I took some time away from wearing the floral fragrances I was used to and have been looking to expand to other florals including irises, I haven't really worn enough iris fragrances. I had heard a lot of raves on Iris Nobile so I was hopeful that it would be a fragrance that I'd like.
The notes in this fragrance are:
Top: iris petals, star anise, tangerine, and bergamot.
Middle: iris petals concréte, cedar flower, and orange blossom water.
Base : iris rhizomes, ambrette crystal, and vanilla.
Upon initial spritz, I could smell the anise which faded after mere seconds. The iris seems to hide behind all the citrus in this fragrance. If you are looking for an iris heavy fragrance, you're going to have to look elsewhere. After wearing it for an hour, it seems as though I'm wearing an orange blossom fragrance with hints of amber and vanilla. This isn't a lush, fresh fragrance, it's rather a warm one. It's a shame that orange blossom and I don't mix well because this is a lovely fragrance.
A little goes a long way with this fragrance as two sprays was all it took to last for several hours. I think it would be a wonderful as a year round morning to evening fragrance.
Iris Nobile retails for $74/1.7 oz. and $118/3.4 oz. and is available where the Acqua di Parma line is sold and online at Luscious Cargo
where the price is a bit higher $77/1.7 oz. and $120/3.4 oz. and at Neiman Marcus