Happy New Year APJ! I cannot quite believe that we are now in the year 2019. It was only yesterday that we rang in the year 2000. How time flies! Especially as I get older it seems to pass by me at lightening speed.
We had a quiet Christmas and New Year this year, which is just what the doctor ordered. Family time is cherished and we managed to spend a lot of quality time together learning new games and playing cards together. As the holidays are now over, I can sit back and reflect on what passed and what is to come.
Irisistible by Tanja Bochnig for April Aromatics
Perfume is a wonderful way to help me reflect, most notably if it is something I love. Iris is one of my absolute favorite notes and although I am willing and in fact eager to try anything with iris in it, I tend to be skeptical as not all iris perfumes suit my skin chemistry.
I held on to my sample of Irisistible for New Years day as that is usually the day where I mentally say good bye to the old year and look forward to what the new year will bring.
Tanja Bochnig shares her inspiration for Irisistible with us. “The iris flower earned its name from the ancient Greek Goddess Iris, a messenger to the Gods, who was thought to use the rainbow as a bridge between heaven and earth. The ancient Greeks believed the rainbow was actually the flowing, multi-colored robe of Iris. Thus these flowers were named to honor the rainbow Goddess and bring favor upon the earth.”
Now, you all know that I am in love with the actual iris flower. It becomes my mission to find as many colors and varieties as I possibly can find in the spring. The flowers are delicate, velvety and yet have robust roots and leaves. They mesmerize me and I am always at the ready to photograph or get lost in thought with yet another iris.
Tanja Bochnig has now mesmerized me with her newest creation. Irisistible is a beauty, a perfume which surprised me and made me realise that there can actually be a new iris perfume which is truly unique.
Irisistible opens up with fresh rooty iris, which does not lean cool nor cold. It is as if the iris root has been sun-kissed. I find it both fresh and warm at the same time which is actually lovely.
The perfume becomes more radiant with a squeeze of citrus which Tanja Bochnig lists as lemon from Italy. As it is so deftly crafted, I cannot detect the individual flowers which have been included. Irisistible remains a predominantly iris centric perfume intricately woven together with other florals throughout its development rounding out the edges making it seemless and full of light. Because of the added florals, Irisistible feels joyful and colourful which makes me connect with and understand Ms. Bochnig’s inspiration. The drydown is a combination of iris and sandalwood, sending me wafts of woody iris dreams as I go through my day. I keep wondering who smells so darn good – and then I relax, exhale and smile as I realize that I am the lucky one wearing Irisistible. I am smitten and lemming for a full bottle.
Truth be told, Irisistible is only the second perfume I have tried from April Aromatics. Have you tried any perfumes from April Aromatics? Which one should I try next?
I have attached some of my favorite iris colors that I have encountered.
Thank you Ms. Bochnig for sending me a sample. I have adored every last drop.
Oodles of fragrant kisses,