Okay, another winner for the new fall releases, Atelier Silver Iris.
I’ll give you my bias on iris perfumes first – I don’t find many bad iris perfumes as long as they are in a niche/mid-range, and I’ve found a lot of lower end iris perfumes that I think are just amazing as well. Just head over to my Best Iris Perfume Comprehensive Guide to see my very long list of irisssesss that I love, love, love. Yes, there is a vague Gollum-like “My Preccciouussss” intonation happening when I say Irisssessss.
Atelier Silver Iris is part of their new Collection Metal series. The second one, which I haven’t gotten my grimy, perfume hands on yet, is Gold Leather. Silver Iris is the creation of Jerome Epinette, composed with the notes tangerine, pink pepper, blackcurrant, violet leaves, mimosa, iris pallida, patchouli, white amber and tonka bean. If iris can sparkle, it absolutely does in this. The blackcurrant and tangerine give it a lightness that adds a bit of a purple-silver haze to the iris, sweetened a little by the floral notes, and the base notes support it beautifully without weighing it down. For fans of the discontinued Guerlain Iris Ganache, the tonka in Atelier Silver Iris gives it a wee bit of iris pastry effect, but far less sweet than Iris Ganache. Hey, I was a big fan of the Iris Ganache, so I”m happy to see a much less dessert-like version of it peep its head up into the perfume line-up.
Atelier Silver Iris is smooth and beautiful and a joy to wear in any season – not too heavy and tinkly iris for summer, but that sweet little pastry effect would make it wear well during winter. This is warm and smooth, not a cold, rooty iris at all. So if you aren’t a fan of Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, but want a warmer iris, Atelier Silver Iris would be a good bet to try.
Atelier has been one of those new perfume lines that have continued to put out a steady stream of solid perfumes, making it easy to find on or more winners in the collection.
We have winners in the Kilian Playing with the Devil two drawings. Sharyl Morris, poodeltwins, solanace, Kim B, PatriciaC, Beth and Lynne Marie. Click on the Drop us a Note at the top of the blog, remind me what you’ve won and give me your address,and I’ll give you a quick “got it” reply back so you know it didn’t get lost in the spam filter.
So update on my brother, and I thank you all for your prayers, thoughts and well wishes. As anyone who has dealt with a family member with a serious illness, it is the warmth of other people that truly lifts your spirits and lets you feel just a little less alone. He was scheduled for surgery last Thursday in Atlanta, but the AC units went out after they put him under, but before they started the surgery. They couldn’t get them back up in time, so they scrubbed it for that day and will do the surgery this Friday. He’s in great spirits and has a great team of doctors and nurses around him. I was really impressed with the staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I don’t know what I expected, but every person we came into contact with there was kind, warm, giving, and it is making a difficult time a lot better than if it was a sterile, cold hospital.
We will do a drawing for four of the Atelier Silver Iris samples. Just drop a comment talking about whatever you want, what fall new release you are most looking forward to or just anything, to be entered in the drawing!