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Impossible Iris Ramon Monegal for women and men

Impossible Iris Ramon Monegal for women and men
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Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women and men. The nose behind this fragrance is Ramon Monegal. The fragrance features iris, mimose, raspberry, ylang-ylang, jasmine and virginian cedar.

"Mysterious and ambiguous, the legendary Iris root only gives off the extreme beauty of its perfume on rare occasions. It is only blended with the best Cedar in the presence of the exotic Ylang-Ylang flower with traces of with Violet and Jasmine that bring out all of its glamour such that it may become the most attractive perfume in the world." Impossible Iris was launched in 2010.

Perfume rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 104 votes.

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iris Mimosa Raspberry Ylang-Ylang Jasmine Virginian Cedar

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Impossible Iris Fragrance Reviews

ilsagold
ilsagold

Happy, bright and out of shower freshness in this one. Yes its feminine so very pretty too but I don't mind wear it confidently. My wife didn't find it special though, both on me and on her.
I sprayed it at 6 pm (three spritz) and it projected an hour and then became skin scent until midnight. So 5-6 hour longevity. Quiet linear with rasperry note very obvious. At fifth hour ylang ylang dominates and it becomes very creamy.
I agree this smell like shampoo. Very good choice for Spring and even Summer but why am I supposed to spend $185 to smell 'shampoo' cleanlinesss. It'd be Ok to buy full bottle if the price tag is less then $100.

Apr
19
2016
Elviraelbasan
Elviraelbasan

I am new in the world of niche perfumes . I never heard of Monegal before. After A swap a very generous member put sample of this beauty .
I just tested it and as first notes are a bit harsh I imediatly thought it is not my thing .
Than tested some other samples in the other hand .
After 7-8 minutes a wonderful aroma was spreading and I could never imagin was this perfume . Put the noise at the place I put this perfume and was amazed
Went to fragratica and what to see :-) it was a niche and very expensive perfume .
Sophistication this is the right word to describe it .
I love swapping <3

Mar
24
2016
b.gracious
b.gracious

Scent - iris musky root shampoo.

Season/Time of Day - I can wear it in the warmer months, during the day.

Projection - I didn't get noticed, I didn't get a compliment.

Longevity - I get 8hrs consistently.

Jan
14
2016
Florista
Florista

I agree with many of the nice things that people have to say about this. It's perfectly pleasant. Full bodied and warm after a rather watery opening. But, to me, this is a middle of the road iris perfume at top of the line pricing. I'm an iris fan and this reminds me of several cheaper perfumes that aren't allegedly centered around the iris. I liked a few other Ramon Monegals better than this one so chances are, there are better options for me from this line.

Sep
16
2015
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

Ramon Monegal’s Impossible Iris is how I would want to smell everyday! Cool crisp iris, soapy mimosa, and sweet raspberry. It’s so delightfully fresh that I wish they made shower gels or soaps of this fragrance because it’s the perfect luxuriously feminine “just out of the shower” fresh scent. I bought a bottle because I savored my tiny sample for a year and a half and was devastated when it was finally gone. They only sell 50ml bottles and for the price they should at least be 100ml. I do not like mimosa so I was skeptical before trying this fragrance, but I think the way the mimosa mixes with the iris gives it a shampoo –like smell that I really enjoy. I hope to try more Monegal fragrances and would highly recommend this to female iris lovers!

Sep
11
2015
gmstrack
gmstrack

Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal features an iris note that is similar to the one found in Terre d'Iris by Miller Harris. I enjoy both fragrances quite a bit; in fact, this is my favorite RM fragrance so far—it’s a wet, green, iris with a large dose of sweet mimosa that smells of the highest quality shampoo. I decided to run a comparison and applied II to one arm and TdI to the other. Then I asked the dear Hubs to sniff each arm and tell me which he preferred. (The dear Hubs is a “(-)fragrance fan”.) He chose II, so I immediately put TdI on my full bottle list.

3.5/5

Jul
20
2015
Eos
Eos

Impossible Iris is more focused on the yellow floral elements than the namesake iris. This is a gorgeous fragrance built primarily on the interplay between mimosa, ylang ylang and raspberry. The iris is there to smooth, soften and enhance the powdery elements of the scent however its never really the star of the show. The whole vibe of the scent straddles the line between modern and retro. Lovely.

Mar
27
2015
Lana148
Lana148

Impossible Iris is a pretty fruity-floral. Not your typical iris dominant fragrance. Mimosa, ylang-ylang, raspberry and iris seem to have equal play in this mix. Feminine, sweet, smooth, well blended, great for spring-summer season.

Dec
28
2014
jadetrail51
jadetrail51

I've been trying to find something in the iris range to replace my Prada infusion d'iris; which is really beautiful, but too many people wear it and I wanted to find something distinctive. I think I knew before the dry-down that I'd buy this one. This is a very clean iris and is decidedly feminine, I think due to the addition of rasberry and gardenia. but here's the thing: This is so well blended that these sometimes heavy fruit and flowers don't give me a headache. This is hauntingly gorgeous,and a bit innocent. It evokes a memory for me that I hadn't thought about for a long time. Whenever it rained (I lived in the tropics in the 70's) I used to write my boyfriend (now my husband) steamy love letters on lavender stationary with perfumed ink.....Anyway it's a nice association as the letters are gone but the love has endured for 40 years! Impossible Iris is "impossible to forget".

Oct
17
2014
rosecat
rosecat

Very pretty! Another clean solar floral from Mr Monegal. Opens strongly with bright sweet Jasmine, Fresh Iris and Raspberry, then softly comes the Solar Ylang & soft Mimosa. Blended beautifully together it softens and sweetens warming to your own skin. It is a clean scent too, reminiscent of being freshly bathed/showered, and scented with gorgeous pampering products, I get how people can liken it to shampoo. But it is better than that, an effortless elegant feminine perfume, that you could wear everyday, in fact I will buy a FB and wear it everyday! The more i smell it the more I love it. I find this perfume to be incredibly strong and long lasting, so only a light hand is needed.

May
20
2014
DR521
DR521

It is gorgeous because of the exquisite iris and solar quality of ylang. The jasmine is the sweet variety and blends into the raspberry, the end result is I can't get away from thinking this also smells a little like shampoo. It's the fruit singing under the transparent florals. There is just enough of a chemical quality to the raspberry that it reminds me of hair care products. This kills it for me. If the raspberry were more green I would like it better. Still very pretty and beautifully blended.

Feb
22
2014
pravda48
pravda48

I usually avoid ylang-ylang, and raspberry, and am not very familiar w/ iris as a smell...

So why did I sample this? Mimose, of course. I LOVE that. So I thought; if ever I may make peace w/ raspberry or ylang, maybe such a high quality perfumer can do it.

Bingo. The only thought that came to mind immediately was "...beautiful...!"

Great sillage. I applied it on my leg (like a weirdo perfume obsessed person, I am aware) because I already had one on my wrists and couldn't wait to test it, and I get whiffs of it from there every now and then and swoon. It IS beautiful. I have no desire to dissect the notes. It is perfect. <3


EDIT: non-fragrantican/obsessed-perfumie nose check opinion:
"...It smells like fruity bubblegum". -Male, 26

Jan
10
2014
mippymuppett
mippymuppett

GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS!!!

Well by now I can proclaim myself to be a huge R. Monegal fan!!! Seriously, if they start a fan club I could be a groupie!!!

Impossible Iris is impossible NOT to love!!! A thing of beauty. Beautiful and masterfully blended. Niche enough to be a bit unique while still managing to be completely wearable!!! I am a total gonzo Iris lover so this is an easy love!!! I'm not going to pick the florals apart. Suffice it to say that they are lovely with the ripeness of a luscious raspberry to lend a bit of sweetness.

This is beautiful, elegant and soft. Perfect for daily wear. Thank you Mr. M!!!! Keep this up and I am going to have to move to Spain and beg for a job!!!

Oct
03
2013
Cereza
Cereza

This is VERY similar to Miller Harris - Coeur de Fleur, which I had a bottle of some years ago. The main difference in these two creations for me is that IMPOSSIBLE IRIS is a bit more well blended and has a more sparkling quality to whole composition.

Even though I found this to be rather enjoyable as far as these kind of fragrances go (do not enjoy fruity iris), I was EXTREMELY dissapointed by the lack of longevity. After 3 hours it was gone forever. As others praise this for a good staying power, I will blame my skin chemistry, not the creation.

Try first though, no one want's to end up with a 260 EUR per 100 ml perfume bottle that stays on your skin only for 3 hours.

Sep
30
2013
antfarm
antfarm

Instant love; instant memory jog.

Forget about the individual notes, this is so well-composed it smells like a place in time. I cannot dissect or describe it in the usual "starts with bergamot, fades into blah blah". It just "is".

Impossible Iris is a liquified memory of a childhood family vacation to Disney World. Freshly folded towels, clean hotel room, fresh cold fruit at the salad bar...a rollercoaster of beauty, excitement, and joy.

*Lasting power is excellent. I can still smell it after showering which usually never happens with my perfume-eating body chemistry.

Apr
11
2013
LuluSaintly
LuluSaintly

I love this. For me it's an iris leather. It starts out with lots of green rooty iris and loads of leather, just as if I'd spilled iris on a new leather jacket. Odd - it's not meant to be a leather at all. The iris turns powdery then eventually the fragrance sweetens to a lovely floral drydown of jasmine and ylang-ylang, very creamy. I have all the Monegals in to test (mostly 2ml format) and they are a bit sledgehammery, which I kind of like. Nothing impossible about this fragrance, though - I find it really wearable.

Mar
07
2013
vidabo
vidabo

This reminds me of Je Reviens by Worth (extrait), pared down. As an iris it is quite unique, very floral and feminine, lovely and 'European' - as in understated, gentle elegance. The notes that jump out to me are iris and mimosa, raspberry and a very creamy ylang-ylang. I don't get cedar per se, but rather a powdery base with 'blond' woods. The aesthetic is decidedly retro. Unabashedly beautiful. It does represent a rather antiquated femininity and only as such is it a challenge.

Notes: iris, mimose, raspberry, ylang-ylang, jasmine and virginian cedar.

Feb
18
2013
henri345que
henri345que

It's a pretty iris scent, but the only impossibility i see here is making it last on skin. It opens with that green floral aspect of irises that resembles violet, then it's followed by the silky, musky, powdery aspects of iris. At this moment, you have the sandalwood illusion on the skin, caused by the ylang-ylang itself, and the contrast with iris gives it a sensual and rich aroma on skin. But, after that, the scent driesdown to a sheer and soft woody base which is a little bit disappointing.
It's not an unique iris, even that it's not exactly equal it reminds me of both Odori Iris (with Odori being more intense on the violet aspect and also being another iris that is sheer on drydown and short-lived) and Heeley Iris de Nuit (more intense on the earthy, vegetal iris aroma, and while sheer it lasts more and it's more interesting overall).

Feb
14
2013
Nancy Lynn
Nancy Lynn

Finally a niche perfume worthy of it's overpriced-ness. (well maybe not, this is ridiculously expensive) But it IS worth it in that it is beautiful and it lasts, but most of all because it is truly special.

It opens of cool icy wet paper, iris interpretation I suppose. Then magically the flowers warm up and everything blends together into the definition of pretty. I see soft pink and soft lace filtered through soft light. Lady like without being overly precious or matronly. It does remind me, at least on my skin of Estee by Estee Lauder. But only how Estee smells at the end of a very long day. But only "reminds me" it is not a version of Estee. It must be that they share some of the similar notes like iris, raspberry and cedar. Estee has a harshness compared to the perfectly pretty balance that is this silk ribbon of a perfume. I really shouldn't even compare them because as I said Impossible Iris is so special. It is the pretty frag I have been searching for. Not precious, not matronly and the silage is perfect, not too faint to not bother with and not so over powering you will get sick of it and it lasts all day.

To break it down, for me this is Iris and mimosa, with ylang and jasmine delicate and quiet behind. Though I don't smell straight up cedar wood it is what keeps all these notes singing together as one.

I haven't been so impressed with a blend in a long time. I will splurge as the happiness this brings me is worth it.

I am all for unisex but I cannot see a man wearing this perhaps because it is my interpretation of pretty, but then again I do wear men's frags. If a man were to wear this he would be wearing an impeccable suit complete with cuff links and slicked back hair ala Cary Grant, an untouchable, perfectly groomed man. OK, I have changed my own mind, men could wear this. Just had to change my perspective from pretty to groomed. Perhaps because it smells classy clean. Yes that's what it is, classy clean.

I've come back to edit this since considering this for men too, I have gotten over my love affair with this being so pretty and just for women. I smell it differently now, I realize it is truly unisex really a very clean smell, but clean in a warm alluring way., as in well groomed, not laundry clean smell. Another reason to love it so much, keeps me thinking about it and all its possible invocations.

Worth a try, so impressive. Complete package, perfect blend, perfect silage and longevity and beautiful presentation.

Feb
12
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

An iris fresh and bright, somewhat earthy, medium and powdery also as root, I believe that the combination with raspberry, gives a fruity floral aspect, and this time brings me a scent of rose.
The drydown is impeccable, swore he had sandalwood, feel something creamy and quite comfortable.
Ylang Ylang appears and I think he sets the tone warm, do not know if the name is impossible is appropriate, but the word'' amazing'' would fall perfectly in this perfume.

Jan
30
2013
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

This is an impossibly beautiful scent- at least it seems impossible until you wear it for a few hours and smell the glorious development on your skin.

I confess that when I first tried this scent, I did not give it enough time to develop and was initially put off by the very green orris root that dominates for the first half hour on my skin. Then the scent starts to move and develop and other notes come in. I am now 3 hours into this beauty and it continues to bloom on my skin and more and more elements shine through. I am now really getting the creaminess and softness of the ylang-ylang mixed with the faint woodiness of the cedar accenting the iris. This is truly a thing of beauty. An incandescent scent that floats by you as you move like the delicate beat of dragonfly wings.

I own a bottle of this glorious juice and it is worth every penny. A true piece of perfumer's art.

Nov
11
2012
sergio.fiorenzi
sergio.fiorenzi

Impossible Iris: Notes include Italian iris, mimosa, raspberry, ylang-ylang, Egyptian jasmine and Virgin cedarwood.
A lovely name like this raises expectations and curiosity. So what makes this iris impossible?
Impossible Iris opens strong and rooty, the dusky, dusty, earthy, carroty iris root complemented by the slightly harsh, raspy aura of mimosa. Over time it quiets down, becomes smoother, softer, more elegant and refined, raspberry gives a surprisingly lovely pink hue to to the perfume, ylang-ylang softens it further and adds a creaminess the opening was lacking. A half hour into wearing Impossible Iris, I am entirely happy with it. Buttery smooth, soft, elegant and lady-like, this iris is anything but impossible. It is incredible.

Jul
21
2012

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