Iris & White Musk (2010)

Iris & White Musk by Jo Malone
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Iris & White Musk is a popular perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is powdery-floral. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Christine Nagel

Fragrance Notes

Iris, Lily, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (50 Ratings)

Longevity

6.7 (37 Ratings)

Sillage

6.1 (38 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (47 Ratings)
Submitted by FrieMo, last update on 20.02.2019
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Creamy Soft Suede Naptime
Creamy soft milky iris along with orris root powder is delicately balanced on clean not so powdery dry white musk with a dry down that is slightly of buttery soft suede, a little linen paper/cotton note and a little dash of naughty warm musk (not Egyptian, like Narcisco Rodriguez, more like a drop of Kiehl's Original musk added to the mix like a single tiger roar- well more like a half-hearted house cat meow. This fragrance reminds me somewhat of Jivago 24K softened by an ultra fluffy version of Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist. This is cozy, feminine and warm- but not particular ground breaking. There are days when this is just perfect- like a Cashmere Shawl and an elegant intimate dinner of Fire-roasted Veggies with Buffalo Mozarella paired with a crusty bread and bottle of velvety round Malbec. (Sorry, I digressed).Iris & White Musk is quite wearable, and might easily qualify as a comfortable daytime Winter/Spring signature scent- effortless it gives me a sense of vulnerability and pampered elegance. Will it leave an impression on anyone else- yes, that will likely be "nice and un-offensive". I loved it for the first hour, was intrigued by it for the second hour, and then promptly felt neutral about it as a "FB/Must Have" by the third hour. I believe it is extremely well made and carries a bit more sillage and longevity than most single Jo Malone Colognes as part of the Jo Malone Intense Cologne line...but I've got moves to make, olfactory synapses to exercise and more interesting scents to get to now. Nighty-night.
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Surprisingly an animalistic musk
This one may surprise a few Jo Malone fans simply because it is not as prim and proper as her other scents. Intense Iris & White Musk is indeed a musky fragrance, a little on the dirty side of things.

From what I've learnt over the years, musk in fragrances can go two ways. Firstly it can be clean, sensual and feminine, secondly it can be dirty, animalic and loud. This fragrance falls into the second category, something that I don't think anyone would have expected.

Intense Iris & White Musk opens sharply with dirty and damp musk and a hint of sparkling aldehydes. The scent softens over the course of its development, rounding off into a somewhat soapy blend of iris, lily and musk.

My ideal musk is Original Musk by Kiehl's, which may smell crude to some, but to my nose is sexy and masculine. Intense Iris & White Musk is a touch soapier than Original Musk, but equally as unisex. I am also highly impressed by this fragrance's longevity, which holds much longer on the skin than the average cologne. Intense is very apt in describing both this fragrance's sillage and lasting strength.

I really like this fragrance, so much so that I have purchased a sample to test it even further, especially in the colder months. This is an exquisite fragrance that I think at least everyone should try, especially if musk is your thing.

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