Iris is one of the most precious ingredients in perfumery. It gives off a delicate powdery, subtly woody, violet and airy scent that is both powerful and refined.
It is the main element of our fragrance ELIXIRIS: very present and associated with an accord of almond heliotrope, it has retained all its elegance and made this fragrance an elixir full of greatness.
The iris is essential in prestige perfumery to bring a powdery and luxurious note, which we find in INNOCENCE IN A SCENT.
While iris flowers are prized for their beauty, it is the rhizome (the underground stem of the flower) that is used in perfumery. Initially odourless, these rhizomes must be dried for 3 years. Distillation then produces "iris butter" from which iris absolute is obtained.
In addition to the years of maturation, the profitability of the iris is very low: it takes one ton of iris to obtain only 2 kg of iris butter. This raw material is therefore one of the most expensive in perfumery, often replaced by synthetic products.