Product code: 46360252
Combining beauty, simplicity and convenience, the 30ml spray offers our signature uncompromising perfumes in a more widely attainable compact size whilst drawing aesthetic inspiration from 20th-century conceptual art and modernist design.
In the spirit of Bauhaus, form follows function: a simple black cylinder in high shine polyethylene plastic with a matte anodised metal centre and magnetic cap. A most practical host for our iconic perfumes, both at home and on the go.
Iris expresses raw classical beauty. Tonka bean, musk and vanilla bring softness and warmth, while the base of sandalwood and vetiver adds a melodious resonance. The unparalleled quality of the raw materials used and Pierre Bourdon’s skills make of Iris Poudre a perfume that always evolves and from which one never tires. If Iris Poudre were a garment, it would be a cashmere sweater – classic but personal. A magnificent floral aldehydic.
Pierre Bourdon earned a degree in political science before changing directions and enrolling in the Roure Bertrand Dupont school in Grasse. He then became the only protégé of celebrated perfumer Edmond Roudnitska. His professional career began at Roure in Paris in the late 70s. In the 1980s, he revolutionised perfume trends with his men's fragrance "Cool Water" for Davidoff. Today, Bourdon is considered one of the most innovative perfumers of his generation.
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- Fragrance Range
- Iris Poudre
- Fragrance Type
- Eau de Parfum
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- Scent Intensity
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- Scent Longevity
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Frédéric Malle was born into a French family of industrialists, artists and perfumers. His grandfather, Serge Heftler-Louiche, founded Parfums Christian Dior before passing on its direction to Frédéric’s mother. Frédéric himself now represents the third generation of perfume specialists in his family and has become a world authority on perfume making.
Frédéric acquired an extensive knowledge of raw materials and olfactory balance at the prestigious perfume laboratory Roure Bertrand Dupont, where he also befriended the leading perfumers of the industry and worked with them for over 25 years.
With a vision to revive what perfumery used to be, a trade in which a perfume is the result of total creative freedom, liberated from the pressure of marketing strategies and deadlines, Frédéric had the ambition to restore quality and wished to celebrate perfumers as artists by selling their fragrances under their own names. From this vision was born the idea of a publishing house for perfume, where perfumes are created and published as unique works of art.
As an editor-figure to his perfumers, always pushing them to transcend their creative limits, his vision of perfumery is absolute: its standard of quality must remain uncompromised, and its creativity, unbiased. Having grown up in a family of perfumers to whom fragrance was an expression of character and individual elegance, Frédéric’s vision of perfume is not only extensive, but also personal.More from Frederic Malle
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