Iris

lat. Iris

Group: FLOWERS

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.
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Naiviris Huitieme Art Parfums
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Fleurs de Jontue Iris de Fete Revlon
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Acacia Fueguia 1833
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Tenue de Soiree Annick Goutal
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Purple Rain Prada
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Extrait d'Iris Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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Iris Demeter Fragrance
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La Coleccion 3 Loewe
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Kaotic Intense Chris Adams
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Haecceitas Mirko Buffini Firenze
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Forbidden Love VOV
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Baldinini For Woman Baldinini
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Elogio de la Sombra Fueguia 1833
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Insolence Extract Guerlain
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Absolute Iris N°39 The Master Perfumer
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Lucky Number 7 Dzintars
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Dior Homme Christian Dior
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Aroma Calm Lancome
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Dior Homme Christian Dior
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Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
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Red Tara Ava Luxe
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Forever Young Peter Andre
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Passion Musk Ésika
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Legacy WB Alexandre.J
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Floral L`acqua Di Fiori
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J`Adore Voile de Parfum Christian Dior
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Mon Numero 8 L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Avon Homme Avon
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Un Air de Comedie Michel Klein
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Tuberosa Agave Voluspa
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Zara Baby Blue Zara
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Anucci Femme Anucci
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Magnifica Lux Dr. Gritti
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Shalimar Guerlain
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Viola Essenziale Salvatore Ferragamo
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Charme Faberlic
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Essence Eau de Musc Narciso Rodriguez
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Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé Hermes
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PARIS: She met him in secret Anthropologie
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Iris & White Musk Jo Malone
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Secrets d’Essences Iris Noir Eau Fraiche Yves Rocher
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Dior Homme Parfum Christian Dior
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Dior Passage No.8 Christian Dior
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Omnia Amethyste Bvlgari
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Chance Eau Tendre Chanel
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Iris Yardley
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ÔIKB Santi Burgas
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Lirio de Agua Zara
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Cedre Iris Affinessence
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Fearless Victoria`s Secret
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Gaia Eau Mythique Jardin de France
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Chanel No 19 Poudre Chanel
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Essence in Color Narciso Rodriguez
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Green Irish Tweed Creed
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Cherish Hershee Izell
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Essence Eau de Musc Fresh Iridescent Eau Fraîche Narciso Rodriguez
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Ambery Lavandula Asgharali
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Unique Man Otto Kern
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Notre Flore Iris L`Occitane en Provence
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Insolence Blooming Guerlain
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Imari Blossom Avon
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Essence Narciso Rodriguez
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Sabbia 167 Emilio Pucci
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Autour de l’Iris Orlane
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Deep Impact Dua Fragrances
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Dior Homme Eau for Men Christian Dior
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Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
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Bas de Soie Serge Lutens
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Curium [Cm 96] One of Those
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Volkamaria 2015 WienerBlut
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Ciel Ulric de Varens
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Peccato Simone Cosac Profumi
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Infusion d'Iris (2015) Prada
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The White The Sum
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Exsultate Natura
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Golden Moments Priscilla Presley
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Infusion d`Homme Prada
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Lemon Iris Victoria`s Secret
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Peut-Etre (La Collection Fragrances) Lancome
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Athalia Parfums de Marly
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L'Insomnuit Robert Piguet
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Les Heures de Cartier: L'Heure Convoiteé II Cartier
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Inle Iris Memo
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White Dahlia Bronnley
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Chic Paul & Joe
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White Edition Light Powdery Dr. Gritti
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АRТ Elegance ( ART Elegance) Dzintars
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Unforgettable Spring Love (Inesquecivel Primavera de Amor) O Boticario
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01 01 Iris Safran Fragrance Republic
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