Toiletry brand Crabtree & Evelyn is reconnecting with the tradition of English travelers going to sun themselves in Italy with the creation of a new perfume inspired by a journey to the birthplace of Florentine iris called Iris. The fragrance takes this opportunity to pay homage to the brand's namesake, English botanist John Evelyn whose motto was "Explore everything. Keep the best." Iris or orris from Florence is considered to be the finest grade of iris in the world...
Crabtree and Evelyn say that they happened on a particularly compelling iris bloom.
Top notes are Italian bergamot, cassis. Heart notes are iris root, violet, jasmine. Base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, cedarwood, musk.
"Our entirely alluring, sensuous Iris fragrance gets its velvety scent from orris root--the heart of the iris. Elegant and exquisite, it's a light and lovely scent to wear day and night. Made from orris root, which was highly prized by Renaissance perfumers."
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Prices: $45; $25 (traveller size)