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Prada Infusion D'iris Cedre description
Prada’s Infusion D’Iris Cedre is an iris-based floral scent with enough power and presence for both sexes to wear it with ease. The focus of the perfume is not on the floral aspects, but instead it showcases a clean, vibrant and sharp edge from combining bone-dry cedar wood with hazy and soft neroli blossoms, along with the prominent, powdery iris.
The notes blend together for a very refined, sophisticated and well-heeled effect. Infusion D’Iris Cedre feels very traditional, even antique, but not stodgy or grandmotherly. Hidden underneath the iris and cedar are Somalian incense and a trace of benzoin, so there’s a tinge of spiritual smoke blurring the floral boundaries.
Infusion D’Iris Cedre has a haunting, timeless and evocative quality to it that opens it up to numerous interpretations both on the skin and from your wardrobe. It can be worn year-round, and for any occasion without clashing or coming off as too pompous or mannered. The cedar and incense will fit a man’s profile well, while the iris and neroli will compliment a feminine ensemble. But there’s enough complexity and personality to this perfume that traditional gender ideas have less to do with its appeal than the immaculate confidence it projects.
Another reason to add this perfume to your collection is that it’s not going to have any wrong turns or sudden chemistry reactions on your skin. It sets up that clean, sharp profile right at the start and stays with it, so minus a bit more incense in the dry down, you won’t have to concern yourself with what it’s doing. Prada Infusion D’Iris Cedre is one of the most elegant “throw and go” perfumes we’ve come across.
However, a word to the wise. This perfume is also quite strong. The sillage is above average and the longevity is phenomenal. A little goes a long way here, so be sparing when you apply it. A subtle trail is going to be the most effective if you want people to comment on what you’re wearing.
Iris is a delicate note in small doses, but when overdone it can pack a punch. It’s best to go easy and let Infusion D’Iris Cedre do what it does best without too much encouragement from the bottle. The elegance, polish and poise this scent carries will always be appropriate when appropriately worn.