Jen, over at This Blog Really Stinks (I so love that title ), 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 )