WOODY / MUSKY
The fragrance equivalent of charcoal coloured cashmere. All the powdery sophistication from the precious iris concrete but with a strong silvery spine.
Eau de Parfum
100 ml ℮ 3.4 FL.OZ. SPRAY
Am I the only one who smell a LCD monitor in this?I looooove it!
A rather soft and nice second skin kind of scentEven with for a skin scent this has could have performed better. I get poor projection and a little sillage for 4 hours.I find that skin scents try to be more unisex by calling the musk, but the only way you can make up for it is with certain high quality sandalwoods or patchouli's,I wanted to love this, but Friode by serge lutens is more playful and noticeable and Musk nobilis is more elegant and performs much better, so this is pass for me. Tom of Finland is going to be the best mass appealing skin kind of scent to men I'd wager.For women, Byredo gypsy water is soft and lovely
I quite like this, particularly for the juniper-iris opening. Unfortunately the Iso E Super is overwhelming towards dry down and spoils it for me. I thought the longevity/sillage were fine for what this scent is likely to be for - it's office friendly and best for a relaxed setting.If you are looking for a cool, velvety iris and don't mind a heavy dose of Iso E Super, Iridium is a good choice. For alternatives I would try Carner D600 or Aedes de Venustas' Iris Nazarena
When I hear "Iridium" in my mind, it sounds very sterile, making me think of the white padded walls of a mental hospital. The scent smells equally sterile. It smells like pure white crystals, if they had a scent. The angelica is green, and here it provides just the right edge to amp up the whiteness. On my skin it's musky with an herbal edge. For a moment the sharp angelica smells a bit like the sour flesh of a lemon. I also smell the strong Iso E Super, a note I cant stand if it is obvious enough for my nose to detect, but here I like it! Now here is a perfumer who doesnt just use it as a base but knows it well enough to really use it as a note, as the vetyver and angelica really compliment the Iso. Without the zesty green we would just have another boring and synthetic Iso perfume.This is an incredibly strange and unexpected perfume, but I really, really like it! It is crisp and clean...to the extreme. It could be full bottle worthy. Sillage was average, and it lasted many hours on me. Keep your nose away from your wrists, or you might become anosmic.
I actually enjoy the opening to this, having an earthy and organic quality due to the Angelica and carrot seed (I do not get a lot of juniper). Cedar and Iso E Super, although being intended base notes, project out in the opening (likely contributing to the velvety texture to the scent). Again like with other Tom Daxon fragrances this one evolves very quickly, drying down to a subtle iris accord. This iris is less floral, having more of a powdery and "lip stick" quality. After 15-20 minutes it nearly vanishes from existence, as though an apparition. Unfortunate, as I believe this one had great potential. (35)