Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Heart of Heart Note Alley, Band 11
The iris root not the flower is what is used in most fragrance. For many years it was used mainly as a fixative and is found in many classics like Shalimar though the distinctive iris note is a part of the whole in this scent unlike some of today's stars in the world of fragrance which have given the iris a featured role.
The artists in today's world of scent have created some of the loveliest of perfumes using the iris in new and beautiful ways. You can find some that accent the green aspect and others that put the deep earthy rootiness of its carrot like aroma deep in the heart of their creations. My favorite is Guerlain's beautiful Iris Ganache that like its name suggests it could be layered on with a spatula! LOL