Earlier this week I was sent a bottle of Crabtree and Evelyn’s new ‘Iris’ eau de toilette to try out, and I’ve been wearing it every day since it arrived. This is actually my first experience of Crabtree and Evelyn, and so far, so good: the fragrance arrived in a nice, satisfyingly chunky 100ml bottle, which I was surprised to discover costs only £24: great value.

Unsurprisingly, this scent is based around the fragrance of the iris. It contains  top notes of Italian bergamot and cassis with base notes of sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood and creamy musk, and just from reading that list, you’ll know that it has a musky, rather than a cloyingly sweet scent. I’m a fan of musky scents in general, but they can often be too heavy: this one isn’t – in fact, it seems to strike just the right balance between floral and musky, and is subtle enough for daytime use.

If you like this, there’s also a matching shower gel and body lotion, and you can click here to buy them from the Crabtree and Evelyn website.

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