Naomi Goodsir Iris Cendre Perfume Review

Naomi Goodsir Iris Cendre Eau de Parfum is a gentle, buttery iris that’s frivolously powdery, creamy, and accentuated by hints of smoky incense.

Iris Cendre Notes

It is described as being impressed by “memories of orris ashes.” It is “a floral tone, fresh, led by bergamot, tangerine, and spices” with “rich incense and powdery heart of violet and iris” that’s “enhanced by cistus, tobacco, and amber.”

  • high notes: bergamot, tangerine, spices
  • coronary heart notes: iris, violet, incense
  • base notes: amber, cistus labdanum, tobacco

What does Iris Cendre Smell Like?

It opened with contemporary, however gentle, hints of lemon and orange adopted by clean, creamy iris and refined, smoky incense. The fragrance had a gentle, ethereal really feel to it, by no means heavy or intense in any method. There was a inexperienced word that enveloped the iris that appeared about quarter-hour in, whereas the citrus notes died down. The fragrance grew to become barely smokier, extra stuffed with incense tendrils after a half hour of damage. It was barely smoky and woody with creamy, buttery iris.

The scent ended up progressing extra linearly general with refined modifications over the subsequent 4 hours. I seen extra of a honeyed, resinous side that sweetened in opposition to the iris after three hours of damage with dry, piney incense smoke within the background. In the drydown, across the sixth hour, it remained a honeyed iris with slight powderiness and a touch of woodiness.


It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been each on the lighter aspect to start with.

Testing Methodology

For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.

I bought my pattern in February 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be aware of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.


Iris Cendre is offered for $187/50ml.

If potential, I extremely suggest attempting a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in another way simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are distinguished or hidden.

Iris Cendre Samples

We suggest the next retailers for buying decanted samples (usually 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). This is a fuller record, so particular person availability might rely upon stock.

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