The Iris Fields of Provence

The Iris Fields of Provence

The iris fields of Provence are in full bloom, in Provence. These pretty petals are not only prized for their delicate beauty but also a key ingredient in perfume development here in Provence. In fact, our upcoming Rose Azur candle fragrance will have a touch. Iris is of prime importance in perfumery.

Some describe the iris note as "the smell of cash" as it is expensive to produce. Or perhaps that's said because the iris note has a papery facet? In either case it is found in many many perfumes and Chanel particularly are known for their use of this high quality ingredient. It lends a velvety texture to a composition, for example in Chanel no 5.

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