Also it, the perfume Olivia Giacobetti created for Honore des Pres.
From the odd, bitter rooty vegetal opening, to the iris reveal, to the cozy drydown which sometimes reads as a fairly simply buttery iris, and occasional as a sort of mildly dense sweetened carrot souffle, the kind of thing you could serve either along with a meal or afterward for dessert.
In chatting with other folks about this one, I am noticing that a) a lot of people found it, well, odd, b) a few people looked askance at me when I called it an iris scent, especially a "buttery" iris one, and c) Vamp a NY is still getting a LOT of love. Followed in second by I <3 Coco.
Fine. Go hang with the big bombs, the dense chewy things. I'm going to hang back here, keeping a low profile, but totally enjoying snarfling every stage of I ❤ Les Carrottes.
photo, as usual, the result of the author's mischief
Signature on carry out sleeve presumably that of Ms. Giacobetti, and a welcome surprise