Iris is synthetic and cool smelling. Almost like leathery, earthy root. Within a few more minutes I get something sweeter and more floral, reminding me of sugared violets, sweet and powdery but green. Hmm…a little Guerlain-ish. In about 10 more minutes, it goes back to being earthy, but a floral iris. And in 30 minutes, it’s completely and totally gone. This is why I use Iris as a room spray. It’s too simple for something that I’d like to wear on my body and the lasting power is that of a cologne, makes a better room spray.
So, if you like iris and for some reason feel the need to impulsively purchase something, then try Demeter’s Iris. If you appreciate synthetic and cold iris scents, then try this. Think of it as a very poor lasting CdG. Now if you want an amazing iris scent that lasts, go out and buy Dior Homme.
Is Iris the most interesting Demeter fragrance? No. If you want fun, go for Beetroot, Gingerale, Gin & Tonic, something like that.
Demeter Iris comes in a variety of sizes with prices ranging from $6-$40. It’s available at Demeter’s on-line boutique.