Iris Nazarena • Aedes de Venustas
House Aedes de Venustas
Perfumer Ralf Schwieger
Fragrance Family Woods
Notes Ambrette seed, juniper, starfruit, rose, clove, orris, leather, oud, patchouli, vetiver, musk, incense
Description With its iris and incense accord, Iris Nazarena matches the worlds most precious aromatic material with the most ancient. Taking perfumery into the future by bringing it back to its roots: this is iris, reborn.
The rare Iris Bismarckiana is also known as Iris Nazarena because it grows mainly in the mountains east of Nazareth. The uncanny beauty of the blossom, with its brown or purple spots and delicate, bluish-purple veins is the muse of this creation.
The suede-soft petals of the mystical flower are sketched in a subtle sfumato of brown, purple and white, brushed with powdery iridescence. The limpid ambrette, with its pear, rose and musk facets, sheds the tender light of dawn on the top notes.
Rose adds a touch of floral sensuality, while the aromatic, resinous juniper berry introduces the incense theme. The cool, vivid green of star anise conjures the stylized stems and leaves of the flower.
Patchouli and vetiver allude to its roots, driven into dark earth and rock. The sacred smoke rising from the altars weaves its mineral, leather-scented tendrils throughout the development with incense, clove and oud.
3 × 7.5 ml eau de parfum spray
1 ml eau de parfum sample