Since I love Cashmere Mist (so much that I frequently layer myself with the body lotion and deodorant) it doesn’t take much to get my attention when it comes to a Donna Karan fragrance. When I saw Lianne from The Makeup Girl tweeting about the new Iris Eau de Parfum addition to the Donna Karan Collection, I just had to smell it.
Ever since I discovered iris as a prominent note in my bottle of Iris from Hilde Soliani, I’ve been obsessed with iris and if you notice, it is a prominent note in another best seller… Prada’s Infusion D’Iris. Donna Karan takes iris in a different direction with her new Iris Eau de Parfum, it is refreshing and stands out among the florals currently out in department stores.
At the opening of the scent, Iris is crisp and sparkling. It makes me want to roll around in a meadow like Bella and Edward. This crispness keeps Iris from being overly sweet or floral. The opening quickly gives way to the heart of the fragrance where you have notes of magnolia, rose de mai, violet and ambrette seed mellowing out into a seductive spring floral. And how sleek is this packaging? The signature black cylindrical 3.4 oz bottle is definitely vanity table worthy.
The new Iris Eau de Parfum is making its debut this month at Bergdorf Goodman in New York (that place is like heaven!), Donna Karan Collection Boutiques and select Neiman Marcus stores.
Have you smelled Iris yet? What do you think? Are you in love like I am? Let us know about it in the comments.