FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FLORAL
Opening to a bouquet of violet leaf, Bulgarian rose essence and iris absolute this powdery floral from perfumer Randa Hammami positively oozes vintage charm.
The heart echoes with opulent Bulgarian, alongside creamy iris butter and heliotrope. As it unfolds on your skin, Iris Rose‘s soft base of blonde woods, tonka bean, vanilla, musk and patchouli is revealed, transforming you into nothing short of a femme fatale.
We’re so delighted to introduce you to this perfume house, which is one of Paris’s well-kept secrets – now becoming known on this side of the Channel for its elegance and wearability. Edmond Coudray launched his eponymous perfume house in 1822, purveying perfumes to the crowned heads of Europe – including Queen Victoria – and with stunning flacons and sublimely romantic scents, E. Coudray is as feminine and flirtatious as fragrance gets. But while the fragrances have an unashamed touch of nostalgia, they’re also utterly relevant today.
E. Coudray are also known for beautiful, indulgent bodycare options: oils, bath treats and sublime body creams which make layering a real pleasure – and allow your chosen fragrance to last even longer, ‘time-released’ as the body warms and cools.
E. Coudray Iris Rose £58 for 100ml eau de toilette
Buy it at Fortnum & Mason