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

BergamotBergamot
IrisIris
JasmineJasmine
MuskMusk
VioletViolet

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Scent

7.580 Ratings

Longevity

7.155 Ratings

Sillage

5.960 Ratings

Bottle

7.860 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 07.06.2021.
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Fatihkarl

29 Reviews
Fatihkarl
Fatihkarl
Helpful Review    2  
Lakmé Iris: Duet of Flowers
Elegant, so clean, luxurious, floral, powdery and wonderful fragrance.

This scent reminds me of the North of Italy or the South of the Alpine Mountains in spring. A lush nature, land that blooms in spring and rivers flowing cold water in spring.

And the scents of fresh flowers that come to my nose with the breeze of the wind: Especially the unique, dominant and different scent of the iris. Violet accompanies the iris too. Musk and jasmine note also affects the smell slightly. Bergamot is only a little effective at opening. But the iris is always dominant and effective: Especially iris and violet give this scent a bright, grayish and peaceful theme.

I think this is the smell of spring times. Do you know the piece 'Lakmé: Duo des Fleurs' composed by Léo Delibes?

That song mentions roses and jasmine. But this perfume doesn't smell of roses. Iris, violet, etc. flowers have a scent.

Whenever I spray this fragrance, 'Delibes: Lakmé - Duo des fleurs' music plays in my mind.

"Doucement glissons de son flot charmant
Suivons le courant fuyant
Dans l’onde frémissante
D’une main nonchalante
Viens, gagnons le bord,
Où la source dort et
L’oiseau, l’oiseau chante.
Sous le dôme épais
Où le blanc jasmin
Viens, descendons ensemble."

This fragrance makes me feel good feelings from opening to the end. Absolutely elegant, pleasant and the smell that evokes a clean soap. It's a genderless smell. As a man, I really like it.

It lasts more than 30 hours on my skin.Suitable for use in spring and autumn.
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Sillage
Hitchslap

100 Reviews
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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.
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Very helpful Review    8  
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.

7-7,5/10

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