Hello my fellow fragrance sniffers and welcome to my commentary on Ibitira from the Shooting Stars range by XerJoff. I guess the first question most might ask about fragrances (so besides how the scent smells, of course) would be what the name could mean or what it's about. According to the description, the fragrance is supposed to speak the "language of flowers", with which I personally could not speak a word for lack of botanical knowledge :D
It's supposed to give off an aura composed of a great variety, but also rare and mysterious flowers or elements. Sounds nice and all, but let's see how it smells too!
The term Ibitira is also said to occur in meteorites, but a search for this was a bit involved, as over 90% of all results from a search point to the scent here, which means more and more people are slowly becoming scent freaks, yeah yeah... :D
If this keeps up, you can hardly find anything in Google and Co. without landing on 100 scent sites or blogs right away, just because at some point someone named their scent after something specific like an object, element or place :D
Anyway, the scent is, as already hinted at in my title, not for people who like clean and soapy scents, but more on that later. Now first to the fragrance!
The fragrance begins very powdery and slightly sweet. This is the "work" of the violets, which just radiate beautifully sweet-powdery and floral, but you could also think here at the beginning directly to an iris. And since some have already mentioned it: Yes, the beginning is indeed also reminiscent of Prada's "Infusion d'Iris". Just a little later, you smell lemons, whose appearance gives the scent a nice freshness. That doesn't last long, though, so the scent goes back to more of a powdery vibe and is more reminiscent of the Prada scents again. With that comes this feeling of cleanliness as the scent starts to smell a little more soapy and clean.
Here, too, one smells like the Prada fragrance orange blossom or neroli, although with less intensity.
The fragrance remains basically until the end as described above and thus smells throughout clean and pure, and thus also quite nice.
The sillage and the durability:
The sillage is okay, not very weak, not particularly strong either, would have to be able to smell it up close for a while though. The durability is quite good, because I could smell the fragrance even after eight to ten hours on my skin (although he had become quite weak to the late hours of course).
The bottle is once again very nice to look at. The bottle is slightly puffy and has a rectangular metal plaque on the front with the brand's logo. The brand name has been engraved on the golden neck and on top sits the lid, which is similar in shape to the crowns of Lower Egypt. I like the bottle very much!
Okay, so I liked the fragrance very much, after all, it reminds me most of some Prada fragrances, especially just the "Infusion d'Iris" (whether the old or the new fragrance). The scent is very soft and powdery, which might appeal to most. But what some might not like so much is the somewhat soapy smelling, clean component of the fragrance, which just smells quite clean. And exactly this property of a fragrance might not like some, either because they do not want to be reminded because of the Corona pandemic due to the hygiene measures also still in fragrances of soaps or just by design dirt finches or dirt sparrows are, whereby the last reason is rather probably more likely, he he (but hey, no matter whether finches or sparrows, they are nevertheless all cute :D).
Anyway, the fragrance but for all who like such fragrances yet, quite worth a look. For those who have Pradas Infusion d'Iris or similar fragrances, the fragrance could possibly be less worthwhile, because it is quite similar to these aforementioned fragrances.
For me, by the way, the fragrance is an all-rounder, but with a tendency for warmer days, which you could wear both at work (I think low doses he will not bother anyone, and even if you should bathe in it, you would still smell like freshly showered :D), as well as in leisure. Alone to go out he is perhaps a bit unspectacular turned out.
Well, that's it again! Have a nice evening, remain hygienically mindful and clean and see you soon :)