Intense So Iris 2017

Intense So Iris by Montale
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Intense So Iris is a popular perfume by Montale for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Iris, Sandalwood, White musk

Ratings

Scent

8.1 | 133 Ratings

Longevity

7.7 | 118 Ratings

Sillage

7.0 | 121 Ratings

Bottle

7.1 | 115 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.12.2020.
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9
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8
Longevity
8
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7
Bottle
Chippie386
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Chippie386
Very helpful Review    10  
Montale without hairspray!
...what a thing! A Montale that has no hairspray or commercial touch and looks completely natural and fresh.

I've never seen Montale like this. When I bought it blind, I was completely satisfied with this beautiful fragrance from the first sniff. It's very monothematic. Quasi an "Iris Attar without rose", if I may take this name out of my mouth!

It starts much deeper and much more woody than Infusion d'Iris and has a much more unisex effect on me. It captivates with an unbelievably pleasant freshness and appears much more powdery than its fragrance twin from Prada.

In the drydown, the woody component becomes more and more evident and gives the whole fragrance that certain degree of masculine wearability.
I never have the impression of carrot and if I do, then only shallowly in the background. It shines brightly and offers an excellent silage for a fragrance of this category. The durability on my skin is over 8h.

It is nevertheless gentle, unobtrusive and captivates with an almost pure impression of high-quality iris. Whoever expects great development here will definitely be disappointed. As mentioned above, it becomes a little bit more woody with time, but never changes its character. This remains strong, radiant and bright.

My fragrance for sports, hot summer days and for all occasions in which you want to be perceived as having a clearly pleasant fragrance without wanting to appear too progressive.

Clear recommendation to buy. If you like irises and are looking for a slightly louder fragrance with that certain freshness: buy!!!!
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7
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7
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6
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6
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Mydarkflower
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Mydarkflower
Very helpful Review    7  
I can't see the lemon for the wood
The pyramid was obviously invented by someone, because I smell lemon wood, not the one from Southeast Asia, which is only called that because of its colour, but one, which probably only exists in my imagination.

From the first sprayer to the end it smells of lemony wood:
Fresh, straight beaten, juicy, soft, encouraging and bright.

Intense So Iris has no fragrance at all for me - it sniffs exactly the same from the first to the last second.
At work the same breath blew over me for hours, a very pleasant one, that's for sure said.

This mMn perfume can only be worn when it is warm, spring, summer or autumn, but it must not be worn below 20 degrees (in winter I just found it annoying and out of place).

I could imagine that this consistency might get on my nerves at some point, but I will definitely give the fragrance a filling time
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7
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8
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4
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SchatzSucher
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SchatzSucher
Top Review    32  
Iris likes carrots
So that would be my first "properly" tested scent of Montale. Before that I have tested a few fragrances in passing and was anything but enthusiastic. Far too rude, far too much oud or aoud, as you might call it with Montale. Oud/Aoud or whatever and I don't really fit together anyway.
But Montale can be different. So in an extensive sample packet I also received a sip of Intense So Iris.
You'd think the name was a program here. But that's only partly true.
Iris can be perceived here very clearly and for a very long time, but there is nothing intense here.

I'll start with the flacons, which I prefer to call containers. I find these aludinger extremely unattractive. I have read something about thermos flasks, deodorant cans or nuclear warheads (yes, the detonator just has to be pulled, then it says poof...), these may all be quite fitting associations There are other ways of looking pretty. I am not a person who attaches great importance to packaging, especially not if the contents are no good. And vice versa, less appealing bottles can contain great fragrances So let's just keep it on the down-low. But Montale's not really my cup of tea But that seems to be part of their overall appearance.

What does the scent tell me?

Yes, there's Iris, smiling nicely into the group. She is nice, pleasant to be around, but somehow she doesn't really come out of herself. She gives the impression that you have to take everything out of her. That tires in the long run.
And for me this is joined by another impression. Namely, that dear Iris is a big carrot fan and shovels these in rough quantities into herself But do I want to smell like carrots? And all the time?
Hmmm, this is me for a fragrance that should cost around 150, - €, then a little bit little and boring.
I prefer to have carrots on my plate, because they are nice and healthy. Either grated raw, with apple, or as a delicious side dish or stew
Very faintly, after a few hours, a tiny wooden touch is still noticeable in the fragrance and something creamy, which could come from musk. But this is not enough to make the Intense So Iris more exciting for me. So the dear nice Iris remains friendly and discreet for me, but also a bit bland and a bit boring. She doesn't want to tell me more and remains sitting quietly with her carrots. There is no further development to notice. It is and remains a carrot-like experience.

But what I would like to point out very positively is the durability. The nice iris has a rather long shelf life of 8-9 hours despite her weak self-confidence. I find that quite successful. There are some scents that are more like thick pants and have already shot their ammunition much earlier.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to get to know the nice Iris. But I won't let her move in with me, that's for sure My thanks go to Verbena, who made it possible for me to get to know her!

I could launch a whole new batch of carrot jokes right now...
All right, one always goes
Does Iris go to the pharmacy and ask, "Hattu carrot?"
Says the pharmacist: "But of course I have carrots!"
Say to Iris, "Shit, you ruined the whole joke!"
I wish you a nice fragrant Sunday, with or without carrots
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7.5
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7
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5
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Gelis
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Gelis
Top Review    14  
Fine and elegant
The prelude begins slightly citrus-alcoholic and then the fragrance is gone for a while. But after a while a beautiful iris shows up, gently floral and powdery, slightly woody with an idea of cream. The sillage is rather low, ISI recedes to the skin rather quickly. Nevertheless, the scent flies into my nose every now and then when I move. I find the durability of ISI difficult to judge: Sometimes I think it's gone, then again I can still detect a gentle floral-woody hint. ISI plays this game with me for about 7 hours. The fragrance is fine and elegant. "Intense So Iris" is nice, but it doesn't trigger enthusiasm in me. We just do not fit together.

Remains to write that ISI reminds me of "Bois d'Iris", only that this is clearly woodier and drier.

I thank Kitho for the test opportunity.
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8.5
Scent
9
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8
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7
Bottle
Augusto
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Augusto
Top Review    11  
So - so, so, so, so ... so Iris
To start with, even if it is a bit distracting: For all those who liked Iris Rebelle from AC, but found her much too weak, like me: Try this one. That's how it gets substance! - And now please forget again.

At Montale, we get: Fresh iris! And the one with the famous carrot, as if one had just broken a fresh young carrot apart and with the cracking of the carrot a little juice splashes into the face. The name Iris Rebelle would have fitted to this, which comes with power and is nevertheless the typical carrot iris at the beginning refined with some citrus and fresh green. All ravishingly woody at the same time. Wood with light grey grain.

After about a quarter of an hour, the fragrance has settled and remains. He's just passing a Haaspraynote - luckily, because AugustA doesn't need it at all.
Slightly creamy, but not buttery, the scent remains and remains and remains. I catch myself thinking about what you could layer with, this iris is so puristic. Puristic, not powdery. After hour two still no powder.

The charms that Iris can play out in combination with other flowers and especially woods are completely absent from this fragrance. That almost surprises you, because you are inclined to supplement the fragrance in your thoughts, to imagine what it is about, but what is not there. Blank, open field. But that is precisely the attraction of the composition. Pure fresh iris, little that completes the chain of associations - no noble elegance, no austerity, no powdery sensuality, no dreamy melancholy. And yet - after all, all this belongs to the iris.

The iris: rainbow, goddess, dazzling, wind shape, always a bit beyond. Although root, not flower, it eludes direct access. Spherical. Woody and dry. Here you can find them as directly as possible. This iris scent is whole - naked. Not ideas of nudity or anything like that. But naked irises, uncovered by other fragrances or fragrance concepts. I couldn't even say who the scent would suit, not too young old or man or woman or what. No stylized target group scent, no green and no Oriental either. An iris as you know it, but so far only in combination. When I notice this, the scent has caught me and it can stay the way it is for hours.
Whatever he does first.

Then, after about 3 hours the fragrance becomes imperceptibly softer, musk changes the surface and gives something pile, very soft pile. The Pure is now a bit creamier and more sensual after all. The musk is tender and soft, does not (!) remind of detergent or soap, but gives the iris an impression that reminds of skin warmth and evokes a touch that was not present in the scent before, precisely because it was so naked. Now it's more haptic. I guess the perfumer didn't want to put much more on it.
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KimJongKimJong 3 months ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
A light and clean scent that does not flow to the scent of blankets or laundry detergent. Not typical Montale style.

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