Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena : New Perfume

New York perfume boutique Aedes de Venustas is releasing another fragrance on June 1st, 2013, following the launch of Aedes de Venustas Signature EDP. Iris Nazarena was created in collaboration between co-owners Karl Bradl and Robert Gerstner and perfumer Ralf Schwieger (the creator of Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose, Hermès Eau des Merveilles, Etat Libre d’Orange Fils de Dieu, and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine). The fragrance  is described as an incense layered iris, and it was inspired by the rare Iris Bismarckiana (also known as Iris Nazarena), which grows mainly in the mountains east of Nazareth.

Aedes Iris Nazarena

“The suede-soft petals of the mystical muse are sketched in a subtle sfumato of brown, purple and white, brushed with powdery iridescence. The limpid ambrette, with its pear, rose and musk facets, sheds the tender light of dawn on the top notes. Rose adds a touch of floral sensuality, while the aromatic, resinous juniper berry introduces the incense theme. The cool, vivid green of star anise conjures the stylized stems and leaves of the flower. Patchouli and vetiver allude to its roots, driven into dark earth and rock. The sacred smoke rising from the altars weaves its mineral, leather-scented tendrils throughout the development with incense, clove and oud.”

Iris Nazarena Eau de Parfum will be available June 1st, 2013 at Aedes de Venustas, and Barneys New York. 3.4oz/$245 Via press release



  • Marieke: It sounds beautiful. Wonder if it will be available anywhere in Europe?? May 31, 2013 at 8:18am Reply

    • george: I know the first ADV is available in Liberty, London. I’m SO hoping this will also be true of the second. The notes’ description is pressing a LOT of my buttons; with Ralf Schwieger as compositor, this could be stellar. May 31, 2013 at 9:14am Reply

      • Victoria: Oh, I didn’t see your comment before I replied to Marieke. I didn’t know that Liberty carried the first Aedes perfume, but I suppose it makes sense, because the store has an interesting perfume collection to begin with. May 31, 2013 at 11:28am Reply

      • Emma M: George, I’m eagerly anticipating this one too; it sounds like it could be beautiful. Keeping fingers crossed that it’s at Liberty May 31, 2013 at 11:52am Reply

    • Victoria: Marieke, I know that niche perfumeries in Europe carry the first Aedes fragrance, but I don’t know which ones. If I find out, I will update my post. May 31, 2013 at 11:26am Reply

      • Stéphanie: Dear Victoria and Marieke,

        There is a list of all niche perfumeries that carry Aedes de Venustas fragrances in Europe on their website, here is the link to the list but I know that it still needs some updating because Belgium is missing and I know that Aedes Signature the first fragrance is in Brussels ! June 3, 2013 at 9:14am Reply

  • george: I am excited about this one. What more can I say? May 31, 2013 at 9:09am Reply

    • Victoria: Iris and incense is an appealing combination, and I also love Ralf Schwieger’s work. May 31, 2013 at 11:28am Reply

      • The Blue Squid: It sounds so nice!  Thank you for the review, Victoria.  I wonder whether it would be reminiscent of L’Artisan’s Dzongkha.  George, I am thrilled to know it may be available at Liberty.  While I am a long way away from both New York and London, personal circumstances drag me out of my modest underwater lair, to the UK, now and again. May 31, 2013 at 11:53am Reply

        • Victoria: Just an announcement and a note to myself to remember to check it out. With so many new launches, I sometimes forget to track down interesting perfumes. 🙂 May 31, 2013 at 2:05pm Reply

          • rainboweyes: First in Fragrance does carry the first Aedes scent, so I hope they will include IN in their range, too.

            I’m dying to try this one! Dzonghka is my Holy Grail in colder weather, so chances are high that I might fall in love with Iris Nazarena… May 31, 2013 at 4:13pm Reply

            • Victoria: First in Fragrance is another great perfume resource, and thank you for the heads up. I bet Iris Nazarena will show up there too.

              Funny, I didn’t like Dzonghka at all when I first tried it, but now it’s one of my favorite cool irises. May 31, 2013 at 4:20pm Reply

  • Daisy: Iris and incense? From Karl, Robert, and Ralf? I think it will be love! May 31, 2013 at 12:00pm Reply

    • Victoria: I look forward to your report from Aedes then! You’re closer to it. 🙂 May 31, 2013 at 2:07pm Reply

      • Daisy: Will do 🙂 May 31, 2013 at 3:47pm Reply

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