A few months back I attended the launch of Iris Prima, luxury British fragrance brand, Penhaligon‘s new scent. In a unique collaboration with the English National Ballet, master perfumer Alberto Morillas spent a large amount of time collecting every aspect of the of the artistic dance before placing it in to an iconic Penhaligon‘s bottle. Iris Prima captures every essence of ballet and offers a fascinating glimpse in to the secluded, yet magical world of it all.
Upon first sniff’s, I instantly sense the citrus freshness that is coming from the head note of Bergamot. Once it has sinked in, heart notes of Jasmine start to emerge, finishing off with musky base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. The scent is quite fresh to start off with, but then turns in to something very soft towards the end. Overall, I like the fragrance, but I’m not completely wowed by it. I love the concept and the story behind it, but somehow, the scent is not as unique as I thought it would be.
Iris Prima is costs £85 for 50ml and £120 for 100ml. It will launched in the UK at Penhaligon‘s boutiques, selected department stores and online from the 9th September 2013.
Have you tried any Penhaligon‘s fragrances before?