Today I share with you one of my favorite iris perfumes – Parfums DelRae Mythique.
Mythique opens with a fruity ivy with close to the ground violets. It’s metallic and green. Note to self – all perfumes inspired by prostitutes/mistresses smell metallic. I pick up on the faintest floral indoles. What I really get is iris. A demure, cool iris with absolutely no powderiness. The dry-down is this wonderful buttery iris with a vegetal musky ambrette. Mythique is slow to warm up. But, when she does, she’s a warm, cozy ambrette with woods. She wraps you in her robe.
What I like about Mythique is its coolness and dewiness. It’s not powdery. I like a powdery iris but I usually find myself drawn to this icebox irises. And not only is Mythique an icebox iris, but she dries down to another note that I adore, ambrette. I love wearing this one. I don’t expect for you to love it as much as I do as it seems almost bespoke to my tastes.
Notes listed include mandarin, Italian bergmot, ivy, peony, jasmine, Florentine orris butter, sandalwood, patchouli, and ambrette musk. PERFUMER – Yann Vasnier
Give Mythique a try if you are looking for a cool iris. Or if you like perfumes like Dior Bois d’argent, Serge Lutens Bas de Soie, Maria Candida Gentile Burlesque, Malle Dans Tes Bras and/or Chanel Les Exclusifs 28 La Pausa. I find Mythqiue just as charming in warm weather as I do cool. I find it charming all of the time.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $135 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Icy iris with a warm ambrette base. It’s one of my favorite irises and I’m delighted to have it in my collection.
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