Heya Perfume Posse! Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc by L`Occitane came out and when L’Occitane sent me a bottle to try I spritzed it once or twice and liked it, gave a bunch of it away in giveaways, put it back in its box and forgot about it. I thought it was nice. Simple, pretty, clean, fruity and not a bad scent but it certainly didn’t grab me. Let’s fast forward a bit and for some reason the crew are talking about iris and I remember Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc, it’s smell jumps to life in my brain and suddenly I’m craving it. Since then every time I am lost for choice it’s the one I grab.
Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc L`Occitane 2015
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Citric notes, Black currant
Heart: White iris, Ylang-ylang, Fig milk, Peach
Base: White musk, Dalmatian iris, Cedar
One of the great things about Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc is its softly, softly, under the radar presence. You know those frags that you can satisfyingly spritz 3 on chest, 2 on back of neck and one each on wrists and still not skunk the world? Here it is. Spritz the SHIT outta it. Fearless uber spritzing. It is so fun and while you are fragrant and smell good it’s not in your face or overpowering.
Sweet fruity opening that is fun and flirty but within 15 minutes it all softens till there is the merest whisper of peach and blackcurrant (none of the screaming urinous blackcurrant of Enchanted Forest) over musk and cardboard iris. A demure fragrance that is a little bit like expensive fabric softener. I forget about it until I get occasional huffs up my shirt and then I think how lovely fresh and clean I smell. The fig makes its presence known now by adding a new fruity sweetness that manages also to be creamy,
After a couple of hours the dry down is simple musky powder, not earth shattering or new but extremely wearable. In my eyes L’Occitane has given iris a fun and youthful twist that will smell great on the young guns and still be iris enough that anyone over 30 can still enjoy its prettiness. Perfumistas will probably be a bored but once it gets you Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc can become quite addictive.
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How do you like your iris? Fruity, powdery, severe, clean or cool?