Thursday, December 8, 2011
Iris Bleu Gris by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Personally, I like the vintage 90ml. bottles much better than the 100ml. They are fashioned like cut glass and have a spray mechanism that screws off. It's much easier to decant from these 90ml. bottles than being forced to spray into a funnel.
Iris Bleu Gris is a release I assumed I'd be more or less indifferent to. I figured I'd like it to a degree since it's an MPG frag, but to own an iris dominant scent is another matter altogether. Much to my surprise, Iris Bleu Gris ( as expected ) features iris, but no where is it dominated by it in the conventional sense. The iris, on my skin, isn't a very powdery rendition either and is rather a toned down version of the note.
IBG opens with an exceptional accord of citrus and green. The citric combo consists of lemon and bergamot while the green note is reminiscent of young, unripe leaf. The iris is there from the very beginning, but allows everything around it to be noticed clearly. These 4 players stick around for about 30 minutes before relenting enough to permit the jasmin playing time. This floral note increases its presence incrementally, but never oversteps its bounds. Once the jasmin has peaked, a soft rendition of vanilla arrives smoothing out any ripples. There's also a very subtle, leathery quality that adds some body to the first half of this fragrance.
The base accord implements Moss, Musk and Vetiver. This fragrance, in its entirety, is never loud or obtrusive. Once Iris Bleu Gris dries down, the earthier elements gradually take their positions and the outro of this offering is as respectable as the intro and heart. All in all, this is yet another fine fragrance from Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier that feels appropriate for basically any setting. It will simply have you smelling good and mind its manners at the same time.
Thumbs up from Aromi for this very good masculine from MPG.