Reviews and Problems with Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile
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4 February 2014
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: 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: A luxurious and utterly balanced bergamot/orange cocktail (effectively vaguely anicy/aromatic and bright at the beginning) is the gateway for a strictly balanced floral olfactory combination where in my opinion the note of noble iris is subtle and clearly noticeable just for a couple of minutes before a spicy/balmy (and a bit sweaty/carnal) undistinguished floral trail (with patterns of neroli and may be gardenia) starts to stand out over a mossy dry down.
Summary: I dance around my sampler already for weeks and test or carry him constantly. With such a distinctive flower smell I move also on different ways. Yes, but perfumo brings me up to date again and again. The lemon notes starting strongly. Iris shows unobtrusively and softly. I follow Medusa, in the base a little powdered , this darkness and easily spicily already describes. Everything happens quietly and calmly. The base is nice and woody, soft and warm.
Summary: Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile edp is as rich as its golden color and its purple packaging portend. The composition features orris, not iris petals, so it's important to know this, since someone looking specifically for the flowers, not the roots, of the iris plant may be disappointed. On the other hand, anyone looking specifically for orris is bound to enjoy this creation, which has big sillage and great longevity in this, the eau de parfum concentration.