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 Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist Rumor has it that during the making of Iris Silver Mist, Serge Lutens kept telling Roucel that he didn't have enough iris (pallida) in the fragrance, put more in, until Roucel dumped every iris compound he could find in it, took it back, and Serge pronounced it perfect, and that became Iris Silver Mist. This is the pinnacle of iris. Remember, iris is not the flower, it is the root, and it tends to smell a little carotty at the top. Iris Silver Mist has that charming little spice note that you don't notice for a while until that blast of iris starts clearing out, and then you smell it, flitting along like a little butterfly in this Iris-zilla.  This fragrance was created by Maurice Roucel, one of maybe two Serge Lutens fragrances that were not created by Chrisopher Sheldrake.  Iris Silver Musk is in the Floral Woody Musk fragrance group. 

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Reveiws of Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist from noses that may or may not sniff like your nose. 

from kafkaesque - "The “most sinister iris imaginable” — or perhaps, the most futuristic one. Iris Silver Mist opens on my skin as cold as iced vodka. The perfume actually has some of the drink’s same, lightly alcoholic, clear aroma when it is a thick, syrupy, frozen liquid, though it doesn’t smell like pure alcohol per se. The smell is simultaneously a little bit metallic in its nuances, artificial, synthetic, misty, and faintly powdery.  Front and center, however, is iris’ most frequent characteristic: the scent of boiled carrots. The note has a strong undertone that is both watery and sweet at the same time. At times, it almost seems accompanied by the aroma of rooty turnips, as well. The accord is ensconced and cocooned by the earthy, green nuances of the galbanum. Frequently, galbanum can be sharply pungent, almost bitter, and abrasively green. Here, however, it merely feels like very damp, dark, loamy soil that is infused with a soft, watery, floral sweetness. It’s delicate, and very lovely. The whole combination is lightly dusted by powder which adds to the silvery whiteness of the visuals."

from thenonblonde - "The first time I smelled Iris Silver Mist, Maurice Roucel's 1994 creation for Serge Lutens, I understood why some people found it questionable as a personal scent. The opening smells like fresh carrots that were just pulled out of damp soil. It's weird, alright. But then the whole picture is revealed- there's a cold an almost metallic note, but also a sort-of-sweet- but-not-quite powdery iris, some bitterness and a gorgeous soft floral accord."

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Perfume Name Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
Year Introduced 1994
Perfumer Maurice Roucel
Gender Unisex
Collection Exclusive Bottles - Mohair
Notes Iris, cedar, clove, vetiver, iris, benzoin, incense, iris, white amber, clove, iris, iris, galbanum, iris, iris, more iris, little more iris, musk, Chinese spicebush and, um, more iris!
Country of Origin France

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  • Catherine - 12th Jun 2015

    3
    Didn't live up to expectation

    Difficult to say what I expected. I guess something ethereal, judging by the name Iris Silver Mist. This starts off with a sharp and piercing note. Someone wrote that this was the rootiest iris fragrance. Well it certainly calls to mind an amplified raw carrot. Vegetal with a touch of bitterness. It also conjures up thoughts of cold earth or soil. Wonder if this would attract bunnies? There's also something there that makes me think of vinyl. Seems pretty linear. An interesting olfactory experiment, however it's not a smell that draws me in. Each to their own I suppose. I'm glad I've satisfied my curiosity.

  • Emily - 11th Jun 2015

    4
    Gray as gray can be!

    Yowza - the bitterness settles in your throat and stays there. It's like breathing powdered metal. Not sure I even consider this a "perfume" because it does not smell nice (like a lot of Lutens, actually), but it is so powerful and so bizarre that I keep it around. As an artifact of perfumery, it gets 5 stars for sheer strangeness. As a fragrance, I wear it very sparingly because it is gray gray gray! I can detect a little clove and vetiver, but the overall effect is powerful powdery metallic. Paired with a few drops of a good peach, it would probably approximate the legendary, extinct Iris Gris.

6 Reviews

  • Catherine - 12th Jun 2015

    3
    Didn't live up to expectation

    Difficult to say what I expected. I guess something ethereal, judging by the name Iris Silver Mist. This starts off with a sharp and piercing note. Someone wrote that this was the rootiest iris fragrance. Well it certainly calls to mind an amplified raw carrot. Vegetal with a touch of bitterness. It also conjures up thoughts of cold earth or soil. Wonder if this would attract bunnies? There's also something there that makes me think of vinyl. Seems pretty linear. An interesting olfactory experiment, however it's not a smell that draws me in. Each to their own I suppose. I'm glad I've satisfied my curiosity.

  • Emily - 11th Jun 2015

    4
    Gray as gray can be!

    Yowza - the bitterness settles in your throat and stays there. It's like breathing powdered metal. Not sure I even consider this a "perfume" because it does not smell nice (like a lot of Lutens, actually), but it is so powerful and so bizarre that I keep it around. As an artifact of perfumery, it gets 5 stars for sheer strangeness. As a fragrance, I wear it very sparingly because it is gray gray gray! I can detect a little clove and vetiver, but the overall effect is powerful powdery metallic. Paired with a few drops of a good peach, it would probably approximate the legendary, extinct Iris Gris.

  • Petunia - 6th Dec 2014

    5
    Absolutely Gorgeous

    An earthy and elegant unisex scent in my opinion. I love Iris perfumes and this one does not disappoint! One of the most unique that I've tried so far.

  • Jonathan VICTORIN - 1st Feb 2014

    5
    god iris

    Unmistakably the most beautiful iris on earth(ground), thank you surrender to chance

  • LPF - 1st Dec 2012

    5
    I am smitten...

    This fragrance is unusual, but I find it wearable. Lately, I have not been liking sharp perfumes or burnt cedars. For example, I admire, but cannot wear, Bois de Violettes. I almost did not sample this one, despite my search for iris fragrances, because it has notes of cedar and incense and is unisex (not my usual preference). But I love it enough to want a full bottle. I am not a Serge Lutens groupie--on the contrary. Try this if you love iris.

  • A.M - 12th Aug 2012

    5
    Different

    Es un perfume original, quizás demasiado para los no atrevidos. El olor de la zanahoria en la salida, puro jugo, se mezcla con un olor terroso y metálico. Tiene muchas similitudes con Bois d Violette. Para los que busquen un iris distinto, o un olor diferente o simplimente un perfume fresco y original.

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