The scent of pushing up earth, the sound of being alone.
5 February 2013
Summary: Hiris is a masterpiece. There are a very few fragrances to which I would offer this classification, and this 1999 sleeper is definitely one of them. This is a perfume that is a result of a pure and concise concept with perfect execution. You are the iris flower pushing out of the cold, damp soil, emerging into a vast expanse of green fields and dewy, foggy grey skies. Hiris emulates these colors well - pale green and grey-violet.
Summary: This is more as a cologne not an EdT. Hold max only 4 hrs then we have to re-apply. First spray smells strange, wait until few minutes then real smell will come. Very nice!!! Unfortunately they don't even have EdP.it's 100ml or 3.4oz and heavy to carry everywhere specially when you are in a party carrying a little handbag/ clutch.
Pros: Great Smell
Cons: Doesn't Hold, Pricey / Poor Value, Too Expensive
Summary: Love this. When first applied, it does remind me of carrots covered in earthy dirt. But it is oh so nice once that fades away. It smells sophisticated and richly feminine. Others complain that it doesn't last long, but for me it does. Try this if you like Prada Infusion d'Iris. This one willl knock that one right out of the water. It is quietly reserved, but elegant at the same time. It makes me smile when I wear it.
Summary: Hiris is a introverted elegance a well-poised muse never reveals herself within words nor action just her scent of Iris, Hiris opens with it's homage the Iris a flower a symbol of refinedness and modesty a scent of cool orris earth adds to the sharp coldness of the fragrance, the coriander subtle enough not to cloy over the iris but noticeable in it's spicy drydown diluted amber dries the top note, delicate and elusive note of Rose opens the middle note softens the...
Summary: This is a beautiful, dry composition. Iris with a carrot, earth and ambrette. Ambrette's funny on me: in Chanel No. 18, it smells like vomit, like someone threw up on a bunch of flowers. I wrote a long since deleted review of the Chanel, indicating this was the main problem when I wore No 18. In Hiris, the feel of ambrette might be one of the factors that keep it from seeming too ephemeral -- this is just a guess -- I get a hay-like musky skin scent (?
Summary: Not as iris-y as I was expecting. Opens with what seemed to me more of a lily note which made me wonder if I received the right sample. I suppose this is the carrot-y note everyone is talking about. This predominates over the iris. Not a bad fragrance: very cool and refined and nice for summer, but not particularly grand either. The bottle is very attractive with the gorgeous cobalt blue.
Summary: Like Iris Silver Mist, Hiris is a love/hate fragrance for me, but with H the "hate" aspect is physical, with ISM it's psychological. I agree with every hateful comment previous reviewers have made--I get the hairspray comparison, the furniture polish comparison, the sack o'rotting roots comparison. Sometimes it almost makes me feel queasy.
Summary: Nice Work! a lovely light rooty iris witht he same dolorous quality as Iris Silver Mist. Not as complex and not as long lasting, but a lovely everyday fragrance for iris lovers. I much prefer this to Ferre or Iris Poudre although for a fresh iris bouquet I would still go for Bas de Soie.
Summary: It's interesting to read that the carrot note seem predominate to so many of us. Huh. We're all so different, thank heavens. I get iris, iris, and more iris. I can live with that. For some, this is a summer frag; for me it's all winter coziness that sooths my tired soul a bit as I bite the bullet, bundle up, and grumpily stomp out the door to face a nasty wind that chills to the bone. I bought a small bottle of this unsampled and on a whim and lucked out for once.