Greek goddess Irida

The name Iris derives from Greece and refers to the beautiful colors of this flower. Iris is also the name of a Greek goddess, Irida, who, according to legend, used a rainbow to land from heaven on earth to pass on God’s messages. When she touched the earth, beautiful orris flowers bloomed from each of her footsteps!

Curious to learn more about orris?

In the video below, Christopher Sheldrake, perfumer at Chanel, talks about Iris Pallida.