Iris Chypre by Elixir Attar Perfumesby Therapeutic Fragrance
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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance
Where? I Use the Fragrance
All Natural, Home
When? The Season I Use the Fragrance
What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance
Signature Scent, Special Occasions
Price Per Millileter
One Foot To Two Feet/
Up To 6 Hours
How? I Apply the Fragrance
Iris just got better. This might just be the most underrated fragrance house in the United States. This is one of the best iris scents on this planet. There is a 35 percent concentration. Would you believe it if I told you this is all natural? And just when I thought I had my favorite chypres down, BOOM, this enters the fold. The perfumer stated he wanted to produce an iris-heavy French-style chypre attar. Irones typically are maxed out at 15 to 25 percent in a fragrance, but this has 35 percent irones. Orris has many facets, floral and woody, earthy and fresh, sweet and bitter, wimpy and strong (hang with me, here, I will explain this). To make things even more confusing, iris is a perfume “note,” which means it gets interpreted. A perfumer can develop an accord that highlights any of its facets. So when someone says they love a specific iris perfume, what they are really saying is that they love the way iris has been interpreted. This is the most seductive chypre opening I have come across. The bergamot is laced with the spices and is mixed rather than forming its own note creating a spicy citrus fresh opening. This is one of the reasons I can’t stand synthetic cinnamon or what I call urinal-cake flavoring. This cinnamon is a fragrant aromatic and not your mama’s potpourri. It’s stunning and adds a perfect elixir, if you will, to the bergamot. The heart of this fragrance is truly a heart. This thing is beating with the life of the orris. Huge amounts of powder dust the oakmoss. This is different than the typical powder you’re thinking of; this is thick, fresh vintage olfaction that takes time to understand. Those two ingredients and others (specifically, the Chinese incense) form a dynamic fume. This is new for me, but according to the perfumer, it takes after Roja’s Haute Luxe but with all naturals. The incense comes forth, which is covered in powder that infuses the incense. This wears exactly like a chypre would, meaning there are citrus to floral to oakmoss transitions. And then every rule is broken. Iris is in the name, and the note is sung better than anything else. This is at Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” level; the iris ebbs and flows through this chypre like nothing I have seen before. This is worth the cost of the ticket for getting your nose on this quality of orris. It is so deep and poignant. The final drydown turns into the most fresh baby powder you could ever smell. Overall, this hits on the famous chypre notes, but is an interpretation you need to smell if you like chypres and iris. Elixir Attars has put its unique stamp on this composition that shines in this crowded category. If you were putting on twenty different chypres and choosing something, this would stand out as a top three for its clear beauty in composition, top-shelf rare raw ingredients, and its back-and-forth play with the orris note alone.
|Company:||Elixir Attar Perfumes|
|Fragrance Family:||French Iris Chypre|
|What:||Signature Scent, Special Occasions|
|Where:||All Natural, Home|
|Projection:||One Foot To Two Feet|
|Longevity:||Up To 6 Hours|
|Short Description:||Classical Iris Chypre|
|Fragrantica Score:||5 out of 5 with 13 votes|
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What an amazing review!
Thanks a lot
Thanks for the great review. This is an unbelievable attar, I agree with you that it's one of the most underrated houses. I've enjoyed more of Elixirs Attars western french style Attars rather than the more oriental ones, have you tried their Spirit of the Hellenic Republic or Fougere Kosmos Del Emilia, both stunners.
Another great iris attar is Irisior by Sultan Pasha.
My review of this is already filmed. Will be live on the channel at the end of this month.
Catching up on some of previous content now, great to see someone with similar tastes as mine!
Thanks for stopping by! Spirit of Hellenic is great, had a chance to cover that and a few other greats from the house.
The Floral bouquet enfleurage is unbelievable as well covered it in an applying Attar video here:
An finally if those weren't enough for me the unicorn of the house is the Ghaliyat Tareeq Al Hareer, brother you need to get your nose on this one:
I am stunned by the house I only planned on doing a review like most of my attar houses. But some deserve more which are covered as well.
Irisoir is not my fav I've warmed up a bit don't know what it is, but Sultan Pasha is on point just got through covering over 35 of his creations in a series called Sultan Pasha Roulette:
Part 1-5: (Six is filmed)
Can't wait to here your take that one has been a favorite of most I know I'm against the grain.
Thanks for letting me know about your channel will be checking it out, cheers!
@Therapeutic Fragrance thanks for sharing. I'll check them out! Thanks brother.
I just looked you up, I totally know who you are LOL. I say your live stream in your cubicle and watched you last year even before reviewing. Did you go awhile without reviewing? You already have Irisoir on your channel. Nice to virtually meet you love your taste and style bro! Will make sure you show up in my feed I followed you under my name before this channel. Will definitely be in touch.
@Therapeutic Fragrance haha thanks bro. Yeah took a long break, but I'm back now and really enjoying reviewing again.
I Loved the Whitney Houston reference
and this is a hidden Gem. To those that don't know Elixir Attar is an Elite Fragrance House.✌
Thanks and well said!
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You nailed it!????????????
Wonderful review. Thank you so much. I hope to try Iris Chypre some day.
I hope you get the chance, if just for the Iris.
Wow those notes sound amazing, I’m afraid to step towards attars in case I fall down the rabbit hole.
Claire you should pick up a sample pack from sultan pasha, unbelievable attars. Also look at getting samples from Mellifluence, cheaper in price but not in quality, his stuff is outstanding.
If you are open to it. I could send you some samples form my collection, and you could do a first impressions as a live stream on my channel if you are interested?
Yes Claire it is overwhelming. Sultan Pasha has put so much work into making sampling as easy as possible. That is the safest place to start and will really let you know what to spend your money on. I made it fun and went through the entire sample pack this years and last years on my Sultan Pasha Roulette videos. You can see how ridiculous I was and make fun of me missing notes:)
I have the sample and totally agree with your review, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing! Take care Salman.
Oohh My God.
I shared this page with you the other day.
Iris Chypre sounds amazing. I have tried to like the iris note and still not getting there. I have tried Irisss, XXY, and Corallo from Xerjoff and still trying to find a way to dig it.
Right now, thinking about those Bortnikoff attars.
???? from Puerto Rico ????????
If you ever got the Sultan Pasha Attars Irisoir would be in this camp.
Wow. I was skeptical because how could it beat Irisoir by Sultan Pasha… but wow this is a whole different take on iris. Love the bubblegummy benzoin florals.
Just different stamp on Iris. The Iris he uses is unheard of in a perfume
Just wore my sample and was blown away. Watched your review and can't agree more. Thanks for highlighting this undiscovered gem and house. A full 3ml attar is in my future. ????
Definitely. I got mine as well.
Great video. Looking for a good Iris attar after falling in love with Blue Kalbar attar from EO. Would you recommend this one or Iris Noir form EO? Thanks.
Haven't tried Iris Noir myself. All I can say is that this Iris note is incomparable!