IRIS DE NUIT
Angelica seeds, Ambrette
Iris absolute, Violet, Carrot seeds
Ambergris, White Cedar
In the fragrances signed by James Heeley there’s always something that pulls at your heartstrings, a sort of unquantifiable alchemical substance that gives soul, breath and spirit to his creations. In the case of “Iris de Nuit”, it’s a yearning for poetry and romance, for a sense hidden behind the surface. It has a brooding, melancholic kind of glamour like trailing a heavy velvet train through the muddy country road leading to a Georgian style mansion. The sweetly sour smell of hay pervades the misty evening, mingling with the delicate scent of violets from the lady’s corsage. Her white skin smells cool and a bit powdery, her Iris perfume weaving its subtle, elegant tendrils of mystery.
You can’t help but dream when wearing Iris de Nuit. Its Tess d’Urbervilles atmosphere will make you want to reread your Romantic English classics curled up on the sofa with a cup of best Earl Grey and a gentle fire in the hearth. It’s like slipping into a different world, one before the Internet, touchscreens, PIN codes, fast food and fast everything. Perhaps not better but definitely more sentimental. Take the “Iris de Nuit” trip, it’s good for the soul!
As a designer influenced by nature it was quite logical that James Heeley should be fascinated by the world of scent. It was in France, through his design work that the young Englishman discovered how scents are ‘designed’ and made.
One of his first scents, Menthe Fraîche (2006) is remarkable as a contemporary, elegant and highly wearable scent created from such a simple yet difficult ingredient: mint. With time his beautifully constructed, natural, light scents evolved into more complex creations such as Cardinal, Esprit du Tigre, Cuir Pleine Fleur and his recent collection of ‘Extrait de Parfum’.
As an autodidact, his continually evolving work now contains a varied collection of unique scents, each made according to the art of traditional French perfumery. Every detail, from the creation of the scent to the recyclable packaging is designed ‘in house’. Today, Heeley is one of the few owner-founder, and independent luxury perfume houses in Europe. It is this independence that allows the creative freedom to create individual scents that are simply unique.
FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER €50.
We currently deliver to:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain*, Sweden, UK
For orders of €50 and under the following delivery charges apply.
|Ireland & UK:||€4.50|
Estimated Delivery Times
|Ireland:||1-2 Working Days|
|UK:||2-3 Working Days|
|All Others:||4-7 Working Days|
All of our deliveries use a signature service.
* excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta & Melilla