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|Penhaligon’s Iris Prima Eau de Parfum Review|
|Penhaligon’s Iris Prima Review|
“A fresh and transparent bergamot opens the dance: its citrus freshness mimicking the graceful flight of the prima ballerina as she leaps into the spotlight. Green amber softens the effect and contrasts with sparkling pink pepper, which resonates like the steps of the ballerina on pointe.
Iris soon takes centre stage, eclipsing all around her with her natural grace and powdery charm, until she begins a sensuous pas de deux with potent Jasmine Sambac. A sense of luminosity comes courtesy of two innovative molecules; Hedione and Paridisione.
In the base, Alberto introduces an intimate, musky leather note to represent the pointe shoe and then light touches of sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla and benzoin to signify the soul of ancient theatres, as well as the rehearsal studios and corridors of English National Ballet’s home in South Kensington, Markova House.”
It is soft and sensual and has a smooth and earthy drown which balances the uplifting and bright bergamot (my fave) that it opens with. I think I’ll like it for the evening and can see it suiting men and women equally, although not all of the men I know will be encouraged by the ballet element if you know what I mean!
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