Monday, July 21, 2014

Hermes Hiris EDT Review

For the past couple weeks, I've been testing out my now almost empty decant of Hermes Hiris. Ever since I read The Guide's review on Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, I was pretty wary of wearing any iris dominant perfume. My train of thinking was why would anybody want to smell like a dirty carrot and I could go to my kitchen, cut up a carrot and save myself some money. But after smelling Iris Silver Mist and no 19 in extract form, I do like iris as a dominant note, especially when it is hissy and carroty.

Hiris starts out as carroty and hissy to the point of being harsh. After about 10 or 15 minutes the harsh aspect dies down and the carroty aspect dies down a little bit. Then the other flowers come out to play and the whole composition does sing and I do love Hiris and Hermes take on iris. But in the extreme dry down, I somehow get liquid Dial soap. The Dial soap that's orange colored. Now, I love the smell of the orange colored Dial soap but not when it's the extreme dry down of a perfume. What holds me back on even considering getting a full bottle is that I only get an hour or two of wear time. So no, I can't get a bottle of perfume that doesn't last on me.


  1. Longevity (or actually lack thereof) was my main complaint about Hiris. When I tested it I thought it would make a nice plane scent. Now I'm afraid that with the new bottle (on your picture) they did some re-formulation and it might be even less interesting than it used to be. Do you know which version you tried?

  2. I don't know which version I tried but my decant did come from Surrender to Chance. EDT's never seem to last on my skin but the Chanel EDT's tend to stay put though.