Bois d'Iris Eau de Toilette
Its richness and its olfactory truth is the consequence of its very high natural concentration in Iris roots, the highest on the market today. Indeed, the Iris is an olfactory note that a lot of people have tried to imitate, but never has this root known such a special treatment process than the one used to create Bois d’Iris. An elegant and vibrant scent associated to a limpid and modern Cedarwood.
The Iris Pallida, named also the Sumptuous, the one that concentrates the highest odoriferous molecules abundance, only blossoms in the soft and dried rocky earth of Tuscan lands. On the contrary to the Osmanthus flower, of which the epidermal cells of the petals secrete the essential oil, the Iris hides its olfactory beauty in its roots. It hides it so well that it needs many years of good care and complex treatments to capture it: plantation and frequent manual harrowing to not damage the rhizomes. It is necessary to wait, at least, 3 years before harvesting, sorting, peeling and cleaning the roots. The roots have to dry for one month on top of jute bags, then the raw material is crushed and grinded in factory.
- Top notes: Geranium, Bergamot.
- Heart notes: Iris Pallida, Narcissus.
- Base notes: Cedar wood, Vetiver, Musk.
- Eau de Toilette: Women, Men.
- 50ml, Refillable.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Isoeugenol.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
As a disciple and close friend of the legendary Edmond Roudnitska (creator of “Le Parfum de Thérèse”), Jean-Claude Ellena began his career with a minimalistic approach to perfumery. Since then, he has developed this approach into his own distinctive style, which is continually informed by his elegant and quiet way of being, and has been compared by his contemporaries to watercolor sketches and chamber music. Jean-Claude says that a perfume must be like “a soft caress; nothing must shock, nothing must shout”. Roudnitska’s minimalism never left him, however, and his compositions remain focused around a single ingredient, avoiding repetition.
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse into a family of perfumers. His training began at age 17, in the most prestigious laboratories – in Grasse, Paris, New York and Geneva – where he always saw himself as self-taught. Jean-Claude met Frédéric Malle at Roure when he was working on Bulgari’s “Eau au Thé Vert”. He composed one perfume a year for Editions de Parfums before joining Hermès. He is now back as a full-fledged author at Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.
For centuries, luxury has been synonymous with scarcity, quality, precision and inaccessibility. But little by little, it became popular, becoming more and more accessible and standardising the offer. The Different Company was born within this century, in a context where perfume lovers are turning away from the novelties of the big brands, which tend today to create juices intended to please the greatest number. Based on this observation, The Different Company’s first creations appeared, developed by Jean Claude Ellena and Thierry de Baschmakoff. Not imposing costs or codes limits, exploring new territories, demanding excellence in raw materials and sillages, working with talented perfumers of international renown, expressing a signature luxury design: this is the vision of The Luxury Perfumery of The Different Company.