Iris des Champs will transport whoever smells it in a blossoming field of irises, in the Tuscany countryside, on a beautiful spring day.
Iris is a plant with elegant and stylish flowers that conceals a hidden treasure. Surprisingly, it is not its sublime flower but its underground part that holds this olfactory treasure; the rhizomes, the roots of the flowers contain the Irone, a unique fragrant and rich molecule that makes up the iris notes. The flower itself has no smell. Many perfumers have worked with this fabulous raw material, unveiling its earthy facets but none of them has given thought to what the smell of the flower should be. Houbigant has taken a completely different approach by creating an olfactory interpretation of the flower. The perfume ouverture evokes the freshness of the morning dew with bergamot, lily of the valley and pink pepper. The sensual hart pulses with an alluring bouquet of iris, rose, jasmin sambac and ylang ylang. The velvety smooth finale concludes with warm and woody notes.
HEAD NOTES: Bergamot, Lily of the Valley, Pink pepper.
HEART NOTES: Iris Butter, Iris Absolute, Rose Absolute, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Ylang Ylang Essence Extra.
BASE NOTES:Sandalwood, Amber woody notes, Vanilla, Musk.
From the stylized fleur-de-lis royal banners of French heraldry, the elusive, incomparable iris has inspired a noble fragrance infused with delicate, flowering petals of Tuscan meadows and voluptuous, woody tonalities.
Size : 3.4 fl.oz.
The exquisite, incomparable iris has been immortalized by mythological poets and philosophers such as Pliny, Plutarch, Virgil and Juno. In France, from the fourteenth-century onward, the noble flower was flown on banners of French heraldry and royal arms as the stylized, gilded fleur-de-lis.
In its native haunts, the sun-worshipping, slender iris blossoms its regal, well-tailored mantles in spring and summer meadows on tall, well-branched stems. Despite its richly-variegated petals – ranging from snow white to pitch black with glowing casts and lusters – its alluring fragrance is cultivated from the aromatic rhizome, the subterranean stem latticed with shoots and orris-roots, which contains the redolent Irone, a uniquely-fragrant and rich molecule that constitutes its precious notes.
The classic, crystal flacon is a reinterpretation of the original bottle from the early twentieth-century that had been designed and manufactured by Baccarat for the House of Houbigant on the occasion of the Parfum Idéal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. The blue and gold box alludes to verdant meadows robed in blossoming iris.