67% would repurchase
on 10/23/2018 2:35:00 PM
More reviews by zeynepd
Iris d’Or is an iris waiting to happen on my skin. Unfortunately, woodsy notes are lost while the sweetness is amplified. This leaves me underwhelmed, especially when Iris d’Or starts to smell like some other fragrances. The opening is a prominent, sweet and rather flat violet on me. Not as candied as some Guerlains, but not as deep or exciting, either. Interestingly, the sheer and sweet sensation makes me think of another Guerlain –Idylle- but this is not based on the similarity of notes. It is just that sheer, sweet impression. Iris d’Or moves to its heart pretty quickly and becomes rather thicker and louder. There is this very noticeable make-up bag smell. I almost want to say Guerlinade. I also get something eerily similar to Lipstick Rose although Iris d’Or’s presentation is much louder, and less rounded. I think this is the heliotrope. There is a phase, a transition to the drydown which lasts almost as long as the heart itself and unfortunately, it is too flat and sweet on my skin. (And I do enjoy sweet fragrances.) The drydown is a come-hither scent, first powdery and then very nicely creamy. The clean, mellow iris that is there from the beginning onward becomes most prominent at this stage. Unfortunately, it is too clean mellow for my liking. Iris d’Or radiates well for an hour on me and then becomes a skin scent. I will not buy Iris d’Or because I already have a favorite iris fragrance - Iris Poudre- and I don't think Iris d'Or is better. Notes per Basenotes: Top notes: Violet, Mimosa, RaspberryHeart notes: IrisBasenotes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vetiver
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 8/15/2018 8:50:00 PM
More reviews by kpalmer
This is a LOVELY happy and very pleasant fragrance, but it almost disappears by the time you can get your nose up to your wrist to appreciate it, and I have the EDT version. My one lippie review on price is due to the fact that it has NO lasting power or silage. I wish it did! A very expensive fragrance for the few minutes you can enjoy it.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/1/2018 5:14:00 AM
More reviews by altokate
This is a beautiful, soft scent that is suitable for all occasions.I don't find it boring (unlike some) because I can smell the pistachio ice cream note quitedistinctly along with the musk. Together these are quite magical.I often reach for this scent on cooler summer days as its green notes are well-suitedto that kind of weather. You will always smell classy wearing this.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 5/24/2018 8:40:00 AM
More reviews by mhubbard
I confess, I read that Meghan Markle likes this, and I found it cheaply at an auction website. Not a bad scent, I might give a 3.5. Ladylike, gentle, a pleasant violet perfume. It reminds me of the smell of "guest soaps" we used to have when I was a child. Nothing original here, but this soft scent is safe to wear to church, the office or running errands. It is a bit like a much watered down Lolita lempicka. You could wear this in front of the Queen, I think, without upstaging or offending her.
on 5/20/2018 2:48:00 PM
More reviews by lurketylurk
I purchased the travel spray version of Au the Bleu (and how great is it that they offer one of those?), which will run you $25 for 0.34 oz. I have found this scent such a delightful go-to that I think I will soon be purchasing the full-sized bottle because my travel spray is already running low. Au the Bleu is purported to be inspired by oolong. I don't know about that, but I will tell you that it has a cool, misty vibe very much in keeping with the packaging. I smell a soft lavender, green violet, and iris root. It is decidedly floral, but very unassuming. And for such a subdued fragrance, it has surprising sillage - I've gotten several compliments from people several hours after I'd spritzed it. The drydown focuses mainly on the iris and a clean musk, and is just as pleasant as the opening. I would say that if you like Chanel 28 La Pausa, any of the other Bvlgari The scents, or Prada's Infusion d'Iris, this one is definitely worth a sniff. It is also available in body lotion or shower gel, which I am keen to try.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
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