Iris de Syracuse 2017

Iris de Syracuse by Boucheron
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Iris de Syracuse is a popular perfume by Boucheron for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Top Notes Top Notes
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange PearPear Black pepperBlack pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Orris concreteOrris concrete HeliotropeHeliotrope JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk PatchouliPatchouli VanillaVanilla


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Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 31.05.2023.
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Top Review 42  
Raindrops keep falling on my head
In my garden grew a white iris.
On its blossoms are pearls from the last rain,
and the first rays of sunlight fall on them,
i have the image to this fragrance.

The iris,
dry at first,
then juicy, with minimal fruit,
later refreshing like rain,
with gossamer musk.

We're having one of those long, hot summers,
not like this year so far,
but really hot and dry,
for a long time.
Nature is craving for rain.
Even the nights bring no cooling.
But today is supposed to be the day,
the clouds are gathering,
but it drags on...
I sit on the balcony,
not to think of sleep,
and then comes this fragrance...
A first movement of the air,
a leaf,
that moves,
and then a breeze...
A gentle breeze,
carrying the scents of summer with it.
It doesn't keep me on the balcony anymore,
i go down to the garden,
and the first drops are falling...
One wets my eyelashes,
i catch the second one with my tongue...
there are more...
Faster and faster...
The musk rises like steam,
as the rain wets the hot tarred road.
I take off my shoes,
and start dancing in the rain.
It's warm, yet so refreshing.
The drops run down my face,
the blouse soaked,
sticks to my body.
And I sing and dance...
'Raindrops keep falling on my head....

And the air smells fresh and damp.
I smell the iris,
delicate fruits,
underpinned by soft musk.
Everything is much more intense
and refreshing
and does well.
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Helpful Review 12  
Love on the second Riecher
There she is again, the paper iris - I smell almost nothing, spray the strip again properly. I wonder whether Iris feels lonely without her violet; or without at least having something tasty, appetising sweet to snack with her, against boredom. Keyword compensation.
The test strip then lies overnight in the car and the next day it smells when getting in, it has developed a wonderful iris scent, warm, sweet and soft. Candidate to buy.
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Very helpful Review 16  
Party on Syracuse
In Syracuse the indigo blue sea meets the azure blue sky. Dionysus, the happy, very hairy and well fed party god of the Greek Olympus, has just arrived on this side of the Sicilian island.
(The Romans have not yet discovered Sicily as an important and strategic point for themselves.)
He wants to find a fertile place for his followers and groupies. (Satyrs, Dryads, Nymphs and Maenads)
Pan will join as soon as the party starts and brings a handful of fauns with him. But he is still busy handing out flyers to the gods.

Iris floats on a ray of rainbow light, hand's breadth above the earth. Her hair has developed a life of its own due to the light breeze that she always carries with her and weighed in all directions.
She's wearing a lilac dress with cream embroidery. Flowers and blossoms entwine high on it.
Actually, she should still do some jobs for Demeter, but Dionysus, the charming devil, has managed to get her to put another job in between for him.
She will invite a few people so that the Gods Party will also be held in the future.......

The scent:

Starts quite citric, but loses this fresh breeze. Almost immediately, a velvety medium sweetness is added and colors the yellow orange impression in pink with cotton wool.
(The goddess Iris raises her hand)
Vanilla and creamy soft fluff are added as party guests and shimmer in brightest colours. Unfortunately, they displace the citric guests, who can only be perceived close to the wrist.
(The goddess Iris lifts an eyebrow and controls her eyeliner)
A little later you meet the jasmine, which starts dancing quite elegantly with the cotton-wool softener and the medium-heavy sweetness.
A harmonious fragrance lies on the skin and attracts the nose again and again to the place of spraying on.
(Iris unpacks her lip gloss)
And now it actually smells a little like lipstick.

The lemon-orange-grapefruit seem to have taken their courage together and enter the dance floor again.
All in all a fragrance with constant change. Always creamy powdery sweet. But sometimes more flowery, sometimes more citric. Then again more lipstick.
It lasts eight hours on my skin. In between I had the impression that the scent smells of rice pudding or vanilla rice (very slight hint and only a hint of kenzo amour)

Sillage can hang out on short notice. Depending on whether you want to shower in it. But then the sweetness rather kills.
The fragrance is reduced, but remains fragrant to 20 cm. It fits into any season, although cooler days tend to be more suitable for me.

A wonderful romantic scent. Very fragile and yet strong.
A rainbow sugar scent for the unforgettable party on Syracuse
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Helpful Review 4  
Lovely sweet velvety iris but ultimately lacks identity...
My experience with Iris de Syracuse seems to reflect that of Littlegrassstraw. The opening is ever so lovely: a tenderly sweet woody iris, with a bit of starchy yet creamy, velvety texture. I don't perceive any earthy, metallic, carroty aspects of the iris. Iris de Syracuse at this stage, embodies the olfactory equivalent of an elegant pastel purple velvet gown.

Unfortunately, once it starts to dry down after roughly 2 hours, its magic begins to wear off. A sweet ambery accord pervades the creamy iris, turning it into a candy iris with a tiny suggestion of lipstick, which reminds me of a less ambery dry down of Jacques Fath Bel Ambre. It's still lovely, but in comparison to the graceful opening, it feels rather generic and déjà-vu.

The sillage is mostly close to the skin, and the longevity is around 8 hours.

I thoroughly enjoyed Iris de Syracuse, especially that its velvety sweet woody iris opening imparts a sophisticated yet approachable elegance. The transition to the candy ambery iris is also quite subtle, making it mostly linear, easy to appreciate and versatile as well.

However, because of the intense competition of many great iris fragrances, Iris de Syracuse, as lovely as it is, ultimately feels lack in personality and identity, a problem that impacts the whole range of Boucheron La Collection. Personally, I think there are other iris fragrances able to fulfilling a similar function as Iris de Syracuse, and with more personality and creativity as well. The high price and limited availability of Iris de Syracuse also don't help.

All in all, if you love iris and would like to get hands on each and every one possible, or if you happen to be on a quest for slightly starchy and creamy sweet iris, Iris de Syracuse would be quite enjoyable to sample, even though I suspect that there are better and more affordable alternatives somewhere else.
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