Iris pallida, commonly known as the sweet iris or pale iris, is native to the Mediterranean region. It is found in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, including southern Europe and parts of North Africa. Ours is sourced from Italy.
Iris pallida is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Iridaceae family. It is known for its striking, fragrant flowers with pale lavender or bluish-purple petals and distinctive veining patterns. The plant has long, sword-shaped leaves and typically grows in well-drained soils in sunny to partly shaded locations.
Orris has a delicate, powdery, and slightly sweet aroma with floral and woody undertones. It is highly valued for its refined and elegant scent.
Orris is a Middle/Base note found in our Floral family. It adds depth, complexity, and a velvety texture to perfumes. Orris is particularly appreciated in floral, powdery, and oriental fragrances.
Orris root has excellent fixative properties, meaning it helps to prolong the scent of a perfume and improve its longevity on the skin. It acts as a natural fixative, allowing the fragrance to slowly release its aroma over time.
Orris is a versatile ingredient that blends well with a wide range of other notes and ingredients. It complements floral essences like rose, violet, and jasmine, as well as woody, spicy, and oriental elements.
Overall, orris adds a touch of sophistication and sensuality to perfumes. Its unique scent and fixative qualities make it a cherished ingredient in the world of perfumery.
In ancient Greek mythology, the iris flower was associated with the goddess Iris, who was considered the messenger of the gods. The flower was believed to convey messages between the mortal world and the divine realm.
In Japan, the iris flower, known as "shobu," is a symbol of strength, valor, and purification. It is associated with the Boys' Day Festival (Tango no Sekku) celebrated on May 5th, where iris leaves are displayed to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune to young boys.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Iris Pallida
Extraction Method: Solvent Extracted
Country of Origin: Italy
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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