The current trend for orris, from the dried rhizome of the iris plant, comes full circle with the rebirth of Shem-el-Nessim. This fragrance reprises the original orris formula using Florentine iris, known for its rarity and expense, costing three times that of gold bullion. A rich, powdery Floral composition, redolent of Francois Coty's L'Origan accord on a soft, slightly sensual base. Originally created in 1906, this rich, luxurious creation typifies L'Origan style with its warm, soft, powdery, floral aspect. A scent which personifies the Edwardian era which feminity was feted.
Perfume family: floral, powdery, oriental
Top notes: bergamot, neroli
Middle notes: geranium, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, orris
Base notes: musk, patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood, heliotrope, vanilla