About Mistress of Scents

Perfumed Reviews and Fragrant Reflections on Scent

Marcy Goldman

are alchemists of another ilk. As a master baker and pastry chef and cookbook author, I've dealt with flour and flowers for a long time. To me, both are just starting points to seduce the senses and bring solace to the soul. What starts in the kitchen can end in the boudoir or infuse a home with well-being. Join me on a fragrant path; become inspired by scent. Learn, dream, inhale and awaken your sleeping senses. If it has anything to do with fragrance - world class perfumes, essential oils and earthy organics, potions, tonics and elixirs, you'll find it here.

June 3, 2016

Acqua di Parma
Iris Nobile

Younger than springtime is this fragrance....

Iris Nobile, launched in 2006, opens with the freshness of citrus (mandarin, orange, bergamot) laced with star anis. It blossoms into a bouquet of orange blossom, ylang-ylang and a chorus of tuberose, mimosa and cedar nuance in the heart, anchored by amber, vanilla, oakmoss and patchouli.  It is a delicate, cool and feminine fragrance that captures the elusive iris like no other house has been able to do. Airy and romantic, it does feature some unique warmth in the woodsy accords. This is a one-of-a-kind iconic fragrance that only Acqua di Parma could create.

Top Notes
Citrus, mandarin, orange, bergamot
Star Anise
Orange Blossom

Heart Notes
Woodsy Cedar

Base Notes