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Iris Prima Eau de Parfum by Penhaligon's (100ml Fragrance)

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Sheer talent

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By Scent: iris
By Country: england

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Feather soft yet supple and strong, Iris Prima is classically graceful yet full of modern brilliance.

Bergamot initiates this dazzling sequence, illuminating a dynamic floral core. Bergamot's bouncing light flips into the resinous glow of green amber. Pink peppercorn sparkles in the dusty stillness before green amber, heightening our sense of the moment before the movement.

Then, magnificently, iris absolute ballerina leaps into full swing. A shimmering substance that seems to float on air, iris is sheer yet profound, a sweet, unctuous, determined entity that twirls and smiles as she flies. Joined by handsome jasmine sambac, iris is hoisted to even greater heights, grounded by jasmine's indolic sensuality.

Hedione captures the charged thrill of the air around this floral duo, while paradisone is an improbable breath of fresh air, as if the stage door has been blown open by iris and jasmine's explosive energy. Leather is a stabilizing presence, emblematic of the corps inching back onstage.

As bound toes prance closer inwards, this story intensifies; vanilla symbolizes the sea of luminous bodies moving as one, the fluid ease of their athletic forms as enticing us to lean forwards in our seats. Sandalwood and vetiver represent the earthy fragrance of movement en masse, set against the woodsy, spicy creak of a well trod stage.

When all's said and done, the corps and jasmine recede, leaving iris to dance a final adieu: for a minute, beautiful instant, iris forgets her audience and is dancing only for herself: back in the studio, toes dipped in rosin, sweating through the careworn rehearsal clothes, her passion blazes across the mirrored walls.

Then, a clatter of applause (benzoin, translating the emotional release of the audience) brings iris back to her performance and the present. Beautiful yet enigmatic and happily devoid of saccharine sentimentality, Iris Prima is all hard work, humor and talent.

Notes: Bergamot, Green Amber, Pink Peppercorn, Iris Absolute, Jasmine Sambac, Hedione, Paradisone, Leather, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Benzoin.

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UPC: 793675009439

MPN: 491510A

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About Penhaligon's:

Fragrance is liquid emotion. It unlocks memories and opens doors; it can stop us in our tracks, lost somewhere for a moment in time. Recollections triggered by a dusting of iris, a whisper of clove, a burst of juicy nectarine, a trail of smoky incense, a creamy lick of vanilla. For more than 135 years, Penhaligon's has understood the emotive power of scent. Their fragrant adventure began in the Edwardian era of decadence and carries into the future as they continually create original scents for the discerning eccentrics of today - true modern dandies and bold women who are proud to go their own way. Today, their scents are still made in England using the finest rare ingredients - from hand squeezed bergamot, to jasmine at twice the price of gold.