The iris note is very 'faceted'. I've been working on it for years. It's very difficult if you work with iris not to be overly rooty, not to overdo an earthy feeling or get too powdery. Like when you look at an Impressionist painting, it's about how you contrast the shadows and the light so that something appears more airy and more delightful than it otherwise might.
What I will say is that this fragrance is composed of traditional ingredients of a high-end quality, yet the result is something innovative, something that wasn't there before.
— Perfumer Daniela Andrier on Prada Infusion d'Iris, quoted in Purple Haze in today's Belfast Telegraph (link no longer working, sorry).
Robin, you must have been intrigued by this! I know that iris is a beloved note of yours, and you write beautifully, and this comment is just pure poetry! Thanks for sharing it.
I was intrigued esp. because it really is a perfect description of how she's done the iris in Prada IdI — and usually these little perfumer interviews are all fluff & nonsense
Yes, I felt the same when I read it. It was a real glimpse into the creative world of a gifted nose, and just beautifully described.