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
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Victoria's Secret Bombshell Italian Iris Victoria`s Secret
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Naiviris Huitieme Art Parfums
1.5021581732108
La Femme Nacre Giorgio Armani
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Iris Zara
1.5014619883041
Fleurs de Jontue Iris de Fete Revlon
1.5012531328321
Modoc Xerjoff
1.5006961849067
Cher Michel Klein
1.500626566416
Acacia Fueguia 1833
1.5005569479254
Iris Bottega Verde
1.5003480924534
La Coleccion 3 Loewe
1.500208855472
Elogio de la Sombra Fueguia 1833
1.5001392369813
Ennéadas Fueguia 1833
1.5001392369813
Iris Du Ciel La Bouquetiere
1.5001392369813
Fitz Roy Fueguia 1833
1.5000696184907
L’eau d’Iris DSH Perfumes
1.5000696184907
Iris Demeter Fragrance
1.4889020662768
Dior Homme Intense Dior
1.4588816218324
Infusion d'Iris Prada
1.4549568841548
Sabbia 167 Emilio Pucci
1.4298937513228
Io Hilde Soliani
1.4249670949596
Dior Homme Dior
1.4242554505709
Soavissima Profumum Roma
1.4208866067948
Mon Numero 8 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.4169454739627
01 01 Iris Safran Fragrance Republic
1.4092435950989
Peut-Etre (La Collection Fragrances) Lancome
1.4019510891117
Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musk Narciso Rodriguez
1.4012531328321
Caterina de Medici Il Profumi di Firenze
1.4001942539683
Iris Odori
1.4001392369813
Red Tara Ava Luxe
1.3979248841548
Imari Blossom Avon
1.3964774622668
Ciel Ulric de Varens
1.3932783347257
Cologne Intense Iris & White Musk Jo Malone
1.3899332773601
Al Hajjar Al Aswad Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
1.386738764968
Hiris Hermes
1.3865841487051
J`Adore Voile de Parfum Dior
1.3797434207742
Narciso Rodriguez For Him Eau de Parfum Intense Narciso Rodriguez
1.3788403333333
Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
1.3779239766082
Armani Prive La Femme Bleue Giorgio Armani
1.3763227513228
Iris Nobile Edizione Speziale Acqua di Parma
1.375626566416
Les Divines Alcoves Tout Oublier Letting Go Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.375
So Pretty Eau d'Or Blanc Cartier
1.375
Comma Comma
1.3714010573656
Aroma Calm Lancome
1.370578855472
Dior Passage No.8 Dior
1.3705040793651
Omnia Amethyste Bvlgari
1.3676292333612
Dior Homme Dior
1.3655853177388
Irisss Xerjoff
1.3649587513228
Lirio de Agua Zara
1.3641233294347
No. 09 L’Eau Blanche IUNX
1.3637056184907
Iris of Tuscany Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.3575094622668
Iris Yardley
1.3559165185185
Essence Eau de Musc Narciso Rodriguez
1.3555074037872
Armani Prive Cologne Spray Pierre de Lune Giorgio Armani
1.350745571707
Dunhill Pure Alfred Dunhill
1.3460905279866
Shalimar Guerlain
1.3457809766082
Insolence Blooming Guerlain
1.3429249883041
Iris & Lady Moore Jo Malone
1.3425651136174
Iris Silver Mist Serge Lutens
1.3378582018936
L'Instant de Guerlain Eau de Noel Iris Millesime Guerlain
1.3378361200223
Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé Hermes
1.3370923984962
L`eau de Minuit Lolita Lempicka
1.3362451963241
Chanel No 19 Poudre Chanel
1.3346557513228
Les Garconnes Jeanne Voyage Crazylibellule and the Poppies
1.3343076588694
Classique Love Actually Jean Paul Gaultier
1.3338899479254
Incidence Yves de Sistelle
1.3338899479254
Attraction Summer Lancome
1.3338899479254
Un Air de Comedie Michel Klein
1.3336810924534
Capricorn CnR Create
1.3336810924534
Anucci Femme Anucci
1.333541855472
Un Jour a Biarritz Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
1.333541855472
Zara Man Exclusive Fragrance Intense Zara
1.3334722369813
Blanc d`Hiver Stephanie de Saint-Aignan
1.3334026184907
Mini Magic Ulric de Varens
1.3334026184907
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
1.3276403581175
Florentine Iris Ermenegildo Zegna
1.3264782709552
Iris L`Erbolario
1.3256961849067
Fleur d’Iris Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.3252694622668
Azzaro Couture Azzaro
1.3233942018936
Chance Chanel
1.3225987257031
Infusion d`Iris Eau de Toilette Prada
1.3205062898914
Essence Narciso Rodriguez
1.3204889468115
Bas de Soie Serge Lutens
1.3199920807574
Versace Essence Ethereal Versace
1.3169563450292
Infusion d`Homme Prada
1.3144211849067
L´eau d´Iris DSH Perfumes
1.3142985229741
Chance Eau Tendre Chanel
1.3093008724589
Maitresse Eau Provocateur Agent Provocateur
1.307900855472
White Dahlia Bronnley
1.3077928437761
Autour de l’Iris Orlane
1.3077289334447
Shalimar Parfum Initial Guerlain
1.3066002539683
Iris Bleu Gris Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.304974566416
Viola Essenziale Salvatore Ferragamo
1.3017404622668
Indra Ulric de Varens
1.3013227513228
Mexx Woman Summer Edition Mexx
1.3006961849067
Donna R Roberta di Camerino
1.3004873294347
Acqua Mirable Odorosa di Firenze Il Profumi di Firenze
1.3003480924534
Jardin d'Iris Sama
1.2992059935951
Notre Flore Iris L`Occitane en Provence
1.298016716235
Essence in Color Narciso Rodriguez
1.2968187683097
White Musk Midnight Iris Iris de Minuit The Body Shop
1.292084710944
Volkamaria WienerBlut
1.2892722252854
Ibitira Xerjoff
1.2892645430242
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile Edizione Speciale 2008 Acqua di Parma
1.2868194792537
Acqua di Parma Profumo Acqua di Parma
1.2868070582011
Dior Homme Sport 2012 Dior
1.2866391615149
Iris Lily of the Valley Cotton Korres
1.285714
Kn°II Korloff Paris
1.2825031328321
mark Night Iris mark.
1.2814619883041
Les Heures de Cartier: L'Heure Convoiteé II Cartier
1.2787208301309
Samsara Eau de Parfum Guerlain
1.2779172369813
Musc Cashmir Boheme Chic
1.2776024622668
Little Kiss Me Salvador Dali
1.2768215653021
Iris Crabtree & Evelyn
1.2757721598441
Green Irish Tweed Creed
1.2748851732108
Iris d`Argent Keiko Mecheri
1.2743782358674
John Galliano Eau de Toilette John Galliano
1.2732839479254
Coralina Oscar de la Renta
1.272935855472
Follow Me Night Novaya Zarya
1.2727966184907
Rose M. Asam
1.2724588298524
Iris Poudre Frederic Malle
1.2717485488722
Love Chloe
1.2714747671958
Eternal Magic Avon
1.2713891732108
Lazy Sunday Morning Maison Martin Margiela
1.270687710944
Isotta Cerchi Nell’Acqua
1.2680593698134
Sencha Bleu Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
1.2676299766082
Feerie Gold Van Cleef & Arpels
1.2674328033974
Transcendant Sin Lolita Lempicka
1.2660023667502
Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears
1.2659838256753
Iris 39 Le Labo
1.265332566416
Eau Moderne Thirdman
1.2653161732108
Nirmal Laboratorio Olfattivo
1.2636039064327
Parfume d’Extase Marchesa
1.263366855472
Aqua Incanta Dr. Gritti
1.2628636290727
Bois d`Iris The Different Company
1.262240438875
L'Homme de Coeur Divine
1.2602323909774
Iris Noir Yves Rocher
1.259885566416
Chateaux de la Loire Faberlic
1.2584287958786
Heure Exquise Annick Goutal
1.2583542188805
Fantasia de Fleurs Creed
1.2570312135895
Jacques Fath Irissime Jacques Fath
1.2566884739627
Regina Farmacia SS. Annunziata
1.2539110509607
Aqua Allegoria Figue - Iris Guerlain
1.2537963274854
Classique Jean Paul Gaultier
1.2511138958507
Charmes Secrets: Nuit Sensuelle Laurence Dumont
1.2511138958507
Mon Numero 3 L`Artisan Parfumeur
1.2508948538012
L'Heure Bleue Guerlain

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