Information submited: June 15, 2023 By: OperaDreamhouse
Botanical Name: Iris Pallida
Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Part Typically Used: Roots
Color: Pale yellow to yellowish-brown
Perfumery Note: Middle or Heart
Strength of Initial Aroma: Floral, powdery, and slightly earthy
Self life: 3 - 5 years
Iris essential oil is derived from the plant Iris pallida, also known as Sweet Iris or Orris. The essential oil is extracted from the rhizomes, or underground stems, of the iris plant. The rhizomes are harvested, dried, and then processed to obtain the precious essential oil.
Iris essential oil has a complex and captivating aroma, often described as floral, powdery, and slightly earthy. It possesses a unique blend of sweet and fresh floral notes with a subtle hint of rootiness. The initial aroma can be intense and captivating, making it a sought-after ingredient in perfumery.
Essential oil middle notes, also known as heart notes, in perfumery are the aromatic components that become noticeable once the top notes have evaporated. They form the body and character of a fragrance and help in transitioning from the initial impression to the lasting base notes.
A soothing, harmonizing oil with a very refined fragrance that promotes a sense of well-being, is inspiring, relaxing, and balancing for mind and emotions, and nourishes and cleanses the skin.