Iris Chypre by Elixir Attar Perfumes

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 91

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Whitney Houston

Where? I Use the Fragrance

All Natural, Home

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

year-round

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Signature Scent, Special Occasions

Perfumer:

Ahmed

#irischypre

Price Per Millileter

120 1ML

Perfume Classification

Attar

Projection

One Foot To Two Feet

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Longevity

Up To 6 Hours

Sillage

medium

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1-3 swipes

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.
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Company:Elixir Attar Perfumes
Perfumer:Ahmed
Fragrance Family:French Iris Chypre
Classification:Attar
Pricing:$120.00/fluid ml
Country:California, USA
Year:2018
Sex:Unisex
Hashtag:#irischypre
What:Signature Scent, Special Occasions
Where:All Natural, Home
Projection:One Foot To Two Feet
Longevity:Up To 6 Hours
Sillage:medium
Short Description:Classical Iris Chypre
Fragrantica Score:5 out of 5 with 13 votes

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Iris Chypre

Experience 15/15
Branding & Originality 5/5
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 3/5
Composition 18/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
24/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 10/10
HEART: 4/5
BASE: 7/10

SCORE: 91

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29 comments

  1. 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!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Spirit of Hellenic is great, had a chance to cover that and a few other greats from the house.

      https://youtu.be/rxYkWlzFiDs

      The Floral bouquet enfleurage is unbelievable as well covered it in an applying Attar video here:

      https://youtu.be/9ENuRPUl1nI

      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:

      https://youtu.be/BDjfTYMQ_r0

      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)
      https://youtu.be/8_Od3CgbU1k
      https://youtu.be/pwiysxcp1iU
      https://youtu.be/ikhBfBm18EU
      https://youtu.be/R0iZwGIlUvo
      https://youtu.be/K6m_1FdinEU

      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!

    2. 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.

    1. 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?

    2. 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:)

  2. 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 ????????

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