Jen, over at This Blog Really Stinks (I so love that title :D), has composed a beautiful review about Moon Valley. Moon Valley is my “cover,” of Iris Gris, the long discontinued, but extremely well loved perfume by Jacques Fath. I admit when I thought of making it, I was extremely nervous, like someone contemplating covering Hendrix or Dylan…
I’m so pleased that other people are enjoying my humble offerings :) THANK YOU JEN!
This is my interpretation of the well loved, yet now discontinued, vintage perfume “Iris Gris.”
“[C]lean but not soapy, rich but not old-dusty…The perfume (a floral woody fruity but in fact an orris soliflore) is constructed around 2 ideas: orris notes + peach. Because orris and violet molecules are in general metallic/cold and usually express melancholy, the perfumer avoided this tendency with a soft peach note (undecalactone) that evokes a girlish skin complexion. The orris note is composed with all known orris notes (ionones, irones, methyl ionones, natural orris more than 35%). The woody note is mainly cedar-vetiver (their acetates for a light woody note). All other notes (jasmine, lily of the valley, heliotrope-lilac) are delicately drawn to support the floral-orris note and not to show their presence. There is an almost hard to detect chypre note (oakmoss – but I’m still not sure for that) and a light celery note (tuberose aspect and another trendy note in the 40-50′s used in traces) still to check. There is of course musk and a very light carnation like that in l’Air du temps.Iris Gris is the breath of angels!”
(From Octavian at 1000Fragrances.http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2008/01/iris-gris-jacques-fath.html )