"Exquisite raw materials are the secret to wonderful perfumes.
The iris is one of the most valuable of the perfumer's palette products. Its extraction process is very long and delicate. The rhizome, from which the "beurre" is then collected, must dry for at least three years before the perfumer can proceed with the extraction.
Its smell extraordinarily present, almost invasive, with powdered agreements, deploys its wooded green accents, evoking a comforting smell of warm bread. We have taken a completely different approach by wanting to recreate the scent of the flower and by doing so we have been following into the footsteps of our predecessor Paul Parquet, who created Fougère Royale.
Following Parquet's creative path we have created an olfactory interpretation of the iris flower that will make whoever smells it feel as if he was taking a walk in a blossoming field of irises, in the Tuscany countryside, on a beautiful spring day. This perfume is the result of an encounter between the House of Houbigant and Mathieu Nardin, perfumer at Robertet.
Continuing a long tradition of excellence, the House of Houbigant has made exceptional ingredients the distinctive mark of its creations. To do so Houbigant has developed exclusive partnerships with carefully selected producers to ensure its perfumers always work with the world's very best materials."
So what does it smell like? It is classified as a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women.
- Top notes: bergamot, pink pepper, rose, lily-of-the-valley and pear
- Middle notes: iris, jasmine and ylang-ylang
- Base notes: sandalwood, amber, woody notes, vanilla and musk
Available in the following:
- 3.3 oz Parfum
- 3.3 oz Eau de Parfum