Essenze - Florentine Iris (2012)Eau de Toilette

Essenze - Florentine Iris (Eau de Toilette) by Ermenegildo Zegna
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Essenze - Florentine Iris (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Ermenegildo Zegna for men and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Iris, Jasmine, Musk, Violet



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 29.12.2019.
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Wait for the BERGAMOT
This is odd, not really impressed with the first few hours of this on my skin. The notes seem muddled, bland and uninteresting, well, at least to my nose.

After a while though, look out!
Really beautiful BERGAMOT with a nice background of iris.

Definitely makes it a first date type of scent, assuming you spray on a few hours before the dinner or WARM weather event.

High brow without trying too hard.

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Classy iris
From the very opening Florentine Iris shows its pleasant, informal, unpretentious yet classy personality: a fresh, crystalline iris note, somehow “icy” and grey, really clean but rich in its own way, laying on a base accord of subtle, dusty musky notes and gently surrounded by other flowers - both sweeter & softer (violet) and more shady and camphoraceous (jasmine) thus enhancing “in stereo” the complex facets of iris, from the brighter/powdery to the darker/earthier. Not much else: surely not a realistic hyper-rooty “lipstick” iris scent, not even that powdery or sweet: just a sharp, cold, fresh, clean and quite “restrained” contemporary iris scent more closer to masculine fragrances like L’Homme de Coeur by Divine, or Prada Infusion d’Homme. Iris is one of the notes I know less, this meaning I can’t judge “how good” this smells in terms of quality: but to me it smells good, and I suppose it’s enough for me. I’ve been lucky enough to receive a bottle of this from a friend and fellow fragrance fan, and I happily wear it quite often – it actually quite grew on me to be honest. Fans of more realistic, earthier, “rawer” and more complex iris scent may find better fragrances (like Iris 39 by Le Labo for instance); while if you’re looking for a discreet, versatile, everyday solid iris scent, then this is a totally compelling option, much better than others if you ask me (like Prada). In no way this is close to mainstream “office-safe” scents, as it is much more elegant and better made, but it would totally work as a safe scent for any circumstance. Plus, its texture is quite thin and discreet, yet there is room for a nice contrast of shades, from violet to grey to black-ish base nuances. The projection is more bold than one may think, and it lasts decently long enough. Not sure if it's worth the price (I know I say that for pretty much any scent), but in case of discounts or deals, it would surely be. Perfect for colder days.


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