Iris

lat. Iris

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Iris Iris
Iris Iris
Iris Iris
Odor profile: powdery starchy note with a nuance of boiled carrot and earth.















These butterflies of ours –
If they could speak, what pretty dreams
We’d  hear about the flowers.


                                                Reikan
 

Iris is a special flower. It’s not common in bouquets or arrangements. It’s very fragile. That’s probably why many don’t even know about this flower. But once you see an iris for the first time you will fall in love.
 

The name “Iris” came from old Greek Rainbow Goddess Irida. According to the legend Irida used a rainbow to come from sky to earth to bring the will of Olympic Gods to the people. When she touched the ground, beautiful iris flowers came out of her footprints.
 

Amazingly we can find all the rainbow colours and shades on iris flower. Also the sparkling petal texture brings us unbelievable impression. There are hundreds of iris societies in the world as well as gardens and botanical collections. For example in Europe the most famous iris garden is the Giardino dell'Iris in Florence which every year hosts one of the most famous iris breeders' competitions in the world.


 
Iris is perennial plant from the Iris family (Iridaceae). The genus is widely distributed throughout the North Temperate Zone. Their habitats are varied, ranging from cold regions to the grassy slopes, meadowlands and rivers of Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, Asia and across North America. In spite the fact that there are hundreds of species most popular are Iris Pallida, Iris Germanica  - with purple flowers and Iris Florentina  (with white flowers) are used in traditional medicine and aromatherapy.


 
Rhizomes (commonly called roots) of the German Iris (I. germanica) and Sweet Iris (I. pallida) are harvested as orris root (the term is used for Iridis Rhizoma) and are used in perfume and medicine, even more commonly in the ancient times than today.
The iris root preparation is an extensive time and labour-consuming process.


 
For orris root production, iris rhizomes are harvested, perfectly cleaned, cut, dried, and aged for 3 to 5 years. The scent is said to be similar to violets. Probably they mean Viola Tricolor cultivars that smell is fragile and beautiful. Also only long dried rhizome get the aroma. The aged rhizomes are steam-distilled which produces a thick oily compound, known in the perfume industry as "iris butter".


Iris oil is one of the "strongest" and doesn’t loose the quality within years. The best way to "keep" it in alcohol. But the most important that iris root scent is the "heart not" in many perfumes. The aroma is mystical, languorous, elegant, soft and cold a little bit... It's a shady pair to rose and jasmine music... Good for meditations iris opens up you soul and a third eye. The flower symbolism associated with the iris is faith, cherished friendship, hope, promise in love and wisdom.
 

      Iris roots (Rhizomes)


                       
                         IRIS



White Iris, how pure, how lovely,

Like a virgin
In her starched lawn fete dress

Iris, pallid blue, gold veined,

And as if coloured from dawn chills,

Or from the yellow-fingered touching
Of curious starlight

Purple Iris,

Streaked with amethystine memories of the night,
Health-glossed and firm are those ripe wings
Of Oriental butterflies

So in my garden
Undulating ranks of Iris,

Slimly holding their broad flat blooms

(Like tripods of incense)
Aloft towards the moist spearing

Of morning sunlight.


                            By Michael Strange

 

 

IRIS IN FRAGRANCES:

Iris Nobile Acqua di Parma
Iris Poudre Frederic Malle
Orris Noir Ormonde Jayne
Iris Ganache Guerlain
Iris d'Argent Keiko Mecheri
Mythique DelRae
Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe Hermes
Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
Iris Crabtree & Evelyn
 

Second image of irises in the garden and dried iris roots by Olga Ikebanova



Author: Olga Ikebanova
Biologist, aromatherapist, photographer, floral designer and passionate believer in Power of Nature.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Iris

1.5212792931941
Dior Homme Intense Christian Dior
1.5054611236262
Essence Iridescent Narciso Rodriguez
1.503549730357
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Italian Iris Victoria`s Secret
1.5027988258584
Naiviris Huitieme Art Parfums
1.5019796573145
La Femme Nacre Giorgio Armani
1.5019113932692
Iris Zara
1.5015018089972
Fleurs de Jontue Iris de Fete Revlon
1.5013652809065
Modoc Xerjoff
1.501267950372
Dior Homme Intense Christian Dior
1.5008191685439
Iris Bottega Verde
1.5007509044986
Iris Meadow Aerin Lauder
1.5007509044986
Acacia Fueguia 1833
1.5006826404533
Cher Michel Klein
1.5003413202266
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.500204792136
Elogio de la Sombra Fueguia 1833
1.5001365280907
Fitz Roy Fueguia 1833
1.5001365280907
Iris Du Ciel La Bouquetiere
1.5001365280907
Ennéadas Fueguia 1833
1.5000682640453
L’eau d’Iris DSH Perfumes
1.5
Gaia Eau Mythique Jardin de France
1.5
Cologne Noble La Manufacture
1.5
Iris Demeter Fragrance
1.4625095349171
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.4549750337224
Sabbia 167 Emilio Pucci
1.4302776011332
Fearless Victoria`s Secret
1.4298680168612
Io Hilde Soliani
1.4286392640453
Classic Bath and Body Works
1.4255767312445
Dior Homme Christian Dior
1.4209933370879
Mon Numero 8 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.416871792136
01 01 Iris Safran Fragrance Republic
1.4093901460851
Peut-Etre (La Collection Fragrances) Lancome
1.4024834721141
Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musk Narciso Rodriguez
1.4012287528159
Caterina de Medici I Profumi di Firenze
1.4006631629463
Iris Odori
1.4005461123626
Titania CJ Scents
1.400409584272
Flor Alegria Avon
1.4001365280907
Red Tara Ava Luxe
1.3977382415865
Imari Blossom Avon
1.3965118651785
Ciel Ulric de Varens
1.3930976517168
Cologne Intense Iris & White Musk Jo Malone
1.3908030676497
Hiris Hermes
1.3905450675131
J`Adore Voile de Parfum Christian Dior
1.3897764325893
Al Hajjar Al Aswad Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.385722297836
Dior Homme Parfum Christian Dior
1.385162938221
Soavissima Profumum Roma
1.3792243333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.3776622977678
Armani Prive La Femme Bleue Giorgio Armani
1.3769173371561
Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Intense Narciso Rodriguez
1.3764335449519
Iris Nobile Edizione Speziale Acqua di Parma
1.3756143764079
Les Divines Alcoves Tout Oublier Letting Go Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.375
So Pretty Eau d'Or Blanc Cartier
1.375
Comma Comma
1.3749317359547
Rhizomes L`Atelier Boheme
1.3736801185746
Dior Homme Christian Dior
1.3721448651785
Iris Yardley
1.3714454831729
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3707536461192
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Pierre de Lune Giorgio Armani
1.370574792136
Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
1.3701511970783
Omnia Amethyste Bvlgari
1.3655473932692
Irisss Xerjoff
1.3649330168612
Lirio de Agua Zara
1.3641138483173
No. 09 L’Eau Blanche IUNX
1.3637042640453
Iris of Tuscany Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3576020337907
Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé Hermes
1.3572795280907
L`eau de l'impératrice Sissi Maison Nicolas de Barry
1.3551092304594
Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
1.352515196737
Essence Eau de Musc Narciso Rodriguez
1.3506987078982
Dunhill Pure Alfred Dunhill
1.3497472039047
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3457923539491
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.3436750730425
Armani Privé Ombre & Lumiere Giorgio Armani
1.3429648089972
Iris & Lady Moore Jo Malone
1.3399001239675
Chanel No 19 Poudre Chanel
1.3382480112636
L'Instant de Guerlain Eau de Noel Iris Millesime Guerlain
1.3370192584477
L`eau de Minuit Lolita Lempicka
1.3346300168612
Les Garconnes Jeanne Voyage Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.3342886966346
Classique Love Actually Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3338791123626
Incidence Yves de Sistelle
1.3338791123626
Attraction Summer Lancome
1.3338791123626
Un Air de Comedie Michel Klein
1.3336743202266
Capricorn CnR Create
1.3336060561813
Anucci Femme Anucci
1.333537792136
Un Jour a Biarritz Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.333537792136
Zara Man Exclusive Fragrance Intense Zara
1.3334695280907
Blanc d`Hiver Stephanie de Saint-Aignan
1.3334012640453
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.3334012640453
Trish McEvoy 11 White Iris Trish McEvoy
1.333333
1538 Rheims D.S. & Durga
1.333333
Christian Louis Maitre Parfumeur Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.3332647359547
Lye Maison Gabriella Chieffo
1.3269494101304
Florentine Iris Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3256826404533
Fleur d’Iris Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3217056349921
Infusion d`Iris Eau de Toilette Prada
1.3216989214281
Bas de Soie Serge Lutens
1.3213690969349
Chance Chanel
1.3213478036726
Essence Narciso Rodriguez
1.3210330056659
Iris L`Erbolario
1.3200251292238
Versace Essence Ethereal Versace
1.3199348033995
White Musk Midnight Iris Iris de Minuit The Body Shop
1.3170860168612
Eau de Shalimar Edition Charms Guerlain
1.3167678832685
Chance Eau Tendre Chanel
1.3149042139395
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.3144076404533
L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.3099900346099
Shalimar Parfum Initial Guerlain
1.3091540505837
Maitresse Eau Provocateur Agent Provocateur
1.3078968651785
Autour de l’Iris Orlane
1.307896792136
White Dahlia Bronnley
1.307692
Magnum Iris Ramón Béjar
1.3065230505837
Iris Bleu Gris Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3049623764079
Viola Essenziale Salvatore Ferragamo
1.3017748651785
Indra Ulric de Varens
1.3006826404533
Donna R Roberta di Camerino
1.3004778483173
Acqua Mirable Odorosa di Firenze I Profumi di Firenze
1.3003413202266
Jardin d'Iris Sama
1.2989380843061
Notre Flore Iris L`Occitane en Provence
1.298397522493
Iris Lily of the Valley Cotton Korres
1.2979056517168
Essence in Color Narciso Rodriguez
1.292076584272
Volkamaria WienerBlut
1.2913004722507
Dior Homme Sport 2012 Christian Dior
1.289263730357
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile Edizione Speciale 2008 Acqua di Parma
1.2892410730425
Ibitira Xerjoff
1.2887287528159
Jacquard Etro
1.2874206011332
Azzaro Couture Azzaro
1.2867111236262
Acqua di Parma Profumo Acqua di Parma
1.2825470168612
mark Night Iris mark.
1.2822693716295
Green Irish Tweed Creed
1.2814335449519
Les Heures de Cartier: L'Heure Convoiteé II Cartier
1.2805948776026
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2779145280907
Musc Cashmir Boheme Chic
1.2775686011332
Little Kiss Me Salvador Dali
1.2759518483856
Iris Crabtree & Evelyn
1.2749797134958
Iris d`Argent Keiko Mecheri
1.2734096404533
Coralina Oscar de la Renta
1.272931792136
Follow Me Night Novaya Zarya
1.2727952640453
Rose M. Asam
1.2727701580313
Love Chloe
1.2714132753772
Eternal Magic Avon
1.270679584272
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.2694627304935
Iris Poudre Frederic Malle
1.2686674831729
L'Homme de Coeur Divine
1.2680322809065
Sencha Bleu Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2677096179944
Feerie Gold Van Cleef & Arpels
1.2673496404533
Transcendant Sin Lolita Lempicka
1.2669400561813
Moon Oriflame
1.2654480168612
No1 Iris Prada
1.2653886404533
Eau Moderne Thirdman
1.2651602641136
John Galliano Eau de Toilette John Galliano
1.2639456978633
Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears
1.2634993202266
Aqua Incanta Dr. Gritti
1.2632398315243
Parfume d’Extase Marchesa

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