Saturday, May 22, 2010

Serge Lutens: Iris Silver Mist

Iris Silver Mist is not reflective or typical of a Serge Lutens oriental, and neither does it employ the house's cult-famous syrupy nature. It opens with what smells strikingly like raw, fresh-cut carrots. The spicy-heaty-tingly aroma of clove, and some leafy note start to graduate and intensify with time, playing equally-starred roles as the iris, conjuring an image of a misty, incense-y cloud of earthy and raw iris, absolutely fitting of the name - Iris Silver Mist. The scent does not seem to develop much farther than this. This is very unique to, and much drier than most of the Iris-dominated scents out there. I prefer a few others over Iris Silver Mist. A good thing too, since this bell-jar exclusive is not the easiest to come by.

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