Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe
Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe - perfume for women
Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe by Hermes is the 9th addition to the Hermessance collection of fragrances. Ukiyoe means "images of the floating world" in Japanese. Jean-Claude Ellena, house perfumer for Hermes, based the perfume on the iris flower, rather than the common root usage. The fragrance notes also include mandarin, orange blossom, and rose.
"An interpretation of the unsuspected scents of iris flowers - lively and delicate. Nuanced, vivacious, unsuspected." --hermes.com
|Perfumer||Jean Claude Ellena|
|Fragrance Notes||Purple Iris, Rose, Orange Blossom, Mandarin|
Hermes Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe - Eau de Toilette 3.4oz / $235
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Iris Ukiyoé by Hermès
"I collect prints and have a mental picture of irises in the "floating world" (the ukiyoé in Japanese) in the works of Hokusai or Hiroshige. They inspired me when I was writing this divertimento based on floral iris. I felt like foiling the classic approach to iris by working on the flower's fragrances which are virtually unknown. The perfume is delicate but very much there, shifting between roses, orange blossom and mandarin, all expressed by small, impressionistic touches."
--Jean-Claude Ellena Source: www.hermes.com (June 2012)
Beauty Buys - Topping this month's Wish List: Hermessence Iris Ukiyoe, $575 -- a deliciously dewy iris scent housed in its own buttery leather Hermes care.
(Chu, Ying. "101 Ideas: Beauty Buys." Marie Claire Mar. 2011: 140.)
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