Iris the Perfume of the Flowers
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Iris the Perfume of the Flowers

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Published by Officine Grafiche F.LLi Chitarrini, Rome .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13431154M
ISBN 108870171310
OCLC/WorldCa44041160

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In the Middle Ages, the haunting violet perfume of iris root clung to linens fresh from the wash. The fragrance of orris rose from glasses of liquor. Battle wounds were salved by unguents of iris. King Louis the VII was surrounded by iris. Its petals drifted from his dreams and graced the flags of the country he loved. The Iris bloom is the emblem of Florence, Italy. In nineteenth century Italy, the production of dried Iris rhizomes was almost a major industry. Three people could plant about 5, in one day. Three years later the rhizomes were harvested, skinned and dried in the sun. They were of major value to the Perfume industry. Iris is a genus of between species of flowering plants with showy flowers which takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colours found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name and refers to all Iris species as well as some closely related : Iridaceae. A pearl in the world of perfumery, Fragonard has chosen to celebrate the Iris throughout It takes years for iris bulbs to deliver their precious absolute. The perfumer’s blue gold will blossom with this scented range, presented in cases beautifully decorated with watercolours.

In spite the fact that there are hundreds of species most popular are Iris Pallida, Iris Germanica - with purple flowers and Iris Florentina (with white flowers) are used in traditional medicine and aromatherapy. Rhizomes (commonly called roots) of the German Iris (I. germanica. Fabienne Pavia, in her book L'univers des Parfums (, ed. Solar), states that in the manufacturing of perfumes using orris, the scent of the iris root differs from that of the flower. After preparation the scent is reminiscent of the smell of violets. Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist was the first Power Iris Perfume. The story goes that Maurice Roucel, when making it, kept getting feedback from Serge Lutens that it didn’t have enough iris in it. The story goes that Maurice Roucel, when making it, kept getting feedback from Serge Lutens that it didn’t have enough iris in it.   Al Pacino refers to the perfume a woman is wearing at the Baird school. She is on the disciplinary committee. He says perfume in French, then explains it means "flowers from a book" or something like that.

Iris is a genus of – species of flowering plants with showy takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, authors state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also widely used as a common name for all Iris Family: Iridaceae. “In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris sped messages to the gods on the rainbow's arc. Her flower bears no perfume, but steam distillation of the root, or rhizome, yields orris, a precious essence that smells of candle wax, but its impression in perfume is powdery, silvery green, violet-like- a prize of the perfumer's palette. Wild Carrot Iris by Flowers is a Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Wild Carrot Iris was launched in The nose behind this fragrance is Jessica Buchanan. The fragrance features ginger, bitter orange, iris, /5(4).   It costs about 75 euros per kilo and it is important that you differentiate iris (the flower) to orris that is derived from the root of the plant. Perfumers use the roots only.