The name Iris is derived from the Greek Rainbow Goddess, Irida. Legend has it that Irida would come to earth from the sky by way of a rainbow and when she touched the ground, beautiful iris flowers would sprout out of her footprints.
Although they are not commonly used in bouquets due to their fragility, irises are astoundingly beautiful. The iris is the symbol of friendship, faith, hope and wisdom in many cultures and is often used in meditation rituals.
The roots of the iris are harvested and used in perfume and medicine. This ancient practice is still used today despite being time consuming and intricate. Iris roots must be harvested, cleaned, cut, dried and aged for up to 5 years. This process is called orris root production. The aroma of iris is cold, delicate and similar to violets.
Electric British floral oriental fragrance, Body by Burberry encapsulates feminine floral accords, with a sparkling heart of iris and sensual warm woods. The lightness and delicate nature of the iris notes in this fragrance is sure to get hearts racing.
The iris flower is one of the most beautifully intricate flowers. When included in a fragrance it instantly gives the blend elegance unachievable with any other note.