Well, I guess you really do learn something new every day. I always assumed that when I was sniffing an iris flower, I was smelling the very same scent so often used in perfumes, but apparently that version, according to Prada, is actually an extract derived from the plant’s roots.
It’s also the main note in Prada’s pricey new Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette ($85 for a 100ml bottle), a fresher, lighter, just-stepped-out-of-the-shower take on their famously floral d’Iris Eau de Parfum, which launched back in 2007.
Keeping this iris company are also notes of neroli, lily of the valley, violet, heliotrope, ceder and galbanum (spicy, woody and reminiscent of pine).
More fragrance fun facts!
- Neroli: A distillation derived from bitter orange tree flowers
- Lily of the valley: The white blossoms symbolize happiness, humility and purity
- Heliotrope: These plants follow the sun, turning from east to west over the course of the day
Because it’s so light — almost too light — I get barely three hours from it before it fades, but the bottle’s just so lovely, and the scent so vintage and feminine, that I don’t mind having to reapply it at all.
If you other florals like Philosophy Amazing Grace, Clean Fresh Laundry, Tocca Florence, the original Prada Infusion d’Iris or Benefit’s Laugh With Me Lee Lee, you might want to give this latest d’Iris a try.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,