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Iris Donna Karan for women

Iris Donna Karan for women
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Donna Karan Iris which joins classic Donna Karan Collection has been presented in March 2010. The new fragrance is an ode to iris flower and its composition offers beautiful aromas in a unique, mysterious composition.

Donna Karan Iris incorporates such notes as iris absolute, violet essences, May rose, magnolia, vetiver and ambrette seed. Iris flower is certainly the most prominent in composition of Donna Karan Iris, where it is surrounded with soft, sensual and opulent nuances aiming at women with strong character and strong emotions. The fragrance is available in a dark flacon, as 100 ml EDP.

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vetyver iris tincture of rose Ambrette (Musk Mallow) Violet Magnolia

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Iris Fragrance Reviews

FinerThings
FinerThings

I agree completely with MrsLetterO's review. I love this light and elegant fragrance and wish it was not d/c. I want a lifetime supply! Only complaint is that it is not extremely long lasting.

Jan
17
2014
MrsLetterO
MrsLetterO

I love my iris, so I guess I was going to like this one. I'm not a huge fan of iris or violet cut with citrus, so when I saw magnolia and ambrette I was sold. I know most likely I will never see another bottle of this again, I'm so thankful it's 100mls.. it's pretty hard to find. It's gorgeous. I tried Hiris on one side and DK on the other to get some perspective. The magnolia is quite prominent on me.. it's creamy warmth gives the iris another dimension. Hiris has a darkness and depth.. for me it's like staring into the sea... I feel like I'm being pulled in and have a desire to jump. DK has lightness but it's not lightweight. I feel like I'm spraying on a shield, recently it has protected me from my day at work. Daft really. Iris so wonderful.. I wish I could buy a lifetimes worth. A love affair you want to last forever.

Dec
05
2012
Jasminehead
Jasminehead

All of Donna Karen's perfumes are fabulous (most all) , even those that I dont personally want to wear I can still appreciate their original brilliance. This particular one sounds amazing, one that I'd love to wearl. Trying FOREVER to get a sample :''(

Jan
31
2012
treenhe
treenhe

thank you jaspersen for the free sample :)
well i've only had this on for half an hour and i am so in love with it. i knew i would like it as iris is one of my fav notes but this is unlike any iris i've smelled before. it's not powdery at all, which actually is one of the main reasons i like iris to begin with. i can understand why people are saying about it's 'green' quality; it is really fresh. there's no muddy musks to drag it down. i made an instant 'i must have this' decision. but (and it's a big but), i can't seem to track it down here in the UK at all, other than harrods and who can afford them? if it only came out last yr and it is already impossible to get hold of, i can't imagine what it would be in 5 yrs time. i feel that it's not worth me starting on this lovely journey if ultimately, it's going to be impossible to maintain. i'm really sad about that.

May
06
2011
Kchild
Kchild

This is so subtle and beautiful. Iris is a true skin scent that doesn't put off a lot of allergens. I can smell the butteriness of the iris but not the rootiness which is a win~win situation for me. No~it isn't loaded up with powder and the florals in it are so soft as to be suggestions rather than competing for top billing. What they do is help to establish a feminine, fresh w/out citrus feel to the star of the show~the iris.

Scents that are friends of this one would be The Different Company's Bois d'Iris, Hermes Iris and Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d'Iris. This one strikes me as a bit more female than the other three however. They have more wood to support their iris than DK's does.

As for layering this w/other fragrances~if your skin is like mine you won't need to. There's a lot going on here. If you're like me and appreciate soft nuances in a perfume~meet Donna Karan's Iris. She is positively radiant w/possibilities.

Apr
13
2011
junie
junie

I usually fall for more ''spicy'' perfume. But I had to have this one!

This is an amazing fragrance...soft Iris like I never knew before.

You can smell the magnolias right from the beginning. Close-to-skin. Which is surprising from Donna Karan, Only one spray and you are good for the entire day!

Jan
25
2011
missk
missk

I love the smell of iris in nature, however in fragrances, while appealing, they just don't seem to live up to the natural flower. Iris fragrances are often too powdery, too green, too creamy or just a floral mess. My favourite iris scent so far is Heure Exquise by Annick Goutal, however I've always been open to finding another iris love.

Donna Karan's Iris tries to be as natural as possible, choosing to avoid the powderiness and the buttery qualities found in most iris perfumes. I find it quite dewy and refreshing, perhaps a diluted version of the actual flower.

In the top notes, the soft and green iris note was quite delightful, however the more it developed, I began to detect a slight soapiness that turned me off it a little. Once it reached the drydown I was disappointed with how mediocre this fragrance was.

While certainly wearable and pretty, Iris leaves much to be desired. Layering is a possibility, however I have to be honest and admit that I can't imagine iris blending easily with just anything. Experimentation would be in order to achieve something magical.

Because this fragrance is so simple, it does come across as being quite cold and a little transparent, especially with the lasting power being so weak. Like Robin said on the Now Smell This blog, "if you’re after impressive sillage or lasting power, you’re bound to be disappointed".

Give it a chance and it may grow on you, however it won't impress straight away. Iris is not something you'll dislike, because it is extremely pleasant and predominantly floral and Spring-like, however for those, like me, that seek something unique and mind-blowing, Donna Karan's Iris is just not the one to blow you away.

Oct
13
2010
gabyvinki
gabyvinki

That's right, this one is probably NOT for the typical DKNY lovers.. I am not a dkny lover and so I had some prejudice about it..but what a PLEASANT surprise:IT IS for lovers of IRIS and Violet! Yes it s an unusual combination of Vetiver and the Magnolia but that makes it soo special! I had a small sample and now Ive ordered the full bottle because I cannot stop smelling my wrist.. ok I m an Iris addict but..I even smell some incense and all the components meld so wonderfully soft togehter, it is surely not a loud fragrance..it is warm, floral, soft and caressing ..I want to wrap a silky scarf with that scent around my neck.. thanks Donna, now I m going to pay attention to your special editions!!

Sep
15
2010
nenuphar
nenuphar

What a letdown. I swear I am THE DK fragrance lover.... own and love Black Cashmere, Cashmere Mist EDT/ETP/Luxe, DK Signature, Wenge, Labdanum.... but Iris..... boohooo not for me.

It's a pretty green floral that I will admit is perfect for spring and summer. It's light and definitely a day or office frag. I'd even spritz it on my four-year twins if they wanted it's that delicate and transparent. No powder at all, although that iris softness is coming out more in the drydown, it was much leafier and greener in it's top notes. It actually kind of reminds me of a beautiful green floral shampoo or soap (not like savon de marseille at all).

But really... if I want a green subtle frag, I'd probably try one the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria first.

Apr
25
2010
adele l
adele l

This is an iris fragrance without the powder- the opening has a vegetal undertone, then the violet becomes apparent. It smells clean and green and wears close to the skin- the iris is an undercurrent

Apr
12
2010

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