While iris often takes a backseat to floral blockbusters like rose or jasmine, it is a scent worthy of being explored it its own right and Prada Infusion d’Iris EDP is a wonderful example of an iris perfume. Part of the reason iris is less used in perfumery is the difficulty in obtaining essential oils from iris plants. Perfumer Daniela Roche-Andrier used a traditional method of extraction which takes six months of soaking to get the fresh, sweet iris notes.
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How does Prada Infusion d’Iris smell?
Introduced in 2007, Prada Infusion d’Iris perfume is an oriental-woodsy fragrance and a masterclass in elegance and restraint. Top notes include neroli, orange, and orange flower while the heart is primarily iris. Base notes of cedar and benzoin balance the fragrance.
Iris is the star and dominates the scent in all its glory. Rather than being a soft powdery floral, it’s a fresher, crisper, more upscale scent.
The packaging is evocative of the perfume it holds. Simple, elegant, and vintage-inspired. The juice is a light greenish yellow tint which perfectly matches the delicate green scent.
Who should buy Prada Infusion d’Iris?
Iris scents will never beat the popularity of mass floral scents like rose, ylang-ylang or jasmine. That said, iris lovers tend to be especially passionate about their fragrances and would love this. It’s a beautiful, clean scent that would be perfect for work or a sophisticated night out.
Selena Marc is a fragrance enthusiast, freelance writer, and dog mom living in Houston, Texas. When she's not writing about her favorite new perfumes, you can find her enjoying yoga or a morning hike.