top of page


Iris - an extremely precious ingredient

The reason for this is that the rhizomes (rhizomes) of the iris plant are initially odorless when harvested and only develop their characteristic odor after three to four years of ripening. During this time, the rhizomes are kept in a cool, dry place and must be protected from fungal and insect attack. After ripening, the rhizomes are pulverized - and then steam distilled to produce the iris oil, also known as "iris/iris butter" due to its oily, yellow texture and appearance.

In recent years, iris has become very popular in fragrances. The sweet, soft, powdery, suede-like scent has similar aspects to the scent of violets that we are more familiar with. In fact, iris covers the entire spectrum from sweet to earthy. It's also great for fixing other ingredients and adding a longer-lasting quality to florals and base notes. Often only a subtle amount of iris is needed in fragrances, but it is still often indispensable for perfumers who want to add a powdery, luxurious touch to a perfume.


bottom of page