Reviews and Problems with Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile
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2 weeks ago
Summary: Primarily a white floral with a pale gold aura, Iris Nobile manages to be both opulent and elegant at the same time. Its opulence is apparent in the three most detectable notes besides the eponymous: tuberose, vanilla and ylang-ylang. The elegance is in how artfully those oft heavy, cloying notes are measured into chorus, the only casualty being the tuberose taking on a rather waxy aspect.
Summary: There are a number of floral fragrances of this house that are fairly formulaic in the composition and not really top in their ingredients and authenticity of their notes, but this one is not one of them. Sure, the magnolia is not all-natural top quality, but very good, and blends well with the whole structure of their scent.
Summary: Blond woods, Cedar, Acacia, Birch, Patchouli, Musk A pleasant orange opening with ylang-ylang, and I get more jasmine than in the original, and a touch of a very faint rose. Again the iris is in the background. It is a bit less sweet on my skin, and the base notes' wood notes are lighter; it is not that sweet on my skin. Silage and projection are not good, more on the restrained side, but, interestingly, the longevity is superior at about six hours, albeit weaker.
Summary: An opening that is fairly typical bergamot, orange and star anise, with lots of aldehydes. Ylang-ylang is prominent together with a sweetish vanilla in the drydown, and on my skin the iris is pretty much drowned out by the other notes. Overall not bad; it is dense, rich and intense, but a fairly formulaic scent following a trodden path. Decent silage and projection with three hours of longevity on me.
Summary: I honestly believe that Iris Nobile (specifically the EDP) is one of the best perfumes in the world. Yes, I know it's clearly based on the extraits of No 5 and Joy, but I think it's so fully realized and achingly beautiful that it can confidently sit aside them in a short list of the greats. It's got sparkling champagne aldehydes, but made richer than the grand dames with judicious use of neroli and thick, honeyed orange blossom instead of the typical powdery lemon.
Summary: Iris Nobile is, as MonkeyManMatt has stated, more about star anise ~ in the opening. With anise being such a love it or hate it type note, your appreciation for this frag will certainly depend upon how you take to star anise! I personally enjoy it, so you can guess I really like Iris Nobile! After the initial blast of anise, the rest of this scent is truly a partnership of orange blossom and iris.
Summary: What we have here is an attempt of doing something different with Iris note. What I got is a version in the manners of Prada Iris Range. Not bad but... Pointless! Edit: the drydown is very pleasant - the best part of the fragrance i.m.o.! The base notes are quite different from Prada's Iris... More sweet, almost fruit! I like it!
Summary: Great fruity-floral with a very feminine temperament and a slightly green bold substance. The smell is natural under my perception and the outcome very feminine and lush, with a lot of distinguishable nuances. The transition among the elements is natural and progressive without any trace of plasticity or gummy artificiality. I smell, as Off-Scenter does, the similarities with some of the green Annick Goutal's florals which use to be less floral, more marshy and boise'.
Summary: You're So Vain I wore this for a couple of wrist sniffing days, but somehow I couldn't commit to it. 'Not to sniffed at' the perfume responded by intensifying on my skin and proclaiming its lineage. Being a terrible inverted snob I was not swayed. It was too rich, too 'moneyed', too Portofino. It isn't 'Fresh' It's so utterly accomplished I recoiled.
Summary: More than… thirty minutes of wonderful… I love the brightness, and clarity of the opening bergamot / lemon accord. It’s a clear citrus accord that exhibits a definite warmth and a tangible citrus feel without a trace of lemon-drop-candy stickiness. The magnolia-dominated white florals show themselves in the background almost immediately and serve as an excellent prediction of the classic structure that is to come.