“L’Iris” is the first Eau de Parfum created by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella after more than 800 years of activity. At the base of the olfactory construction lies the iris butter (“concreta d’iris”) extracted from the flower’s rhizomes: extremely precious, they need 6 years of maturation.
The most elegant raw material among poudré ingredients, it is combined with bright top notes such as neroli, timur pepper and galbanum, and proceeds in a flowery heart made by geranium, jasmine sambach and magnolia champaca. Finally, it arrives at the base, where a classic florentine origin iris unveils Florence itself through a balanced olfactory discovery.
Envisioned by the creative nose Gian Luca Perris, L’Iris reinterprets the history of Florence, celebrating its many and multifaceted connections with the flower that stands as its symbol still today. But also by recalling the legend of the goddess Iris, messenger of the Olympus, and a flower that was already known by the Egyptian, Greek and Latin civilisations. The transparent glass bottle houses a velvety label with a Maison's historic logo, and a golden and engraved zamac alloy cap that reflects its shapes. Available in spray version of 50 ml and 100 ml.
Grace, technique, mystery and elegance are distilled in an Eau de Parfum that crafts the essence of time itself.
Top: Galbanum, Timur Pepper, Neroli
Middle: Geranium, Magnolia Champaca, Jasmine Sambac
Base: Iris Fiorentina, Musk, Ambergris
ALCOHOL DENAT., PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, FARNESOL, CITRAL. The ingredient list of our products can be updated. We therefore invite you to always consult the ingredients list on each package.
I have been on the hunt for a perfume that smells like the flower for ages. Most come across as super masculine, or overly powdery, but this beautifully wrapped bottle smells just like an Iris blossom in full bloom on a spring day. Its clean yet floral and no heavy overtones trying to compete with its namesake. It is absolutely gorgeous and thankfully not an overwhelmingly powerful scent. As far as staying power- as I've just tried it I can't really speak to that yet, but it does linger nicely so far.