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Jacques Fath's L'Iris de Fath Perfume: The Rebirth of a Myth


Jacques Fath's L'Iris de Fath

Jacques Fath's L'Iris de Fath perfume has made a comeback with a new formula that pays tribute to the original scent while appealing to a new generation of fragrance enthusiasts. The fragrance is a modern interpretation of the iconic Iris Gris, which was launched in 1947 and disappeared in 1954 along with Jacques Fath. The new L'Iris de Fath perfume captures the essence of its predecessor with a contemporary twist.


Jacques Fath Iris Gris

Iris Gris was created in 1947, and it quickly became a sensation in the world of perfume. The fragrance was known for its simplicity and perfect balance of ingredients, particularly the combination of iris and peach notes. The perfume was created by Vincent Roubert, who also worked on other famous fragrances such as Knize Ten and Coty's L'Aimant. Iris Gris was considered a masterpiece of the perfume industry and has been called "the breath of angels" for its heavenly scent. Despite its popularity, Iris Gris was only produced for a short time and has since become one of the most sought-after and rare perfumes in the world.


The new Eau de Parfum version of L'Iris de Fath challenges the aura of the extract with its sensational solfeggio of the most noble notes and its harmony with a perfect fall. The scent has a floral woody fruity composition with a combination of top, heart, and base notes. The top notes include Violet leaf Absolute, Bergamot, and Peach, while the heart notes are composed of Iris Butter, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Turkish Rose Absolute, Violet, Lilac, Carnation, and Ylang-ylang. The base notes are Bourbon Vetiver, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, and Musk.


Perfumer Patrice Revillard

The new formula of L'Iris de Fath has been rewritten by perfumer Patrice Revillard, who had the audacity of introducing contemporary ingredients into a formula while keeping the historical vision intact. The challenge was to seduce another audience without disappointing the aficionados of the original. The result is a more iridescent and woodier scent than the extract, thanks to the talent of the perfumer.


At the heart of all attentions, the Iris with its powdery and woody violet flower facets, is produced with Firmenich’s Orriscience technology, allowing to optimize the development process of the Irone (flavor ingredient) in the Rhizomes. This know-how makes it possible to produce by steam distillation an Iris “butter” or Iris Concrete at a level of Irone ranging from 8% up to the absolute at a level of Irone at 75%. Thus, it gets as close as possible to the Rhizome’s representation.


Rania Naim, Artistic Director of Jacques Fath Parfums, explains, “As much as for the Extrait, we have organized a competition among perfumers, this time Patrice Revillard, who have achieved a beautiful work on the extract, was alone. It seems natural to me to introduce contemporary ingredients into a formula, even for a historical perfume. After all, musicians perform seventeenth-century music scores with today’s instruments without distorting the music in the slightest.”


In conclusion, L'Iris de Fath perfume is the rebirth of a myth that has been unmatched since its creation. The scent captures the timeless elegance and sophistication of the original Iris Gris while embracing modernity with its new formula. Whether you are an aficionado of the original scent or a fragrance enthusiast, L'Iris de Fath is a must-try fragrance that will leave a lasting impression.

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