Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve Perfume Review

Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve


It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.

I’m actually highlighting a non-floral “purple floral” this week for all of you that don’t want to smell like a fresh spring bouquet. Purple florals are multi-dimensional. They don’t have to smell springtime fresh!

The opening of Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve is like spicy resins. As it wears, my skin really amps up the patchouli. It’s like a warm, spicy incense and to me, that’s cozy. As promised in the name, there’s iris. It’s a warm, earthy iris root. There’s woods and something that reminds me of sweet, balsamic tonka beans. Iris Fauve dries down to a sweet, woodsy amber with a dusting of dry vetiver.

Iris Fauve is an approachable iris for those that like amber-style perfumes. If an iris could be a plush blanket, it’d be Iris Fauve.

Vilma Banky

Notes listed include bergamot, cinnamon, iris, patchouli, Haitian vetiver, nagarmotha, myrrh, musk, labdanum, and liatrus. Launched in 2017. PERFUMER – Marie Salamange

Give Iris Fauve a try if you like warm amber perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Juliette Has a Gun Calamity J, Rancé Laetitia, Jovoy Ambre Premier, Coolife Le Sixième and/or Prada L’Eau Ambrée. I sometimes say there are perfumes that say “you need an upgrade”. These are usually cheaper or super popular/exhausted perfumes. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with those perfumes. I’m just saying there is always a more sophisticated version of something out there. I think Iris Fauve would be a good “upgrade” from things like Lancôme La Vie Est Belle or Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

Projection is average. Longevity is above average.

The 3.3 oz bottle retails for $275 at Osswald. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONSpice patchouli iris. It’s a nice iris for those cool fall-to cold winter-to cool spring days.

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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Vilma Bánky pic from