WHAT 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.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Think pink…Hedonist Iris is all Glinda the Good Witch of the North
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE HEDONIST IRIS: uber-feminine, gentile, clean
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT HEDONIST IRIS: Megan in Saint Maxime, Olfactoria’s Travels, The 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