Botanical Iris germanica & Iris pallida
Olfactive family
Violet - Orris
Product type
Essential Oil
Olfactive description

ORRISCIENCE is the perfect balance of all the orris facets: the green top notes gradually give way to amazing violet flowers notes due to irone, leaving behind woody powdery sensuality. ORRISCIENCE 75 IRONE is greener, but less floral and powdery than the same absolute obtained by standard process. The high irones content makes it one of the most powerful powdery note in the range of Orris extracts.

Perfumery usage

Powerful, with long-lasting effect. Cost effective, it can be used at a higher level than traditional orris extract,to give an incredible luxury signature to the composition. Orris extracts can be used in perfumery as well as in flavors, especially in red fruit notes such as raspberry. This ingredient is both convenient for perfumery and flavor applications.


Obtained by distillation of the biomass with water, or steam.
The essential oil is physically separated from the aqueous phase by decantation.

Did you know ?

Extracted part: rhizomes.
Rhizomes’ maturation drives the development of irones, which characterize the powdery note of Orris.
Orriscience is one of the latest Firmenich innovation in Orris processing.
Distillation of the roots yields a "butter".

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