Cedre Iris by Affinessence is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for women and men. Cedre Iris was launched in 2015. The nose behind this fragrance is Nicolas Bonneville.
Affinessence chose three types of cedar to embody the fragrance Cedre Iris and blend them with vibrant Toscana iris absolute (Iris Pallida), the most precious one on the market. The blend of natural essences of Virginian cedar, Moroccan Atlas cedar and Texas cedar is in perfect harmony with drops of benzoin and myrrh softening the woody-powdery blend, while guaiac wood supported with incense contributes to unique electricity and charge of emotions.
Cedre Iris is that rare bird – a 100% equal partnership between delicate iris pallida and a material that would normally eat it for breakfast, namely a tough, resinous cedarwood. Well, three types of cedarwood, to be exact, the combination of which gives the composition a complex woody profile that darts between smoky, leathery, balsamic, and spicy. But in Cedre Iris, the tension between the heavy cedarwood and the ephemeral orris is held tight, allowing the cool, waxen orris to float serenely over the very material that would normally subsume it. The payoff of this impressive balancing act is a fragrance that highlights both the exquisitely powdery sheen of iris and the spicy thickness of cedar.
Iris pallida from Florence, which costs $60,000 per kilo, has been used in significant quantities here, so you really feel its presence. But Iris Cedre is not a monolith. The iris and cedarwood star, for sure, but in time, you will notice that they are supported by elements that cast their own shadows. Particularly noticeable is the cinnamon-dusted benzoin that sands down the cedar and orris into a soft blur of incensey, vanillic powder, for dramatic scent trail that’s sure to turn heads. But myrrh also plays a significant role here, lending the drydown in particular a crepuscular, almost fungal earthiness that serves to highlight the pale dustiness of the iris. Wax, butter, silver, earth, incense, and polished woods – Iris Cedre truly is the last word in tailored elegance.
Cedre Iris by Affinessence Fragrance Notes
Cedar (Moroccan Atlas, Texas, Virginia), Florentine iris absolute, benzoin, myrrh, gaiac.
Important info: Here, we sell decants only. Affinessence Cedre Iris perfume sample is a hand-decanted fragrance sample from the original licensed design house fragrance. The original bottle on the main picture is not for sale, it just shows the original bottle from which perfume will be decanted. Therefore, the customer will receive the authentic fragrance poured from the original bottle into a new sterile vial.