Given that I’m not exactly a Prada fanatic, I do not follow closely every new launch from the respective fashion house. That’s exactly the situation with Infusion d’Iris, a fragrance introduced in 2007 as a feminine floral woody musk, developed by perfumer Daniela Roche-Andrier from Firmenich. A month after its arrival on the market and urged by its marketing campaign, I decided to test this scent on paper.
Infusion d’Iris unveils a feminine character built around the dominant note of iris which brings to mind a vacation to Italy. The iris employed for the structure of the perfume is a contemporary and stylish flower, which exhibits a pronounced woody facet, instead of a flowery or powdery one, as a result placing itself somewhere between green and oriental. Reportedly, the name for this fragrance comes from the ancient method of steeping iris rhizome for 6 months in order to obtain the sweet and fresh accords.
Infusion d’Iris begins on a flowery citrus blend that encompasses mandarin orange, African orange flower, galbanum and lentisk. Then, the heart follows with a sensual and intoxicating mixture of iris, cedar and vetiver, over which you will feel totally captivated. In the dry down, the combination between benzoin and frankincense is aimed to confer the perfume a sweeter and more oriental character.
The bottle that holds Infusion d’Iris evokes the earliest bottles of perfume, being decorated with a pale-green label that bears the historical logo of Prada (the coat-of-arms from the House of Savoy). The packaging box comes in the same chromatic, having the label a little off-centered. Overall, Infusion d’Iris is a classic fragrance that will appeal to the woman that is stylish and cares about tradition.
Prada Infusion d’Iris Perfume Details
- Infusion d’Iris by Prada is available in 30, 50, 100 and 200 ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 400 ml Eau de Parfum Coffret, 3×10 ml Eau de Parfum Bag Spray, 50, 100 and 200 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 250 ml Perfumed Shower Gel and 250 ml Perfumed Body Milk; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Perfumer: Daniela Roche-Andrier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual