Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SOTD: Ferre by Ferre

I think I may be going backwards with my fragrance love when I was young I adored Paloma Picasso (I suspect because of my association with my mother), I understood chypres to an extent, but then I moved on to sweet gourmands, after that it was orientals and woods but always with a sweet edge, for the most part this year I have been enamoured with the note of tobacco, and now as Autumn arrives I suddenly have my eyes looking towards florals. It has begun with an awakened love for lily which began with Donna Karan's Gold and now with the blazing Serge Luten's Un Lys, sharped edged in exactness of opulent lily. But to be more truthful this new love towards lady-like florals most likely began with Prada's Infusion d'Iris, which I have worn the last two years with a great deal of love, the bottle more than half way gone, which is almost unheard of for a fragrance lover. But lately that iris just hasn't been up to what I have been wanting on a whim I swapped for Ferre by Ferre, another iris of good repute. This is an iris for Autumn (okay the whole year) where as Infusion d'Iris can feel too cool and delicate in cold weather unless you are need a spring pick me up, this one warm and powdery starting with a lovely bright pineapple note and then heads into lovely iris softness.
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image: Autumn Garden by Ellen Phelan 2008


Jeannie said...

I love Iris, and I so appreciate your comments and reviews! Lovely blog!

Jenavira13 said...

Thank you Jeannie! Would love to hear what iris fragrances you like.

Jeannie said...

Well, my first iris love is Hermes' "Hiris." Love the delicate elegance of iris in this scent.

My next favorite, and I purchased the large bottle, is Frederic Malle's "Iris Poudre." A most elegant take on iris.