Iris Poudre was the first perfume created for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle. Pierre Bourdon built the perfume around the extremely precious and difficult to use iris concrete, which makes it almost impossible to copy (Bourdon is the creator of Cool Water which is arguably the single most copied fragrance in the world). Building the perfume around a priceless natural ingredient has since become a signature of Editions de Parfums.
The initial inspiration for Iris Poudre is concrétolide, a legendary French iris base that was the heart of many perfume classics between the two world wars. To add softness, warmth and voluptuousness, Bourdon added musk, vanilla and tonka bean. Vetiver, rose, ylang-ylang and aldehydes adds to its classic character. Frédéric Malle who often associates scents with people, perceived it as the fragrance of the character played by Catherine Deneuve in Luis Buñuel's "Belle de Jour". Iris Poudre was to express the restrained but fiery sensuality of a sophisticated Parisian woman.
Their intention was not to create a retro fragrance, however. Bourdon, always driven by his craving for innovation, added extremely modern synthetic molecules like muscenone and dihydromyrcenol, which gives Iris Poudre its contemporary classic character. Slightly austere at first glance, this perfume reveals countless facets that create a subdued sensuality and an extraordinairy comfort. Like most classics, Iris Poudre is a sort of second skin that can be worn with everything and for all occasions. If Iris Poudre were a garment, it would be a cashmere sweater – classic but personal. A magnificent floral aldehydic.
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