Les Infusions de Prada

Infusion d'Iris Absolue 2012

Infusion d'Iris Absolue by Prada
Bottle Design Lalique
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Infusion d'Iris Absolue is a popular perfume by Prada for women and was released in 2012. The scent is powdery-floral. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Powdery
Floral
Sweet
Fresh
Resinous

Fragrance Notes

Benzoin SiamBenzoin Siam Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla Italian irisItalian iris Orange blossom absoluteOrange blossom absolute Venezuelan tonka beanVenezuelan tonka bean

Perfumer

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8.3286 Ratings
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7.6225 Ratings
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6.5228 Ratings
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8.3227 Ratings
Value for money
7.338 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 09.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance was part of the collection "Les Infusions de Prada".

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Rosie88

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Rosie88
Rosie88
Top Review 17  
Men, women and love
I think this scent can be compared to a good relationship...

Top note VS Beginning of relationship --> Getting to know phase
At the beginning stormy, energetic, slightly "constricting" (meant in a positive sense) and stunning... still a bit chaotic, because you don't know each other so well yet...
--> resin and iris storm towards me with a force after spraying on....

Heart note VS "Relationship Center"
Slowly one got used to the other... the "Wumms" is still there in any case and one nestles up to the other slowly and melts...
---> The resin and the iris nestle gently against me and wrap me in a soft, cuddly powder with a fine citrus note (really very delicate) and hold me tight for a long time....

Base note VS Base of relationship
Both partners are in harmony with themselves, giving the other his freedom, but are always there when you are needed... A beautiful interplay of familiarity and freedom form the basis of the relationship... and this scent...
--> the iris and the resin are completely fused with the skin... Benzoe and Tonka nestle with wonderful tenderness and creaminess to the base and complete this wonderful relationship...

The durability and the silage of the fragrance are in the upper range and absolutely suitable for me...

Unfortunately the production of this beautiful fragrance was stopped, which I can't understand. He's one of my sweethearts...
If someone has a bottle to deliver, please contact me :-)
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Nadinepoet

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Nadinepoet
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Why is he no longer available?
After I was lucky enough to get hold of a 10 ml sample from a dear parfuma, I now get slight panic attacks at the thought that this fragrance is no longer available. (Who wants to give it away, get in touch with me!)

I love these floral powdery accords. Initially, I was a little afraid with the top note orange blossom that it could evtl fruity, but this is absolutely not the case in my opinion. Infusion D'Irise Absolue is my serotonin, my mood lifter in a quiet yet present way! I find it intense, so fortunately (due to the limited amount) I use it sparingly and love it!
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Ysbrand

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Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Helpful Review 6  
Ambery iris
Infusion d´Iris Absolue is not a higher concentration of the eau de toilette, as i thought. Since i love orris fragances i like both of them, but i can imagine someone loving one and totally disliking other because the moods are, if not opposite, very different. The eau de toilette is cool, green and dewy, very spring-like. The absolue is more oriental, warm and enveloping. I would say they just share the iris.

The way it starts is very much my cup of tea. bitter, rooty iris, probably enhanced with carrot seed. Rich and thick. The neroli is not so evident, but it gives off a freshness that you notice when its gone. Same happens with the orange blossom. It never steals the attention from the orris, but the concoction is dense, bitter and has an oily floral edge.

As the fragance evolves the iris is more powdery and, definitely, polished, but still veers to the bitter and the vigourous. Mastic resin and benzoin are quite noticeable, making the Absolue a resinous, balmy take on iris. I catch a bitter almond-like whiff too. So far i love it.

Vanilla and tonka make some sort of inflexion in the developement of the fragance. It gets sweeter, the bitterness and resinous quality fade. When this happens i find the fragance more, hmm, average, and i loose interest. Is like the sweetness from the vanilla kind of neutralizes what i found thrilling in this "infusion", not completely though. Truth is that the more it stays on the skin the more sheer and "pleasant" it turns. It becomes a comforting, safe scent on one hand, that still smells good. But on the other i find it uninspiring, older and, well, boring. I appreciate the drydown is still about iris, but is so powdery and ambery and tame that makes me wonder if it is the same perfume i sprayed.

Still i come back to it sometimes, because the first couple hours i enjoy it very much: the orris is very intense and the warmer approach to it makes it suitable for colder days.
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hedonist222

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hedonist222
hedonist222
Helpful Review 3  
love it
Take Infusion d'Iris edp & add

Benzoin
Oppoponax (Manoa from Memo)
A bit of mastica
Concentrated vanilla (vintage Shalimar)

Very very nice.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review 4  
I'll stick with what I know...
This bizarre naming trend, adding misleading adjectives and nouns such as "essence" and "absolue" to the names of successfully launched perfumes, generates lots of dashed expectations, as there does not seem to be a lot of attention being given to the meanings of the words being attached by marketers casting about desperately to generate names as quickly as new perfumes are being launched. One might have thought, for example, that the "absolue" of a perfume would be its extrait. Not so, in the case of Prada INFUSION D'IRIS ABSOLUE, which is not just a stronger version of INFUSION D'IRIS--no, not by a long shot.

As someone who has managed (unbelievably enough) to drain an entire 200 ml bottle of Prada INFUSION d'IRIS edp and is making inroads into an even bigger jug of the stuff, I feel eminently qualified to pronounce on the difference between the latest Prada Infusion in the line-up, INFUSION D'IRIS ABSOLUE, and its namesake.

First off, it is different. Those who detect no difference between the two compositions are probably working from memory. Yes, they are more similar than either is to, say, CHANEL NO 5. But they are distinct compositions, without a doubt. My initial impression upon applying ABSOLUE was that this version was quite a bit more resinous than the original, what I see borne out in the hierarchy of notes above, where not only benzoin but also "mastic resin" is listed. This version also seems sweeter and inches in the direction of Guerlain L'INSTANT. It also conjures up in my mind memories of Kenzo FLOWER. One review mentions the Prada baby oil accord and, yes, I'd have to agree that it is much more pronounced in this version.

The biggest effect of the increased resin content is that ABSOLUE seems less clean and airy than either the eau de parfum or the eau de toilette, and also less green. The resins start to get just a bit gunky on me in the drydown, something that never happens with any other of the INFUSIONS. In fact, my favorite part of the entire series, the original, the eau de toilette, INFUSION D'HOMME, INFUSION DE VETIVER, INFUSION DE FLEUR D'ORANGER, and INFUSION DE TUBEREUSE, is the slightly soapy or clean edge in all of them. The only one which I do not own and have not tried is INFUSION DE ROSE, which I have never seen for sale anywhere!

All of the previous members of this series familiar to me are not too sweet nor do they have any dirtiness whatsoever, which makes them boring to some reviewers. For them, the ABSOLUE may be a welcome change. As for me, I'll stick with what I know.
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It could be named: Infusion de benzoin.
This is the balsamic interpretation of the classical infusion d’iris with benzoin on steroids.
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