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The Library of Fragrance
Iris 30ml

£15.00

The Library of Fragrance Iris 30ml

The Library of Fragrance
Iris 30ml

£15.00 (P&P Royal Mail 1st Class from £2.81… more info)

A handsome garden bloom, the iris is named after the rainbow goddess, 'Iris', because of the beauty and variety of colours in the flowers of the genus. From ancient times the iris stood as a symbol of power and majesty; it was dedicated to Juno and was the origin of the sceptre, with the Egyptians placing it on the brow of the Sphinx and on the sceptre of their kings.The three leaves of the Iris are said to represent faith, wisdom and valour - and so Iris flowers valiantly appear from late spring to early summer.

The revered perfumery material produced from the iris plant is known as orris, and is steam distilled from the aged, gnarly roots of the iris plant to create an expensive and coveted scented 'butter' that seems to be the very essence of soft, feminine sophistication. Having enjoyed a recent renaissance in perfumery, the 'iris' or 'orris' note has a powdery scent with detectable facets of violet and carrot, which commonly gives the scent impression of old-fashioned, waxy lipstick. Perhaps our associated memories of adored grandmothers, mothers and grown-up dressing tables are what leads us to connect this scent with unadulterated elegance. It is this scent, and this elegance, that we have isolated in our single-note Iris Cologne, capturing it for your pure enjoyment and appreciation.

Did you know that The Library of Fragrance colognes can be layered to create scents that are unique to you? Mix and match any two, or more, to create combinations for every mood and occasion. Here are some suggestions to try with Iris:

Confused about the difference between cologne and perfume, parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette and/or aftershave? These different names simply refer to the concentration of fragrance oil within the bottle. All our fragrances are colognes, which means that they contain between 2-8% of fragrance oil. All of our products are unisex; we don't believe that fragrance has a gender.

A handsome garden bloom, the iris is named after the rainbow goddess, 'Iris', because of the beauty and variety of colours in the flowers of the genus. From ancient times the iris stood as a symbol of power and majesty; it was dedicated to Juno and was the origin of the sceptre, with the Egyptians placing it on the brow of the Sphinx and on the sceptre of their kings.The three leaves of the Iris are said to represent faith, wisdom and valour - and so Iris flowers valiantly appear from late spring to early summer.

The revered perfumery material produced from the iris plant is known as orris, and is steam distilled from the aged, gnarly roots of the iris plant to create an expensive and coveted scented 'butter' that seems to be the very essence of soft, feminine sophistication. Having enjoyed a recent renaissance in perfumery, the 'iris' or 'orris' note has a powdery scent with detectable facets of violet and carrot, which commonly gives the scent impression of old-fashioned, waxy lipstick. Perhaps our associated memories of adored grandmothers, mothers and grown-up dressing tables are what leads us to connect this scent with unadulterated elegance. It is this scent, and this elegance, that we have isolated in our single-note Iris Cologne, capturing it for your pure enjoyment and appreciation.

Did you know that The Library of Fragrance colognes can be layered to create scents that are unique to you? Mix and match any two, or more, to create combinations for every mood and occasion. Here are some suggestions to try with Iris:

Confused about the difference between cologne and perfume, parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette and/or aftershave? These different names simply refer to the concentration of fragrance oil within the bottle. All our fragrances are colognes, which means that they contain between 2-8% of fragrance oil. All of our products are unisex; we don't believe that fragrance has a gender.