Hi there Posse Peeps, Maison Crivelli is one of the newer houses that has caught my eye. Almost every time I smell a new fragrance from this crew I go WOW! Not all of them have worked for me but the win rate is good. From being introduced to the brand at a Libertine Parfumerie event when they first came to Australia I was overwhelmed by liking so much of what they do. My favourite on the day was Fleur Diamantine and I purchased a bottle not long after. Recently I saw a couple of their 30ml bottles on a FB Sale Doc and snapped them up. Today I thought we could talk about Iris Malikhan from 2020.
Iris Malikhan by Maison Crivelli
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Orris, Vanilla, Leather, Galbanum, Mastic or Lentisque, Amber, Cinnamon, Cypress, Mimosa, Coriander, Blackcurrant Syrup, Pink Pepper
Iris Malikhan is no huge ground breaking new look at iris. It opens up all cardboard, carrot and cool earth with woods in the background. It smells like happy solitude.
Not long after resins and amber make themselves known underneath, slowly swelling in prominence. A duet of warm and cool. The solitude has given way to a very luxurious hotel lobby, old style in limed woods and marble. Perfumes, humanity, a hint of cleaning product, coffee and leather bags. The iris has now become a not quite background note.
Now, after about an hour we get to the base. It’s warm and cozy. Nothing stands out as a feature note but the heavy wash is my favourite part of Iris Malikhan. Everything has come together and made a magnificent, yet understated whole. It has iris, amber, leather, spice and some wood but everything is so perfectly balanced. It’s a rush to calm and speaks to me of this people so powerful that they rarely need to speak very loudly to be heard.
Yes, I know that iris comes from the root and not the flower but the colour in this pic is so captivating I wanted to put it up anyway. Also, though iris doesn’t have a fragrance as such it looks like it should smell like Iris Malikhan.
Totally unisex with above moderate longevity and quiet projection after the first half hour. Iris Malikhan is a fragrance you wear for your own enjoyment. Also good for those you let get close or someone sitting nearby for a while.
Are you an iris lover? Tried Iris Malikhan yet?