Parfums DelRae Mythique EDP Perfume Review

Parfums DelRae Mythique

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.

Steichen at MOMA

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 EauPINIONIcy 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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*Product purchased by me. Product pic from Beautyhabit. Steichen painting from MOMA. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

9 thoughts on “Parfums DelRae Mythique EDP Perfume Review

  1. This is one of my favorites too….and for the same reasons. I love iris and I especially LOVE ambrette musk (that comes from the seeds, doesn’t it?). I’m a big fan of No. 18 for the ambrette as well (in fact I’m wearing it as I write this….). What are some other ambrette fragrances that you like/love?

    1. Iris is what got me into perfume. I couldn’t get over its beauty and versatility.

      yeah, ambrette are the seeds from an Indian hibiscus. I hear you can eat them but I haven’t had a chance to try that!

      One of my favorite ambrettes is a cheapy you can find on discount sites – Lacoste Pour Femme. It’s just a nice pretty ambrette musk that reminds me of Annick Goutal Musc Nomade (which I also love). I also like Providence Perfume Hindu Honeysuckle because it brings out the warmth of ambrette. And Costume National Scent. oh, and Narcisco Rodriguez For Her EDT (or at least I think it’s the EDT).

      1. Thanks for the recommendations! I have most of those, but now I’m off to discount sites for some Lacoste….

        Yes, iris is a BIG player in my collection too. Have you experienced FERRE? It’s my little discovery last year….similar to Iris Poudre, but fruitier.

          1. I will bring a bottle up for you to sample when I come to Seattle in September – which means we will have to meet…..don’t worry though – I’m definitely NOT “the only straight guy in the bar” waiting to stalk you (heehee – loved that line from one of your reviews…)

          2. Sounds good.

            The “straight guy” is an ongoing joke with friends. Take me to a lesbian bar, they find me. Take me to a gay club, they find me. Take me to a some boring straight concert and “the gays” will find me.

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