WHAT I SMELL: Bois d’Iris is oh so inviting when it first goes on the skin. It’s like soft iris infused cashmere that’s lightly sweetened and tinged with sun. The perfume feels like a late spring morning where the dew of the evening before has just evaporated off the flowers and greenery of a beautiful garden. The iris is very contained, but nicely warmed with the lightest amber that helps to give the perfume a golden hue of radiance. After some time, the iris retreats to make way for a buzzing labdanum. Still golden, the perfume moves from floral to almost entirely wood. Eventually, the perfume moves to the powdery and it becomes slightly sweeter , but the sweetness is kept contained by a dried woody vetiver. Overall, a very easy wear.
To smell wood, to see its scent from a totally different angle, forget the idea of the forest, leaves and earth , and picture it on a beach, floating in waves, and washing up on the sand. Driftwood warmed by the sun. I paired it with Ambergris and Labdanaum to underscore the solar and sensual dimension of this wood. Iris and Vetiver bring out the texture and elegance of this fragrance.
– Emilie Coppermann
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE BOIS d’IRIS: clean, tidy, proper
BOTTOM LINE: Bois d’Iris is sweet, pretty, rather demure, and fun in a 1950’s kind of way. A perfect perfume for wearing at the office, or a fun day out on the town.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Woody
- Nose: Emilie Coppermann
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $125 for 1.5 oz eau de parfum