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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pretty, Pretty: Prada Infusion d'Iris

By Tom

Neiman Marcus is having their beauty event, where I stock up on Kiehls and come away with a (slightly tacky IMHO) tote and a bunch of samples. The 2007 release from Prada was the scent sample. I don't know what I was expecting since the Prada line of fashion I find rather severe and the nylon luggage I find laughably overpriced. Vuitton canvas is crazy expensive too, but it has some history.

The scent however is a winner: sweet, clean, powdery in the opening and warm woods in the drydown. I can't say that it's groundbreaking, or even that I would wear it myself since it's a little frilly on me but I can certainly see it as a lovely scent for late summer/ early fall when it's hot or an olfactory version of a full spectrum light-box for the winter blahs. A few splashes of this couldn't help but lift the spirits...

In various sizes from $65 for 1.6oz up to $360 for a whopping 25oz at Neiman Marcus, et al.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Tama said...

That was a slightly tacky tote, I have to say. But I got mine without having to buy anything because the SA remembered me coming in and plopping down a bundle for some Attrape Coeur before the bags were available.

I have never warmed up to this Prada, or any of them, actually, but now that I have an actual sample I'll give it a go. So many people love it. I just tried Santa Maria Novella Iris and am in love with it; don't think this will blow that one off the map.

2:23 AM EDT  
Blogger queen_cupcake said...

Yes, a lot of people seem to love this one. Thanks for your take...it might actually tip the scales in favor of my trying it.

Re: the model in the photo. Are we to believe she is applying fragrance with her gloves on? :-D

7:07 AM EDT  
Anonymous Marian said...

I'd love to find a fragrance that's affordable to displace Irisss from near the top of my list. Perhaps Infusion d'Iris will be the one. You've inspired me to give it a go!
Thanks, Tom.

9:01 AM EDT  
Blogger Tammy said...

Iris is the one note I've identified as making a fragrance smell expensive and "classy" to me, but I didn't really get much of anything at all from this one. I probably didn't use enough, as I'm afraid of bothering those around me, but this seemed sort of meh, to me. I think I might be somewhat anosmic to this line.

11:59 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Tama-

That's a nice SA!

I don't think it will blow anything off the map...

9:00 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

q_c-

It's nice. If a place carrying it's convenient to you give it a try. I wouldn't buy unsniffed or travel miles for it.

9:02 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Marian-

Thank you!

9:02 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Tammy-

It may that you just didn't like it. It's not hugely iris, not rooty at all.

9:04 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are now 2 Prada Infusion d'Iris versions available. The first release was the Ed"P" back in 2007. I did not care for it at all. It was kind of heavy and very dusty/rooty on me.

Fast forward to the sample I recently recv'd in my Neiman beauty bag of the latest version in ED"T". I love it! It's lighter and brighter and so perfect!

Just wanted to make sure you are commenting on the EdT. There's a big difference between the two. I'm excited for the EdT. I think it will sell really well. I already bought a big bottle of it and can't stay away from it. :)

~Dawn

3:36 PM EDT  
Blogger Ducks said...

This (the EdP anyway) is my very favorite perfume to wear to the movies. If the movie is boring, it's interesting and shifty enough to be fun to sniff; if the movie's interesting, it's quiet enough to let me enjoy; all in all, it's tender enough that my movie date can snuggle me up without getting his snoot in an uproar. Perfect! I loved the EdP and really MUST smell the EdT, because I think it's going to make me happier still.

7:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

Tom, I like this too, which kind of surprised me; I did not expect such a good fragrance from this line.

Ducks, I love your perfume logic! :-)

1:41 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Dawn-

I am indeed commenting on the new one.

5:05 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Ducks-

"interesting and shifty enough to be fun to sniff"

That's a great way of putting it!

5:06 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Donna-

I didn't either!

5:06 PM EDT  
Anonymous March said...

It really grew on me over time; it's popular in our area as an office scent. I think I need a bottle! If you can smell the difference in the Pour Homme version you've a better nose than I have.

9:00 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

March-

I didn't even know there was a pour homme. Guess I'll have to stop by the 5th floor at NM and give it a sniff

11:20 AM EDT  
Blogger Giấy dán tường đẹp said...

I like perfume. thank you.

9:39 PM EDT  

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