Iris de Nuit

Iris de Nuit by Heeley
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Iris de Nuit is a perfume by Heeley for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes Angelica seedAngelica seed AmbretteAmbrette
Heart Notes Heart Notes Orris absoluteOrris absolute VioletViolet Carrot seedCarrot seed
Base Notes Base Notes AmbergrisAmbergris White cedarWhite cedar
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Scent
7.4184 Ratings
Longevity
6.9142 Ratings
Sillage
5.8135 Ratings
Bottle
7.3120 Ratings
Value for money
6.510 Ratings
Submitted by Andi136, last update on 25.11.2022.
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5 in-depth fragrance descriptions
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Milhouse
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Milhouse
Helpful Review 11  
I wasn't prepared for this
I received this pretty, soft purple fluid as part of a six-person sample selection. It was more the famous shot in the dark than any reasonable interest.
It had to be enough that it was a Heeley, that was reason enough to invite him for a little test.
And then he already had me unyieldingly firm in his tender grip.
I had to add to it immediately, because this discreet British-French nose-flatterer may be many things, but it is definitely not loud.
Like so many reviewers before me, I immediately smell violet underlaid with delicate iris. Lightly powdery, floral sweetness. Not much more opens up to me - and that is a good thing. The Heeley is simply beautiful. I'm sure there are thousands of adjectives I could use here, but I'll stick with beautiful.
On me I give the fragrance a 9, on my wife clearly a 10. Currently also the only fragrance we both use.

But as it is with all things, even with the most beautiful things, you only have to look long enough, then you will find something that bothers you.
First of all I find the naming a bit irritating, because the violet is more present than the iris.
In terms of concentration, I wouldn't have thought I was dealing with an eau de parfum. With sufficient "moisturizing of the skin" the durability is then okay. I think I mentioned the word "delicate" at the beginning.
Iris de Nuit is really never, at no time intrusive! The Sillage is also not very opulent, but in my opinion this is rather positive.

In conclusion, I can say that it is fragrances such as this that make up the fascination. Which catch you completely unprepared and immediately cast a spell over you. And yet you always stay on the hunt, hoping to hit another bull's eye with the next scent
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5
Bottle
5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
10
Scent
FloraMilena

47 Reviews
FloraMilena
FloraMilena
Helpful Review 8  
SUBLIME BEAUTY
IRIS DE NUIT by James Heeley

Mystical, Magical, Enchantingly beautiful. This distinctly unusual wraith-like scent drifts up with a swirling haze of cool, shadowy Iris and powdery Violets. Misty tendrils of sweet herbal-green angelica and sensually rich ambrette seed are woven seamlessly through this composition and linger throughout its duration; giving a tremendous feeling of openness, spaciousness, and an elusively fine, airy splendor between the pull of the celestially transcendent crystalline angelica and the earthy voluptuous carnality of the musk mallow. The juxtaposition of these two notes is uniquely brilliant in this perfume.

An interesting dewy-moist vegetal of carrot seeds is very subdued and serves to maintain the otherworldly beauty of the Iris firmly to the very end of the dry down, gradually increasing the feeling of wetness as the Violet completely recedes and the majestic Iris proclaims her dominion. A breathtakingly clean cedar serenely grounds the entire composition with quietly somber grandeur, while smoothly consistent amber provides an invitingly warm and intimate sort of tender coziness to the entire work.

This is a truly magical scent impression of fireflies hovering in the misty twilight, with elves and fairies and other nocturnal creatures stirring in the gathering dusk. It is the scent of night itself awakening in a tranquil forest just as the air turns cool at lakeside.

This to me is stunningly exquisite, unbelievably refined, and just profoundly beautiful. The balance here between masculine and feminine, between spiritual and corporeal, between dryness budding into moisture, between that perfect moment of light closing into darkness is so perfectly balanced that it is… sublime.

On my skin and to my nose, this is Iris perfection.
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5
Bottle
5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
9
Scent
Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Helpful Review 5  
Wild violets and squeaking bats
Once we found a bat in the attic. Somehow he got trapped. I was very excited because i love all animals, specially the strange ones. It was tiny. The bones of the translucid pink wings were so thin and perfect, the eyes were as tiny as the tip of a needle, as they were its teeth, and the fur was the softest thing i have ever touched, so soft it would make cats and rabbits feel rough. I held him carefully, while he complained and then released him into the night. The smoothness of the bat and the happiness of its finding are very similar to the sensations i get from Iris de Nuit.

Iris de Nuit is an iris fragance as it is a violet fragance. Violet and iris are so intimately mingled that you don´t know where iris starts or violet ends, a little bit what happens in Serge Lutens´ Bas de Soie with other iris and in this case hyacinth. So far, it was love at first sniff. Iris and violet are one of this blue/purple tinged notes that make me sigh in rapture every time i find them in a perfume.

Iris de Nuit starts very green and flowery. A chilly musky violet and some bitterness from the angelica and the carrot seeds. It truly has a night quality, or better, twilight, when the sunlight is almost gone and you start feeling the air getting fresher, and you go for a cardigan. Iris is earth caked, with nuances of turnip and carrot, enhanced by the last one´s seed.

This dusky violet/iris heart last very long on the skin. Violet doesn´t smell too sweet or prim, but on the contrary is wild and sultry, the dirty iris contrubutes an outdoor feeling. I am bewitched by the transparence of this perfume; the drydown is a warm ambery iris similar to Dior Homme, very refined and elegant, and a bit soapy. We could say the iris starts a bit dirty and ends neat and clean. The dominant violet is reduced to a whisper.

Heeley is becoming a favourite house. I get in here what i want from violet and orris without the distraction of other misleading notes. Some might find it too simple and introverted, but to me is perfect.
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7.5
Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
10
Scent
Tessa

81 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
4  
My Iris Forever.
After Iris Nobile who has a weak developpment and, after purchasing Cuir Pleine Fleur, I trusted Heeley's ability to create a well rounded scent out of the iris and I was not wrong. This is one of my favorite perfumes. All the power of this flower is treasured in the violet colored liquid that may warm up your days. Worth every penny.
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6
Sillage
8
Longevity
5.5
Scent
Kattugla
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Kattugla
Kattugla
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Lolita
I had a sample of Iris de Nuit in EN's fresh Heeley package today - and without knowing Goldie's comment, I came up with exactly the same associations. Girls scent, room spray, one-dimensional.
After half an hour to an hour I would at best still assume a certain Lolita charm, because the ambergris makes the whole thing very sensual and almost a bit lascivious - but otherwise the fragrance is also too simple for me.
What I like about the Heeley fragrances is basically the clear statement, but here it does not reach me, although I understand the concern
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TheeaTheea 7 years ago
I just found this parfume. This is my new coach! His quality is amazing, and the masculin-feminin proportion in this make it philosophic!
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