Atelier des Ors
Atelier des Ors was created out of a desire to create differently and to express a personal vision of French haute parfumerie. To create a fragrance dedicated to precious essences and the most exclusive and fascinating raw material. The gold flakes that are in each of the fragrances is a gilded caress that mingles with the rare essences. Its spiritual and symbolic dimension is an integral part of their fragrances. The nose behind all of the fragrances is Marie Salamagne.
Atelier Des Ors Iris Favue was launched in 2017. Stunning iris with spices and incense, it is a joy to wear. Notes are bergamot, cinnamon, iris, patchouli, Haitian vetiver, cypriol oil, nagarmotha, myrrh, musk, labdanum and liatris. Iris Fauve is an eau de parfum, edp.
The Non-Blonde has a great review of Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve - "Iris can be buttery, powdery, earthy, leathery, damp, or dry. Iris Fauve is none of these. It's hot and cold (see red and blue), crystalline at first before you fall into it, like in a dream sequence, finding yourself engulfed in musky pillows and duvets, savoring the sensation of familiar safety. When you cloak yourself in Iris Fauve all of it comes together: prickles of spice and dry vetiver, the warmth of wood and clean yet very human labdanum, and above all that beautiful iris."
My review at Perfume Posse: "Spiced iris and incense with a little vanilla dolloped on enough to make the journey smooth. Pure love. From the open and a couple of hours in or more, it is complicated and evolving, and the iris transforms into almost a backdrop for all the other action. Cinnamon iris punches you in the nose on the open with a little bitter myrrh. If you aren’t fond of that – and I love it – just wait, and the cinnamon will smooth out with a light spicing that stayed for a long time, just softer and more subtle as time goes along. Incense and vanilla warm this up, take out some of the myrrh bitter edges, and under it all is the iris."
Colognoissieur says- "The key note is an ingredient called Carolina Vanilla. More commonly known as deertongue, Carolina Vanilla was used as an additive to tobacco because it has a sweetly vanillic nature as the name portends. What it also has is that dried toasty nature you find in tonka bean. This provides a sweet underpinning to the animalic musks and myrrh Mme Salamagne uses in her base accord. As the iris and the oud accord settle into the warm embrace of the base notes it as good as perfume gets for me."
You can purchase a full bottle of Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve and other Atelier des Ors perfumes at Osswald NYC.