This is a human perfume, incredibly warm and accepting.
Orris butter is the heart of Iris Malikhân, complimented by a mastic note.
Mastic derives from the mastic tree and hardens in tear-shaped droplets like countless other resins. It has had multiple uses traditionally, something to chew on to relieve bad breath or to enjoy for its bitter then pine-like flavour, as painting varnish, as a stabilizer in loukhoum (in which the flavour is expressed as a terpenic cloud of sweet, fluffy goodness), in desserts, in preparing smoked foods, in beverages, ice cream, as well as in an important holy ointment in ecclesiastical matters.
In Iris Malikhân, mastic is represented in all of its facets, the perfume can be sweet, paying tribute to its use in desserts, but also smokey at times, having a roasted quality that pays homage to its use as a means of spiritual communication.
Bitter, green facets of galbanum poke out through during the heart phase, weaving in with the mimosa, cypress oil and the mastic. Mimosa is an inspired note, powdery, slightly green with woody nuances which tie in with everything going on in this perfume.
The sweet and bitter notes create an interplay in the perfume, the amber winning out as the two sides twist together. It lays the groundwork for the leather accord that comes out in the drydown, creating the smoky aspects of the composition.
Iris Malikhân is complex, a marriage of elements swirling in synchronization; they sweep you away to a landscape of irises blooming in an arid field next to mastic trees gleaming with pearlescent tears, the heat of the desert sun warming your heart.