes an elegant evening fragrance.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is so amazing, to find such a great scent from this super cheap
brand! It is spicey and I never like spicey fragrances but this is warmed with vanilla. It is very dry, not sweet, classy and sophiticated.
It is a hint of yummy iris, pepper, leather, an elegant musk note
and a few other things. I got a miniature bottle dirt cheap, along with strawberry soap, a mini strawberry perfume bottle, a cool beach blanket, and a few other free gifts with purchase, all for only $20 including shipping.
I highly recommend you visit the Yves Rocher website.
Try this, you won't be sorry. Well worth the $20 investment.
BTW, it's not really a French company, they just chose a French name for effect, it's in New York.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is better than some of their other fragrances that they offer, but this is a strong, sweet, floral, powdery musk which is nice, but not for me. I prefer the "cleaner" scents. It is long lasting, which is quite surprising since MOST Yves Rocher fragrances last maybe a couple of hours! I'd go lightly when spraying this because it is STRONG(and powdery!). I used the sample and I felt suffocated by it. It's NOT soft! It's also a bit masculine(on me, anyway).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I really enjoy this fragrance. It seems so much more than what I expected for a product from Yves Rocher (or as my daughter calls it, French Avon). This is great if you're a patch fiend, which I am. Nice bit of cardamom at the top, then comes a light-weight iris, bottomed with patchouli. Sexy, great for a night out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
I don't like most perfumes. My favorite (the only ones I have ever bought and used myself) are Mitsouko, and Must de Cartier. Enter boyfriend that loves perfume, and of course NOT the only two I like. (chypre loving grandmother) We can agree on Gaultier Classique, but it is just tolerable to me, not something that smells good. When I tested this one I was very surprised to find a new perfume that I actually couldn't stop wanting to smell. Most perfumes smell very sharp on me, Shalimar turns into lemon detergent on my skin, but this one is wonderfully creamy violety smooth, without being too sweet. Drydown is more generic, but still pleasant. Just ordered the bottle after trying in a store, bf probably will hate it, but it's worth a try.
Edit 1/20/10- smelled great for a couple of weeks, then the scent changed and the wonderfully suffocating violets disappeared. Now it smells like generic soap. Will not repurchase.
Edit 2-21-10- tried in store again, smells the same as my bottle, so it must be some change in my body chemistry. Will see if it works again in the summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is definetly in my top 5 fave perfumes! I also have the Rose Absolue and I love them both equally. I am not usually a floral wearing type of woman when it comes to fragrances however this is sophisticated and modern smelling without being old lady-ish. I know when I wear this all the teens are not going to be wearing it. I bought this in the summer and found it did suit the warmer months but was a bit too strong. Now I'm wearing it during the fall months and it suits this time of year better and takes on a whole different smell for some reason.
This has better staying power than most perfumes and lasts easily 4-5 hours on me and even when it's worn off a bit I can still smell traces of it around me. It is a very sexy scent (a bit dark/mysterious) and when I put this on I feel like a million dollars!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got a sticky, powdery mess out of this, which was extremely disappointing. Not sweet, but still cloying, powdery in a dusty, murky way. Just not pleasant on me at all. Scrubbed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Nice and floral, would tire of it though. SO said NO smelled like stinky deo..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I generally like anything Vanilla, but once in a while I like to wear floral fragrances. This one is very interesting. I can't figure out how to classify it. It is floral, but also oriental. Very dark and deep. I don't know what Iris smells like, but all I smell here is Violet, which I like anyway. I received the body lotion free recently and it is very strong smelling. You don't even need the perfume. I find it lasts a long time. I really liked this Iris Noir. I also have the Rose Absolute, which I absolutely love. Most Yves Rocher fragrances last a long time on me. Iris Noir is mysterious and feminine. I really like it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Unlike many of the reviewers here, "Iris Noir" wore on my skin as all the things listed by others as not being the texture of it; dark, dry and woody. But it's also velvety. And slightly jammy sweet, dusked over by that woodsy dryness. Upon first spray, the top notes fan out as a rooty-green-grape-sugar mix, very reminiscent of actual irises. It then enters a period of peppery, anisette and cedar-like calm, humming along the horizon before settling into a powdery, dry wood base. The twilight-esque richness of it reminds me a little of "Midnight Poison" by Dior, but where "MP" wears like champagne, rosewater and blackberry jam at a nightclub, "Iris Noir" invokes an image of being draped in dark blue velvet and surrounded by blooms, while casually lounging out under the stars. "Iris Noir" is a night in or amongst intimate aquaintances, while "MP" is a trendy night on the town.
Disclaimer: My mother has always been a huge fan of this flower and grew various kinds in her gardens, so many of my fondest childhood memories are grounded in this scent, i.e., it's difficult for me not to appreciate, if not enjoy, anything with a lead iris note in it. However, "Iris Noir" is quite unusual for an iris fragrance and veers away from the chilly, precious perfection of others, opting instead for an accessible, creative sensibility. There is an impressionistic earthiness to "Iris Noir", where the edges of it are fuzzy and diffuse, not precise and tailored like SL's "Silver Iris Mist" or Prada's "Infusion D'Iris". In other words, it's a casual iris blend, which is not something you're likely to often hear associated with the note of "iris". Again, it's very dry in feeling and distinctively floral, so test this one first; however, with sampler sizes available and the larger size running at such a reasonable price, I suspect many will be pleased with "Iris Noir". It's a solid find.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I don't know what happened. I loved the sample paper of Yves Rocher Iris Noir and then ordered the 1 oz. size. I've worn the juice twice now and barely notice the notes that drew me to this scent on the sample wet paper in the first place! How frustrating!
This smells something like Kimora Lee Simmons fragrances, without the leathery note though. It's thick, powdery, spicy and sweet. I think I developed a scent overload resulting in me not being able to really smell it after that first sample application.
The bottle and and the color of the juice are gorgeous though, so would make a lovely vanity display.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm not much of an iris fan, and this type of modern scent doesn't appeal to me that much to ever become a hg, but there's something nice about Iris Noir edp. It's not dark at all, I'd describe it as crystal blue. It's cool, wet and sparkly. Floral notes in Iris Noir remind me of fresh blue flowers drowned in ice-cold water. The drydown is not that interesting, a bit spicy/earthy but not bold enough, imo. The bottle is amazing and so is the purple liquid. according to Osmoz.com 86% of the components in this fragrance are natural, and the white card for the embossed box comes from managed forests.
I gave away my bottle though.
Iris, Rosy Notes, Floral Notes
Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Ambrette Seed
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Spritzed it on in the shop, so thankfully didn't spend a penny on this annoying little fragrance. Iris is usually powdery but this is unbearably powdery sweet. Hard to wash off as well
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What a nice surprise Iris Noir is! I received a mini as a gift in an Yves Rocher order, and I think it is very nice. I also get a violet/iris impression, and it's quite fruity up top, though it dries down soft, subtle, clean and slightly powdery. Funny how so many of these fragrances with the word "noir" in their names are not. There is nothing noir here, imo. This fragrance is a soft muted violet. I think it's perfect for cool weather.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Unlike its name, this is a candied violet-like iris, not a woody Silver Mist iris. I prefer the latter, but this is beautiful and wearable. Not too sweet or gourmand, and not powdery, so this is a keeper for me. I was lucky enough to get the mini bottle before this released in the US. If you're an iris novice, this is a good introduction, with a reasonable price to boot.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
Patchouli is apparently the trendiest fragrance ingredient nowadays, and for me it's great - not many women like the scent of earthy patchouli or minty bergamot so most of this years fall launches will be targeted directly against me, lol!
YSL's Elle, Midnight Poison from Dior, Diamonds from Armani, Shiseido's Zen, Black XS from Paco Rabanne, Cacharel's Liberté...I could go on and on...and half of the mentioned ones contains bergamot too - this is the ingredient that gives such a powerful citrusy, almost minty burst until the scent starts to dry down.
My three favourites of this year all contain both.
So also Iris Noir, the newest fragrance release from the Secrets d'essences line. It comes in that same sleek and simple glass bottle the previous releases came in, but the color of the fragrance this time is purple.
The notes that appear at the first spray is bergamot and coriander, a splash of almost minty asian spice that in a fraction of a second I would call bugspray, followed by orris butter, iris, rose notes, and floral notes to calm this explosion down. That softer scent lingers for some time, and its absolutely beautiful sniffed from the air around me and not directly from my wrists. At last the patchouli, tonka bean, and ambrette seed blends in and smoothes the scent to something like a creamy blueberry dessert that stays close to the skin.
On me, that is...
Staying power is ok - like the other ones from the same line, around 5 hours or so.
Yves Rocher proclaims that 86% of the ingredients are natural, and on the box you can read that they have used a lot of essential oils to make this fragrance - and that makes sense to me. I have a lot of essential oils at home to compare it with, and can pick up the notes from the oils.
Do I love this fragrance?
Well the smell from the tester made me order a bottle at once - and I was lucky to receive a purse spray for free with it. Now I'm sniffing both of my wrists, having a little trouble figuring out what I think - I sampled two different fragrances eyesterday and had a shower today, but I think that the fragrances from yesterday are playing with my Iris Noir...
My left arm smells divine and my right arm smells...well, it smells. The bergamot won't calm down. I have to give a final update with my conclusion later.
For now, judged on my left arm and my previous sample I would give it 4 lippies but that may change later.
For you, I would suggest to sample it before purchasing it - as it is in fact a difficult scent to wear - I think it will be highly dependable on your chemistry from day to day, how it will smell.
UPDATE: It has finally dried dovn, and I'm satisfied with it. Not my favourite, but I will definately use it. It dried down to a creamy powdery blueberry dessert as I mentioned before, sweet but not gourmand imo.
And I should mention this - it doesn't smell similar in any way to Pradas Infusions d'Iris. UPDATE: Anybody else that feels a slight urge to spray on some Rose Absolue while wearing Iris Noir?
Update 2011: This is the one fragrance that some friends tell me NOT to wear, as they find it too sharp and annoyingly strong (on me). These friends all love Alien, Flowerbomb, Lola, Flora, Spellbound, Obsession, Lady Million, and The One.
Just a note:
After more than 15 years of being a repeat customer at Yves Rocher, I've closed my membership and account after being treated rudely one last time by their customer service in Norway. Clearly the company has a worldwide issue with their customers if they are dissatisfied, after reading more than one review mentioning it.