Prada Infusion D’Iris: My New BFF


My dislike of Iris has been a running theme throughout this blog, possibly because my first experiencew with Iris was the legendary Iris Poudre by Pierre Bourdon. It’s hard core Iris and brings out the root like vegetable smell of it, like a flower bulb.

However, despite valiant attempts to like Iris, I couldn’t pretend any longer.  Like a long polite lunch with disagreeable in laws,  I decided me and Iris were through, and I wasn’t going to try anymore.

So how come an Iris fragrance has just rocketed to the top of Christmas Wish List?  Step forward Prada Infusion D’Iris, you gorgeous creature you.


You may recall that I was recently enamoured with Miller Harris Terre D’Iris which was a citrussy Mediterranean take on the flower. The zing brought out a prettiness in Iris I hadn’t smelled before but I assumed it was a fluke.

Looks like it wasn’t a fluke after all, for Prada Infusion D’Iris has just knocked several competitors off the top spot and Mr IScent will shortly be directed towards a large bottle of it in time for Christmas.

Maybe it’s because the notes are extracted via the soaking method, producing a sweeter result, or maybe it’s because citrus, in this case, orange, brings out a bright, floral side to Iris that I found too grey and powdery before.

The basenotes are Incense, vetiver and galbanum, and whilst they all come through in their own measured way, at the top of the pile is iris, ladylike and prim and sophisticated.  All the carotty, dry root smell has gone, and in its place, a perfect, supremely chic flower.

Superb, excellent, marvellous, splendid and wonderful. Je t’aime, Iris.


7 thoughts on “Prada Infusion D’Iris: My New BFF”

  1. I took a sniff of this a few months ago, because I’d read so much about it, and got…absolutely nothing. Complete anosmia, apparently. I’m glad you could enjoy it, though. And just in time to end any uncertainty you might have had regarding your Christmas list!

    1. Hi Laurels,

      I was the same with Delices de Cartier. I read people raving about getting cherries for twelve whole hours yet my skin just saw it off before it even landed!

      It’s a shame in this case as Infusion D’Iris is divine.

    1. It really lasts beautifully. I’m sorry to say I used up all your sample but have ordered some more from ebay. I’m going to smell amazing in 2014! It was a wonderful thunderbolt moment.

  2. Prada Infusion d’Iris is so well done. To me it became a modern classic. Have you tried its flanker variations too? They’re also quite nice, especially d’Iris Absolue

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