Bois d’Iris Van Cleef & Arpels Eau de Parfum

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Bois d’Iris Van Cleef & Arpels Eau de Parfum is a 2000 Woody Powdery Perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels for unisex. The perfumer artist behind this fragrance is Emilie Coppermann . Top notes are Frankincense, Sweet notes. Middle notes are Vetiver, Iris, Wood. Base notes are Ambergris, Labdanum, Myrrh, Vanilla.

Bois d’Iris Van Cleef & Arpels Eau de Parfum
Bois d’Iris Van Cleef & Arpels Eau de Parfum


The Bois d’Iris fragrance by Van Cleef & Arpels

Her name alone is enough to spark stars in the eyes of men and women around the world. Exceptional guarantees of quality, Van Cleef & amp; Arpels is one of the best jewelers in the world. However, as if to transpose its know-how in jewelry to the perfume sector, Van Cleef & amp; Arpels decided to develop the Extraordinary Collection. This brings together exceptional perfumes including the Bois d’Iris fragrance.

Bois d’Iris Extraordinary Collection by Van Cleef & amp; Arpels

The Extraordinary Collection by Van Cleef & amp; Arpels is cut in the same way as the jewels of this joyous exception. To make the perfumes from this assortment, the brand selects the best ingredients on the planet. Bois d’Iris is a juice that contains raw materials emblematic of perfumery, working with surgical precision and exhibiting here in their most beautiful expressions. It must be said that the iris is a mythical ingredient in perfumery and that it is even one of the most expensive raw materials of the entire range of the perfumer. It is here worked in its purest and most successful form. Bois d’Iris gives us a scent full of poetry and emotion, with incredible accuracy. As the name of this perfume suggests, we are talking about unite the subtlety of a flower with the tenacity of a woody flavor. This results in unexpected vibrations. Bois d’Iris plays on contrasts and is therefore suitable for both men and women. This is a juice that is both minimalist and authentic while being rich and very elegant.

Bois d’Iris, a contrasting fragrance made of sweetness and character

Bois d’Iris is a juice that saw the light of day in 2009 and was made by perfumer Émilie Coppermann. Of course, the iris is placed at the center of this composition. This very elegant and opaline plant gives us a powdery scent, a sign of refinement and elegance. Here it is associated with driftwood, very warm, and as if heated directly by the sun. Thus, Bois d’Iris contains a nuance that is both warm and humid. Its sensuality is revealed in the exoticism of ylang-ylang. Likewise, frankincense, myrrh and labdanum only increase the mystery of this perfume, enveloping it in a very seductive breath. Finally, the ambergris finished to sublimate the animality of the whole, making it absolutely irresistible. Like each of the products from the Extraordinary Collection of Van Cleef & amp; Arpels, Bois d’Iris is delivered to us in a rectangular and vertical bottle. This one is distilled to us in a heavy glass, synonymous with refinement. The whole is based on a solid target engraved with the initials of the Van Cleef & amp; Arpels house. Bois d’Iris is definitely a perfume that is very sophisticated in every way.

Symbol of luxury par excellence , Van Cleef & amp; Arpels has left a sumptuous legacy. As a star in jewelry, the brand has successfully launched into perfumery. Today, the Van Cleef & amp; Arpels house is as renowned for its jewelry creations as its perfume creations. “Bois d’Iris” was created in 2000 and is part of the Extraordinary Collection of Van Cleef & amp; Arpels. The latter highlights a noble ingredient per fragrance. Here, the iris is in the spotlight. It is accompanied by woody notes.

Emilie Coppermann, in the heart of Bois d’Iris for Van Cleef & amp; Arpels

It is therefore the talented perfumer Emilie Coppermann that Van Cleef & amp; Arpels has chosen to entrust the creation of “Bois d’Iris”. After studying chemistry, Emilie Coppermann joined the prestigious Versailles school of perfumery, ISIPCA. Particularly attracted by woody scents, Emilie Coppermann has proven that she is capable of producing large compositions. Influenced by the personality of other perfumers such as Jean-Claude Ellena, Dominique Ropion and Nicolas Mamounas, Emilie Coppermann has evolved and created her own style. We owe Émilie Coppermann great olfactory successes such as “L’Ange Noir” by Givenchy, “Black XS for Her” by Paco Rabanne, and “Brit Sheer” by Burberry.

Bois d’Iris, the smell of driftwood warming in the sun

“Bois d’Iris” begins with the combination of sweet notes and frankincense, giving from the start an ultra sensual appearance. Frankincense is an aromatic gum resin, and it is primarily a variety of incense. Frankincense is extracted from the Boswellia tree. Since ancient times, the resin was burned and used as incense. The olibanum also has a spiritual past as it was burned during religious and funeral rites. & Nbsp; In perfumery, frankincense is very popular. You get its gum resin by extracting it from the tree. It is then steam distilled to obtain the essence of olibanum. Frankincense gives off spicy, lemony, resinous, balsamic and sweet tones. Then, the heart of “Iris Wood” combines iris, driftwood and vetiver. Also known as the “blue gold of perfumery,” iris is one of the most expensive ingredients on a perfumer’s palette. & Nbsp; In perfumery, rhizomes (flower stems) are used. Unfortunately, their extraction process is very long, delicate and expensive. The use of iris as a perfume and as a make-up powder dates back to the time of Catherine de Medici. It was she who introduced the iris to the court. In the olfactory compositions, the iris gives off very powdery tones, but also floral, green and slightly woody. Then, the heart of “Bois d’Iris” is ultra sensual and combines vanilla, labdanum, myrrh and ambergris. Rectangular and heavy, the bottle of “Bois d’Iris” is similar to all those in the “Extraordinary Collection of Van Cleef & amp; Arpels.

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