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: Well done fragrance, amazing bottle, but I'm into other kinds of Iris: my most perfect Iris is in Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige, which is ages away from this, or The Different Company Bois d'Iris, which is simply amazing. Hiris (the "H" at the beginning should stand for "Hermes", right?) is tart, a bit acidic. If I stick my nose to my wrist I can smell the orris root and it's perfect, though carrot-y, but of course any root smells carrot-y.
Summary: I hate to say it but it's time to admit that I just can't do Hiris justice. That carrot note sticks in my nose and just won't budge. It's creating in me a prejudice against all Iris scents. And the thing that most annoys me is that the bottle is unbelievably stunning - I feel more connected to the bottle than the fragrance. It's squarish but tall, cobalt opaque glass and topped with a brass (?) lid.
Summary: I have to be in the mood for wearing this perfume- its so floral and sweet. I live in a warm climate, and I think I prefer fresher-smelling perfumes to cut through the heat! I love the packaging however- simple, but beautiful colours.
Summary: This is FANTASTIC. This is the best Iris fragrance I have tested so far. Granted, I have not tested that many, and there might be a few better ones out there. This is very feminine - the floral- and warm -woodsy- but the floral notes and the woodsy notes balance each other. This did not turn into a power puff on me, nether do I get a carrot note on my skin.
Summary: Hiris reminds me of a rare old fino sherry - it is an incredibly clear, cool and refined iris, dry and soft without being at all powdery. The opening notes are quite green and fresh on me and have a slightly foresty quality, rooty rather than flowery. As the scent dries down I can smell cedar and some vanilla on me, with a hint of almond, and this stage of the scent is sweeter.
Summary: Half flesh , half flower , it is the equivalent of having a loving hand caress you and make every pore of your body purr with pleasure. Lovely , soft and powdery, clean and real , it is enclosed in one beautiful bottle in a deep violet blue that holds it dearly and lovingly.
Summary: I quite liked this...it is a perfect spring time scent - green and damp and cool. The green-ness reminds me a little of Philosykos except Hiris is not so ...dry. Hiris is just a tad powdery-er and a tiny bit sweeter, but only a little bit, because I detect some peppery bite to it as well. This is a much more feminine fragrance, to my nose...Hiris makes me feel like a lady, right down to remembering to cross my legs at the ankles and not using so many swear words.
Summary: Nice green floral on me, I smell nothing powdery, and I find the fragrance a bit sharp, but it's a nice scent overall. I've never smelled anything like it, but it doesn't make me swoon, and I don't find myself sniffing my wrists constantly. I do find that this fragrance is suitable for all ages, though. Will wear, wouldn't repurchase.
Summary: I'm sort of the opposite of so many here. I get a real charge out of the opening notes in this scent which resemble greenery with the orris (thanks Meri) and a sharp rose. It's like a lot of other scents that contain hyacinth as an element. Whatever is used in this to make a kind of bright iris scent is very well done in the opening. Then it turns vanillic on me and it kills my interest. A good friend tells me this does not become vanillic on her skin..