The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Hedonist Iris by Viktoria Minya


Hedonist IrisWHAT I SMELL:  Hedonist Iris opens up with a soft and clean blackcurrent that seem to be wrapped within green stems.  A white musk sits on top of the blackcurrent like a cotton ball which seems to be drying out the juice of the fruit.  In fact, the perfume is surprisingly dry and it quickly begins to powder which helps to make the perfume project.  The iris here is radiant; there is nothing dirty or earthen about it.  And the iris is Iris butter, which gives the floral a smooth finish that’s rather weighty.  After around 15 minutes, the musk really come into play giving Hedonist Iris a rather clean and sparkling glow.

From the Viktoria Minya website:

A romantic perfume for a graceful woman who cares for sensual luxury. The essence of this pure fragrance is the most expensive natural raw material of all – Iris butter. Its cool elegance is laced with tantalizing notes of cocoa and blackcurrant absolute and crowned by a fine blend of musks.

GlindaWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Think pink…Hedonist Iris is all Glinda the Good Witch of the North


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT HEDONIST IRIS: Megan in Saint Maxime, Olfactoria’s TravelsThe Non-Blonde

BOTTOM LINE:  This perfume has me perplexed; on one hand the perfume is extremely feminine, but there’s almost a childlike quality as if the perfume is not suited not for a woman, but instead is best suited for a young lady of unintended virtue.  Obviously, I’m not the intended audience.

  • Bone Rating:  2.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral Woody  Musk
  • Nose: Viktoria Minya
  • Classification: Feminine
  • Expense: $200 for 45 ml Eau de Parfum

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

14 thoughts on “Hedonist Iris by Viktoria Minya

  1. I don’t believe I’m the intended audience either. I do love the bottles with the bling in them. Even though it’s not a rooty iris I can’t imagine it would be something I’d fall for. Not at that price point.


    • I think you’re a princess…or possibly a good witch, but I don’t see you with this at all, it’s a bit too clean. But as far as the bling goes…I’m with you. I want a VM bottle, just for the crystals. It’s kind of like a perfumed snow globe!


  2. I don’t believe I am in THE intended audience either ? But who are ? Would girls buy this at this price and not aim for something much cheaper ?


  3. Darn. I always loved Glinda, and aspired to be like her when I was a child. Or rather, I wanted her outfit and a magic wand, which I probably would not have put to virtuous use.


  4. It’s a bit too sweet for me, Hedonist Rose didn’t work for me either. Having said that, on one occasion when I tested HI in the middle of winter, I quite enjoyed it. There’s a certain warmth and comforting quality. A part of me wanted to fall in love with HI, I just love the look of the bottle…


  5. I wanted to love this but it just wasn’t for me and I can’t imagine it would be to your taste either. I did like the rose though and I adore the original Hedonist. Thanks for the link!


  6. Megan…I know you have good taste so I am going to have to give my rose sample a whirl. I stayed away from it thus far because I was a little put off by this. I really like the original too.


  7. How interesting… As much as I disliked the original Hedonist (despite a lot of raving reviews), I kind of liked this one. Not enough to even think of paying that price but still.


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