One of the most precious perfumery raw materials, a masterful technique and a surprisingly bright bouquet reimagine the attitude and history of Florence.
L’Iris, our first Eau de Parfum in more than 800 years: a fragrance that combines the green notes of galbanum and timur pepper with an exclusively florentine “concreta d’iris”, while neroli with its soft and luminous touch guides us in the voyage towards a magnificent field of colorful lilies. A flowery heart accords magnolia champaca, geranium and sambac jasmine, up to the base notes where Florentine iris, musk and ambergris resound. An intense and elegant perfume, a conversation with one’s inner self.
A quintessential masterpiece
The exceptional magic of L’Iris
The flower symbol of Florence, since 1266: with its velvety petals and an admirable complexity, it represents the character of this unique city.
The iris flower was well-known in the most remote lands of antiquity, it was grown in Egypt and was prized by both Greek and Roman civilisations. Iris, lily, giaggiolo: many names for a rare and charming creature that gives live to one of the most precious raw materials of perfumery art: the iris butter, or concreta d’iris, is extracted from the flower’s rhizomes, after 6 years of maturation.
L’Iris Eau de Parfum is preserved in a clear glass bottle, crowned by a gold engraved cap.
L’Iris gives life to the quintessence of a Maison that never gave up on its core values, making them relevant in all eras. Its secret lies in the desire to listen to the ingredients and express each one at its best, following creativity, knowledge, imagination, curiosity. L’Iris embrace the character of Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella. The essence of a story that translates into actions, products, preparations: mirror of an ancient world that renews itself day after day.