The fragrance of the iris flower varies almost as much as that of the rose. It can be earthy and spicy, musky and woody, or sweet and fruity.

Some people think that the iris has no fragrance - they just haven't found the right varieties!

Note that Orris - used in scented products does not come from the blooms - it is distilled from the rhizomes and carries more earthy notes.


  • Sweet

    Sweet floral notes, sometimes fruity - perhaps jasmine or plum. Sometimes cooler, and reminiscent of violets.

  • Spicy

    A hint of exotic warmth, with a touch of wood and a little nutmeg.

  • Musky

    A mix of sweet and spice, with a touch of leather and mystery.

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