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.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Iris

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Dior Homme Intense Dior
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Essence Iridescent Narciso Rodriguez
1.503579048799
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Italian Iris Victoria`s Secret
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Naiviris Huitieme Art Parfums
1.501996007984
La Femme Nacre Giorgio Armani
1.5019271801225
Iris Zara
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Fleurs de Jontue Iris de Fete Revlon
1.5013765572304
Modoc Xerjoff
1.5006882786152
Iris Bottega Verde
1.5006882786152
Cher Michel Klein
1.5005506228921
Acacia Fueguia 1833
1.5003441393076
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.5002064835846
Elogio de la Sombra Fueguia 1833
1.500137655723
Ennéadas Fueguia 1833
1.500137655723
Iris Du Ciel La Bouquetiere
1.500137655723
Fitz Roy Fueguia 1833
1.5000688278615
L’eau d’Iris DSH Perfumes
1.5
Iris Demeter Fragrance
1.4927806467066
Dior Homme Intense Dior
1.4626947557987
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.4549276308762
Sabbia 167 Emilio Pucci
1.4298787293688
Io Hilde Soliani
1.4286398278615
Classic Bath and Body Works
1.4267706795375
Dior Homme Dior
1.4242879094914
Soavissima Profumum Roma
1.4210068686764
Mon Numero 8 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4169423114461
01 01 Iris Safran Fragrance Republic
1.4094160816298
Peut-Etre (La Collection Fragrances) Lancome
1.4012389015073
Caterina de Medici Il Profumi di Firenze
1.4009701108817
Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musk Narciso Rodriguez
1.4004244995526
Iris Odori
1.400137655723
Red Tara Ava Luxe
1.3978268030147
Imari Blossom Avon
1.3965265243995
Ciel Ulric de Varens
1.393212712506
Cologne Intense Iris & White Musk Jo Malone
1.3899624489641
J`Adore Voile de Parfum Dior
1.3897837621997
Al Hajjar Al Aswad Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.3873077497419
Hiris Hermes
1.3797348101039
Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Intense Narciso Rodriguez
1.3789803333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.3776842865992
Armani Prive La Femme Bleue Giorgio Armani
1.3763077293688
Iris Nobile Edizione Speziale Acqua di Parma
1.3756194507537
Les Divines Alcoves Tout Oublier Letting Go Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.375
Comma Comma
1.375
So Pretty Eau d'Or Blanc Cartier
1.3749311721385
Rhizomes L`Atelier Boheme
1.3721595243995
Iris Yardley
1.3714849503063
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.3705764835846
Dior Passage No.8 Dior
1.3698406636382
Omnia Amethyste Bvlgari
1.3685834480006
Dior Homme Dior
1.3655631801225
Irisss Xerjoff
1.3649437293688
Lirio de Agua Zara
1.3641177950306
No. 09 L’Eau Blanche IUNX
1.3637048278615
Iris of Tuscany Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3554734498589
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Pierre de Lune Giorgio Armani
1.3524671455021
Essence Eau de Musc Narciso Rodriguez
1.3506783682291
Dunhill Pure Alfred Dunhill
1.3499936042398
Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
1.3482686459495
Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé Hermes
1.3469569606993
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3458165980453
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.3429083850919
Iris & Lady Moore Jo Malone
1.3379444667217
L'Instant de Guerlain Eau de Noel Iris Millesime Guerlain
1.337049704522
L`eau de Minuit Lolita Lempicka
1.3359530176888
Chanel No 19 Poudre Chanel
1.3346407293688
Les Garconnes Jeanne Voyage Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.3342965900613
Classique Love Actually Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3338836228921
Attraction Summer Lancome
1.3338836228921
Incidence Yves de Sistelle
1.3338836228921
Un Air de Comedie Michel Klein
1.3336771393076
Capricorn CnR Create
1.3336771393076
Anucci Femme Anucci
1.3335394835846
Un Jour a Biarritz Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.3335394835846
Zara Man Exclusive Fragrance Intense Zara
1.333470655723
Blanc d`Hiver Stephanie de Saint-Aignan
1.3334018278615
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.3334018278615
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
1.3310659423223
Florentine Iris Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3256882786152
Fleur d’Iris Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3210775303875
Chance Chanel
1.3208526051346
Bas de Soie Serge Lutens
1.3205345625301
Infusion d`Iris Eau de Toilette Prada
1.3201712812306
Essence Narciso Rodriguez
1.3199715243995
Versace Essence Ethereal Versace
1.3161639830683
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.3145851240278
Chance Eau Tendre Chanel
1.3144132786152
L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.3126761712437
Iris L`Erbolario
1.3091861881065
Maitresse Eau Provocateur Agent Provocateur
1.3084836307385
Shalimar Parfum Initial Guerlain
1.3079115243995
Autour de l’Iris Orlane
1.3078984835846
White Dahlia Bronnley
1.3065551881065
Iris Bleu Gris Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3049674507537
Viola Essenziale Salvatore Ferragamo
1.301720696538
Indra Ulric de Varens
1.3013077293688
Mexx Woman Summer Edition Mexx
1.3006882786152
Donna R Roberta di Camerino
1.3004817950306
Acqua Mirable Odorosa di Firenze Il Profumi di Firenze
1.3004129671691
Jardin d'Iris Sama
1.2991293025673
Notre Flore Iris L`Occitane en Provence
1.2979518846445
Essence in Color Narciso Rodriguez
1.2967602617524
White Musk Midnight Iris Iris de Minuit The Body Shop
1.2920799671691
Volkamaria WienerBlut
1.2892540408149
Ibitira Xerjoff
1.2892242209374
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile Edizione Speciale 2008 Acqua di Parma
1.2883631330443
Dior Homme Sport 2012 Dior
1.287434696538
Azzaro Couture Azzaro
1.2867562289215
Acqua di Parma Profumo Acqua di Parma
1.286735704522
Iris Lily of the Valley Cotton Korres
1.285714
Kn°II Korloff Paris
1.2824889015073
mark Night Iris mark.
1.2814453850919
Les Heures de Cartier: L'Heure Convoiteé II Cartier
1.2787998463074
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2783810744029
Green Irish Tweed Creed
1.277915655723
Musc Cashmir Boheme Chic
1.277582696538
Little Kiss Me Salvador Dali
1.2767464986579
Iris Crabtree & Evelyn
1.2749983194301
Iris d`Argent Keiko Mecheri
1.2732776228921
Coralina Oscar de la Renta
1.2729334835846
Follow Me Night Novaya Zarya
1.2727958278615
Rose M. Asam
1.2725681010393
Love Chloe
1.2714171375181
Eternal Magic Avon
1.2713566281919
Iris Poudre Frederic Malle
1.2706829671691
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.2698740150733
John Galliano Eau de Toilette John Galliano
1.2680435572304
Sencha Bleu Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2675967701838
Feerie Gold Van Cleef & Arpels
1.2674241064767
Transcendant Sin Lolita Lempicka
1.2666545563356
Iris 39 Le Labo
1.2653942786152
Eau Moderne Thirdman
1.2641488125817
Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears
1.2633644835846
Aqua Incanta Dr. Gritti
1.2632645971505
Parfume d’Extase Marchesa
1.2630179742584
Bois d`Iris The Different Company
1.2622562945832
L'Homme de Coeur Divine
1.2608162271319
Iris Noir Yves Rocher
1.2598784507537
Chateaux de la Loire Faberlic
1.2590834915686
Nirmal Laboratorio Olfattivo
1.2581973007778
Clair de Musc Serge Lutens
1.2574501126712
Heure Exquise Annick Goutal
1.2569275980453
Jacques Fath Irissime Jacques Fath
1.2566853114461
Regina Farmacia SS. Annunziata
1.2540223433822
Fantasia de Fleurs Creed
1.2537820761236
Classique Jean Paul Gaultier
1.253711769289
Aqua Allegoria Figue - Iris Guerlain
1.2511012457843
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