Iris Ukiyoé

Iris Ukiyoé

2010 Creation
Mixed Gender
Floral - Green Olfactory groups

Olfactory pyramid

Top Notes : Mandarin, Aqueous Notes
Base Notes : Iris, Woody Notes
Iris Ukiyoé
Perfume grade 4/5 Rate and comment perfume 4 Opinions
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Iris Ukiyoé is a fragrance that has been worked in ‘light, impressionistic touches’. The iris-flower accord dreamt up by the perfumer reveals an unusual combination of notes, ranging from cold rose and orange blossom to moist petals and mandarin orange. After a sparkling citrus opening, the fragrance evolves towards a very fresh floral theme with green, aqueous, slightly cosmetic facets. Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena.

At a glance

A poetic Japanese perfume composed around water iris


Iris Ukiyoé is the ninth fragrance in the Hermessence collection. Each and every fragrance in this line, conceived for connoisseurs of fine essences, was created by Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès’s in-house perfumer. An admirer of Japanese engravings – particularly those of Hiroshige and Hokusai, masters of Ukiyoé – the perfumer composed the fragrance like a Japanese bouquet. He drew his inspiration from the ‘floating world’ (ukiyoé in Japanese) concept. Iris Ukiyoé reveals ‘a world of petals in undreamed-of tonalities’ that Jean-Claude Ellena besported with, working the flower’s water-gorged petals rather than the iris rhizome note, diverting the scent away from a floral iris. A fragrance for him or her, found exclusively in Hermès boutiques.


Spray 3.4 oz.; Leather-sheathed 3.4-spray; Boxed set of 4 to 12 ½-oz. travel sprays


A heavy glass bottle with rounded angles, topped by an iris-hued stitched leather cap. The iris shade crops up again in the leather sheath, which is lined, for the first time, in Hermès’s signature orange.

  • No rate for this perfume 26 february 2015

    Je suis en train de tomber en amour avec les parfums verts. La raison que je voudrais essayer, ce est que les notes vertes sont melanges avec des notes aqueuses. Et parcee que est Hermes...................I am fallling in love with green fragrances. The reason I would like to try this one is that the green notes are mixed with aqueous notes. And because it is Hermes.

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  • Exceptional perfume 03 september 2013

    Мне нравятся цитрусовые ароматы,мандарин,не сладкие,придают лекгость!

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  • No rate for this perfume 24 july 2013

    quand il s'agit d'un parfum "vert " je ne suis pas forcément séduite.......

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  • Perfume moderately appreciated 24 october 2012

    Moi qui adore les parfums qui contiennent de l'iris, j'aurais du être prédestiné à porter celui-ci. Pourtant, je lui ai trouvé quelque chose qui ne me convient pas du tout: la mandarine, sans doute. Dommage car la qualité des matières utilisées et le flaconnage sublime sont indéniables!

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