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The Iris Match

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Iris flowers from our Garden. 

For many, many years, I have been searching and testing different perfumes.  When Prada launched their Infusion D'Iris perfume, I immediately tested it myself and finally found my perfect match in perfumes. In the beginning, I was attracted to the new Prada perfume because of its mint green colour and the packaging looked so simple and clean. The key ingredient in the Prada perfume is the Iris flower which has a powdery effect that is refreshing and not too heavy to wear. Spraying it on reminded me of the fresh smell of Baby Powder when we were children. It is a good thing too that the Iris is one of my favourite spring flowers. Now I know that the Iris based perfumes works well for me and does not cause any allergic reactions. This type of perfume from the Iris flower will be something I will use forever. 
Here are the four perfumes that can be used in any season and have similar characteristics of being powdery (Iris), woody (cedar), balmy,  floral(Iris, Jasmine and Rose) and citrus (mandarin, Orange and Orange blossom):

  • Prada Infusion D' Iris - Introduced by Prada in 2007, this is my favourite together with the Chanel No. 19. Just like the Prada brand, it is modern and elegant but at the same time a very discreet scent. Not too overpowering.
  • Chanel No. 19 -  Launched by Chanel in 1970 to commemorate Coco Chanel's birthday on August 19th.  I interchange using the Prada and the Chanel during the week. One thing I love about this perfume is that it stays longer during the day. No need to re-touch too much and still smell refreshingly good.
  • Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile -  Created in 2004 to celebrate the nobility and classic elegance of the Iris combined with the woody elements of cedar and fruity orange blossoms common in Italian gardens. I have tested this perfume only. It is also very fragrant and definitely an epitome of Italian elegance. 
  • Frederic Malle Iris Poudre - This I would say is the Haute Couture of the Iris perfumes. Also the most expensive among the group. But this perfume definitely stands out. When I asked my mother to try it last weekend, during Mother's Day, she said it is different. The Nose for this perfume was Pierre Bourdon who was a French Diplomat turned Perfumer. The fragrance has tonka bean, vanilla, vetiver, musk, sandalwood and the Iris. I use this perfume for special occasions only especially on weekends. 
Have you found your perfect match in perfumes? How did you find it?
Which perfume is your perfect match? 



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26 comments

  1. Hi Pamela! I am a perfum lover and addicted and I like to change it everytime find the perfect one! I like those, in particular the last one! Kisses and have a good day! xo

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  2. Pamela, thank you for the recommendation. I love that baby fresh powdery scent, so I will have to sample this. THANKS! The iris' in your garden are exquisite. So beautiful doll!
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  3. Nice post!! Thanks for stopping by on my blog! Check back soon to see me on Inside Me! Today on the blog a Giveaway!

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  4. I just realized I have no idea what the scent of an iris is like, your flowers are so pretty, I would like to try out one of these scents you recommended, they sound quite lovely.

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  5. I have one perfume and i use it pretty rarely) Nice post!
    kisses)

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  6. Oh I LOVE a powdery scent. I will definitely have to try this. I used to switch out perfumes all the time but when my children were born I decided to narrow it down to just 2 or 3 so they could always have a "scent memory" of their mama. I wear Tresor by Lancome most days and Chanel No. 5 when I go out at night. And just lately on days when I want to go super light on scent, I wear Hesperides by fresh.
    Another great post, Pamela!

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  7. I love the flower but never really thought of the scent - very interested in smelling these now!

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  8. I'm curious to smell the Frederic Malle perfume. There was a huge outcry among the natural perfumers when the Prada perfume came out as she said it was "all natural" and real all natural iris is $1,000 + per oz. but perhaps the Malle perfume uses some of it? As much as I love natural perfume I do wear X Clive Christian and love it. Would love to know what you favorite perfumes are.
    xo Mary Jo

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  9. I used Chanel No 19 for a while. Thanks for your recommendations. I would love to discover the other 3.

    LUXESSED

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  10. I have quite a few perfumes and I like a bit of a selection I currently use Lady Gaga, Laura Mercier chocolate and orange, Jennifer Aniston, flowerbomb. I have had Aqua di Parma but in the orange scent, that is a great line. Bergdorf Goodman in NYC is great for finding unique and different scents.

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  11. I would love to try the Prada one but I have more perfumes than I can ever use at the moment xD
    xx
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  12. great post!let’s follow each other on gfc&bloglovin?
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    Anna

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  13. I always think that it is interesting how the same perfume can smell so differently on each person. I tend to stick to the same perfume all the time - I like a light refreshing scent nothing too heavy.

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  14. great post !!! love the prada perfume !!!
    xoxo

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  15. Thanks for taking the time to drop by :) Happy Friday!

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  16. Wow, such an interesting perfume, we all girls love perfume, I've been using Miss Dior and loving it. I like a light smells perfume myself :)

    You are welcome to visit my blog, I'd love to see you there:)

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    Tanya

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    1. Hi Pam, Just wanted to drop by to says "thank you" for visiting and following my blog"

      I really much appreciated a lot and I followed you back. You'll seeing me here from now on, I'd love to see you on my blog again. since we both following each other. oxoxox

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      Tanya

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  17. I have to checked these... !
    xoxo

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  18. Hi again Pam :) I forgot tells you I followed you back on GFC, bloglovin as well. ox

    I hope you have a wonderful day Pam!

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    Tanya

    Thanks again for the follow Pam:)

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  19. Me gusta mucho aqua di parma. Muy buen post.
    Besos

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  20. A special thank you for your constant kindness on my blog...wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  21. I love the different kind scents of Iris too Miss Pamela and have just planted some gorgeous ones this year.

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  22. The iris from your garden are so pretty. Thanks for these recommendations. I have a few favourite perfumes such as Amouage Honour and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle but I'm always keen to discover new ones too.

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