In a video made for the launch of No 19 Poudré, Christopher Sheldrake of Chanel describes iris used by the house in its fragrances, from the famous No 19 to the exquisite 28 La Pausa. Speaking about dried iris rhizomes, Sheldrake says, “They have that characteristic scent: powdery, clean and fresh already. It’s very strange for dried materials to smell fresh.”
I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you to Geneviève for sending me the link!
Extra: reviews of iris dominated perfumes (not just Chanel).